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The art gallery with its latest exhibitions of local wildlife from the artist Allen Seaby was... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
V4048SKsusanb
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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A secret beauty

We walked past St Barbe's many times but never been in. However having seen their exhibitions on... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
219duncanm
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We poped in for a cup of tea. There were 3 staff at the till area. One staff member was talking to a pal/customer from School/college. The two other staff were in conversation for the 5 minutes I stood there being ignored. I was the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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PennyC1601, Public Relations Manager at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I am so sorry that the welcome you received was not up to our expected standard. We have spoken to the staff involved to ensure it won’t happen again. The Old School Café is a popular place to meet for coffee and we pride ourselves...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

The art gallery with its latest exhibitions of local wildlife from the artist Allen Seaby was recommended to me and I visited after a walk along the sea marshes. It was good to see more of the work from the man who painted many Ladybird...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PennyC1601, Public Relations Manager at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for visiting us for the first time, glad you enjoyed it - hope you'll be back again soon.

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We walked past St Barbe's many times but never been in. However having seen their exhibitions on WWI Dazzel paint, we've just been back again for a beautiful exhibition on wood block prints. For a small gallery in the back streets of Lymington, they seem...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PennyC1601, Public Relations Manager at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you very much for your review Duncan, so glad you have discovered us... keep visiting us we have some great exhibitions coming up!

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Neat, clean, attentive staff. Good refreshments and food is good also. A great to place to be when the Ferrari's parade through the town. You can look down on the festivities.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Came here with my mum and borrowed a wheel chair so I could push her around. It was showing the history of Lymington which was interesting. There is a small cafe also.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

We made a very last minute visit on our way home from Lymington. We had previously popped in to enquire how to get somewhere when we first arrived and the staff were very helpful and friendly. We had very little time for a lengthy visit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank bernardene
Reviewed 25 August 2018

You feel that this is a gallery and museum that is a local labor of love. It works well. Thre architecture is worthwhile for it catches your eye and makes you want to know more. Not Beautiful, only eye-catching. The volunteers and local support seem...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit, the Dazzle exhibition was an eye opener , great cafe, best avacado on toast for a long time

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Visited the revamped and restyled St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery in Lymington, Hampshire and was more than pleasantly surprised. A vibrant Museum principally devoted to Local History and a (currently) very interesting Exhibition in the Art Gallery, Dazzle........... the story of efforts to disguise...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

I loved the museum before it was "improved". The façade is supposed to look like the old wavy walls in Lymington. It sticks out like a sore thumb. I have only visited twice and both times I was the only person in the exhibition area....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank LezahSwayHampshire
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