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Address: Carriers Road, Cranbrook TN17 3JX, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1580 712475
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Interesting rural museum

Well stacked with a wide range of exhibits depicting local life and development. Many artefacts left by local wealthy families.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2016
Peter H
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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Well stacked with a wide range of exhibits depicting local life and development. Many artefacts left by local wealthy families.

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Thank Peter H
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Cute little museum of local history with loads of interesting things. Portraying family life in the country and tools that were used, local trades and services, local art and artists, costumes and so on. The bird collection is supposed to be the largest in Kent.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

What a gem. So glad we went. A trip down memory lane. Cant wait to go back to take more time to look around. Set in a lovely house and gardens.

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Thank Disy44
Kent, England
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Although we are local we hadn't visited for ages and not since its refurbishment. Had forgotten how much there was to see - lots of exhibits, mainly relating to local industries such as wool, hops etc. All contained over 3 floors in a wonderful 15th century house, set in a quiet little garden and tucked away behind the high street.... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We're not great fans of museums, but this one was well worth the visit and we spent longer there than anticipated. Provides so much really interesting history of Cranbrook and the local area through the ages in a comfortable and not too taxing way.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you are in Cranbrook or you are tracing family history in the area this is a great place to go. Lots of old maps and info and pictures. We found 2 ancestors I was tracing on Ancestry who we knew lived in Cranbrook on information held here. It is very cheap to visit too, literally a donation.

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Cranbrook Museum is packed full of interesting items and facts about life in Cranbrook in days gone by. The building itself is delightful and the volunteers very helpful. Extraordinary collection of birds!

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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Kept going by a team of keen volunteers, this little museum was very varied and interesting. Open only from Tuesday to Saturday from 2 to4.30. A beautiful garden surrounds the old house. It is mainly devoted to the industrial and craft history of Cranbrook, but there are also sections on life in the past and some costumes. There is a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

So many things to see. Really need all day to take all the info in ones little grey cells. Of course that means one can go lots of times and always find something you did not see on previous visit. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Arrived at museum whilst following a walking tour of the town. A beautiful building full of local history. Kind volunteer staff very informative. Well worth a visit to gain an insight of how important Cranbrook once was.

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