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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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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Used to visit this museum annually 15-20 years ago when children were small either at the start or end of the National Trust youseason and it was always a highlight of our trips. Haven't been back in a while but, although it has changed, I think its for the better. A meeting with the Collections Manager prompted the visit but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Plenty of interest for children; a nostalgia trip for adults. Children enjoy the chimney to recall how children years ago were used as sweeps. Plenty of toys, games from way back.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This senior citizen spent a very enjoyable afternoon browsing around the museum and reminding himself of everything that he did when he was a child. I got quite emotional when I saw the schoolroom because that was what my first school looked like. A great museum for the young and the old.

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Derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A wonderful experience for all ages. The Museum of Childhood is great for youngsters and oldies alike. It is nice for the oldies to reminisce about the toys they played with and for the youngsters to see how times and toys have changed. The house is beautiful. Well worth a visit.Be prepared to spend several hours there. Not a visit... More 

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Additional Information about National Trust Museum of Childhood

Address: 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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