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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The museum is really good different rooms with all kinds of toys took me back to when I was young,saw a chopper bike the same colour as the one I owned. The victorian classroom was really good to see and an education what it was like to go to school then. Really well worth a visit it will bring back... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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