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Snowshill Manor

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Address: Broadway, Snowshill WR12 7JU, England
Phone Number: 44 1386 852410
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One man's amazing collection

What a lot of stuff Mr Wade collected! I especially like the Samurai all sitting around a camp fire. But now my son wants to make his own model village in the garden ...

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a lot of stuff Mr Wade collected! I especially like the Samurai all sitting around a camp fire. But now my son wants to make his own model village in the garden ...

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Manor appeared on first viewing to be a small Manor but once you start to explore the more magical & fascinating it becomes. Mr.Wade myst have been a truely special man & his legacy befits him The young visitors seemed to get much from this venue too Great NT home

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Snowshill Manor was the home of a Mr C Wade. After the 1st World war, he inherited a lot of money and bought the manor so that he could store and display his collection of 'things' which he had amassed over the years, starting when he was 9 or 10 years old. Things that people had bought back from the... More 

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N. Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is probably the most unconventional National Trust property we have visited but nonetheless intriguing. Charles Wade had a love for crafts and filled the manor house with curious pieces while he and his wife lived in the Priest’s House next door. The collection includes bicycles, toys, musical instruments, armour and so many more peculiar objects. We were given a... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Poorly presented, if visiting during bad weather no decent rain cover whilst waiting for timed access to the actual Manor House. Gardens poorly maintained and a not great deal of anything interesting. Pity that the fruit orchards are not cropped and sold/used by the venue - lots of windfalls being crushed under foot. Will not be going back.

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very quirky unusual place. How his wife put up with that I will never know but interesting and varied collection.

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Rather nice (though small) gardens, and a wonderful old Cotswold manor house dedicated to the storage of an (at times) creepy selection of curios; not art, not antiques, just 'stuff'. Volunteers in each room enthusiastically answer questions, but having to specifically ask about each item of interest results in most objects just being viewed as unidentified 'things'. Can't help but... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A fascinating eclectic collection of artefacts of all descriptions from boats to musical instruments and Samurai outfits and armour, dolls house furniture, model houses, you name it it is here! Lovely day out. Timed tickets for the house if very busy.one disappointment, had a scone and jam and unfortunately the scone had been frozen and was dried out inside!

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visited Snowshill Manor and Gardens and very much enjoyed the experience. The Manor houses the vast collection put together by Charles Paget Wade over a lifetime, starting from a very early age. The collection of some twenty two thousand items is priceless and includes musical instruments, spinning wheels and bicycles to mention but a few. It has to be... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Well worth a visit to see the collection Mr Wade put together since the age of seven. It is very much one man's life and interest. Very helpful staff and very child friendly.

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