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King John's House & Heritage Centre

King Johns House Church Street, Romsey SO51 8BT, England
+44 1794 512200
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A hidden gem.

Found a leaflet for this at our hotel, and it was worth finding a public carpark to visit it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
karen m
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Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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a hidden delight

You can go into the garden for free at this place, and it's worth it even if you don't go in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah_Hampshire69
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Hampshire, UK
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  • Excellent47%
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  • Average5%
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“tea room” (17 reviews)
“local history” (6 reviews)
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King Johns House Church Street, Romsey SO51 8BT, England
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+44 1794 512200
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"tea room"
in 17 reviews
"victorian museum"
in 4 reviews
"local history"
in 6 reviews
"lovely garden"
in 5 reviews
"hunting lodge"
in 3 reviews
"small museum"
in 5 reviews
"home made cakes"
in 4 reviews
"reasonable entry fee"
in 2 reviews
"king johns"
in 2 reviews
"moody family"
in 2 reviews
"florence nightingale"
in 2 reviews
"tudor house"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"romsey abbey"
in 4 reviews
"interesting place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"tearoom"
in 7 reviews
"graffiti"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found a leaflet for this at our hotel, and it was worth finding a public carpark to visit it. Tucked away in the middle of the town, it was steeped in history, with a lovely well kept garden. A delightful tearoom is attached, where the...More

Thank karen m
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Mark U, General Manager at King John's House & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your visit! We do like a soup : )

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can go into the garden for free at this place, and it's worth it even if you don't go in the house. The garden is lovely; small, well-maintained and full of traditional plants and herbs. The house itself is quirky with unusual historical relics...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Tucked away near the Abbey, surrounded by beautifully tended gardens and a mini wildflower meadow is Romsey's best kept secret - King John's House & Heritage Centre! Immerse yourself in a magnificent example of medieval history. Every wall and beam of this magnificent house is...More

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Mark U, General Manager at King John's House & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you Peppi. It is always a pleasure to share our wonderful house with such enthusiastic and interested visitors! We look forward to welcoming you back to King John's House in the future.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

So to enter it costs £4:00 BUT that is for a year..... OK, so how much does it cost a tourist to Romsey just for a one of visit as only here for a day....... YES, you guessed it £4:00. What is this all about...More

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Mark U, General Manager at King John's House & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

I’m so sorry that you feel that you have had an unsatisfactory visit to us as we always strive to offer an engaging and interesting visitor experience. I would be delighted to personally explain the provenance of the graffiti and medieval plaster should you be...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

LOVE this little tearoom, in an old old building and olde worldy atmosphere!! fab brunch or cups of tea. my favourite is the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. the tables are all close together so it's not a very private affaire, but the deco is...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I am sure this is a nice museum but unfortunately it was closed when we visited. We checked the opening times on the museum's website the day before we went, and made a special trip to Romsey. However, when we arrived we were told the...More

Thank CarolS98
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Mark U, General Manager at King John's House & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

I can only apologise. We will be much more careful with our web site in future. In the meantime, if you are in the area again, I would be delighted to offer you free admission and a nice cup of tea. Hopefully that would go...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

If you haven’t visited King John’s House & Heritage Centre in Romsey yet then put it to the top of your list for the New Year! Amazing Tudor house and garden, Victorian Museum & no visit is complete without a little something in the tea...More

1  Thank Fran M
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

My friend had her book launch here. There was a wonderful art exhibition too. The building had a great sense of place. Great for kids to get a feel to what it was like living there. Great cafe. Lovely people.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

A well presented interesting old house. Tea rooms really worth a visit too. Garden tranquil to walk around.

Thank wendyl0uisa
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Quaint, relaxing garden with hidden nooks and outdoor seating plus a homely cafe wihere you can have a drink or snack at a table surrounded by pretty flowers or enjoy a brew and cake inside the cafe in the listed building. It feels like you've...More

Thank Lesley S
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Sheriff999
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Response from CeeWest | Reviewed this property |
Too late for this person but for future reference: The house and garden is open all year (from their website: 'Monday – Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm all year round. Some Sundays for special events'.) The weather would definitely... More
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