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More than a museum

The birthplace of nature writer Richard Jefferies is well worth a visit, particularly as it is... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2018
A hidden gem!

The Richard Jeffries museum is an oasis with beautiful gardens, chickens and good coffee! We love... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

The birthplace of nature writer Richard Jefferies is well worth a visit, particularly as it is constantly evolving with a loyal team of volunteers. The house is charming, and the original cottage, in which Jefferies' grandfather baked the bread to serve the Swindon community, is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

The Richard Jeffries museum is an oasis with beautiful gardens, chickens and good coffee! We love nature tots, but shhh don’t tell everyone as we love it just the way it is!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Every Tuesday and Thursdays they run a Nature tots event. Children can join in the crafts. Play with the toys etc or enjoy the surroundings. There's trees to climb, a boat (static) for the children to play in. I cannot recommend this enough. By the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 119patr
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I called into the Museum to see for myself after reading about it on TA ,the house is over three floors (no lift ) most of it is left to how it was when Richard Jefferies lived here. There are chickens and a garden area...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Rover201457
Reviewed 2 October 2018

If you want to know more about Swindon'd amazing history and people who made it so. then visit here. Great place and well sort out. Parking is fine as the local pub says it's ok to park there.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank sstimson
Reviewed 18 September 2018

A popular place to go during school holidays, when many craft activities are organised in a rural setting. Lovely garden & woodland area with rope swings & climbing logs surround museum. Refreshments available - can recommend the home made cakes!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Diana S
Reviewed 13 May 2018

I have wanted to stop by here for a long time. It is an oasis of times gone by and also still very relevant to today's community.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank AnndAndPaul
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived to a charming if achingly right-on free Sunday folk performance in the garden. Much to enjoy discovering Richard Jefferies' writings and how he developed his interest in the natural world fro, childhood in this lovely corner now surrounded by suburbia. Some well written. clear...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 16 January 2017

After years of living in Swindon, and being keen walkers, we thought it was high time we visited the former home of Swindon's foremost author. For those who have never heard of him, Richard Jefferies was one an author who specialised in writing about English...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Richard Jefferies Museum used to be described as "Swindon's best kept secret". Thankfully, due to a hard working band of volunteers, it's becoming more widely known and should be visited. Even if you're not interested in the wonderful wildlife writings and philosophy of Richard...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank robertsladeuk
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