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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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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Interesting place to spend a few hours.

Although quite small it is well worth the visit. Food reasonable and service is good. The house is compact but depicts the times. The staff are approachable and their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Overall the Sudbury Hall, Grounds, and the Village were well worth the trip. Also parking is free. The staff in the Hall were fun to talk to, and very knowledgable. The NT entrance fees are very high though if you have a large group, the Child Museum will interest some adults, but not too many children-it may scare some, I... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Although quite small it is well worth the visit. Food reasonable and service is good. The house is compact but depicts the times. The staff are approachable and their knowledge is very good. It's worthwhile taking in the children museum even if you do not have any with you as it will bring back lots of memories

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Museum of Childhood is fascinating, and prompted lots of "I had one of those"... There is a lot to see and it's very interesting. The hall itself is beautiful. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. The church is very pretty, and the acoustics very good. (No one else was in the church and so I sang a few... More 

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wolverhampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Sudbury is well known for it's museum of childhood, and certainly from what we saw it would be a great place to take the kids. However we were just two big kids, and still thoroughly enjoyed it. The museum is very well done, and I'm sure has had an overhaul since I last visited some years ago. We particularly enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited today. First of all I thought that it was strange that there were 2 national trust people helping people park in the car park but no one to see that people crossed the busy road safely with their children. The cafe had a fantastic selection. The outdoor and indoor seating area were swarming with wasps which made eating uncomfortable.... More 

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Staffordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Not our first visit and certainly won't be the last, every time we come there is something different going on. We just did the hall and gardens as we are lucky enough to live quite close it was a nice afternoon run out. The sun was shining and lots of families taking advantage of this, there was an outdoor theatre... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited Sudbury hall with our sons 5 and 8. Having been to Sudbury Hall as a child myself I was keen to revisit it as I had happy memories. It was a lovely day out with lots of activities for the children to complete in the grounds. There is a fabulous outdoor woodland play area which the boys loved!... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Quite different portraits in the house of the past 'ladies of the house' I cannot see any todays titled women having their portraits recored in the same way. In fact I have visited many stately houses and never seen so many with their entire breasts on show. Other than that idiosyncrasy it is a fine property to visit the main... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We visited the Hall this week with grandchildren to see the Museum of Childhood. A very entertaining afternoon. The museum is a wealth of artifacts from a child's life over the last 300 years. Toys to household goods. In addition the play area in the grounds will keep children occupied for many a while.. Cafe good and reasonable. Well worth... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

the rain didnt help. the car park was too far from the house so many folk just parked on the road in front of the "no parking" signs. the house was very interesting and bought back many memories of childhood toys we had both played with in the 50's.It was a shame it didnt open earlier. The garden was large... More 

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