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Address: Church Street, Alton GU34 2BW, England
Phone Number: 0845 603 5635
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Gallery with tearoom and secluded garden

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Alton, United Kingdom
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Alton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 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
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67 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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