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“Lots of happy memories”

Land of the Lost Content Museum
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Lots of happy memories”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is a must for everyone. No matter what age you are you will find something in here to jog some happy memories and the older you are the more memories there will be. The place is filled floor to ceiling on three floors with all those items we all threw out and have long forgotten about but it is so lovely to see the all again and share the memories of when you got your Barbie doll or Action man. The music is of years ago and is really nice to sing along to as you go round the museum. For the younger ones amongst us it is still worth a visit - you can see how folks lived in years before you were born, it just might make you grateful for the 'soft' life we have now. If nothing else it will show you how the world has moved on in such a short space of time. The lady who runs this musuem is very friendly and more than happy to chat to you and tell you her little secrets as to where she gets the items from and will astound you with how much she has collected - not all of which is displayed as there is not enough room! Do visit - well worth the money and it is great to see the past brought to life.

Visited November 2012
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“All our Yesterdays”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

A private non public funded museum, Stuffed to the rafters with ephemera from the last century, Put together mainly by one woman, Crazy you might say, does it work you may ask, The answer is yes it does and some!. The sheer volume of exhibits just adds to the magic, you will say “we had one of those” or “I remember that” a Least 100 times a visit. If you have a nostalgic bone in your body this collection is not just worth a visit it’s a must.

Visited October 2012
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Market Harborough
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We visited on a Saturday in August. It is down a side road and you have to drive around to find it, then have to drive around looking for a parking space, but it is worth it. We spent hours and hours there. There is a tea room in the middle that you come across, just when you think you will never see daylight again.

This lady has collected everything you threw away. You didn’t remember it until visiting this place (who remembers Outdoor Girl make up!) My husband and I, who were both enthusiastic photographers, just sat and looked at every little thing in the room about printing your own photos – the memories it bought back!

And everyone remembers the food and cigarettes – Spangles and Passing Cloud. And the TV programmes from your youth, 625 Special and Wagon Train.

So long as you are over 30 you will be enthralled.

I want to go back again and see everything I missed this visit.

‘Bonkers and marvellous’ is a perfect description.

Visited August 2012
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Ledbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Bonkers and marvellous”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Nostalgia IS what it used to be - re-live your lost youth. Marvellous - and a little scary venturing into dark rooms while the light sensor comes on and there, right before your very eyes, all those details that you'd forgotten from your past. Information overload. One visit not enough...

Visited October 2012
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure in a charming town”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This was my second visit, as I wanted to take my husband who hadn't been - and we'll definitely be going again. There is just so much to see, and anything less museum-like would be hard to imagine. Lots of stuff from our own childhoods, of course, and lots of things that we had completely forgotten about but recognised with delight. And so many things from before our time, too, but which our parents would remember. Something unusual in a building of this type is the stairlift - bearing in mind that this a nostalgia-based attraction, I think it's great that all three floors are accessible to the less mobile. And there is a good cafe for the break you will almost certainly need to take when exploring all those rooms full of things. I don't think it's possible to take everything in in a single visit; and it wouldn't do for young children, as you need to take your time and browse. Actually we found it hard to get past the entrance, there is so much to see. We were made very welcome and the owner is always happy to chat with you ablout the collection. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2012
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