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Cranbrook Museum

Address: Carriers Road, Cranbrook TN17 3JX, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1580 712475
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Cranbrook
Type: Museums
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Kent, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Although we are local we hadn't visited for ages and not since its refurbishment. Had forgotten how much there was to see - lots of exhibits, mainly relating to local industries such as wool, hops etc. All contained over 3 floors in a wonderful 15th century house, set in a quiet little garden and tucked away behind the high street.... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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59 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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17 reviews 17 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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5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
47 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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