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Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium and The Phil Silvers Archival Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great fun and educational too

Most people remember Bilko, but this is something else. A true tribute to an actor who set many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jack B
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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For fans of Sgt Bilko/Phil Silvers this is a MUST, but also for fans of TV/Film Comedy, this will... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
neilwilkes
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium is a unique venture situated in Fargo Creative Village specialising in vintage and modern film, stage and television memorabilia. With a strong emphasis of everything 'cult' the store will cater for a wide range of...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people remember Bilko, but this is something else. A true tribute to an actor who set many trends and presented by a man who knows everything about the famed Sergeant. I am now a convert!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jack B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For fans of Sgt Bilko/Phil Silvers this is a MUST, but also for fans of TV/Film Comedy, this will certainly fill any curiosity you may have. Plus the Emporium houses SO many sci/film/tv products, perfect gifts for others (or yourself!) Cannot recommend highly enough! (Steve,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is too small to be called a museum few pictures and books some clothes etc nothing of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest so not a museum. It's more like an exhibit to an actor with one hit show that milked the character for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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SgtBilko1965, Owner at Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium and The Phil Silvers Archival Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon boom4251YL As one of the co-curators of The Phil Silvers Museum we thought since you have taken time to leave us quite a negative review we would respond to your comments directly and in a positive, upbeat manner. Who is to say what...More

Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

The whole of Fargo village is a quirky place and this fits in well Friendly staff and interesting memorabilia. Go and visit Fargo Village you can eat and drink and take in this cultural gem.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dr7575
SgtBilko1965, Owner at Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium and The Phil Silvers Archival Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to welcome you to the Museum. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed March 5, 2019

Hey guess what ? We Dutch folk are mad crazy fanatics for the Sgt Bilko show. We are all bonkers for his hapless attempts to shirk work and make a fast buck. Bilko is so typically British is he not ? Me and my cousin...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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SgtBilko1965, Owner at Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium and The Phil Silvers Archival Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to welcome you to the Museum. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Well just fantastic ! We visited the museum today an had a most enjoyable time . I was taken away with Steve's knowledge and completely enthralled by his enthusiasm and passion for Phil Silvers . A fantastic collection of artefacts and personal belongings . Having...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 625janicet
SgtBilko1965, Owner at Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium and The Phil Silvers Archival Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to welcome you to the Museum. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed February 19, 2019

Lots of old tat from some minor actor whose biggest claim to fame was an animated cat did it better and for longer. The other part of the shop is good thoughMore

Date of experience: February 2019
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SgtBilko1965, Owner at Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium and The Phil Silvers Archival Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We would like to take the opportunity to address your comments as we find it anomolous even a non Silvers fan would make the effort to visit and then leave inaccurate and disingenuous remarks. Firstly...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019

A superb journey into the world of one of a true cinematic legend! The knowledge of the owner,Steve is second to none. When Bilko was screened on the Beeb during the 1980s and 1990s it was a true slice of pure vintage nostalgia,tv will never...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jonpertwee
SgtBilko1965, Owner at Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium and The Phil Silvers Archival Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Thank you for visiting the Museum. We're glad you enjoyed our time with us!

Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Lots of interesting things to see. You can see the hard work that has been put into this project. Takes you back in time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Amanda B
SgtBilko1965, Owner at Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium and The Phil Silvers Archival Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Thank you for visiting the Museum. We're glad you enjoyed our time with us!

Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Brilliant place! You find some right gems and the owner is a very helpful and friendly guy. A must visit for anyone visiting Coventry.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank joeconnor1992
SgtBilko1965, Owner at Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium and The Phil Silvers Archival Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Thank you for visiting the Museum. We're glad you enjoyed our time with us!

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Jonpertwee
it is too small to be called a museum few pictures and books some clothes etc nothing of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest so not a museum. It's more like an exhibit to an actor with one hit show that milked the character for the rest of his career. plenty of space to walk around as there not much there 10 min there and you would have seen everything twice. spent more time in a junk shop outside as it was more interesting, you can see the junk shop through the window of the "museum" Dear Boom42511yl. I have read and greatly enjoyed your review..although I do wonder why you Took time to not fully drink in the true ambience of the place and darn right coolness of the wealth of stuff therein? I was fascinated to read the actual review of the junk shop,as I’m guessing it wasn’t the Bilko museum you were actually talking about,maybe? I personally ,would like to invite you for a strong tea and to spend some time talking to the owner of the emporium to find out some depth to the actor and the man who has dedicated his life to preserving a Hollywood legend. Obviously,if your not free for a tea may I suggest some small cakes or scones and actually gibe the museum and Bilko one more fresh look..
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Response from kevbutnobacon | Reviewed this property |
Hey my friend you are wrong big time again. Bilko was an English cookie and no mistake, born and bred in Coventry. Hence the museum ? I watch him all my life on Dutch TV. He was in the English army. Look at the uniforms they... More
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