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National Trust Museum of Childhood

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Address: Sudbury Hall, Ashbourne DE6 5HT, England
Phone Number: 01283 585337
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Grandparents delight

Great for kids old and young. Nice to talk to grandchildren about old fashioned toys and there were lots of hands on things for kids to do, they loved going 'up the chimney'!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Shildon, United Kingdom
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Shildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great for kids old and young. Nice to talk to grandchildren about old fashioned toys and there were lots of hands on things for kids to do, they loved going 'up the chimney'!

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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great exhibit with lots to see and reminisce on. It was a little patchy on some timelines I thought but otherwise a good collection of toys and collectables.

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited for the afternoon, grounds are not that spectacular but we had been to Chatsworth the day before so it had a hard act to follow! Museum is good and my husband and I really enjoyed revisiting our childhood and remembering some of the items we played with, our children enjoyed the interactive displays and learning how some of he... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a day here with my 5 year old daughter, there is lots to do, Sudbury hall is a large house to explore, huge gardens to explore too, the museum of childhood, outside play area, and of course a restaurant and an ice cream shop. You could spend the entire day here, especially on a warm sunny day like... More 

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Brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great outing here with kids aged in their seventies, forties and 13 and 10. Enjoyed by all. The Victorian school room was fun if a little long. Lots and lots of exhibits to look at - a good couple of hours' worth - and some nice interactive bits. Personal highlight was seeing my old Sindy bathroom set - a lovely... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting and nostalgic trip here today. Saw some toys I'd forgotten I had even had, as well as really interesting, more historical exhibits. Not a huge collection but very well presented and organised.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited with my family on three occasions now. We have a National Trust Family membership so I cannot comment on price. But as a member I feel I get value for money. The museum is small on three floors.Each floor is accessible by a lift if you are a wheelchair user and on the top floor there is... More 

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Thank Dawn H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good visit. I liked it because of all the retro memorabilia. The children enjoyed the museum and interactive exhibits. They also loved the trail around the grounds and lake. Free entry with our national trust membership. We also used the cafe which is lovely- very spacious and modern. Superb scones fresh out the oven! Unfortunately Sudbury Hall was closed... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent visit, even though busy in school holidays. Plenty on site to keep children interested and occupied. Parkland to play in, activity playground and the museum itself which was a nostalgic delight for both young & older members of the family. Lots of hands-on opportuntities in all areas. 6 year old enjoyed listening in to recorded stories and we lost... More 

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quirky museum which brings you back to your childhood and even further back to Victorian school! Fun for all the family; lots of old toys and books to reminisce about or to tell your kids about... The Victorian school lesson was really fun - and the teacher convincingly Victorian - and really engaging. A fun museum to visit as... More 

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