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Address: Market Hall, Market Place, | Market Place, Warwick CV34 4SA, England
Phone Number: 441926412500
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Market Hall Museum is currently closed for refurbishment work, funded...

The Market Hall Museum is currently closed for refurbishment work, funded by the HLF. We hope to reopen during the Summer of 2016. The headquarters of Warwickshire Museum Service is at the Market Hall, a 17th Century building in the centre of Warwick. Here you'll find displays on the geology, natural history and early history of the county. Highlights include the Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire (seen at The British Museum's summer exhibition), the second largest early Roman coin hoard in the country, our live observation bee hive and our famous (tweeting!) Giant Irish deer. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions and exciting events throughout the year.

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Very interesting local museum

This county museum is located in the former market hall in the centre of Warwick. The museum has a wide range of interesting exhibits spread over 2 floors. They are well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
DoraandNigel
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quirky little museum with an odd selection of local exhibits and natural wildlife etc, wouldn't go especially, but I enjoy juts nipping in for a short visit when shopping.

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Thank 377Julie
HeritageCultureWarks, Public Relations Manager at Warwickshire Museum, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your review. The museum is currently closed for refurbishment work, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and we hope to reopen during the summer of 2016. There will be lots of new exhibits, displays along with the old favourites (Oisin the Deer, the bees and the bear). We look forward to seeing you again in the summer. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This county museum is located in the former market hall in the centre of Warwick. The museum has a wide range of interesting exhibits spread over 2 floors. They are well presented & labelled. The ground floor was mainly natural history & geology whilst the upstairs was more social history & local interest. The staff were pleasant & welcoming,offering advice... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Unfortunately currently closed for refurbishment following a Lottery Grant check before you go, right next to Market place so easy to walk too if staying in Warwick

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Thank Taplledraw
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I supported a disabled young lady to the museum today. We arrived at the museum and looked around the ground floor & were very much looking forward to discovering more within the museum however we were greatly disappointed to find out that the museum does not have a lift so we were unable to access the upper floor. We were... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A very nicely laid out museum with friendly staff. Very much into geology and pre-history,with a stunning ichthyosaur and a giant Irish deer. Upstairs is a good exhibit of Warwick history,and a revolting (to me) taxidermy set up,which space could be much better utilised.

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Thank john g
London, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Visited this for the first time. For a small museum, it is well worth a visit. Much better than I expected. I spent a good 1 1/2 hours there.

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Thank Joanna G
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This museum is free to walk around and had a lot of interesting exhibits to look at. This museum is set over several floors and the exhibits are nicely spaced out. On the upper floor the museum has stuffed animals (which have all died of natural causes) nicely laid out and possible to photograph. There are several eras of history... More 

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Thank John W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Quite interesting as it was free, interactive displays. Informative regarding the geology of the Warwickshire area. Good place to go on a rainy day.

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Thank Claire C
Stamford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Free admission, though donations accepted. Found the upstairs best, we were fascinated by the honey bees and learning about the fire if Warwick

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Thank minimadsara
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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860 reviews
409 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

As a free entry this Museum is worth a visit - but I was surprised with its contents, I expected it to give the history of Warwickshire, but it seems to concentrate on stuffed animals, teddies and dinosaurs. I understand there are a lot of museums in the town, but I was disappionted with this one

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