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“Military and civilian museum”

St. John's House Museum
Ranked #12 of 48 things to do in Warwick
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: St Johns House, a Jacobean Mansion located in Warwick, has a history spanning almost 900 years. The land on which the current building now stands was originally used as a hospital in the 12th century. The current house has been used as a private residence, a school and administrative offices of the War Department in the early 20th century. Latterly the building was bought by Warwickshire County Council and turned into a Museum, which was opened to the public in 1960. Please note, from April 1st 2017 the Museum will not be available for public visits, but by pre-arranged schools and groups only. The Museum will be open to the general public on Heritage Open Weekends. On the first floor of the house is The Royal Warwickshire Regiment of Fusiliers Museum, visit their website for opening hour details
Reviewed November 12, 2012

The military museum of the Warwickshire regiment/ Royal Fusiliers is upstairs and well worth a visit. It's full of information, interesting artefacts and uniforms. There is also uniforms for kids to try. It is separate to the museum downstairs so don't forget to donate both upstairs and down. Both museums are free, but downstairs is run by the Council and upstairs is a charity. The downstairs museum wasn't as much fun for me, but I did like the wooden toys and the comparison between food for the Victorian rich and poor.

Thank Ian G
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a great place for families and it is free.
The ground floor is full of history and the kids can dress up and interact.
On the first floor is a museum dedicated to the Warwickshire Regiment.
Lots to see and do

Thank chris c
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We popped in as it was raining outside and what a delight it was. The staff were friendly and informative. There is no entrance fee but donations are welcome. It was very interesting and we happily passed a good hour going back in history.

Thank 310christine_b_12
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

What a little gem. There is no entrance fee, however, the museum is run by volunteers and visitors are asked to provide a donation. Money well spent - it was full of little surprises and well worth a visit.

Thank jackso38
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

Not a huge place to visit but lovely building and free!! Made me feel old though when a few of my girlhood toys were on display... brilliant Victorian school room set up, lots of photos and information everywhere. Worth a visit.

Thank JoPhilSam
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