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Banbury Museum

Castle Quay Spiceball Park Road, Banbury OX16 2PQ, England
+44 1295 753752
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A small local museum

A nice museum with some interesting local history. It is, however, quite small and I think the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DrGrahamG
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Banbury, United Kingdom
Visit to see 1st world War exhibition

What a poor exhibition £4 to see a small collection of pencil drawings and watch a video of a local... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Julie K
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Welcome to Banbury Museum! We are a family friendly museum located in Banbury’s town centre, next to the idyllic canal side. The Civil War, plush manufacturing, the Victorian market town, costume from the 17th century to the present day, Tooley’s Boatyard and the Oxford Canal, are just some of the stories illustrated in the museum. There are also regularly changing exhibitions and activities to ensure that there is always something new to see and do
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“local history” (18 reviews)
“shopping centre” (23 reviews)
“castle quay” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Castle Quay Spiceball Park Road, Banbury OX16 2PQ, England
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+44 1295 753752
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"local history"
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"shopping centre"
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"castle quay"
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"tourist information"
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"the ground floor"
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"free entry"
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"grayson perry"
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"canal side"
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"modern building"
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"interactive bits"
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"civil war"
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"well laid out"
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"hands on activities"
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"fascinating facts"
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"all ages"
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"well worth a visit"
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"helpful staff"
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Reviewed yesterday

A nice museum with some interesting local history. It is, however, quite small and I think the entry fee is probably overpriced for what you get.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a poor exhibition £4 to see a small collection of pencil drawings and watch a video of a local ammunition factory. Shocking

Thank Julie K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 5 year old daughter had a lovely time in the creative area colouring/making animals. Friendly, helpful members of staff making sure the children have everything they need. The museum has some hands on exhibits on the walkway over the canal, which the children loved...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid an All too brief visit here during a short stay in the Town. Local history is documented within and the building straddles the canal. Plenty to see and we didn’t do it justice. There were a few children inside, all being well entertained....More

Thank jandlUk
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

If you are new to the town then this is s good place to start your exploration. The museum gives a good history into Banbury and the Canal. Good for all age groups as there are some hands on displays that can be played with....More

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

I paid to go in, and i have to say. its completely pointless, avoid this. I suggest making this place into a bigger brand shop or it could make a lovely restaurant. sorry but that was so poor.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We are regular visitors to the MAD museum so were very excited to see another automata exhibition-the exhibits were limited but of high quality, beautifully curated and enough to keep our very active 5 year old son busy for three quarters of an hour. The...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

We had to look after our grand children for the day and as rain was forecast we decided to take them to Banbury Museum as I had good memories of it for maybe 10 years ago. Now the reason Ive given it such a poor...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

The museum itself is interesting & the staff are lovely, however some of the history needs to be updated ( Alcan is no longer in existance etc...) We paid £4 to visit the Marvellous Machines exhibition and were very disapointed (however it's good for children)...More

Thank Ripper2016
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Antonio F, Public Relations Manager at Banbury Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Hi Ripper2016 - I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy the exhibition - from your description I'd guess you cam in the first couple of days of its opening - we've significantly increased the descriptions since. Thanks for being generous with your review despite your bad...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

I love to visit local museums, so to understand the history of the area. I was pleasantly surprised with is small but good museum. It explains the history of Banbury, and compliments this small but pleasant town.

Thank Howlo
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Antonio F, Public Relations Manager at Banbury Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thankyou Howlo - We're glad to have surprised you! Reviews like yours are so important ot local museums, so I hope you continue to explore them, and let the world know what you think. Thanks!

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Emfy
February 22, 2017|
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Response from FlorenceScholar | Reviewed this property |
I do apologise for the tardy response Emfy - life has been a little hectic... I am not certain to be honest with you & it would best to check directly with the museum itself....
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Julie P
September 20, 2016|
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Response from Antonio F | Property representative |
Hi - all our permanent galleries are free, there is a small charge for our temporary exhibition. Hope to see you here soon!
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