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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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Fun day out but busy in the holidays

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Tamworth
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Tamworth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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457 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a lovely museum which this (rather ancient) child thoroughly enjoyed. There are lots of things for children to do, including climbing a chimney as a sweep. I found the school room to be quite emotional because, as a young child, I went to a school with similar desks. A great place to bring young children but I doubt... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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16 reviews 16 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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Derbyshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
73 helpful votes 73 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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