Grantham Museum

Grantham Museum: Hours, Address, Grantham Museum Reviews: 4/5

Grantham Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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David P
Ross-on-Wye, UK1 contribution
The museum directors should be ashamed!
Jul 2021
For worshipers of Maggie Thatcher or Grantham Football Club, this museum is a must visit. Those visitors expecting to learn about the local WW1 Machine Gun
Corps training camp will be VERY disappointed! The training camp was situated less than 2 miles from the museum on land now occupied by the Belton Park Golf
Club. Thousands of young Tommies trained there before being sent to fight, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice. As Sir Tony Robinson and the Time Team
discovered while excavating the site of the camp, there is precious little evidence to show that the camp ever existed. All the more reason to have it featured
in the local museum, permanently. When I visited in early July 2021, there was not one item, not one photograph, not a single word relating to the camp. Disgraceful! I
challenge the directors of the museum to complete the following: "At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, ..................."
Written October 1, 2021
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peterthefeet
Grantham, UK23 contributions
Machine Gun Corps Exhibition
Oct 2019 • Solo
From 3rd October 2019 there are excellent exhibits of Equipment , uniforms,Visual Displays relating to the MGC that trained over 100 years ago locally during World War One.Men from all over the British Empire trained at Belton and Harrowby Camp before seeing action.Exhibition ends in February 2020.Well worth some time to learn about the "Suicide Squad".
Written October 4, 2019
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stu W
3 contributions
Walk round Grantham museum
May 2019 • Solo
Nice building located on the high St. Small museum but free, With good displays, and themes that regularly change. Staff are friendly and helpful. No dedicated parking, but free on the road outside for half hour.
Written June 4, 2019
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2010mustang
Cheshire, UK1,151 contributions
Mrs T was the highlight of the place
May 2019 • Couples
Had read about the museum and decided to visit especially with the history of Isaac Newton and Margaret Thatcher. Apart from the area showing the Mrs Thatcher exhibits there isn't much else to see. There is a nice little cafe area and bookcases with second hand books for sale. The staff are very helpful and as it is free to visit it is worth popping in to have a look,
Written May 7, 2019
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r0b0sb0rn
Grantham, UK9 contributions
A small museum that's worth a visit
Apr 2019 • Family
Recently used as the venue as part of the Annual SAMA82 AGM weekend.
There is a display related to Grantham's (Im)Famous daughter Baroness Thatcher
Written April 13, 2019
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Kay V
Bradford, UK57 contributions
So much effort put in by staff.
Jan 2019 • Couples
We came from Bradford to visit Grantham as we are making our way through Cities steeped in British history and This museum quite frankly put alot to shame. The effort put in by staff to help remember people from our history, especially those from Grantham itself, was shown throughout.
Alot on WW2 is seen in this museum and me and my partner had the most amazing experience of overhearing an elderly man react to the exhibition.
There we were reading the information plaques about the soldiers in WW2 and in he came with a woman who read aloud the plaque behind us to him. We then heard him agreeing with the woman as she spoke, him saying "oh yes, thats right. Thats what would happen" and i got so emotional . It hit me how soecial little museums like this mean to the people who served in the war and lived during this time.
This museum has done a great job of preserving Granthams history and educating people who live there aswell as those who dont.
I would 100% go back, it was free, but we loved it so much we left a £10 donation.
Please go and see!
Written January 28, 2019
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Karen
Cheltenham, UK9 contributions
Lovely welcome and attentive volunteers
Oct 2018 • Solo
Superb little gem in Grantham, run mostly by volunteers. Situated on the main shopping street, it’s clean, tidy, friendly, knowledgable. Little cafe serves simple drinks, biscuits and there’s a tiny gift shop.
I spent an hour looking round, things are laid out neatly with plenty of information. Kids have things to look at and do...interactive areas were fun and well thought out.
Written October 2, 2018
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BigG1
Kent331 contributions
I'd rather say OK than 'average'
Sep 2018 • Couples
Came here by accident as we were looking for the library and across the front of this building in big letters it says Public Library - it's not, the library is across the road this is now just a mediocre museum. Best bit was a little display of an apothecary shop. We went upstairs to view "The Globe" which was part of the Gravity Fields festival, that was OK, but needed captions on the pictures so you could work out what you were looking at. Stayed for a 'talk' (but had to go next door to buy tickets at the Guildhall (why)? Talk was OK, speaker was German and a little difficult to understand and I disagreed with many of her conclusions, she needs more research and more experience of giving talks.
We arrived looking for the Isaac Newton exhibit and explained this to the museum manager who showed us there own (modest) Newton display - she claimed she knew nothing about any other exhibition which we had made special arrangements to visit before it opened - as a manger I would have expected her to know what other events were happening as part of the festival
Written October 1, 2018
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Alan T
Bury, United Kingdom47 contributions
Went and found the museum closed
Aug 2018 • Family
Went to Grantham early August in the high season and was most disappointed that the museum was closed.Also the tourist information office was difficult to locate.Forget this place unless you want to see the shop that Maggy Thatcher was born and bre up in
Written August 9, 2018
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Huw G
11 contributions
So much interesting history in Grantham!
Apr 2018 • Solo
I had an excellent time perusing the information displayed in this museum. Would never have thought Grantham had such claims to fame. Lots of fascinating history displayed well. Would definitely recommend popping in to this museum.
Written July 11, 2018
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