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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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Great for children

The children's museum is great my grandson loved it.Try to go out of school hols if you want to avoid children and crowds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The children's museum is great my grandson loved it.Try to go out of school hols if you want to avoid children and crowds.

Thank B0019226
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69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having previously visited Sudbury at night for a Valentine meal earlier on in the year we got the pleasure of viewing the place during the day.  Still as stunning in it's architectural features and with a lovely garden out back which would be lovely in Summer for picnics by the lake on the lawns.  Lovely cafe. Very busy, but fast... More 

1 Thank anteallachleicester
N Yorkshire
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214 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived with friends in time to take the house talk by friendly informative chap at 11am then visited the childhood museum after which the Main House was open. A fascinating museum as everybody must have recollection of many of the toys and games. Children can go up into a pretend chimney. The carpark is a distance so you walk down... More 

1 Thank BACNYorkshire
Chester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having passed this Hall several times in the 1960s on the old A50 it was nice to finally get to see inside. The main car park is a fair walk away but on a level path, (Blue Badge parking & drop off point right by the Hall though). Arrived in time to take the Tour of the Hall at 12... More 

1 Thank StuB62
Norwich, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the hall and the childhood museum. The hall was nice to look around and they are just beginning to open up a few more areas in the basement. The museum of childhood was good but I expected it to have more exhibits, it was only probably less than an hour to see everything. There is a cafe /... More 

Thank Chrisman57
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1,030 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 552 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I came here mainly for the museum as we have seen many stately homes. We were not disappointed. The museum is extensive and well laid out with a good balance of exhibits and information as well as enthusiastic staff to try and get the younger children involved in more hands on activites and to think about the... More 

1 Thank sheepygold
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hall is interesting and the staff very pleasant and helpful. Information sheet were adequate but the notes on the conservation activities were most interesting. I imagine the narrow stairs could cause problems at peak times.

Thank STN1952
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the childhood museum as the hall was not open this particular day. The museum was around £8 to enter but it is part of the National Trust so free if you are a member. Great memories of toys I had as a youngster, really takes you back.

1 Thank Amanda S
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A beautiful historic hall. The museum of childhood was a trip down memory lane. loads to do, in a beautiful setting.

1 Thank SUE H
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Quite dark and frankly the main house not very inspiring, nor were the gardens particularly well laid out. The Victorian kitchen was like so many other Victorian kitchens in National Trust properties, again no particular feature to make it interesting let alone unique. Understandably, the Museum of Childhood is located in buildings elsewhere on the site in order to enhance... More 

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