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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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After reading the review on trip advisor we decided to visit the museum. My husband saw that gift aid includes an extra donation. On arriving the lady at till didn't mention... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Leonie B
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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English first
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After reading the review on trip advisor we decided to visit the museum. My husband saw that gift aid includes an extra donation. On arriving the lady at till didn't mention that this added an extra £3.00. If you go buy a standard admission ticket. We were disappointed by the visit. The rooms had all the blinds down so it... More 

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Derbyshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Liked: area, hall, friendly and informative staff, selection of hands-on stuff for the children, café, shop, grounds - lots of space to wander. Disliked: not having enough time to visit more often.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Good museum but better for younger kids - my eldest remembered having some of exhibits herself! Cafe very busy so may be best to not rely on it at lunch time

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Rugby, England
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17 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
59 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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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