Absolutely loved this and will be going again. Set in an old prison it has has been turned into a very high quality museum - money has been very well spent here on building renovation and display facilities to turn it into the attraction it is. We spent ages seeing and reading about every Stone Age, Viking and through to the more modern exhibits - the two galleries take you to post WW2. The cells are creepy enough for children to have fun (or fear) behind doors which pull almost to. We were lucky enough to go on a day when the cells were 'inhabited' and the prison governor and prison visitor were strolling around ready for a chat - it's worth looking out for any interpretive history days. There was a great Polish Jewellery exhibition on while we were there and seems to be a good programme of temporary exhibitions. The cafe was a find - we're going back just for that - a beautiful picture window setting looking over the Countryside and river, and a friendly service of fresh and tasty but inexpensive food. And what's more, it's free to go in!
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