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The Guildhall Museum

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Excellent Museum to visit

I did a private tour with some like minded friends and thoroughly enjoyed it and found it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Very interesting place

We visited the museum as well as the Court room. It was very interesting to learn about the past... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Virginie P
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did a private tour with some like minded friends and thoroughly enjoyed it and found it fascinating. The 2 maces and ancient horn normally displayed in the museum were displayed for us in an upstairs room. We were allowed to touch one of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has come along way. The displays are for adults and children. The museum has now expanded into the courtroom. Staff are all volunteers. The person who was most knowledgeable has left.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mbax617
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We visited the museum as well as the Court room. It was very interesting to learn about the past history of Sandwich and to look at the old artefacts which are well-presented, We were amazed by the Court room and how nice and well-preserved it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Virginie P
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Well worth a look if in Sandwich. Excellent preserved court room - interesting for the kids to see and the guide had some good stories to bring the room to life. The rest of the museum comprises one small room but it has been very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We went there on Sunday, fantastic place and the staff make the whole experience so much better, very friendly and what they dont know about Sandwich and its history is not worth knowing, they gave us a full guided tour of the museum. Free to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were fortunate to be shown through the old court house because it was Saturday when we visited. That has a great deal of authentic items from centuries long past. The guides were very knowledgeable. The museum is neat, clean and well set out.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank BarbaraNorthcott
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in when we visited this interesting and picturesque town. We often look out small museums being involved with one at home. This one is just a single room but nicely laid out with large clear information boards. Pity about the typos! The court room...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndyAquila
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Spent well over an hour under the guidance of Hank. He had great knowledge of Sandwich history. Thank you

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank martinc1000
Reviewed 8 September 2018

we went for a visit when walking around sandwich ,firstly it is free ,I thought would be a lot bigger as the building is from outside ,but you only get to go into reception then have a look in the guildhall old court building ,the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank webby58
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Helpful and knowledgeable staff add interesting details to the displays of highlights of local history, including a beautiful Roman bowl (like 2 from Pompeii) and a head of the Emperor Commodus (the one in "Gladiator"), a copy of Magna Carta, infromation about the cinque ports...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan B
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