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Revolution House

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Wonderful find

Took a trail off the TPT trail to visit as it aroused our interest on seeing the signpost. It was... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2019
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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A must for all history enthusuasts

This is steeped in history. Gunpowder plot etc and well worth a visit. I have visited so many times... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2019
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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It was the dark year 1688 when rumour and unrest muttered up and down the country and James II sat uneasily on the throne of England. On bleak and windswept Whittington Moor stood an alehouse called the Cock and Pynot (a dialect word for magpie...more
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Revolution House 61 High Street | Old Whittington, Chesterfield S41 9JZ, England
+44 1246 345727
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Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

Took a trail off the TPT trail to visit as it aroused our interest on seeing the signpost. It was well worth it as we spent a bit of time wandering round the house. So atmospheric you could almost taste the history of this place...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

This is steeped in history. Gunpowder plot etc and well worth a visit. I have visited so many times as I live locally but find it so charming.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

very small but historic site/house staffed by people who know what they are talking about worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank john r
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Although the Christmas decorations have been in place a while. The house still looked lovely and very atmospheric. Lots of hard work. Admission is free but check opening times. Enthusiastic volunteers. Small with an interesting history, parking on road, very nice visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chrisgale
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

I visited on Saturday 15th December, I’ve been meaning to go for a long while and I was not disappointed. It’s a small museum but packed with history, as I walked into the house I was able to imagine the house in times gone by....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

We visited for the Christmas carol concert and I was a bit disappointed to be honest. We probably need to go back at a less busy time but because so many people were there it was very hard to get any understanding or appreciation of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Good hour spent in this house with the curator who was personable, engaging and informative. It brought the history to life and the furniture, fittings and environment are interesting and relevant to history and where we are today. Admission is free but please leave a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank pboroman
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon this while out walking after calling at the pub next door, found out something new which is always good, the member of staff on duty was very friendly and knowledgeable, great to see somewhere like this being preserved, worth calling in if you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank 92glennw
Reviewed November 14, 2017

This is a really unusual place - I can't think of anywhere else like it. It's an old pub where there was a meeting of a group of noblemen planning the Glorious Revolution of 1688.They were supposed to meet on a nearby moor but apparently...More

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank smith1265
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Tried going on a Monday only to discover its only open on weekends, when we first tried venturing into the museum the only road sign took us in the completely opposite direction which wasn't good but we found it eventually. Knowing where it actually was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Lucyj96
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