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Tolsey Museum

126 High Street, Burford OX18 4QU, England
0199382 3196
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Ranked #7 of 7 attractions in Burford
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- Jan 30, 2014
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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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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