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Hamptonne Country Life Museum

Address: La Rue de la Patente, St. Lawrence
Phone Number: 44 01534 863 374
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Owner description: This recreated 17th and 18th-century rural village is dedicated to conservation education.

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English first
Canberra, Australia
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295 reviews 295 reviews
162 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We biked to this museum (more killer hills!) and had to wait a while for it to open. It is a farm that has been around since the 15th century. Fascinating history including a modern day take on waste disposal - hole in the wall direct to the pig trough. It also has a cider press which they use each... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We caught the bus to a nearby village, and took a pleasant wander down some quiet country lanes to the museum. We found it to be very informative and had a lovely time just wandering round from building to building, we had an interesting chat to the "goodwife" and took lots of photos, then went for a delicious Jersey cream... More

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Chipperfield, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
47 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We loved this little museum in the countryside of Jersey which aimed to depict the life of a well to do country farmer in the 16th century (or about then). In the kitchen of the house there was a 'houseman' who told us how life would have been for the owners and the servants in that time - he was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

a lovely place to visit for few hours. the highlight of the attraction is the place is a talk given by the "goodwife". a very witty and charming talker is the lady who will keep you spell bound and enchanted with her stories and words.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We walked from the village on our last morning in Jersey and ended up having a fascinating couple of hours at this nicely preserved farm complex. We started looking around on our own but soon got collected by a pleasant guide who then took us around with a small group of other visitors. The tour talk he provided was excellent... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had a really good morning here. The manservant doing the dressing up bit was very entertaining and knowledgeable. The bread bakers were very friendly and their enthusiasm and character greatly added to the tour. Whilst the children were looking at the dressing up box a chicken popped in and laid an egg in it. Cafe very good - the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Finally got to see some Jersey calves. Interesting museum. Nice little cafe. Jersey Pass accepted or £7.90 adult £5 6-16 child. open daily 10-5

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I loved it here. There was a "Goodwyf" who was explaining what life was like in early 1900 and what her job would have been. Lots to see and very good for all ages.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Really enjoyed visiting here and spent several hours aimlessly wandering around meeting the calves, the piglets and the hen with her chicks together with the countryside stroll by the stream and through the orchard. The highlight for my husband was the cider press; unusually with two screws apparently! So much so that he is talking about a return visit when... More

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Really interested in the 'Stitched Memories' exhibition - was so amazing to see such old stitched samplers in chronological order and the tales behind each piece. However, the rest of the museum was a tad dull - fake artefacts that didn't feel like they told any of the story they were supposed to be making. The cider making room was... More

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