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King John's Hunting Lodge

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Address: The Square, Axbridge BS26 2BY, England
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Interesting little museum

Definitely worth popping in Axbridge. Good informative displays about the village and the history of the building.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew E
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Mold, North Wales
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Mold, North Wales
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth popping in Axbridge. Good informative displays about the village and the history of the building.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fascinating little museum with a huge range of artefacts and well worth a visit. Lots of local information but 'the bigger picture' is also very well covered. The two volunteers were very well informed and helpful. We popped in whilst staying in Axbridge and were there for nearly two hours. (After that, go for a welcome drink... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This building is worth a stop if you are nearby or passing but not a special visit. The building is fascinating and contains a little local museum. The museum is quirky, an eclectic mix of items. The staff are very helpful and enthusiastic.

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Thank milesopie
Frome, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Came here on the way back from somewhere else but it was certainly worth it! A little museum of three floors with such a wonderful array of artefacts. The staff volunteers were extremely friendly and obviously had a good local and historical knowledge. Great visit!!!

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Thank HjustH
Axmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Unfortunately closes at the end of September but what an incredible building, Over 500 years old as is the good vantage point, The Lamb opposite, where we sat & studied this historical building whilst reading up on it in a local magazine. Well done National Trust for saving this piece of history. Will certainly do the tour when open.

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Thank george b
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The 2016 National Trust Handbook states there is a small charge for this museum run by the Axbridge and District Museum Trust but it is now free to National Trust members (only £2.50 for non members). small 15th century building with the museum exhibiting over 3 floors. Uneven stairs to the first and second floors so not suitable for the... More 

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Thank Stephen T
Cornwall
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

It's not big but this property is packed with information about the rich history of Axbridge. In addition, one of the ladies who was volunteering on the day we visited the lodge took the time to explain key historical moments in Axbridge. Definitely worth a visit to this quirky and uneven property with its tricky stairs!

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Thank thegamesplayer
Chorley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Small but interesting, enthusiastically presented by NT staff on entry n keen to offer lots of information.

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Thank Atky59
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48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We came here using our national trust pass. For a small place it is jam packed with things to look at and read. It has a lot of history and the creators have put a lot of effort into making different displays. The two staff members that were there were really lovely and also know their stuff. Definitely worth a... More 

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Thank Southeyab
Bristol, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Good rainy day fine for adults & kids. The old building gives a real feel for how wooden buildings were with twisty stairs and different levels. Crammed with good stuff by the Town's largely volunteer museum. Lots of "things" from the past as well as photos and written captions/articles. Show an interest and the staff can talk for Britain but... More 

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