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Captivating place to spend some time.

See life as it was. This is a very interestingplace to visit, especialy on a rainy day. See the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gordon A
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Presteigne, United Kingdom
Victorian Life as it was lived

My third trip ot this place. It is the best presentation of living in a Victorian house you will... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Wulfruna
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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All reviews audio tour oil lamps court room well worth a visit servants quarters fascinating insight step back in time victorian times own pace touch things a great place to spend victorian house guide book wonderful visit gas lights entry fee two hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See life as it was. This is a very interestingplace to visit, especialy on a rainy day. See the courtroom and sit in the Judges chair. Go down into the kitchens and experiance how hard it was to cook in such dark conditions. Tere is...More

Thank Gordon A
Reviewed 14 October 2018

My third trip ot this place. It is the best presentation of living in a Victorian house you will get. The fact that it is lit by oil lamps and gas lamps makes this uniquely authentic. The fact that you can touch the objects and...More

Thank Wulfruna
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This location takes you back in time, truely educational but, as important, serves up a great Tea & Cakes. The tour is well worth the hour and it's so easy to walk around with the Walkman Tape. Standing in the Courtroom was so entertaining.

Thank DennisAllum
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Very interesting place well worth a visit, great to be able to touch things and sit on beds and chairs including the court room. A good audio tour, very friendly staff. plenty of history.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Really enjoyed being able to touch the exhibits, sit at the dining table, ferret through the drawers, great idea that could be taken up by other museums. The oil lamps were a stroke of genius too, the smell put you right at that point in...More

Thank lynne j
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

A really amazing place to visit, it was great walking around the rooms etc,we were greeted by a friendly young man and he explained how to use the audio equipment then you were left to walk your own pace, around the building. I would say...More

Thank D3246RZkarenb
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The visit starts with a short and entertaining talk in the Court Room and visitors are given an audio guide so that they can look at the exhibits at their own pace. Narrated by the actor Robert Hardy, the audio includes scenarios and anecdotes from...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 21 August 2018

What a find! The whole house is exactly as it was over a hundred years ago and you are allowed to pick things up, touch or sit at the table, which really adds to the experience. We especially enjoyed the audio tour and had a...More

1  Thank Adele T
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Feels like you are stepping back in time. Informative and spooky at the same time. Worth a visit. Each room.looks like nothing has been move. The gas lights add to the atmosphere

Thank Bev C
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We spent a very entertaining couple of hours at the museum. The audio tour enhanced the experience, all on Walkmans, which was sweet. The lady told us this will be changing soon & that will be a shame. The courtroom was great, but unfortunately I...More

Thank MarthaFish
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