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Corsham 17th Century Schoolroom & Almshouse

Pound Pill, Corsham SN13 9HT, England
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Fascinating visit

Had fascinating tour of the almshouses. Founded by Margaret Hungerford in 1668 to show off her very... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
David D
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Devizes
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Wrong opening hours

Went to the Almhouse today in pouring rain to find that the opening times had been changed, even... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2017
Victor5N
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Had fascinating tour of the almshouses. Founded by Margaret Hungerford in 1668 to show off her very real concern for the poor. Combination of almshouses for 6 people with a school. Still functioning today. Built as a symbol of her wealth and influence with 45...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Went to the Almhouse today in pouring rain to find that the opening times had been changed, even though the the leaflets and and the staff at the tourist information centre still had the opening time at 11 o'clock. Not only that but on an...More

Thank Victor5N
Pam G, Volunteer Guide at Corsham 17th Century Schoolroom & Almshouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Oh how frustrating for you, I'm so sorry we weren't there for you when you expected our lovely Almshouse and schoolroom to be open. We had to make a small change to our visitor opening hours this season, opening at 1.30pm on Wednesdays instead of...More

Reviewed April 17, 2017

We almost missed visiting it as door was closed. Very interesting. We had a guide which we would recommend.

Thank lme582016
Reviewed March 11, 2017

If you have a good imagination this is great. I love the school the desks and benches give buttons on my bum looking at them. Then there is initials carved in the desk top - how many of us actually did this? Todays pupils don`t...More

Thank gerby37
Reviewed September 28, 2016

This is well worth a visit - make sure you have the guided tour. We were lucky enough to have a lovely guide who told us all about the old school rooms and alms houses . The admission fee is very reasonable and we were...More

1  Thank suehowellya
Reviewed September 22, 2016

This is somewhere I'd passed numerous times but never visited. It doesn't take long to look around but it is inexpensive and well worth seeing. We had an excellent and very informative guided tour. There were many interesting facts about the building itself as well...More

1  Thank Beverley-and-Andy
Reviewed August 11, 2016

Not a lot to see but well worth the visit and I would recommend the guided tour.W e are new to the area and decided to check out the local history.Definetely one to tick off the list

1  Thank karen J
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Great fun and historically interesting for children. Small schoolroom and other rooms to explore, volunteers brilliantly helpful

Thank thefletuk
Reviewed April 6, 2016

Very interesting visit... a real insight into the past. Check out the opening times on the web before you make the journey to visit.

Thank thebeardedwonder
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Really interesting tour round these almshouses, seeing how things were, (and how little they have changed). The old school room is particularly interesting, especially if you bring older children.

Thank oldlizBath
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