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“Great visit for family”
Review of Thornton W. Burgess Museum - CLOSED

Thornton W. Burgess Museum
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Owner description: Preserved in a 18th-century house, the life and works of Thornton Burgess, renowned children's author and naturalist, are displayed.
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Small but charming old home that houses the works of the noted children story teller and conservationist. Because of his love of nautre and his need to care for his children on his own he created many animal characters that came to life as the stories were told to the young at bedtime.

Date of experience: September 2012
3  Thank mag542
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

This is a must all the friends you read about are depicted here plus all sorts of books glass plates and t shirts with the pictures of Reddy Fox Old Mother East Wind etc....just a charming place to remember in Loved it

Date of experience: June 2012
4  Thank Barbara940
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

Go to Greenbriar Nature Center - Thornton Burgess runs this - and buy their home made jam - or watch a jam making demonstration in the jam kitchen. The jam is fantastic and makes good Christmas or hostess gifts.

Date of experience: October 2012
1  Thank walpoleartlover
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

We were welcomed by the staff even though they were in the midst of a meeting, and they took the time to give us some interesting information about Thornton Burgess. Cute gift shop too.

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank Wenmom
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

Attend story time for children no matter how old you are! Sitting in the grass by the beautiful Shawme pond, you will be delighted with tales from Thornton Burgess.

Date of experience: September 2011
2  Thank Lisa601
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