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Address: 2450 1er Banc "Le Marais", 62340 Guines, France
Phone Number: 00 33 (0)3.21.35.64.05
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a small open air museum type of attraction, old farm machinery, small old world shops of varying types giving an insight of how things used to be, a small version of our local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Billingham, United Kingdom
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Billingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

a small open air museum type of attraction, old farm machinery, small old world shops of varying types giving an insight of how things used to be, a small version of our local Beamish museum, but interesting and not expensive to enter about and 2-3hours to go around without hurrying, there is also an on site restaurant and gift shop.

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Salisbury
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139 reviews 139 reviews
109 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Maybe I expected too much and maybe I have seen too many places like this in the UK, but a report on this would be could do better. Like most leaflets they make it seem better than it really is. But it is good to go to as it is open a lot of them time. Unlike many other places... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited on recommendation from Chateau Cocove,thoroughly enjoyed our day.we spent the day saying do you remember them,great memories of the old days.Lots to see very busy cafe we didn't eat there it was so busy.

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Great Orton Cumbria
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107 reviews 107 reviews
58 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We enjoyed the visit here as we had a couple of hours to spare. My only thing is that the gift shop could sell some better items. Apart from that the whole place was fantastic. The lady working in the cafe could speak a little English and this was a big help. The collection of things they have is amazing... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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324 reviews 324 reviews
122 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We visited St Joseph Village last week during a holiday in Guines. You cannot miss the signs for it as every road in Guines seems to lead there! It is basically a mock up of a French town complete with windmills, shops and churches. There is a childrens trail to do with activities although our poor French meant that we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were fooled by the good reviews. This is a bizarre collection of clutter. It feels like forgotten corner of a poor theme park. It has very little to recommend it. We wandered around for 30 minutes but were pleased to leave.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We visited here in early July and although we enjoyed ourselves we had to do a lot of guess work with our school learnt French as all the information was only in French. It would of been helpful if we could of purchased a guide book/leaflet to help us with the exhibits.

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Essex
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We came across this village after reading a leaflet in our hotel. It was a really pleasant surprise. A recently constructed village, that takes you back to the 1900's - 1950's. There are a number of little houses and workshops, including a blacksmiths forge, a garage, a bike shop (complete with old bikes), a schoolhouse and village store. That is... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Small village where you can stock up on essentials with a great weekly market selling everything from cooked chickens to clothing.

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York, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

An interesting essentially open air museum with a number of artisans' workshops and shops from a bygone era to visit. Plenty to see, and things to do for children. Plus good gift shop and small cafe. Well worth a visit.

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