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had a great time visiting this museum and learning about the place and the sailors that when there... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
PatrickW1883
HMS Ganges museum.

The display is amazingly huge. Lots of history some in cabinets other you can touch. Run by... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2019
A3303XQpaulh
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

had a great time visiting this museum and learning about the place and the sailors that when there for their Training

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

The display is amazingly huge. Lots of history some in cabinets other you can touch. Run by volunteers who do a fabulously good job. Staff are friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. Worth a visit. Easy parking and toilets.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I visited the HMS Ganges museum as I was very interested to see it being an ex Ganges boy of some 48 years ago, the museum depicts what life was like for young boys who joined the RN at the age of 15 to 16,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Fraser A
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Went in here after getting off the foot ferry. Had no idea what it was. We were greeted as soon as we entered and the people were really freindly and took time to explain things and show us stuff. The thing that we liked best...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Getaway726435
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

After hearing so much about this place from my uncle, who is sadly no longer with us, I felt it was time to go for a visit. It was well worth a visit and its free to get in. They just ask for a donation...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kimberley B
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum run by volunteers and is only open at weekends and bank holidays. So yes it was shut when I got there but fortunately one of the volunteers was there doing some work and let me have a look around. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mrba2015
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

What an excellent museum this is, it's not massive but completely captures the spirit of Ganges. The staff are brilliant and completely happy to answer any question or bring Ganges back to life in their recollections. I walked through the gates in October 1972 and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank TonyD7777
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Very interesting.. kids really enjoyed the visit.. get the minds of young ones going with so much information.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Karen E
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Our relatives from Felixtowe took us to the museum as my wife's father was a Ganges boy. The museum staff made us most welcome and assisted us in getting an understanding of what life was like for him as a fifteen year old boy at...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Martin080853
Reviewed August 9, 2017

This was my second visit to the museum having been a Ganges boy back in the 60s, It is an excellent museum.They have added an extra room since I last visited. There is something for vertually every year that Ganges was opened at the begining...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank AJAH51
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craighodgkins
January 17, 2019|
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Response from mrba2015 | Reviewed this property |
You can’t access the site as it’s derelict and all boarded up. Just follow the road as far as it goes along the Shotley Peninsular and turn left. The museum is beside the marina. Only open a couple of days a week so check... More
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Paul D
August 5, 2018|
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Yes the mast is still in it’s original place which is not at the museum. Sadly the mast is literally falling apart lots of bits have dropped off and there is also storm damage to it. So sad.
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