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Address: Church Street, Alton GU34 2BW, England
Phone Number: 0845 603 5635
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Small museum with a fabulous collection of ceramics.

We had a little time to do something interesting in Alton with our children 10 & 16. We visited this gallery attracted by the Dinosaurs. Unfortunately they were aimed at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We had a little time to do something interesting in Alton with our children 10 & 16. We visited this gallery attracted by the Dinosaurs. Unfortunately they were aimed at children slightly younger than ours. The staff were very friendly. We were however astonished when we went upstairs and found galleries with an exceptional collection of ceramics. We were quite... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The dino exhibit was on and it was a thrill to see. The gardens are very pretty and liberating to see. Its got a coffee shop as well!

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Alton, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A good collection of fine porcelain cups, ceramics and some deco tiles, The visiting gallery has hosted some interesting local artists and visiting Hampshire exhibits. A great place to have a cup of tea and cake and sit in the well established garden with sculpture.

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Alton
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A lovely little art gallery with a very pretty garden where you can have hot drinks from proper China cups. A good range of local crafts available to buy in the shop. Helpful people.

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Alton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The Allen Gallery is a gem among Alton's buildings. A cute little gallery tucked away in Church Street, just off the High Street. Always has interesting exhibitions, and changes its main exhibits on a regular basis. Nice stop just for tea and cake if you ever need one, and if the weather's good then the garden is so peaceful to... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

No longer run by Hants CC but still with a good variety of exhibitions to suit a variety of tastes. Good gift shop with reasonably priced items suitable for gifts or a treat for yourself. No entry fee but donations gratefully received. Wheelchair access but limited space . Cosy, pleasant tearoom with sweet eats available sitting inside or outside in... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I visited the gallery with my husband this afternoon. The WW1 exhibition was on and it was very interesting especially the video of 'real people' recounting their experiences and memories. Sad to see the video of cavalry horses being led onto ships at Southampton docks to join the war effort. Lovely giftshop with cards and presents for all tastes and... More 

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Siggiewi, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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
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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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Address: Church Street, Alton GU34 2BW, England
Phone Number: 0845 603 5635
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alton
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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