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National Trust Museum of Childhood

Sudbury Hall, Ashbourne DE6 5HT, England
01283 585337
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Ranked #7 of 17 Attractions in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Specialty Museums
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Museum of Childhood Great fun this. As we looked around an Aladdin’s Cave of toys from Victorian to the modern era, kids of all ages were being treated to stories of their parents’ youth. It was remarkable that children who are used to living in a technologically advanced era were asking mum or dad how simple things, such as a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There are things in the museum for all ages. The youngest enjoyed going up a chimney flue and returned with a face covered in soot! There were dressing up opportunities and lots to read and games to play. For those of us brought up in the late sixties, seventies and eighties, there were plenty of toys from that era that... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Thought there would be more for children to do. Went with six-year old who found it rather boring. Probably better going when there are special events on. The cafe was lovely with very tasty cakes.

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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66 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Whilst I was in the area visiting Dovedale I stopped to visit the musuem. As a member it was lovely just to see the transformation of the place and all the marvellous artefacts relating to my childhood. If you have children it is a MUST SEE for them.

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UK
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99 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Thought there would be more to do for children, not enough participation, just toys in glass cases. Really expected more.

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uk
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

they had alsorts of toys from diff periods. but felt a lot of them were to modern not enough period toys.the information posters were interesting.

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Some very interesting exhibits in the museum, great day out, brought back many happy childhood memories.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

So many small rooms with differing exhibitions in . We were there when school parties were but this did not detract from the visit. The children seemed to be enjoying themselves and there were hands on things for them . Just loved exploring the museum and of course - saying what we remembered !!!!

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australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Huge collection of toys from every age. Children would love this. Downside: it was stifling hot inside the museum, but we Aussies do tend to feel every building in Britain is extremely overheated!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

interesting and with a real "buzz" of involvement- the restaurant was ok too. well done national trust

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