I last came here as a kid over thirty years ago, so I was quite excited to come again. There are a lot more buildings now of course.
Lots to see, and some very friendly staff. We felt it was very good value for money, and enjoyed the day very much. It took us around four hours to go round, I think it would be difficult to do it more quickly than that. We went round the buildings by number, and I would say that the first 25 were more interesting.
The buildings from 25-50 seemed to have more restricted access and less buildings to actually go in for the second half of the museum, also there was far less human interaction, which seems a pity.
It is not a great idea for the staff at the entrance to practically have a stand up row in front of people - the lady had obviously made a mistake on the till - it went on and on, and we almost walked out before we'd gone in!
My main complaint is the usual complaint, the restaurant and shop. Both were over priced. We went for tea and cake just after 4pm. There was very little choice of cake, and it didn't look great. So, we had two mugs of tea, which cost £1.70 each (we think) is far too much for a mug of tea. When will these places realise that if they reduce the prices, they will sell more. Higher profits for less greed. I don't know how these prices were justifiable - thank heavens we bought a picnic lunch! Not only do they have reduced sales, they also damage their goodwill too - such a pity.
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