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Address: St. Peters Hill, Grantham NG31 6PY, England
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+44 1476 568783
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Thu - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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A small museum but the connection to Mrs Thatcher is interesting

It is free (but they welcome donations) and is run by friendly volunteers. I love little museums like this which are unpretentious and are all about local interest. In this case... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
William P
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting local museum with a good variety of local interest's , they also serve tea and coffee ,also have talks of local interest

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is free (but they welcome donations) and is run by friendly volunteers. I love little museums like this which are unpretentious and are all about local interest. In this case mainly Mrs T and Isaac Newton both of whom changed the world to a greater or lesser extent. A good one for children I would think

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Free entry. Run by volunteers. Friendly people. Interesting exhibits too. Can get a cuppa and snacks biscuits , crisps etc.

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Grantham, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Run by team of volunteers, this local museum offers much to keep the family entertained. Permanent displays dedicated to Isaac Newton, Margaret Thatcher and memorabilia from both world wars, plus local history and changing exhibitions. Coffee and gift shop.

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ross on wye
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Enjoyed trip here. Good mixture with right amount of detail. Chance to dress up and learn about Newton and Thatcher.

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Thank baria
Tuxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed this trip to Grantham Museum however was left wanting. The information in the exhibitions was not really very detailed. I travelled specifically to learn about Margaret Thatcher but really didn't learn a great deal. There seemed to been more focus on local organisation promoting there voluntary services and the main exhibition was an after thought. No entrance fee... More 

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Grantham has a wide history from industry, innovation, politics through to pioneers but the museum is lack luster and does not celebrate what is really a great town...I am not from Grantham nor England and feel that this friendly, happy town should be proud of its heritage and famous sons and daughters irrespective and the museum should therefore be a... More 

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Thank Nick K
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We popped in un-announced on a Saturday morning (NB. it's open Thursday to Saturday, 10.00 till 4.00)) and were warmly welcomed. There's a cafe and second-hand books for sale; displays about the Dam Busters and WW2 in relation to Lincolnshire; a bit about Margaret Thatcher (who was born and brought up here); but we were particularly impressed with the many... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Booked a private visit here for European business guests. Modest, proportionate fee and Christine Robbins the head curator did a brilliant guided tour. The guests thought it was absolutely fascinating and were really impressed. Left with a great impression of the museum and the town which is nice.

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east grinstead
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The museum was well laid out and informative with friendly staff.However considering the town has two famous people (Isaac Newton and Margaret Thatcher).I think it could be bigger and more extensive.I do appreciate there is probably more at Newton house which I did not manage due to poor transport links.

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