Museum of the Horse

Museum of the Horse, Tuxford: Hours, Address, Museum of the Horse Reviews: 5/5

Museum of the Horse
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:15 PM
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK4,195 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Just the name, “Museum of the Horse” tells you that this is a unique sort of place. Situated in a small, sleepy town, I expected a small, sleepy museum and was amazed at just how much equestrian stuff has been collected from all over the world. Think of every piece of tack, from ornate saddles to the simplest bridles, and they have it here - in abundance!

Importantly, they also have full descriptive and factual notes re everything, so even if you aren’t remotely “horsey”, there’s enough information on hand to make everything clear. It really is a stunning collection and well worth a look if you are in the area.
Written September 8, 2021
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Nichtstadt
United Kingdom3 contributions
Aug 2021
This an amazing collection about every possible aspect of horses, equipment, the people and the ways they have supported our lives until cars came along. It is clearly and attractively displayed and is clearly a huge labour of love. It is truly international, with saddles and equipment from all over the world. Mostly the rooms are thematic - the Origins of Riding (some incredible pieces), Hunting, Horses in War, Mailcoaches, Transport, Heavy Horses, Racing etc. The Museum will clearly appeal more to people who have some familiarity with horses but anyone interested in horses and people will find much of interest. As someone who used to ride, albeit only in a very amateur way, I would have liked to see maybe some mini videos on how people rode horses with the ferocious spurs and bits in the cabinets. Even a hundred years ago riding must have been very different to what is now.
Written August 27, 2021
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Kaz
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Family
We took a group of girl guides to visit the museum. They had a great time and the staff were very helpful, socially distanced of course. The exhibits are well maintained and were explained to the girls. There are some amazing and unique things to see and learn about their history.
Well worth the visit.
Thank you
Written July 7, 2021
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DunelmArts
Aberdeen, UK943 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
This is a lovely little museum situated in an old coaching inn. When we visited on the Monday before Christmas, the museum was shut, but the gallery assistant manning the downstairs art gallery opened up the museum for us. It’s a really interesting museum. Even if you’re not a “horsey” person, you will find something to interest you here. I loved the exhibits on horses in WWI, the pit ponies in coal mines and the American cowboys. If you’re a “horsey” person, you will be interested in the vast collection of stirrups, spurs and saddles. There’s loads more to see too. Ample free parking. Adult admission £5.50.
Written January 5, 2020
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Thank you so much! I am very pleased you found it interesting. Please do tell people about it. We are trying to get it better known and to convince people it is of interest to non horse folk so your review is very helpful. Do come again.
Written January 6, 2020
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suicre
england82 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
What an amazing find. If you are interested in the history of horses it is most definitely worth a visit. The museum houses an amazing collection of information and memorabilia going back centuries from many parts of the world. Some of the topics includes veterinary, racing, military, coaching and heavy horses. The display of clothing used for riding was iconic... It even showed habits worn by women riders. The exhibition was well laid out and labelled.
We were very fortunate to have met and spoken with Sally Mitchell who founded the Museum.
Written December 12, 2019
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Thank you! You are very kind. So pleased you enjoyed it. Do come again when you are in the area. we have changing exhibitions so usually something new to see. Sally.
Written December 13, 2019
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Natasha Herman
3 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. There are many intriguing equestrian artifacts from past decades. I found the collection of bits particularly amazing and the side saddles and various captivating pictures. They are continually adding new pieces so there will always be something new to see.
Written September 26, 2019
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Thank you so much. So pleased you enjoyed it. Do come again. Regards, sally Mitchell.
Written September 27, 2019
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Guide715232
4 contributions
Sep 2019
A group of non "horsey " people visited this museum .and really enjoyed it , so many items to see and well set out . we all learned a lot .
Written September 6, 2019
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Thank you so much! Very pleased you enjoyed it!
Written September 7, 2019
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Christopher N
Worthing, UK46 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
For the horse enthusiast (in its widest definition) this is a must. The Museum is housed, appropriately, in a former coaching in. Even the non-riding public would find this small museum near Lincoln (20 miles away) fascinating, and well worth the visit. The founding owner has been collecting all; her life and every aspect of horses, from hunting, racing, and eventing to just plain enjoyment of riding is covered. The objects are carefully and informatively labelled, displayed in the former bedrooms upstairs, while the ground floor, has galleries of original horse (and other animal) paintings and prints, as well as books. Worth a detour if in the area
Written May 13, 2019
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Thank you so much! Much appreciated. So pleased you found it interesting! Do come again! Sally.
Written May 14, 2019
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Floridian
Daytona Beach Shores, FL126 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Did not know this place existed but a great find as we were re tracking over the area from many years ago, used to be the Newcastle Hotel but now is a venue for horse people and general public as it shows the history of horses in which most people have some interest. Nice to see this venue as the whole area is very much horse country both agricultural pleasure and in the past hunting, WELL DONE certainly deserves time to commit a visit to this interesting venue.
Written January 22, 2019
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Thank you for a lovely review! Sally.
Written January 23, 2019
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AndyWhetstone
Greater London, UK32 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
If you’re interested in horses then this museum is well worth a visit.
Many rooms with different collections of horse artefacts as well as.

Lots of information about how horses were used in wars etc. History of use with carriages, postal services etc.

There is also an art gallery where you can purchase paintings.
Written January 21, 2019
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Thank you. So pleased you enjoyed it!
Written January 23, 2019
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Museum of the Horse is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 2:15 PM