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Frank Hutson Sugar Museum (Closed) but...

Yes, the Frank Hutson Sugar Museum is closed, but the Portvale Sugar Factory do conduct guided... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pmoulang
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Museum was closed

We were out walking when we came across the sign for the museum, as we walked down the lane there... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Linda R
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, the Frank Hutson Sugar Museum is closed, but the Portvale Sugar Factory do conduct guided tours (same site). Excellent tour, excellent guide, hard hats but you see every step of the sugar production from raw sugar cane arrival, weighing, right through to receiving some...More

Thank pmoulang
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We were there on 1 March 2018. We drove in to the car park, but there were no signs of life and the place looked badly run down and certainly not welcoming to tourists, so we drove away.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We were out walking when we came across the sign for the museum, as we walked down the lane there was a man standing by the gates asking if we had come for a tour. We said we had come to visit the museum, but...More

2  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We stopped by the first week of March in the hope that the tour and museum were opened in the midst of sugar season. The museum sits in a field and appears to be falling apart/down. We walked over to an office structure and were...More

Thank DiveCuda59
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We went in early December, when the factory was shut. Had a walk around the museum, which is poorly tended. Our 'guide' was a drunk guy with fiery eyes who inexplicably quoted a few lines from hymns/the Bible and then mercifully left us alone. He...More

Thank londoncalling53
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The museum itself is of low quality and little interest. The "museum" is located in what appears to be a former storage shed on the factory property. It consists mostly of copies of old photographs with descriptions, with many of the photos crumbing apart. There...More

Thank timhood
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The museum itself gives a small overview about the sugar production. They obviously invest not too much . But the real attraction is the sugar factory on the same site. We,were welcome at the parking lot and were offered to be guided through the factory....More

Thank Burkhard F
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Don't feel bad about skipping this. The museum was renovated in 1994, which means that all the pictures have faded by now. It is also tiny and located in what looks like an old shed. The tour is of the actual factory, for which you...More

Thank EvasWorld
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very interesting to see the process and how it is all done. Also to see so many relics of other sugar factories around the island.

Thank Gillian C
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We went here on the off chance not expecting much but was really impressed. The place only runs for 14 weeks a year during harvest time which is in full swing in March. For $25BDS the tour is very short but if you are into...More

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