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Tudor House Museum

Friar Street, Worcester, Worcester WR1 2NA, England
+44 1905 612309
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Incredible place

Steeped in history and full of interesting exhibits. Staff are very knowledgeable and helpful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sarahys
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Free fascinating piece of history

This 500 (ish) year old building has had an interesting life. There are several rooms open to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
L B
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Polperro, United Kingdom
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This beautiful 16th century building in the heart of historic Friar Street is run as a museum by volunteers. Displays focus on the house's past, as a home to Tudor weavers through to its use as an ARP Warden's office in WW2, and a school clinic thereafter. A cafe serves tea, coffee and wrapped cakes on vintage bone china. There is a Tudor Rat trail and activities for children. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday all year.
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Friar Street, Worcester, Worcester WR1 2NA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Steeped in history and full of interesting exhibits. Staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Lots of local history.

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TudorHouse1550, Manager at Tudor House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your lovely review! The team are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit so much. Best, Tonia, Museum Manager

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 500 (ish) year old building has had an interesting life. There are several rooms open to the public, each with information on a part of the history. Upstairs there are looms in one of the rooms, and the volunteers will help you to have...More

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TudorHouse1550, Manager at Tudor House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear LB Thank you for your lovely review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit and will pass on your kind comments to the volunteers as they love knowing how much visitors liked the museum. Hope to welcome you again in the future. Best, Tonia...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to stop off for a coffee with some history of local places and people. Only negative was a hard sell on becoming a volunteer to work at the unit

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TudorHouse1550, Manager at Tudor House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you felt you were given the "hard sell" about volunteering for the museum. I shall speak to the weekend team and establish how the conversation was handled to ensure this doesn't happen again. Best, Tonia Museum Manager

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A free museum in the centre of Worcester and staffed by enthusiastic and interesting volunteers. The museum shows the evolution of the houses in which it is based since the 16th century with plenty of displays on the walls. Well worth a quick visit and...More

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TudorHouse1550, Manager at Tudor House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our museum! I'll pass the comments on to our volunteers as they enjoy hearing how much people have enjoyed their visit. Best, Tonia, Museum Manager

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All furniture has been taken away so it's an audio tour of rooms only Personal taste you like or do not like Leave it to youMore

Thank John B
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TudorHouse1550, Manager at Tudor House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear John I think you have confused Tudor House Museum in Worcester with another museum. Tudor House does not have an audio tour and there is furniture in the rooms. Could you provide some more information that would help describe the museum you visited? Best,...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

This is staffed by volunteers who have a mine of knowledge about the city and it's heritage displayed in the museum.

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TudorHouse1550, Manager at Tudor House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Thank you for your review: the volunteers love passing on their knowledge of Worcester to visitors! Best, Tonia - Museum Manager

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

The volunteers are very good and know lots about the place and are very interesting. It is not a place for a long visit but there is some interesting stuff there particularly about the wartime. It is free to visit but they do need donations...More

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TudorHouse1550, Manager at Tudor House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Thank you for your review! The volunteers are excellent, and I know they'll be pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

We thought we would just pop in for a few minutes but in fact stayed there for over an hour. The outside appearance is deceptive, there is a whole wealth of Worcester history to see and experience. The different uses of the house are clearly...More

Thank STN1952
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TudorHouse1550, Manager at Tudor House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review! Tudor House does have a very deceptive exterior, and the team are really pleased you took the time to find out more. We hope to welcome you back to the museum sometime in the future. Tonia, Museum Manager

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

A free museum run by volunteers in one of the oldest buildings in Worcester. Each room tells the story of a different time in the town's history. It's very atmospheric-you can imagine the building's 500-odd years of life. The volunteers are helpful and enthusiastic about...More

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TudorHouse1550, Manager at Tudor House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of our museum! I will pass your comments on to our volunteers as they love knowing how much people have enjoyed their visit. Best, Tonia Museum Manager

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Went in here on one of the coldest days of 2018 (Beast from the East!) and found a very warm welcome from the excellent volunteers. Some interesting things to find out about Tudor Worcester. Café is basic (no savoury food) but you can bring in...More

Thank Janette G
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TudorHouse1550, Manager at Tudor House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Dear Janette Thank you for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit to the museum on the coldest day of the year (even by our old building standards!). I have passed your comments on to the volunteers who enjoy knowing how much people have...More

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Response from TudorHouse1550 | Property representative |
Hello Karen At the Foregate Street station, turn left and walk along the Foregate for approximately 200 yards. Turn left down St Swithin's Street and then right at the corner of the Cornmarket (next to the rather fancy... More
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Hello - Trip Advisor rules mean I can't post a link, but the website address is on our Trip Advisor page. We are open 10-4 on Wednesday and Saturday, plus Thursdays in the summer. (We're volunteer run.) We hope to see you... More
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