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National Trust Museum of Childhood

Sudbury Hall, Ashbourne DE6 5HT, England
01283 585337
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Children's Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Rugby, England
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97 reviews 97 reviews
16 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stopped off at Sudbury for lunch and as it was not the weather for a walk went into the museum. We are in our 60s so it was fun to look at the changing fashions in toys and remember our own experiences. Plenty of exhibits and well laid out. Enough there for an hour's trip.

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Birmingham Uk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A real trip down memory lane - see toys you'd forgotten you played with. Car park is a fair way from the museum.

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N Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a place! This museum is excellent, our children loved it, especially the room with the 2 bedrooms on the ceiling!! A wealth of delight in this museum, would highly recommend.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Enjoyed our visit especially the school room experience! The school teacher was very convincing, full of information and facts.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A great place to visit just off the A50 in Derbyshire. There is an entrance charge but it's free to Nat Trust members, once inside there are many interesting exhibits a school room and short films to watch. The museum toy collection spans many years and you should find something of interest whatever age you are. Outside there are ample... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

What a lovely interesting place, visited with my 5 year old, loads to do. Museum fantastic and adventure playground and grounds are lovely.

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Cheshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The bedrooms on the ceiling was just amazing wasn't ideal in the house for wheelchair access. Lovely garden views and play area for kids.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A very interesting visit. It really took me back to my own and my childrens childhood. fascinates me to see toys that I played with, in a museum.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Only visited the Museum of Childhood but what an attack of nostalgia . Toys you had , toys you wanted , toys you wish you had kept !

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this is the place to visit if in the area. although, it did make me feel a little old as i remember playing with half of the toys. really interesting place which is not to be missed

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