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Rainy days

Fantastic place, never,ever get bored of visiting here. Always something to do no matter what time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great visit

The WW1 display was very good. The rest of the museum is worth a visit and the cafe in the stables... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
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All reviews local history school holidays well worth a visit different theme school room little gem children love victorian era local industry adults and children small space free entry market place few hours all ages car park fantastic place
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Not the biggest museum in the world but very interesting and taking two children age 11 and 10 can sometimes be quite hard to engage them but they had a treasure map to follow. Lovely coffee and cake which wasn't expensive and the staff were all really nice and welcoming. Plenty of reasonable priced car parking just across the road. Well worth the visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

this local museum has many events throughout the year.lots of things for children in school holidays,at the moment there is a beach,it's a lovely giant sand pit with seating for parents to sit and watch the children.there are many events such as different crafts for children,most of which are free,or very low cost..there is a motorcycle event at the beginning of summer every year,santa visits at christmas ,luckily they have a very good website which is updated regularly,the staff are very knowledgable and always have time to answer questions,a place to visit even when theres no events happening as the museum itself is full of local history and very child friendly.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank shaz48
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Now I can easily tire of stuffy, lifeless museums that I'm expected to find interesting.
But this one is different, and although the premises are small they've managed to pack in authentic reconstructions of domestic rooms, a schoolroom, and lots of absorbing material and artefacts about the history of the town and local industry such as Stanton Ironworks.
There's so much to see and learn within a comparatively small space. An added bonus is that the grounds are well maintained.
Thoroughly recommended for both adults and younger persons.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lwward2017
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Having seen the sign on our way into town, we decided to visit said museum on the way back to the car park.

Modestly situated, the grounds are pleasant, with a cafe we wished we'd found before lunch immediately to the right of the entrance.

Free entry, ladies welcomed us in. The kitchen and scullery are the first rooms to visit and are a total success. The accuracy of detail, with film/audio addition are a complete triumph.
Other rooms present educational and memorial exhibits, with good summary details in each room. Maintenance of labeling could improve, but the uniqueness of two items is worthy of mention - the death penny for a woman, plus a commemorative hankie.

All good until we encountered a room with work being carried out inside. The door was wide open, we could see work was in progress, so stayed outside. We did in passing admire some excellent fossil exhibits that will become a magnificent display. At this point, a custodian thundered along to loudly and rudely interrupt our admiration and close the door. We had not encroached in any way but were made so unwelcome in that area.

This will not deter us from revisiting the museum. It has a lovely aspect, with the Stanton iron ladle in the forecourt. The cafe in the stables is a delight and we look forward to seeing more of the good displays again, which for a local town museum were great.
The gift shop is well organised but items were a little pricey, despite a sale being in progress.
Good lunch with the beach initiative for children, which begins tomorrow.
Good parking nearby, at reasonable cost, in Pimlico.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

A great museum lots to see & its free well worth a visit for any age they have outdoor things & special things

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank shelton702
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