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Sudbury Hall

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Address: Sudbury, Ashbourne DE6 5HT, England
Phone Number: +44 1283 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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First time as NT member

Just got back from a visit to Sudbury Hall. Had a most enjoyable day. As members of the NT it was free entry which is good but for non-members it can be expensive (although the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I visited today, our first ever 'membership visit' as a family with two small children. The kids (aged 2 & 5) found the Childhood Museum very interesting. We attended a class in the 'victorian schoolroom' - very informative, I think we all learnt something today! The exhibits were displayed in cases, as a montage of different eras of toys and... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I have not visited Sudbury Hall since I was a child, however it's changed such a lot! The museum of childhood is very educational for children especially with the history associated with toys. I arrived hoping to visit the hall during half term but there were signs up saying the hall was closed due to restoration. To my surprise they... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Just got back from a visit to Sudbury Hall. Had a most enjoyable day. As members of the NT it was free entry which is good but for non-members it can be expensive (although the parking is free). It is not all that accessible for disabled people, especially in the hall and museum. The tour around the hall, albeit rather... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A lovely day was had by 3 generations from 6 to 66. The outside is beautiful - a lovely lake and grounds (not extensive walking, more in one area than lots of places). Watch out for the goose poo! There is a really good play area in the woodland. The children's museum was enjoyed by all - reminiscing for the... More 

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Bollington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Met a friend at the Hall as was mid way between us. It was a good choice as we were able to sit outside the converted stables and it was a lovely day. Happy to report that although the menu at first glance looked limited what we ordered was lovely ... The goats cheese tart with roasted vegetables. It wasn't... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Sudbury was the second national trust property my husband and I had visited this week. The contrast between the two on the catering in the cafe was so different. The meal we were served at Sudbury was an insult! My husband's looked like heated up leftovers and mine was served in a small cereal dish! We always eat at national... More 

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Stafford
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

As a National Trust member i visited with my 22 month old daughter who loved the museum though we didn't go in the house. Interactive as there are toys to play with, lovely little park. Would recommend

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Biggleswade
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177 reviews 177 reviews
96 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We enjoyed the house and the museum, good looking at old and newer toys, great on a chilly day to be inside

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I visited the house and museum of childhood one afternoon. The museum was great and very educational for all ages. The house was very pretty but lacked information. Really enjoyed my day out here but didn't learn much about the house itself. Please get more information boards in the house.

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Belper, Derbyshire.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

My granddaughter loves Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood. There is always plenty for children to do and look at and, of course, it evokes lots of memories for adults. The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. A great family day out. We have been a few times and will go again.

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