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Tolsey Museum

Address: 126 High Street, Burford OX18 4QU, England
Phone Number: 0199382 3196
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Ranked #7 of 7 Attractions in Burford
Type: Museums
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York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Small, but with some genuinely antique artefacts. Not very well presented, but worth the time spent trying to work out how it all fitted together.

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The Cotswolds
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Tools and descriptions of many Trades now almost forgotten can be found in this eclectic Museum. The ancient building where Tolls were collected, next to the old Lock up where a Fire Engine was once housed. Volunteers open The Tolsey from April to October daily (not Mondays) 2 - 5pm.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This museum is clearly a labour of love for the locals in Burford. The town has a colourful history and they have collected quite an array of artifacts, presented clearly and logically. The building is charmingly ancient and the staff is quite knowledgeable.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

This teeny museum is really interesting. It's an eclectic mix of historical artefacts which tell lots of stories about local life, from witchcraft to buildings to highway men. Well worth a visit if only for 15 minutes!! Not really suitable for children but don't let that stop you!!

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