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Cranbrook Museum

Carriers Road, Cranbrook TN17 3JX, England
+44 (0)1580 712475
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Cranbrook
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 12, 2014
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We're not great fans of museums, but this one was well worth the visit and we spent longer there than anticipated. Provides so much really interesting history of Cranbrook and the local area through the ages in a comfortable and not too taxing way.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you are in Cranbrook or you are tracing family history in the area this is a great place to go. Lots of old maps and info and pictures. We found 2 ancestors I was tracing on Ancestry who we knew lived in Cranbrook on information held here. It is very cheap to visit too, literally a donation.

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Kent, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Cranbrook Museum is packed full of interesting items and facts about life in Cranbrook in days gone by. The building itself is delightful and the volunteers very helpful. Extraordinary collection of birds!

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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
53 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Kept going by a team of keen volunteers, this little museum was very varied and interesting. Open only from Tuesday to Saturday from 2 to4.30. A beautiful garden surrounds the old house. It is mainly devoted to the industrial and craft history of Cranbrook, but there are also sections on life in the past and some costumes. There is a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

So many things to see. Really need all day to take all the info in ones little grey cells. Of course that means one can go lots of times and always find something you did not see on previous visit. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Arrived at museum whilst following a walking tour of the town. A beautiful building full of local history. Kind volunteer staff very informative. Well worth a visit to gain an insight of how important Cranbrook once was.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Thought we'd have a quick look at a small local collection, but was there for a couple of hours (they should have closed earlier, but were too polite to chuck us out!). On three rickety floors and with about a dozen rooms of varying sizes, the building itself is an interesting exhibit. Local characters have donated their collections of work... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
44 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Went initially as they had advertised a photographic exhibition of where we live. But then spent a very enjoyable hour and a half exploring a delightful empty museum. Used to work here but had no idea of its existence.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I really love this place. It's very local and run by volunteers which gives it a charm of its own. The building is wonderful and has been restored in recent years. Well worth a visit.

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Interesting museum of life in this Wealden town, set in a historic and listed building in lovely gardens. Displays of rural life, costumes, toys, archaeology and geology, massive Victorian collection of birds and eggs, past history of the town, it's business', schools and former residents of note. Displays of the nationally important 'Cranbrook Colony' pianters work. Access to the archives... More

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