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Address: Lansdown Road | Maxima Forum, Cheltenham GL50 2JA, England
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Closure of WW1 Museum

Unfortunately this excellent museum has closed and the building is being redeveloped for housing. The loss of the museum is a disappointment for potential visitors.

Reviewed November 29, 2016
Januarius
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Gloucestershire
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Gloucestershire
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2016

Unfortunately this excellent museum has closed and the building is being redeveloped for housing. The loss of the museum is a disappointment for potential visitors.

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5 Thank Januarius
Sydney
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141 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2015

Small museums often surprise with the excellence of their curation and inventive display. This museum, especially during the centenary of WWI, is not to be missed. Confronting and shocking, it brings the full horror of the Great War to this generation - lest we forget.

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3 Thank Joanna K
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2014

Just arrived to visit the museum and they have had to sell the building :( very sad that a building that played such a huge part in the war efforts has now been shut down :(

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10 Thank chargreenhalgh
Manchester
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138 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2014

I am full of admiration for the lady who started this on her own and seems to run it solo too. She is quite a character and so helpful and enthusiastic about it. It would be criminal if she had to give up in a few weeks now that the building has been sold. The memorabilia she has collected couldn't... More 

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4 Thank MadPat83
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

What an interesting time we had here. Melissa is a wealth of information regarding the house and the exhibit. Well worth a visit before it closes!

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4 Thank Joy M
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Melissa who is curator of this Museum is very welcoming and so enthusiastic. Answered all our questions and made everything so interesting. The Museum itself is a wonderful collection giving a great overview of what took place both in the hospital in Cheltenham and World War I itself. Thoroughly recommend that people visit before it closes. Should be moved to... More 

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5 Thank maryfromthedairy77
Staines
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49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2014

It is no coincidence that the previous 3 reviews all mention Melissa the lady who created the museum and welcomes visitors to it. She brings it to life and involves young and old in the stories found amongst the exhibits, which are very much 'hands on' pieces. To gain entrance you need to phone her from the front door of... More 

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2 Thank vpexplores1
Worcester, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Melissa the curator of this exhibition is very interesting and enthusiastic. Lots of artefacts displayed in an interesting way. Worth the short walk from the top of Montpelier.

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1 Thank safariUk
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2014

Melissa Webb the curator and explainer deserves a medal, having put together this wonderful collection of items in an utterly appropriate location. Her enthusiasm shines through and it is wonderful to be allowed/encouraged to handle items. All local teachers should be advised to visit to ensure that young people know what this anniversary is all about. And trigger some memories... More 

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3 Thank mat1107
Shropshire
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2014

We have just returned from a weekend in Cheltenham and walked by this lovely house on the Landsdown Road with a poster outside announcing an exhibition of the VA Hospital that used to be inside. A lovely lady was putting up her final notices on the door and beckoned us in-and how glad we were to go to see it.... More 

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