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National Trust Museum of Childhood

Sudbury Hall, Ashbourne DE6 5HT, England
+44 1283 585337
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Excellent family day out

So much to do here - the childhood museum is great both for children and adults looking for a spot... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Mainly aimed at young visitors - bit lightweight for adults

This museum would be excellent if you were accompanied by a bright 8 year old, but the themed... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

So much to do here - the childhood museum is great both for children and adults looking for a spot of nostalgia. The hall itself is lovely to walk around and you've also got large grounds to take a stroll around.

Thank Art_Vandelay2013
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This museum would be excellent if you were accompanied by a bright 8 year old, but the themed displays (work, dolls, activity toys etc) were lightweight for adult visitors. There was little additional material (such as social historical background) available, and not much of a...More

Thank Heathermacc
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Fabulous museum with lots of hidden mice holes of interest, it was lovely to see toys from the 1960s that brought back memories

Thank Joyhorne
Reviewed 21 September 2017

There were many facinating exhibits which brought back memories of a childhood full of fun and learning.

Thank edsherrard1
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Spent Sunday afternoon here it's quite an interesting house, plenty of rooms to explore. We started our visit in the basement and cellars and worked our way to the top of the house. After the house visit we took time to explore the gardens and...More

Thank Bejay G
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Sudbury a few days ago as it was a rainy day and this was an indoor attraction. Was really disappointed at how small the museum was. It took about 10 minutes to walk round. Tea room ok, lovely pineapple and coconut cake. Gardens very...More

Thank borntoholidayPreston
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I've been going here for the last eight years since I moved into the area. I've taken visitors of all ages from grandchildren of two years old to my Dad of 90! Something for everyone, toys from the Victorian era to present day. Lovely grounds...More

Thank Janet E
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We went to the museum with our grandchildren aged 5 and 3. The property is lovely and very well kept . There is a large free car park nearby and a short walk into the property. We went through into the garden and had our...More

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Had a pleasant few hours at Sudbury Hall which was enjoyable but we could see there is still lots to do. Everyone was very helpful and knowledgeable which made it more interesting. The Museum of Childhood was good and the children seemed to be thoroughly...More

Thank irenechadwick51
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Dangerous parking on the Main Road is the fault of thoughtless lazy people and not the National Trust but it`s worrying. There is a free car park a few minutes walk away along a pleasant countryside path and there were spaces available. The gardens were...More

Thank kathy b
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