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Ashworth Barracks

Cedar Road, Doncaster DN4 9EY, England
+44 1302 850198
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Fantastic

We were visiting the Doncaster area and searched for things to do and this museum came up. From the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Trudi H
via mobile
One of the most low key and high quality military museums I have ever been to

Didn't know much about the museum or have expectations of being there more than 30 minutes on our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
d0mh1
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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The charitable aims of the Victoria Cross Trust who own the museum,fall into 2 main categories, firstly to restore the final resting places of VC recipients not in the care of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Secondly to educate the public as their lives and citation details ( why they were awarded a VC). The creation of a museum meets our second charitable aim and income from the museum will cover the first.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Cedar Road, Doncaster DN4 9EY, England
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+44 1302 850198
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were visiting the Doncaster area and searched for things to do and this museum came up. From the outside it's difficult to appreciate how much it contains but it's like a tardis. Our tour round was taken by Mick who was incredibly knowledgeable and...More

Thank Trudi H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't know much about the museum or have expectations of being there more than 30 minutes on our way to Halifax. 2 hours 30 mins later my 10 year old and I left and couldn't stop talking about our visit all weekend. The guided tour...More

2  Thank d0mh1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us (including the nephew of Alfred Wilcox, one if the VC recipients) visited the museum on a lovely sunny day. The staff bent over backwards to help us and make our visit extra special from the second we arrived. Paul our tour guide...More

3  Thank Delekaté Q
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On behalf of myself and our family I'd like to say 'A BIG THANKYOU' to Helen and all the Ashworth Barracks team for a truly wonderful day. You put on the best 'birthday party ever' as described by our son and his friends. From initial...More

3  Thank lizziegrouch
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks again for another very interesting tour. Every time I come the museum has moved on again and the tours are always very interesting with new things to look at and presented by passionate knowledgeable guides.

3  Thank Rich T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum yesterday and enjoyed every minute of our time there. We had heard that it is good, but it exceeded our greatest hopes. The staff could not have made us more welcome and the displays are second-to-none. Whilst the theme of the...More

2  Thank gikkalan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an experience ! As a veteran of the 13/18RH(QMO), the pull was toward the new regimental display, but having been told that the Museum tour was well worth it, we took the tour and were not disappointed at all. It was detailed, professionally delivered...More

1  Thank 524charles
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the guided tour given by Barry. Good afternoon out.Fun to try the shooting range. Learned a lot.

1  Thank Laurapagin
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely day out, not what I was expecting at all. Had a guided tour with Mick who was great with the kids and had loads of information about the different exhibits. The kids loved the fact that they could handle lots of the...More

5  Thank christine g
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I want to start by saying a MASSIVE THANK YOU to the guys who were there today! My little boy is rather shy, but they engaged with him at his pace and he hasn’t stopped talking about the barracks since we left! I must admit,...More

1  Thank Curvymoo
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riedefine
14 August 2017|
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Response from Andrew F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, £7 is the standard charge, discount for usual suspects. I think tours starts on the hour, final one is about 4.00pm. Tour takes up to 2 hours depending on how many people are there, and how much handling of guns, armour... More
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Stevensnailham
15 June 2017|
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Response from AshworthBks | Property representative |
All visits are by guided tour which are undertaken by our Veteran volunteers and staff. This is to allow a much better quality 'hands on' experience for our visitors.
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brian545reed
20 August 2015|
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Response from AshworthBks | Property representative |
The new Ashworth Barracks Military Museum, located on Cedar Road in Doncaster, is easy to get to using bus services 15, 16 and X78 The bus station is next to the train station We hope this helps and we look forward to... More
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