Brampton Museum

Brampton Museum, Newcastle-under-Lyme: Hours, Address, Brampton Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Brampton Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Museum and Art Gallery in beautiful Brampton Park. Local history galleries, The Jim Wain Courtyard Gallery, activities and events programme, craft shop. The Little Vintage Tea Room is open at the museum Monday-Saturday 10.30-4 and Sunday 1.30-4.30.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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4.5
137 reviews
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Pat M
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK4 contributions
Feb 2022
We visited for the Arthur Berry exhibition. The refurbished exhiition space is very good, with excellent lighting. The new cafe looks promising (though not operational when we were there). We enjoyed the Berry pictures and the accompanying video showing the beginnings of the New Vic Theatre and Arthur Berry's support of it.
Written February 14, 2022
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thegimbletts
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK106 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
This is just a lovely place to visit. The Victorian shop fronts are probably my favourite part of the collection but they also have some very interesting ceramics, as well as a good range of visiting exhibitions in the gallery space. Set in the lovely surroundings of Brampton Park, there is also free parking and it's just a pleasant 10 minute walk from the centre of Newcastle.
Written April 18, 2015
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Bunterjuice
53 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
A lovely little museum concentrating on local Roman history and life in WWII. Some fascinating exhibits.

Upstairs there is a replica Victorian street scene, paying tribute to many shops, still remembered by Newcastillians.

It's set in lovely gardens with a play area and an aviary, a short walk from the town centre. Well worth a visit.
Written August 15, 2016
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ArbieP
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK251 contributions
Jan 2013 • Solo
Nice grounds - it's a ten minte walk from town. The main focus is on families with children - and there are several displays (e.g. toys) and activites for them. There is a section explaining where the "castle" in Newcastle comes from and a display of local finds including Roman stuff and pottery. The "Art" is a bit thin on the ground with only a dozen or so 18th/19th century paintings on the walls of the staircase. Downstairs is a recreation of a kitchen in wartime and upstairs there are recreations of several Victorian shops. You could do a brisk walk round in 15/20 minutes and a slow dawdle might take an hour at most.
Written January 7, 2013
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Peter H
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK13 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
For a relatively small town this museum is a real gem. We have visited large city museums with far less to offer. Only a five minute walk from the town centre yet feels miles from anywhere, though there's free parking if you want to drive to it. If you have children there's a park right next door with a café serving good food at a very reasonable price. This is a must for any visitor to Newcastle.
Written July 26, 2016
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Thank you very much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We are always looking for ways to improve the museum for our visitors so any suggestions would be most welcome. Hope you visit us again soon 😊
Written July 28, 2016
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Trudi B
89 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
I love it when I visit a place and find a little hidden treasure - and the Borough Museum qualifies on both counts! It is small but it is still possible to while away a happy hour enjoying the treasures within - and without. The more mature will enjoy the memories brought back by the 40s room, the history of the burgesses will keep local history buffs happy and families will enjoy the maze of Victorian shops on the first floor - as well as the grounds outside which have fabulous space to play in. Exhibitions change regularly and there are always craft activities on offer for children. Parking and refreshments are available nearby (although delicious ice cream from a local supplier is available at the museum).
Written May 19, 2015
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LauraPurpleStar
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK23 contributions
Nov 2013 • Family
I really enjoy visiting here with my toddler. The people that run it are always thinking of new things to entertain young children and there is always something on for children during the school holidays. I also enjoy the art displays and Victorian street scene. They sell lovely jewellery and trinkets too made by local designers at reasonable prices.
Written January 1, 2014
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Charlie Thomas Lomax
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK197 contributions
Jun 2013
This is a small attraction but free to get in, It is run by the local council, explaining the local history, potteries ect, some war Stuff and old themed shop fronts. But it is a good location on a big plot of ground of swings for the children's, cafe open grass for picnics a steam train, narrow gage type for children.some birds in huts, very nice if weather is good.
Written July 29, 2013
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louise
Staffordshire, UK6 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
The history of Newcastle-under-Lyme It was amazing day out accessible for wheelchairs and fully accessible for assistance dogs and guide dogs very spacious to walk around and very clean but only downstairs is available to everyone because of the COVID-19 and they want to keep everybody safe so we got everybody downstairs and you can keep your social distance from people much better
Written September 1, 2020
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parrot542014
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK6 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Not much to see history poor, not really worth a visit no people in very disappointed the council could do more with their money instead of keeping that big building open
Written November 6, 2019
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Thank you for your review. I’m sorry you did not enjoy your recent visit. You do not give much detail in your review and as we like to listen to our visitors you can always email us with more information bramptonmuseum@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk. We look forward to hearing from you. I notice from your other reviews that this is your first review of a museum and we would like to understand more about your expectations of a museum. We would also love to hear your thoughts on the other attractions on Brampton Park. If you visited us yesterday we are in the middle of changing our exhibition in readiness for Christmas - there’ll be more to see when it is ready. We’re happy to tell you that we are planning some great changes to the museum soon - so watch this space 😊
Written November 8, 2019
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Brampton Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM