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National Trust Museum of Childhood

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Address: Sudbury Hall, Ashbourne DE6 5HT, England
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+44 1283 585337
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13:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 13:00 - 17:00

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Two non-children on a nostalgia trip

Luckily for us we were visiting the museum on a day when there were no children in evidence so we relived our childhood memories in relative quiet! The stewards in the museum are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jackie W
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luckily for us we were visiting the museum on a day when there were no children in evidence so we relived our childhood memories in relative quiet! The stewards in the museum are very outgoing and very well informed. Some lovely reminders of times gone by....

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Burton upon Ttrent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous house with many interesting features and pack with historical items. The staff appear to be well informed and easily approached. There is a large lake which gives the visitor an opportunity to take an outside stroll.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The museum is fascinating and brings back many memories as you travel through. Very well set out and fun for all ages.

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Thank Ben N
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

15 years ago was the last time I visited this place with my daughter so due to the fact she was very young, I decided to treat her to a day out... It was wet & windy, the car park is across the road, a good 5 minute walk to the house. The hall was closed for the day so... More 

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Thank annwithoute
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The improvements over the last few years have greatly improved the museum. We took our children many years ago, but took two of our Grandchildren (7 & 4) at half-term in February. It was a wet day and almost everyone from the surrounding counties had the same idea and it was rammed. The car park was overflowing and although there... More 

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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Goes without saying, this place is great for kids. There's plenty to do in terms of activities for kids of most ages. They even have a 'chimney sweep' set up as an attraction, where the kids go 'up' a chimney breast, and come down another! My kids are 3 & 4 and they LOVED that part, going round about 10... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

On a lovey Autumn afternoon(until 4 o'clock,when there was a brief shower of rain)we ventured to this relaxing,grand property near Sudbury Village.This house offers two things, the ancient,spectacular Sudbury Hall and a Museum of Childhood.I personally preferred the Hall compared to the museum as the museum although interesting lacked a particular exhibit of amazement.However the museum did include a Victorian... More 

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Thank Felton05
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A great day out for any age. A beautiful hall to visit and fascinating museum of childhood which anyone would find interesting, Good tearoom.

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Thank Sue153552
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Everyone of all ages can enjoy this experience. It takes you through the ages of childhood, the games, the work/school life and the toys. There's a old classroom experience everyone can sit in on or watch from behind windows. Each area has things to do whether it is trying some of the old games/toys or reading the information about the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Each time I visit I seem to notice something different,the Lady upstairs in the Museum said they do rotate toys with ones from the attic ! This is my third visit and am yet to see a pogo stick from my youth.She wrote it down as "ideas to fill in the gaps".Seriously though I am disabled and although the different... More 

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