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Interesting museum and quality shop.

Visited on Tuesday 20th November 2018. Modern bright and well laid out museum with some historic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve W
Somerton, United Kingdom
First visit to Hillbrush with family

As the weather was so awful my family decided it would be nice to visit this museum, which is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann F
Devon, United Kingdom
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Located just minutes from the A303, Visit Hillbrush is an educational & interactive museum & a celebration of the rich 95-year history of a family brushware business. Exhibits include How Many Brushes in your Home? Fibres from Around the World...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Norwood Park, Mere BA12 6FE, England
+44 1747 440077
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on Tuesday 20th November 2018. Modern bright and well laid out museum with some historic machines used to manufacture brushes. Easy to find from the A303 with plenty of parking. The shop is full of quality goods which would make ideal gifts.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the weather was so awful my family decided it would be nice to visit this museum, which is undercover with a shop and coffee shop. The museum is very small but really interesting showing how the items were made from 1850 to present day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ann F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch here before we visited Stourhead, so glad we did what a lovely place, they have every brush in the shop you could ever imagine selling and a museum which is free, they sell some lovely different gifts, the lunch was very good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Good menu, friendly & polite staff, good facilities. Service to table slow and could do with attention. Will go back again to have a look at museum fully another day.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Today we took friends for lunch at Hillbrush feeling confident they would be impressed - and they were. Starting at the entrance,the gift shop has undergone a change, now selling chic and useful garden tools, soaps and smellies,pet goodies and other interesting items as well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue B
Reviewed 29 September 2018

I concur with all the previous reviewers. We decided to stop for coffee as we approached Mere and settled on Hillbrush. I was just as confused as others had been when we approached the venue, it IS a FACTORY, but with a difference. The difference...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We thoroughly enjoy coming here for coffee, lunch or tea (we haven't yet visited in the evening). The entrance is inviting, the range of goods in the shop is regularly increasing and the staff are welcoming - we have got to know Laura quite well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kittyginger
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

What a pleasure to coffee n cake at a lovely light venue, with a free museum/ history at the far end and a ship at the front, eye opener for the brush history of a local industry ❤️ Evening meals and lunch time specials so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Very interesting visit. Nice area for a coffee and cake and then a look around the very informative history of brushes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nick N
Reviewed 30 August 2018

My mother-in-law suggested we pop in to visit Hillbrush after a visit up the road to the excellent NT Stourhead Estate. I thought she was 'avin a larf and had been on the sherry when she suggested popping in to see a few brushes, especially...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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13 February 2018|
Response from Rosalind A | Reviewed this property |
No good asking me, I was just a visitor. Why not contact Hills?