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Towcester Museum

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Address: White Horse Yard 163-165 Watling Street West | White Horse Yard, Towcester NN12 6BX, England
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+44 1327 352662
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A hidden gem.

Interesting museum off the high street in an old stable building. Excellent for Roman history of Towcester and subsequent periods. Good docu drama dvd films. Costumes for children... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alighttomyfeet
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Bedfordshire
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Bedfordshire
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting museum off the high street in an old stable building. Excellent for Roman history of Towcester and subsequent periods. Good docu drama dvd films. Costumes for children to try on and knowledgeable staff. Go here before exploring Towcester and remember to look up at the varying period high street building architecture.

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1 Thank Alighttomyfeet
Towcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Towcester Museum is very much connected to the history of the town. On the groundfloor is the shop which has a wide range of items from books to marmalade! Upstairs is the museum itself. There is a charge for entering the museum with prices but none are very high. Children get two possible quizes to do while walking round. There... More 

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Thank jayacey
Towcester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017

This small local museum displays a number of items and artefacts from the history of the town. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

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1 Thank Gandulph
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2017

We were told by the locals to try this place has it sold a lot of good ales there was so many we had to have a small taste we all found a beer to our taste

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1 Thank 73trisha
Towcester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Well put together with more being added over time. Volunteers are friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit. Child friendly as well!

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1 Thank _cjh1000
Milton Keynes
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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Located in a quiet courtyard off the main road, this is a lovely small museum that has preserved the 5000 year old history of this Roman town very well. It is run by some lovely chaos who are passionate and knowledgeable. Good presentation of artefacts and history. There are some great historic coins, utensils, pottery from an era long gone... More 

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1 Thank tushar_pai
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Towcester has played a pivotal role in UK history as a Roman garrison, possibly close to the site of Boudicca's defeat, the site of a Saxon victory over the Danes, fought over ground in the Civil War between the Royalists in Oxford and the Parliamentarians in Northampton and having its own Great Fire. The main museum is all arranged on... More 

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1 Thank Sybil_Fawlty
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207 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Towcester (pronounced toaster) is a town on the the old Roman Watling Street, now the A 5 but the history goes back to the iron age and even earlier. While there are not a lot of artefacts there is a good story to tell. The museum is small but well laid out and the staff are very helpful to direct... More 

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2 Thank theredman01
Towcester, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Must admit as a resident of Towcester I was not really looking forward to the visit to the Museum. I know it has taken a long time for the Museum to be opened and a lot of hard work has gone into it. Towcester is not well known but if you are looking for somewhere to go and see all... More 

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2 Thank Mike H
Venice, Italy
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94 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

If I go to a small town museum my heart usually sinks when I am confronted with cases full of fossils and pictures of a primeval swamp. This is not the case here as Towcester Museum cuts straight to the chase and begins with a display showing, complete with artefacts, what is known about the first inhabitants of the area.... More 

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