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Ashworth Barracks Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Very interesting

Not been to a museum like this for a few years, wasn't sure what to expect as it looks small from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alex G
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Very Informative and Interesting Museum

We visited with our Grandchildren aged 7 & 4 at the time, who both thoroughly enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gilldawn081
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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The charitable aims of the Victoria Cross Trust who own the museum, fall into 2 main categories, firstly to restore the final resting places of VC recipients not in the care of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Secondly to educate the public...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not been to a museum like this for a few years, wasn't sure what to expect as it looks small from the outside, but once in we were surprised to find it was a guided tour. It starts at rorke's drift going through to the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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A9351GJpaulg, Events Coordinator at Ashworth Barracks Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the museum tour. Thanks for your support and review, come back and bring family and friends.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with our Grandchildren aged 7 & 4 at the time, who both thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to interact with all ages. The Museum is full of interesting exhibits and the children enjoyed being able to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sherpa13775360463, Trustee at Ashworth Barracks Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for visiting us. We are delighted that you enjoyed the visit and your children had the opportunity to learn from our guides. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

visited here with my son who has learning disabilities, we have had great afternoon , didnt think my son would sit and stand for 3 hours but he was so interested he did , the guide Graham was fantastic and added personal experience with us...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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A9351GJpaulg, Events Coordinator at Ashworth Barracks Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. Our aim is to help all of our visitors to enjoy the Ashworth Barracks experience regardless of any disability. It was great to meet you after your tour, and obvious that your son had enjoyed it. We are proud of our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting afternoon spent today at Ashworth Barracks. Our guide Adam was very helpful and had good knowledge about all the history of the museum and being allowed to handle armements on display made the experience that much better I'd not recommend it for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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A9351GJpaulg, Events Coordinator at Ashworth Barracks Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, always great to hear that our guests have a good time. Adam is one of our many guides and all give their individual interpretation. Come again soon, bring friends and family, and maybe a different guide next time.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very helpful and knowledgable staff. An interesting museum with some rare and unique exhibits. You can handle some of the exhibits and are really made to feel welcome. Well done folks ... a big thumbs up from me.

Date of experience: August 2019
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A9351GJpaulg, Events manager at Ashworth Barracks Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit e review. We are glad to hear that you had a great time and hope that you can recommend us to friends and family.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the barracks as a family and really enjoyed our tour led by Adam and later Barry. Both were very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and answered all our questions. The team of volunteers were very accommodating to our 5 year old energetic boy...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Sherpa13775360463, Trustee at Ashworth Barracks Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and the firing range, one of our favourites amongst five year olds and mums!! Ill make sure all of those involved are informed of your kind words.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best military museums we've visited in the UK. You can actually TOUCH stuff and the guides stories about VC winners are both moving and inspiring. (And most of the guides are ex services and all volunteers.) This has got to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Sherpa13775360463, Trustee at Ashworth Barracks Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your review. The museum is truly hands-on and your comments echo those of our other guests. Ill make sure that the staff involved (Guy and the cafe ladies) are informed of your comments

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked for my 65 Birthday bash 10 of us visited and had a wounderful buffet a informative tour of the Museum and finished off with a shooting compertition. All the staff made this a very special day and I would recomend it as a fun...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Sherpa13775360463, Trustee at Ashworth Barracks Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind words and were delighted you enjoyed the visit and hospitality. Ill ensure that the staff involved are made aware.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit. Excellent tour on Saturday afternoon ... very moving actually. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and brought to life the stories of some of those who were awarded the VC. Museum has many interesting and informative displays of historical artefacts and a great hands...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Sherpa13775360463, Trustee at Ashworth Barracks Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We are delighted that you enjoyed the visit. We look forward to seeing your friends in the near future

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic place to visit, passes a good couple of hours. The guided tour is really informative . Visited with work so had to leave early but we will be back very soon.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Sherpa13775360463, Trustee at Ashworth Barracks Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou Emma for your review. If you pop back we can let you finish off your visit. We have a re-enactment weekend 24 & 25 August coming up that you might be interested in.

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Alexbw2008
September 5, 2018|
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Response from 392lorrainep | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would say that would be fine. Our tour lasted about two hours & you may have a little bit of waiting time depending on when the next tour starts. We didn’t see much of the outside exhibits because of bad weather but... More
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riedefine
August 13, 2017|
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Response from I2949EOandrewf | Reviewed this property |
Yes, £7 is the standard charge, discount for usual suspects. I think tours starts on the hour, final one is about 4.00pm. Tour takes up to 2 hours depending on how many people are there, and how much handling of guns, armour... More
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Stevensnailham
June 15, 2017|
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Response from AshworthBks | Property representative |
All visits are by guided tour which are undertaken by our Veteran volunteers and staff. This is to allow a much better quality 'hands on' experience for our visitors.
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