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National Trust Museum of Childhood

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Address: Sudbury Hall, Ashbourne DE6 5HT, England
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+44 1283 585337
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Half term with the grandchildren

Great day out and womble trail for the kids nice cafe and shop lake and garden very picturesque nice place to take the family for a few hours to break up the holidays

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Lee H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day out and womble trail for the kids nice cafe and shop lake and garden very picturesque nice place to take the family for a few hours to break up the holidays

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved walking round with my kids and showing them some of the toys I used to play with. Some interesting stuff and well thought out. Not massive so about 2 hours to walk around slowly but excellent exhibits.

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Thank littlewener
Burton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have loved this place for over three years and I have been to other properties, but though they are magnificent/small/very old or even resent (1940) I still prefer Sudbury. 2017 and we have 'owned' it for 50 years now. If your ever passing, give it a try. A new restaurant and retail outlet has opened near to us, nothing to... More 

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Thank pauldyer481
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

such a great place to visit we really enjoyed it, thoroughly recommended for adults and kids. great education into early learning victorian style.

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Thank Paul W
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Luckily for us we were visiting the museum on a day when there were no children in evidence so we relived our childhood memories in relative quiet! The stewards in the museum are very outgoing and very well informed. Some lovely reminders of times gone by....

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Thank Jackie W
Burton upon Ttrent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

A fabulous house with many interesting features and pack with historical items. The staff appear to be well informed and easily approached. There is a large lake which gives the visitor an opportunity to take an outside stroll.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

The museum is fascinating and brings back many memories as you travel through. Very well set out and fun for all ages.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

15 years ago was the last time I visited this place with my daughter so due to the fact she was very young, I decided to treat her to a day out... It was wet & windy, the car park is across the road, a good 5 minute walk to the house. The hall was closed for the day so... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The improvements over the last few years have greatly improved the museum. We took our children many years ago, but took two of our Grandchildren (7 & 4) at half-term in February. It was a wet day and almost everyone from the surrounding counties had the same idea and it was rammed. The car park was overflowing and although there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Goes without saying, this place is great for kids. There's plenty to do in terms of activities for kids of most ages. They even have a 'chimney sweep' set up as an attraction, where the kids go 'up' a chimney breast, and come down another! My kids are 3 & 4 and they LOVED that part, going round about 10... More 

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