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National Trust Museum of Childhood

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Address: Sudbury Hall, Ashbourne DE6 5HT, England
Phone Number: 01283 585337
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This was a great family day out, the museum is stuffed and the the staff are very friendly. We enjoyed it and would recommend is particularly on a damp day as an indoor activity.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Shannon, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was a great family day out, the museum is stuffed and the the staff are very friendly. We enjoyed it and would recommend is particularly on a damp day as an indoor activity.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Visited the museum on a trip to Sudbury hall and found it a treat to visit. It was full of toys that I remember from my childhood and also toys that we purchased for our children 35+ years ago. The memories came flooding back and it was good to look at the various toys, we still have a few of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Well worth a visit packed with toys and games to spark you childhood memories. All displayed very well and appealing for any age.

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visited several times with our Grandchildren. They have all enjoyed the experience in particular the chimney sweep experience. My wife and I have enjoyed seeing the games and toys that we used in our youth. Awonderful place to visit for all ages.

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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

There are some lovely memories in this place, we also found the children enjoyed the toys that are out for them to play with. They all enjoyed the chimney experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It was interesting to see all the games from different eras, the school section was ok but not much to do in the classroom bit. We enjoyed trying out all the different wooden toys in the first bit. Great to do as part of Sudbury Hall.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The museum is not particularly large and the layout is a little confusing on two floors. Inside it is very modern and there are various "hands on" activity areas for smaller children. My disappointment stems mainly from the eclectic and disparate nature of the exhibits, the lack of quantity of exhibits and the haphazard presentation - which seemed to be... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The National Trust used to be a place where adults could see the nation preserving buildings and environments, but they have really branched out with this visitor experience. There are various themed zones in the museum and it is full of childhood-related things that adults will remember - 'I/we used to have one of those' but arranged to appeal to... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

there is quite a walk from the car park to the entrance where the toilets are located, the museum has lots of interest for adults and children, there is a large tea room, which was quite noisy when we visited, it was during school hols, overall a good day out.

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Gateshead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We visited to look at the gardens and visit the museum and had a great day. The museum has great displays and a big favourite with my daughter was the chimney sweep display including soot on her face :) We'll worth a visit especially if you're an NT member as it's free.

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Additional Information about National Trust Museum of Childhood

Address: Sudbury Hall, Ashbourne DE6 5HT, England
Phone Number: 01283 585337
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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