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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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Great for Children & Adults

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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234 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Cheshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Enjoyed immensley the old school room as a lesson was in progress. Nothing I didn't like about the visit.

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Peterborough, England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Arriving at Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood, we discovered that the car park is a very significant distance from the buildings and while there is a buggy thing to transport people to the house, this is no use to wheelchair/ mobility scooter users. It's only when we finally reached the Hall that we discovered there IS Blue Badge parking... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Expensive because NT but enjoyed the day out, the museum was fun and interactive and the house was gorgeous, the only down side was as always with NT the cost for a family

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Tamworth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Lovely National Trust property with nice grounds and a lovely adventure play area. Great for picnics! The museum is excellent and lots of hands-on activities. Was very busy though (Easter hols!). Will be revisiting soon to spend more time in the hall.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

What a lovely place, unfortunately no teacher there when we visited so didn't get told off about our spelling or writing!!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Brilliant day out, I was bowled over by some of the artefacts in the museum as I used to have some of the toys myself as a child, it reminded me of some of the carefree memories of being a child in the 60s and 70s

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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