Knighton Museum

Knighton Museum: Hours, Address, Knighton Museum Reviews: 5/5

Knighton Museum
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
This is a small community-run museum that has been collecting artefacts over the last ten years and, at last, has somewhere to exhibit them. The displays have been set-up with advice from the local dementia action alliance - KINDA - and include a wonderful kitchen and scullery from 1953. It also has one of the oldest fire appliances in the world on display. 2021 - will open when safe due to Covid-19
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rosecottage_10
Knighton, UK17 contributions
Excellent visit for all the family
Aug 2019
Wonderful collection of items to stir memories of times past. It offers an opportunity to handle some items. Fun for children, nostalgic for some adults and a happy mental lift for adults with a failing memory
Written February 20, 2020
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Lovely review - thank you for taking the time to do it. It's fascinating the sort of things that children are attracted to - like old typewriters and early mobile phones!
Written February 21, 2020
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David E
United Kingdom58 contributions
Good collection of local items.
Sep 2019
Many varied items. Something to interest most people here I'm sure. Open on a Sunday (in September).
Written September 11, 2019
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Thanks for doing this review. We will be open until the end of October, although we get the occasional 'hiccup' when we can't get a volunteer.
Written September 12, 2019
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bristolfiona
bristol10 contributions
So lovely x
Aug 2019 • Couples
This was a great little museum , The lady was so helpful with anything we needed to know , the children loved the little Offas hunt . I loved that the kids could try the instruments and touch some of the items . This was a lovely past time. Thankyou x
Written August 4, 2019
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Thank you for taking time to do a review and thank you again for such a lovely review! Hope to see you again.
Written August 5, 2019
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Tray11H
33 contributions
A hidden museum gem.
Jun 2019 • Family
What an amazing place. So much to see in such a small place! You need to walk round atleast four times because you miss so much! My kids really enjoyed trying to play the cornet! It good to find a pleace where you can look at things properly, pick them up, turn them over, instead of 'do not touch'. Great to kill an hour or so.
Written June 30, 2019
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Glad you all enjoyed your visit - please come again as we are always adding things in to the collection.
Written July 1, 2019
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coachchris2812
Worthing, UK21 contributions
Lovely
Oct 2018 • Family
A great place to visit with the family well worth a visit very friendly staff and very child freindly
Written October 24, 2018
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Thank you for taking the time with this review. Hope to see you again next year.
Written October 26, 2018
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grafromtheshire
Bedford, UK33 contributions
What a gem
May 2018 • Family
This little museum is small, but perfectly formed. When we visited the lady who showed us all the artefacts couldn’t have been more friendly or knowledgable. My daughters tried weaving, playing musical instruments, coin rubbing and all sorts of other things. Really well worth a visit.
Written May 29, 2018
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Thank you! Thanks for taking the time to write a review and hope to see you back again.
Written May 30, 2018
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Carolyn S
Leeds, UK7 contributions
Offa's Dyke walker
May 2018 • Couples
Lovely collection of items -I especially enjoyed the medical section and The Tales about the Doctor as well as the women's magazines form the 1950's
Written May 13, 2018
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Doc Davies was quite a character. He was an officer in the Gurkha Regiment and they came to his funeral! Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Much appreciated.
Written May 16, 2018
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CCurry88
Stockport, UK4 contributions
Great museum
Apr 2018 • Friends
We visited this museum last August and then again this April. It is continuing its evolvement into a really good museum. Promoting reminiscing and happy family memories. Well worth a visit.
Written April 6, 2018
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Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the review. We are hoping to add a 'shop' for the children to use very soon so please come back again!
Written April 7, 2018
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FiftyFifty5050
Montgomery, UK649 contributions
Capturing Real Life Memories for Perpetuity
Mar 2018 • Friends
I visited here with a group I volunteer with which is dedicated to supporting families affected by dementia. We were interested in seeing the displays the museum has from the perspective of jogging memories for people with dementia, but this museum really is a little gem and would appeal to everyone.

This is a kaleidoscope of everyday life through the decades and you will either find something here that brings back memories of your childhood or be fascinated by how everyday items and appliances which help to make our lives easier have changed so much in a relatively short space of time.

For instance, there is a display of a 1950's kitchen; bereft of the aids which we now take for granted and a glimpse at what hard work was involved in caring for a family back then.

It was rather disconcerting at my age (58!) to find things which I remembered from my childhood - the Brownie Handbook I was so excited to receive, the hand operated sewing machine that my mother used to teach me how to sew; and interesting to see early examples of things I now use - an incredibly cumbersome early pressure cooker which, for the recipient at the time, was probably a prized possession.

There were school books, toys, a display of 'technology' from the Midland Bank in Knighton, maps, books, a pew rescued from the local chapel, the kitchen display, early cameras, bakeware, photos. There is something here for everyone.

The people of Knighton and the surrounding area have clearly engaged with the ethos of the museum, because there are a great number of artefacts which have associations with the town and with Welsh industry - such as an immaculately preserved coat from the 60's made from Welsh tweed.

The curator was very knowledgeable and, more importantly, incredibly enthusiastic about the collection. A seed cake had kindly been made for us all to try and the town Mayor dropped in to welcome us.

This may be a modest sized museum in a small country town, but it's relevance should not be underestimated as it gives the visitor a real feel of what it was like to live in Mid Wales throughout the decades.

Well worth a visit.
Written March 14, 2018
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What a wonderful review! We were so overwhelmed by it that we've posted it to the Knighton Memories Facebook page. We'd love to see you all again and we'll put our thinking caps on for another proper 'old-fashioned' cake.
Written March 16, 2018
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Alan G
3 contributions
Knighton Museum
Sep 2017 • Solo
The opening of the museum is a real bonus for the town. At last it's rich history can be explored and discussed with volunteers and indeed other visitors. A now must place to visit.
Written September 17, 2017
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Thank you for taking the time to do a review. We hope to change the exhibits regularly, so please come again.
Written November 22, 2017
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Knighton Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM