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“Tourist information center”
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Rowley's House Museum
Afton, Minnesota
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tourist information center”
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Most helpful and the walking tour was excellent. Signs leading to the Rowley's House Museum made it easy to find.

Visited May 2012
Thank Sharon L
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15 reviews from our community

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English first
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Christmas Carol Walking Tour...of 5 possible pointS, I give this a 10.”
Reviewed 22 April 2012 via mobile

My husband and I decided to spend a day of our visit to the U.K. in Shrewsbury. I have always loved the George C. Scott version of Dickens "A Christmas Carol" and have long dreamed of visiting this lovely town, where the production was filmed and made arrangments for a tour through the Rowley House Museum. Our tour guide, Stan, was top-notch and even dressed the part. He not only showed us the film locations, but went above and beyond by sharing how Shrewsbury was selected as the production's location and where the behind-the-scene activities took place. He also shared stories relating to the production. Shrewsbury's architecture, history and prominent historical figures weren't overlooked either. The staff at the museum were very nice and helpful and I experienced none of what another reviewer reported. Rather, I would say that everyone associated with the museum and tour went above and beyond to make our day in Shrewsbury a memorable one.

2 Thank Lorraine H
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Free and interesting”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Cant complaint cos its FREE, killed a good hour with the kids, there is alot of interesting stuff to see, but actually the building itself is the most beautiful bit, a half timbered tudor mansion lovely inside and out, there is a good iron age boat in there too and of course because Darwin was born in the town, it has loads on biology and Darwin including his childhood and some of his taxidermy of unique species, there is also a lot of Roman stuff here with the old roman city at wroxter there are lots of stone work and finds.

all in a all a very good museum considering its a pretty small town there is an awful lot of history in shrewsbury!

Visited November 2011
1 Thank jimmyt090
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Level Contributor
130 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Wonderful historic building let down by a member of staff”
Reviewed 18 July 2011

Rowleys House is a beautiful half timbered mansion house in the West End of Shrewsbury. Sadly its surroundings have been knocked down by a ruthless council and turned into car parks. The museum inside holds many roman artifacts from nearby Wroxeter and on the top floor the famed Morton Corbett bed, alleged to be haunted, can be found. The saddest part of our visit was the very loud and rude woman behind the desk who continued to discuss her private life in earshot of young children. Thankfully the other staff were very helpful and the shop was great for trinkets.

Visited March 2011
2 Thank Britannic
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