Was last here about 5 years ago and loved it then as well. Was delighted to see so many new things had been added.
Took my granddaughters (aged 9 & 7) on Good Friday, they loved their day, changing money into £sd, then spending it. Unlike some Victorian village museums I have visited, it is interactive enabling the children to become involved. The staff must take a lot of credit for that, particularly the policeman/Sweeney Todd, he was brilliant. When we left my grandchildren... More
Although a Good Friday the parking was excellent. Very authentic people around the site, loved the policeman on his bike!! Very good facilities what with places to eat and dtrink.
Lovely museum, like stepping back in time. Loved the way that the shops were open and you could talk to the assistants. The pub had a music sing along, the guys were fantastic. You can even buy a drink in the pub. Money can be exchanged for old money in the bank and then spent on site, or you can... More
1994 was the last time we visited here and a lot of good work has been done to improve it. Really enjoyed the feel and the input from the staff in visiting the various houses and areas, Only disappointment was the blacksmiths not open which on a easter bank holiday was poor. Everything else good and enjoyed it all.
Have been to several other Victorian (style) town recreations before and this scores highly. We only did one museum visit so expensive (compared to a museum passport) but still worth it. Best thing was that so many of the shops were being run by person in period outfit and the 'props' in the shop were of quality and took you... More
The weather was great and enabled us to wander the many streets and dip and out of the many shops. A large cheap car park led down to the entrance where discounted prices were available for the elderly. The video that was displayed on the walls was accompanied by sounds replicating the pressing and forging of the cast iron and... More
Absolutely amazing. The whole village is fabulous as are all staff who add to the atmosphere. Must go to miss burkes lesson in school just stern enough to keep everyone in awe. She was particularly great. The whole experience is first class and takes you back in time.
This Victorian was extremely well done, lots of different shops of the era including a Sweet shop ( for bonfire toffee ) Pub with good beers on tap, café, Haberdashers, foundry, bread shop, Lloyds Bank, plus many others. The Bank would change you money into £ s d to be used for purchases as you went around. Extremely well done
We went with friends and it was a perfect day. The children did candle dipping (£1) fed freshly baked bread to the ducks, exchanged modern money for old money in the bank, spent their pennies in the sweet shop, (4 ounces for £1.20 in new money) and on the fairground rides, (4d or £1.20) per ride. We watched a tanner... More
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