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Address: 126 High Street, Burford OX18 4QU, England
Phone Number: 0199382 3196
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The Tolsey museum is a local small museum in the High Street and worth popping into . There is a fabulous dolls house depicting Georgian life made by 90 local residents and other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is a very small, old-fashioned museum. It tells the story of Burford effectively. Parking is at a premium on the High Street, but you may find something in Sheep Street.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Saw a sign advertising this and decided to pop in. It is a very small museum but there are a few displays about the town, and some local publications about the area. Worth a short visit if you are in the town. Visited with family (adults, not teens, please Tripadvisor change your options!).

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

The Tolsey museum is a local small museum in the High Street and worth popping into . There is a fabulous dolls house depicting Georgian life made by 90 local residents and other interesting local memorabilia. Burford High Street is really nice , lots of old pubs,quaint shops and even has a shop which sells all types of brushes in... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

A small museum but worth a look, they have some interesting exhibits and its is very informative about Burford and the surrounding area.

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The museum is easily overlooked on a drive/ramble through Burford which would seem a great shame. Learn about the history of Burford/Oxfordshire as you look around this early 15th Century Market House HIghly recommended Enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We have visited Burford many times and love the town. We were very lucky to be able to visit the Tolsey Museum on one of our visits and were delighted by the lovely docent who was on staff that day. She was a local lady who chatted with us for quite a long time about the history of Burford and... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Small, but with some genuinely antique artefacts. Not very well presented, but worth the time spent trying to work out how it all fitted together.

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The Cotswolds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Tools and descriptions of many Trades now almost forgotten can be found in this eclectic Museum. The ancient building where Tolls were collected, next to the old Lock up where a Fire Engine was once housed. Volunteers open The Tolsey from April to October daily (not Mondays) 2 - 5pm.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This museum is clearly a labour of love for the locals in Burford. The town has a colourful history and they have collected quite an array of artifacts, presented clearly and logically. The building is charmingly ancient and the staff is quite knowledgeable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

This teeny museum is really interesting. It's an eclectic mix of historical artefacts which tell lots of stories about local life, from witchcraft to buildings to highway men. Well worth a visit if only for 15 minutes!! Not really suitable for children but don't let that stop you!!

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