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“A marvellous (free!) asset for the town.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Banbury Museum

Banbury Museum
Castle Quay | Spiceball Park Road, Banbury OX16 2PQ, England
01295 753752
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Banbury
Type: Museums
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A marvellous (free!) asset for the town.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Interesting changing exhibitions, combined with nice permanent exhibits - especially regarding the town's canal heritage.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“lovely for the children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

young children could see the canal without having to worry about them falling in! we talked about the barges and people. they like to draw a picture when there and the upstairs museum is good for when weather inclement

Visited August 2012
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Banbury, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great photo exhibition”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Although the main static galleries at the Banbury Museum are interesting the first time you go round them, if you live locally, once you've been then why go again ?

Why ? - because a couple of times a year, one of the travelling exhibitions is outstanding.

The most recent (and current until 10th November 2012) is the 155th Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition.

This is a showcase of photography in all its genres and styles, with cutting edge prints shown alongside traditional work. The exhibition at Banbury Museum will be the first chance to see this new body of work outside London. The Royal Photographic Society's print exhibition has gained its reputation for excellence going back over 150 years. On tour from the Royal Photographic Society.

The wide variety of photographs are amazing, thought provoking and shows the world and many of its people in some amazing situations - well worth a long visit.

(Shame the museum is no longer open on a Sunday though !)

Visited October 2012
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Boring!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I live in Banbury and visit the mueseum when I'm with friends in town. The exhibits are quite boring!
However, I did like it when they had the pods!

Visited November 2011
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Banbury Canal Day 7/10/2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

A very well organised day out for the family, plenty to do & see, the museum is full of interesting artifacts concerning the canal.
Canal day has plenty to offer with many free events & no entry fee's!!

Visited October 2012
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