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Towcester Museum

163-165 Watling Street West | White Horse Yard, Towcester NN12 6BU, England
01327 352 662
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Towcester
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

not to be able to see towcester at its past but the atmosphere is boring no one else there bar my self

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Nothampton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

What a little gem. Fascinating local history, lots about the Roman occupation. Very nicely produced video re-enactment brings some of the ancient history to life. Was exciting to learn of Boudica's local influence - visit the museum to learn about it. Seems more recent historical exhibits are in the pipeline though some good material already in place. Staff were clearly... More 

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Venice, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This small museum, run by volunteers, is an absolute gem. At the moment it only has two display areas. The larger upstairs gallery is dedicated to Roman Towcester, and this was the main reason for my visit. The finds were extremely well displayed, with some eye-catching displays of a Roman legionary and a woman in her kitchen. The video, explaining... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A very well put together museum. Clearly and thoughtfully explains the history of Towcester. I spent a couple of hours here looking at both original and replica artifacts. Really interesting and worth the small entrance fee.

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Bath
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This museum is compact, but excellently displays with good interaction and great for kids, and the staff were superb, helpful and very friendly

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Old Stratford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Decided to visit Towcester museum (at last - its only been opened for two years)!! We found it to be very professionally presented with information about the area dating from Stone Age through to the Tudors (in chronological order which made it easy to follow). Lovely little displays of artefacts, informative videos and written displays. Children are catered for too!... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Visited this museum as we were in the area. The free car park oppersite the museum was not readily marked so a bit confusing. The museum was tucked up an alley way so easily missed. Once we found the museum it was interesting to view but from comments we heard whilst walking around even local people do not support this... More 

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum, and having visited before was very excited to see the new additional exhibition covering the history of Towcester from the Anglo-Saxons up to the Civil War. This exhibition is as engaging and maintains as high a standard as the permanent Roman one, with fantastic artefacts and information relating the history to the local area. Highly... More 

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Oxford
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This museum is quite new. It is a wonderful use of an old stable block. The exhibits are very interesting and the displays are first class and easy to understand and relate to. The staff are very enthusiastic and helpful, obviously proud of their museum. Many small towns could learn a lot from this great example of a modern visitor... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We looked after our two grandchildren (aged eight and six) for the weekend and decided to take them to this museum of the history of Lactodorum. We spent about an hour and a half there, having bought a family ticket. The children were provided with work sheets and they had fun dressing up in the Roman garbs, and later went... More 

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