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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
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
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
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
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
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