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Great informative visit in historic old inn / museum and it’s free

Good hour spent in this house with the curator who was personable, engaging and informative. It... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
pboroman
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Peterborough
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Fascinating

Stumbled upon this while out walking after calling at the pub next door, found out something new... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
92glennw
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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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Revolution House 61 High Street | Old Whittington, Chesterfield S41 9JZ, England
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Good hour spent in this house with the curator who was personable, engaging and informative. It brought the history to life and the furniture, fittings and environment are interesting and relevant to history and where we are today. Admission is free but please leave a...More

3  Thank pboroman
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon this while out walking after calling at the pub next door, found out something new which is always good, the member of staff on duty was very friendly and knowledgeable, great to see somewhere like this being preserved, worth calling in if you...More

1  Thank 92glennw
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is a really unusual place - I can't think of anywhere else like it. It's an old pub where there was a meeting of a group of noblemen planning the Glorious Revolution of 1688.They were supposed to meet on a nearby moor but apparently...More

3  Thank smith1265
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Tried going on a Monday only to discover its only open on weekends, when we first tried venturing into the museum the only road sign took us in the completely opposite direction which wasn't good but we found it eventually. Knowing where it actually was...More

2  Thank Lucyj96
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this lovely little house and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fascinating history and the staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable. Totally recommend a visit for adults and kids alike.

1  Thank jomatthews123
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Revolution House is a little gem, worth visiting for at least three different reasons. Firstly, because it is a lovely 17th century house, so would be worth visiting even if it had no other significance, if you like historical buildings. Secondly, it has a fine...More

2  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Wonderful visit during our stay in Chesterfield. Completely FREE! Interesting video, very helpful and friendly staff. Fascinating history.

1  Thank Just_in_the_south
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Recently I've been doing my family tree on Ancestry, and discovered that my 3rd great grandmother used to live here, one of the last people to live here before it took over by the council, her daughter again named Sarah Ann Shepard lived here also,...More

Thank Annice B
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Amazing to read the history of this place who would have thought in Old Whittington😉 set up as it would have been years ago!

Thank Madelaine R
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Despite living locally, we had not visited previously. We parked nearby for a Sunday walk and called in to see this free slice of history. Small but significant, this 17th C hostelry hosted a significant meeting which led to the King fleeing, an invasion and...More

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