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Museum of Local History
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“review of museum of local history, malvern”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

This fascinating little museum is worth a visit by anyone, local or visitor. We had lived in Malvern for several years before we condescended to enter and have a look around one day while walking past - and what a delightful surprise!

Visited October 2012
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Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Actually situated inside the Abbey ARch, the Malvern Museum is an extraordinary experience.
I recommend this Museum to all the visitors coming to Malvern and a little bit interested in what is behind the history of this beautiful town.
The radar establishment, Elgar, Davis Bates, Jenny Lind,the Morgan car, the Water Cure and many other subjects are dealt within these fabulous medieval walls.
Run by volunteer experts, a not to be missed attraction.

Visited September 2012
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Ancona, Italy
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“Fascinating and friendly..”
Reviewed August 17, 2012


The main thing about the museum is the variety of subjects and exhibits - life in the Priory next door, sewage, how the water cure worked, Sitz baths, the first real cars in the UK (made here - not Morgans) the Malvern Festival and George Bernard Shaw, Mrs Dickens, American hospitals in the war....

They make it all interesting...

For example I, somebody with no interest whatsoever normally in science, found myself fascinated by the part on wartime work at the Royal Signals Research Establishment at Malvern on radar - 3cm and 10cm band radar, the Small Portable Radar Torch, the Mortar Locating Radar Jammer, Eureka Radio Beacons (for homing) GEE (for night flying) and OBOE (for blind bombing), the Magnetron...

Perhaps it had something to do with my liking Gavin Lyall’s “The Most Dangerous Game”, in which radar (3cm and 10 cm) plays such a vital part...

They cater for all ages, too - plenty for children - mediaeval dressing up clothes (boys and girls, two sizes) in the mediaeval bit, for example, which they can put on by themselves, without being badgered by attendants and rules.

And for once the commentary on the audio thing gets it right. Informative, but doesn’t tell you too much, and friendly rather than bossy. My favourite was Brother Luke, in the Mediaeval Room with a Welsh accent...

I enjoyed the museum so much that I forgot to go to the Priory next door, which is said to have the most spectacular stained glass in the country. Next time...

Visited July 2012
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