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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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Wed - Sun 13:00 - 17:00

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Have loved this place for over three years and I have been to other properties, but though they are magnificent/small/very old or even resent (1940) I still prefer Sudbury. 2017... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Burton, United Kingdom
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Burton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have loved this place for over three years and I have been to other properties, but though they are magnificent/small/very old or even resent (1940) I still prefer Sudbury. 2017 and we have 'owned' it for 50 years now. If your ever passing, give it a try. A new restaurant and retail outlet has opened near to us, nothing to... More 

Thank pauldyer481
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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313 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

such a great place to visit we really enjoyed it, thoroughly recommended for adults and kids. great education into early learning victorian style.

Thank Paul W
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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....

Thank Jackie W
Burton upon Ttrent
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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.

Thank alexandra160
Stafford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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.

Thank Ben N
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

Thank annwithoute
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank GrannyOrbie_12
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 

1 Thank Dean S
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
1 review
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 

Thank Felton05
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

Thank Sue153552

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