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Allen Gallery

Church Street, Alton GU34 2BW, England
0845 603 5635
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Alton
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Siggiewi, Malta
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I visit Alton at least once a year, and you would think I'd get a bit bored of the few attractions. However, I always like coming back to the Allen Gallery. I've seen several exhibitions here, and they've always been well presented, and interesting. The garden is like an oasis, and is a nice place to relax and have some... More 

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Hampshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

free entry, usually have some activities to interest children, especially during school holidays. Small cafe for drinks and cakes at very reasonable prices with a lovely little garden in the centre of town.

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Hook, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
58 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Allen Gallery in Church Street, Alton, is a small treasure. It contains a wonderful specialist ceramics collection and a good point of reference for pottery and china. There is a delightful garden where you can eat your sandwiches and there are teas and cakes available.

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EphraimShay
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Good coffee and home-made cake, and a lovely small walled garden in which to enjoy it. What a lovely spot.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

A surprisingly comprehensive collection of ceramic drinking vessels and teapots. Beautiful gardens for afternoon tea, or just to hide in if life is getting too much. The place is run by volunteers who have a passion for local history and have lots of fascinating stories to share. Definitely a place to keep coming back to.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Such a wonderful experience all round Culture and Cake what more could anyone want?? Now open Sunday's too which is great for Alton, well done team!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

By far the best collection of tea cups and saucers - great for a tea lover like me. The ceramics were stunning, can't believe what a huge collection they have here. The garden at the back and the tea shop are great for relaxing in.

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

This museum and gallery is particularly under advertised. They have the most amazingly extensive collection of Southern English aceramics and pottery on display.

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

What a hidden gem. In the centre of Alton but beautiful quiet gardens.Home made cakes with interesting art/exhibitions to see

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Fuengirola, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Alton is a small market town,and the Gallery and Museum are interesting,not much else ,except the Church where the Roundheads killed 12 Royalists in the church,and there are still the bullet hole visible.

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