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“Great day out”

National Trust Museum of Childhood
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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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

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

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

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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 the children's adventure playground, looked great fun for the kids. Plenty of room for a nice picnic and a good cafe serving a variety of food and drinks, also a nice icecream stall. There is a shop selling a variety of gifts and local produce also National Trust merchandise. We visited the museum of childhood and found lots of toys books bikes to mention but a few, it bought back fond memories of our childhood. This place doesn't have a lot of grounds to go walking in just a small area in front of the lake which is a good picnic areas. Parking is just a short walk across the road from the Hall and has ample parking spaces with an overspill car park and is free. There is some roadside parking but I would recommend using the car park provided. Overall we had a lovely afternoon here and lots of useful information from the National Trust volunteers within the Hall and Museum, thank you. We would highly recommend a visit here, take a picnic and enjoy this lovely property. Bev and Theresa Nottinghamshire ☺☕

Thank Bejay G
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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 small. House was closed and only opened at one. Won't be returning to this one again. Recently visited quarry bank mill which was well worth a visit. Spent a good 4 hours there.

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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 & excellent play area for the children, plus nice tea rooms. Free parking, but a little walk to the museum, free shuttle for people with people with limited mobility. Very pleasant helpful staff. Great day our

Thank Janet E
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