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Border History Museum

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Address: Hexham House Old Gaol | Hallgate, Hexham NE46 3NH, England
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This museum features relics from medieval Britain.

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Interesting local history

Well laid out and lots to look at in a fairly small area - interesting but not overpowering! The staff very friendly and informative, which added real value to the visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 November 2016
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it especially the history of the rievers in the debatable land. Trace the family names of the orders. Lift makes it accessible to all. Brill

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Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Well laid out and lots to look at in a fairly small area - interesting but not overpowering! The staff very friendly and informative, which added real value to the visit.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Small museum set in the Old Gaol (the first purpose built gaol in Britain). It describes how hard life must have been in the boarder country in the past. Some good things for children to do. Take about one hour to visit.

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Ghajnsielem, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This has to be one of the best kept little museums I have ever visited. It is well laid-out and there are things for children to do to keep them amused. There is sufficient information available to give you a real feel of the reivers - even to the extent of dressing like one.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Very friendly and informative staff and an interesting place to visit for an hour our so. Some interesting displays of local history. A good place to visit if you are in the town.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

A well organised and comfortable visit to a place with an uncomfortable past. Reminds us of the terror of anarchy.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Hexham Old Gaol. Staff are helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Many of the exhibits are interactive which is great for the children although the main attraction was the dungeon. Dogs are also welcome at this attraction which is an added bonus if you are travelling with your four legged friend. Value for money and... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Staff again polite and friendly good use of modern display techniques good accurate historic details

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London
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Was looking forward to visiting as had read some good reviews. It seemed more geared to children rather than adults and most of the displays were dumbed down.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

It was built in 1330, and now has a great museum. Great display of showing the culture of the border people (Scotland and England), as well as objects of local history. Also has some fun customs and hands on exhibits for kids.

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