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Richard Jefferies Museum

Marlborough Road, Swindon SN3 6AA, England
+44 1793 495645
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Very special place

I have wanted to stop by here for a long time. It is an oasis of times gone by and also still very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AnndAndPaul
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
A work in progress

Arrived to a charming if achingly right-on free Sunday folk performance in the garden. Much to... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Nigel C
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Marlborough Road, Swindon SN3 6AA, England
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+44 1793 495645
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have wanted to stop by here for a long time. It is an oasis of times gone by and also still very relevant to today's community.

Thank AnndAndPaul
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived to a charming if achingly right-on free Sunday folk performance in the garden. Much to enjoy discovering Richard Jefferies' writings and how he developed his interest in the natural world fro, childhood in this lovely corner now surrounded by suburbia. Some well written. clear...More

Thank Nigel C
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

After years of living in Swindon, and being keen walkers, we thought it was high time we visited the former home of Swindon's foremost author. For those who have never heard of him, Richard Jefferies was one an author who specialised in writing about English...More

Thank StelucLive
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Richard Jefferies Museum used to be described as "Swindon's best kept secret". Thankfully, due to a hard working band of volunteers, it's becoming more widely known and should be visited. Even if you're not interested in the wonderful wildlife writings and philosophy of Richard...More

Thank robertsladeuk
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Well, this is a lovely slice of Swindon history, which - due to the ongoing, massive efforts of wonderful volunteers - just gets better and better. Activity days are a joy for my son, who loves roaming the gardens. The flourishing orchards, the sunken boat,...More

Thank Ana K
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

I visited the Richard Jefferies Museum back in 2006 and found a copy of 'Wood Magic', read it and became hooked on the words, place and home of Richard Jefferies. It's incredible how this small museum has become so large to so many people and...More

Thank Hilda S
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I attended a couple events with my two children aged 4 & 6 recently and absolutely loved everything about the museum. The garden is an unexpected haven with dens and trees for the children to play in along with a full size dingy boat with...More

Thank 01Ams
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This is really a hidden gem. Took grandchildren and they loved it . Many new events held here Lovely to see this place coming to life again. . Do check out their website

Thank Pat R
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

I have visited the Richard Jefferies Museum repeatedly (a few times a month) over the past 2 years for various events - The Swindon Poetry festival, Writing workshops, Poetry workshops, Family arts and craft events, to meet with friends... The number of activities is impressive...More

Thank Stephen D
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

One of those places which no-one knows about, but once discovered, never forgotten. Masses of work been going on to make the place (and lots of family events) friendly, welcoming, and good fun.

Thank jamesthomas2016
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