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The Wilfred Owen Story

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Address: 34 Argyle Street, Birkenhead CH41 6AE, England
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WILFRED OWEN CENTRE

A small attraction and of considerable interest for fans of the poet and the period - take it in when visiting the Hamilton Quarter and the more or less next door Della Robbia... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2014
Magnus P
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

A small attraction and of considerable interest for fans of the poet and the period - take it in when visiting the Hamilton Quarter and the more or less next door Della Robbia Pottery - but check web for opening times -

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6 Thank Magnus P
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

advertising this as a museum is a joke its a little shop. also i cheecked the website before i visited and it was shut at a time it was advertised to be open i ran g the number and it just rang out. i had several friends over from america and they were bemused by it all

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9 Thank fredsasson
Huddersfield, Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918) came to live in Birkenhead with his family in 1898 following his father's appointment as Assistant Station Master with the GWR at Woodside station. He was admitted as a pupil at the fee-paying Preparatory Department of the Birkenhead Institute on 11 June 1900 aged 7 and remained at the school until he was 14 when... More 

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Holywell,Flintshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

Unfortunately, this attraction was closed when I visited mid-afternoon on Wed 5/2/14, despite the info I'd previously obtained on the website (thewilfredowenstory.com) that it was open Jan/Feb between 1 and 4pm and longer hours/more days from March. There was an option to call at a studio premises further along the street to gain entry, but that also appeared closed, or... More 

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8 Thank KevtheExplorer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

A must for anyone visiting the Wirral. History a very brave man which needs to be part of our nations acknowledged culture.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Noticed this small museum whilst trying to waste time on my way to a meeting that I was very early for - dedicated to local poet Wilfred Owen with lots that those who are fans will appreciate. When I called in there was a great display of the work of female war poets (surprised me) that was very good. The... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

I recentlt took a small group of sdervice users from Irene Kennedy Centre a homeless resource and drop in centre to visit this local venue after discussing local war poet Wilfred Owen s work . Although the venue was small this was made up for by the massive enthusiasim of the staff at the venue who were more than happy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

We learned about the Birkenhead connection to the man who is arguably the greatest War poet of his time when we caught the show, Down Our Street at the Royal Court in Liverpool. The location on Argyle Street is an short walk diagonally across the park fro Hamilton Square train station. In this one room you will find well displayed... More 

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