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Address: Market Hall, Market Place, | Market Place, Warwick CV34 4SA, England
Phone Number: 441926412500
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Market Hall Museum is currently closed for refurbishment work, funded...

The Market Hall Museum is currently closed for refurbishment work, funded by the HLF. We hope to reopen during the Summer of 2016. The headquarters of Warwickshire Museum Service is at the Market Hall, a 17th Century building in the centre of Warwick. Here you'll find displays on the geology, natural history and early history of the county. Highlights include the Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire (seen at The British Museum's summer exhibition), the second largest early Roman coin hoard in the country, our live observation bee hive and our famous (tweeting!) Giant Irish deer. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions and exciting events throughout the year.

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Museum in the middle of Warwick near the market area . Happy friendly staff .Mainly local artefacts also a collection of stuffed wildlife . The building is very interesting as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2016
Mary38677
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Warwick and walked past this. I had visited this place in the past but as it is currently closed for refurbishment you currently can't visit it

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Thank David A
HeritageCultureWarks, Marketing Coordinator at Warwickshire Museum, responded to this review

Hi David, the museum is currently being refurbished as we have secured a heritage lottery grant. We are due to open later on in the year. Our other museum in Warwick, St John's House museum is open. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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736 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Museum in the middle of Warwick near the market area . Happy friendly staff .Mainly local artefacts also a collection of stuffed wildlife . The building is very interesting as well

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1 Thank Mary38677
HeritageCultureWarks, Marketing Co ordinator at Warwickshire Museum, responded to this review

Hi Mary, Thanks for the review. Visit us again in the Autumn as the museum has Heritage Lottery funding and is currently being refurbished. We will have lots of new displays, inter-actives and much more. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

The staff who work here couldn't be more friendly or knowledgeable. We were helped by a staff member called Francesca who lead our sleepover, who went out of her way to help our group out. The kids loved it! Great interesting place, even better staff!

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Thank Catherine R
HeritageCultureWarks, Marketing Co ordinator at Warwickshire Museum, responded to this review

Hi Catherine, Thanks for the review, great to hear you enjoyed it. Market Hall Museum is currently closed at the moment as it's is being refurbished but will re open in the Autumn 16 so we are taking bookings for sleepovers from November onwards. Or visit our other museum, St John's for camping in the gardens. More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Free entry and lots to see.A must for people of all ages.Some nice shops and pubs,cafes nearby.Outside on Saturdays is market.

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Thank Michael S
Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Quirky little museum with an odd selection of local exhibits and natural wildlife etc, wouldn't go especially, but I enjoy juts nipping in for a short visit when shopping.

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Thank Julie M
HeritageCultureWarks, Public Relations Manager at Warwickshire Museum, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your review. The museum is currently closed for refurbishment work, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and we hope to reopen during the summer of 2016. There will be lots of new exhibits, displays along with the old favourites (Oisin the Deer, the bees and the bear). We look forward to seeing you again in the summer. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This county museum is located in the former market hall in the centre of Warwick. The museum has a wide range of interesting exhibits spread over 2 floors. They are well presented & labelled. The ground floor was mainly natural history & geology whilst the upstairs was more social history & local interest. The staff were pleasant & welcoming,offering advice... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Unfortunately currently closed for refurbishment following a Lottery Grant check before you go, right next to Market place so easy to walk too if staying in Warwick

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Thank Taplledraw
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I supported a disabled young lady to the museum today. We arrived at the museum and looked around the ground floor & were very much looking forward to discovering more within the museum however we were greatly disappointed to find out that the museum does not have a lift so we were unable to access the upper floor. We were... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A very nicely laid out museum with friendly staff. Very much into geology and pre-history,with a stunning ichthyosaur and a giant Irish deer. Upstairs is a good exhibit of Warwick history,and a revolting (to me) taxidermy set up,which space could be much better utilised.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Visited this for the first time. For a small museum, it is well worth a visit. Much better than I expected. I spent a good 1 1/2 hours there.

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