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History of Alton and surrounding area

Staffed by friendly volunteers, museum is on High St at top of town next to the pretty square... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
nnmercman
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Camberley, United Kingdom
An eclectic collection

Well worth a visit, not least because it is free entry! It provides a delightful, if somewhat... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Peter D
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Curtis Museum High Street, Alton GU34 1BA, England
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Staffed by friendly volunteers, museum is on High St at top of town next to the pretty square which has an unusual and attractive cairn town war memorial. Inside, exhibits are over two floors and although layout is a bit hotchpotch there are interesting displays...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit, not least because it is free entry! It provides a delightful, if somewhat tired, social and economic history of this ancient market town; in particular its time as a centre of brewing. Alton was,at one time, home to one of the...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Alton and its surrounding area has a lot to offer and is more than just part of the Jane Austen heritage trail. Much thought has gone into this museum and its layout covering the history of Alton and its evirons. The Alton Buckle is very...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

There is far more to see about Alton's long history and its near neighbours than you might expect and we visited on two successive days to see it all. There were two different volunteers on duty each day and on both occasions they enjoyed answering...More

Thank SergeBath
Reviewed 30 November 2017

For a small country town like Alton, a visitor wouldn't expect an amazing array of historical displays, such as the unique and valuable Alton buckle, displayed in its full glory at the Curtis Museum. I was lucky to meet there one of Alton's most erudite...More

Thank Jazmin07
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This museum was founded by Dr William Curtis, the eminent Alton born botanist, in 1865. Think about it, that’s more than 150 years ago. The Curtis is an excellent place to discover the local history of Alton and the surrounding area from the ea rliest...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Having not been in here for years, I decided to go with a friend who was interested in visiting. I really enjoyed the visit, much more than I expected actually. Ok, so its not a fancy interactive terribly modern place (there are some more modern...More

Thank Carys68
Reviewed 8 September 2017

A lovely little museum full of local History, a corner shows Alton as Jane Austin would have known. It free to a go in run by Volunteers. more then hours worth of moching, bonus Alton Saxon gold buckle.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were spending the afternoon in Alton and just wandered in but what a surprise so much to see and very well laid out with something exciting around every corner. . The museum is much larger than the narrow frontage would suggest. Alton are lucky...More

Thank AnneAlan46
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We visited on a special day when lots of dolls houses were being exhibited. I had my 2 year old granddaughter who had the time of her life. Only one dolls house was no touch all the others and there were lots she could play...More

Thank Julie J
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