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“Lost it's spark” 2 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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“Lost it's spark”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The museum used to be a fabulous place for families however the last few times I've visited the staff have been very grumpy and quite frankly very boring! I took my neices and they go so bored! Definatly needs a revamp !! Way overdue!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Learn about the history of Banbury”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a small Museum situated in the Castle Quay Shopping Centre and there is no charge but they ask for donations. There is a pleasant view of the canal and boats. There was an art exhibition when we were there of local artists and it will change on the 3rd May to an exhibition of hats and shoes. There is a permanent exhibition giving details of 400 years of Banbury History.

Visited April 2014
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Pleasant and Informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

As the exhibitions are constantly changing there is always something new to discover in the museum. Also, the café is a delight to visit every time.

The only criticism I have is that a lot of the interactive things such as the narrow boat wind-along and the horses are often not working and are quite old. Some new features and a bit more colour would bring this up to 5 stars!

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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“An excellent museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Well laid out and interesting museum in bright modern building with plenty of hands-on for the children. No tickets, just donations invited.

Visited February 2014
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“Nicely presented museum with a lot of interesting items.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Nice little museum that is well presented. A cut above most small town museums. Some genuinely fascinating historical items

Visited December 2013
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