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National Trust Museum of Childhood

Sudbury Hall, Ashbourne DE6 5HT, England
01283 585337
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Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Specialty Museums
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English first
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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
25 helpful votes 25 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is attached to Sudbury Hall which is worth a visit too. Also in the grounds is a great play park for little people. Great place for a picnic and day out.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

A gem of a place that we sort of went to as it was a half way meeting place. Having said that, it was beautifully thought through, constructed, presented, with plenty to see and do. We should have gone years ago while our kids were still kids! We must go back and visit the Hall someday....

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My husband and and I visited both the Museum and the Hall yesterday The Museum is fascinating and beautifully done! Once again it is the Staff at many properties which let things down and not the properties themselves The Staff on the Reception in the Museum seemed totally indifferent to us...we arrived at 11am, so it had only just opened... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Had a great day out on Easter Monday with party of 14 (grandparents to 6 month olds). Did the Easter egg hunt which was fab as 1 for older and 1 for younger kids. Also outside play area is excellent set in the woods. If you want long walks this is not the NT place for you. The outside with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

First of all never visit in the school holidays too many children, and too noisy. However, the exhibits were very interesting and it is very worrying to see toys we played with in a museum. In fact worse than that, there are some toys that my children played with in there and they date from the '80's. They had several... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I love this museum. There is a great balance between hands on stuff to play with, interesting toys arranged creatively to look at, facts and quotes on the walls to entertain and inspire and intrigue.... I visited with six children aged from 8 - 14. They all found lots to interest them.

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