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Fantastic guided tour.

Our tour guide, Jeff, was outstanding. He really brought these fascinating little houses to life... read more

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Fantastic tour

What a wonderful tour today. Jeff, one of the volunteers, was so erudite and informative. He made... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken round in a larger than normal group as a guide had phoned in sick but Jeff (with a J) was an excellent guide who told it like it was, warts and all!! Jeff’s grandparents had lived in a similar property so he was able to put a personal spin on the visit. Amazing that this property is still standing but I’m so pleased it is. The tailor’s shop at the end was fantastic, all the brown paper patterns were hung from the walls and the sewing machines were still on the bench. Lots of narrow steep stairs but nobody rushed us and once in each room we were able to sit down and listen to the stories of the people who had lived there. Brilliant!!!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful guided tour of the back to back houses. Gave you a real insight of times gone by brought to life by Jeff the excellent guide.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was our wedding anniversary, a bit of a faff at the beginning as our booking got mixed up. We did manage to go round just on time as they gave us an earlier slot, but as a member I was a bit upset and the sweet shop was not open either.
The volunteer cannot remember her name we were on the 10:15 slot on the 14.09.19 she was really passionate and knowledgable. We stayed in a back to back in Huddersfield 25 years ago so was particularly interesting for us. Well recommended but please sort out your booking process.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Jean Shepherd as our tour guide, she had a personal family link to the back to backs, so our tour had family tales interwoven with the known history of the place. The tour is about 90 minutes and flies by! You see a great selection of rooms upstairs and downstairs, physically and metaphorically, as you hear about people in deepest poverty through to someone who lives in a much more comfortable setting, from 1830 to 1966, in various family sizes and ages. It was so so so interesting, we're still talking about it now.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This collection of restored houses, presented in styles from 1870 to 1930 is one of the best social history lessons one could hope for. It is seen by guided tour only but if our guide Jeff is anything to go by you will revel in the detail, the human stories, and the sheer enthusiasm at work here.

Date of experience: September 2019
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