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The Guildhall Museum

Guildhall Cattle Market | Sandwich, Kent, Sandwich CT13 9AH, England
+44 1304 617197
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Extraordinary!!!

This is a gem! The museum is small with a well displayed remarkable collection of astonishing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
annegoulartmd
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Bailey Island, Maine
Remarkable biota history tucked away

What a pleasure to meet the curator and his team, so enthusiastic especially big thank you to John... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul P
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Guildhall Cattle Market | Sandwich, Kent, Sandwich CT13 9AH, England
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+44 1304 617197
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gem! The museum is small with a well displayed remarkable collection of astonishing artifacts as well as an attached jury room that includes a very beautiful stained glass window depicting the visit of Elizabeth I to the town. The two staff members...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pleasure to meet the curator and his team, so enthusiastic especially big thank you to John Castle for allowing us to visit St Bartholemew Hospital, the chapel and having tea with his lovely wife. The courtroom was so impressive and we felt very...More

Thank Paul P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once a Council chamber doubling up as a Court house with mayoral lodgings above the Guildhall is today at once a museum and tourist information centre. The main room downstairs built in 1647 is today laid out in its most recent incarnation as a Magistrates’...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly knowledgeable staff who are only too keen to show you around - this can take over 2 hours! See the Sandwich copy of Magna Carta & the Sandwich Charter & many other fascinating artefacts. If you love history, as I do, this is...More

Thank Beddington210
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never mind the stupendously beautiful recent Roman bowl find, the early copies of the Magna Carta and Forest Charter, or even the exquisite Elizabethan courtroom – this free of charge little museum is an absolute TREASURE, in the box of historical delights that is the...More

Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Sandwich you must stop here for an hour. Terrific exhibits including a very rare Roman piece , a copy of the Magna Carta (it's very ripped said my five year old who has seen two others..). The court room is incredibly...More

1  Thank Imeccentric
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful building and the square next to it is a must if you happen to be in Sandwich. But take a walk around this fantastic town and take in all the wonderful old buildings !

Thank Fritse Z
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our first visit to The Guildhall Museum. The Courthouse was like stepping back in time and is well preserved and beautiful. Only small so no getting bored. The guides are knowledgeable and very friendly. As museums go it is small, but has a lot of...More

Thank Sheree E
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

It is well worth visit, it is quite small but extremely interesting, the guide was very informative and knowledgeable, Don't miss the Elizabethan court room.

Thank briangolder42
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

If you are in Sandwich, a must. All the original features are there. Unique. People were really sentenced to the gibbet from here - just up the road.

Thank NEIL A
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