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St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

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The art gallery with its latest exhibitions of local wildlife from the artist Allen Seaby was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susan B
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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A secret beauty

We walked past St Barbe's many times but never been in. However having seen their exhibitions on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Duncan M
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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New Street, New Forest, Lymington SO41 9BH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The art gallery with its latest exhibitions of local wildlife from the artist Allen Seaby was recommended to me and I visited after a walk along the sea marshes. It was good to see more of the work from the man who painted many Ladybird...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked past St Barbe's many times but never been in. However having seen their exhibitions on WWI Dazzel paint, we've just been back again for a beautiful exhibition on wood block prints. For a small gallery in the back streets of Lymington, they seem...More

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PennyC1601, Public Relations Manager at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review Duncan, so glad you have discovered us... keep visiting us we have some great exhibitions coming up!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neat, clean, attentive staff. Good refreshments and food is good also. A great to place to be when the Ferrari's parade through the town. You can look down on the festivities.

1  Thank RogerJHockham
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Came here with my mum and borrowed a wheel chair so I could push her around. It was showing the history of Lymington which was interesting. There is a small cafe also.

1  Thank 46Juliet
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We made a very last minute visit on our way home from Lymington. We had previously popped in to enquire how to get somewhere when we first arrived and the staff were very helpful and friendly. We had very little time for a lengthy visit...More

1  Thank bernardene
Reviewed 25 August 2018

You feel that this is a gallery and museum that is a local labor of love. It works well. Thre architecture is worthwhile for it catches your eye and makes you want to know more. Not Beautiful, only eye-catching. The volunteers and local support seem...More

2  Thank 310Barbara
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit, the Dazzle exhibition was an eye opener , great cafe, best avacado on toast for a long time

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Visited the revamped and restyled St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery in Lymington, Hampshire and was more than pleasantly surprised. A vibrant Museum principally devoted to Local History and a (currently) very interesting Exhibition in the Art Gallery, Dazzle........... the story of efforts to disguise...More

1  Thank ianallan2015
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I loved the museum before it was "improved". The façade is supposed to look like the old wavy walls in Lymington. It sticks out like a sore thumb. I have only visited twice and both times I was the only person in the exhibition area....More

1  Thank LezahSwayHampshire
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Refurbished in the last year and not entirely loved by the locals with a façade not fitting with the school building in which the museum/art gallery is housed. Manned by volunteers (and still is). The museum took over from the Tourist Information Centre after it...More

Thank NewForest-Truffles
Penny C, Public Relations Manager at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for your review NewForest-Truffles. St Barbe is continuously evolving, and seeking to improve its offer through planned interventions and as a response to visitor feedback. We run a successful programme of family activities, have a range of new crafts from local producers in...More

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