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Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities

High Street | Honiton, Honiton EX14 1PG, England
+44 1404 44966
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Wide range of interesting displays

Called in primarily to see the Honiton Lace collection but spent a lot of time in reading and... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
hughmartyr
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Pershore, United Kingdom
Luxury art of lace

The Museum is located in the center of the town of Honiton, Devon in the church. It seems to be... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Nataliya G
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Yaroslavl, Russia
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In the town famous for lace making, Allhallows Museum has one of the most comprehensive collections of Honiton Lace in the world. Displays in two galleries feature exquisite examples of 16th to early 20th century Honiton lace. There are displays covering a huge range of local history topics including the Honiton hippo, metal detecting, wartime memorabilia, highly collectable Honiton Pottery, and a Victorian dolls house. The museum is packed with information and activities for all ages and interests. There are activities to amuse the children - a choice of four ( free) children's quiz sheets are available, with a guaranteed prize on completion, plus, puzzles and an opportunity for everyone to try lace making. Honiton lace making demonstrations are held by volunteers on Mondays to Fridays throughout June, July and August.
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“local history” (9 reviews)
“on display” (4 reviews)
“free entry” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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High Street | Honiton, Honiton EX14 1PG, England
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Called in primarily to see the Honiton Lace collection but spent a lot of time in reading and looking at the other displays. World War two, archeological and local history. Free entry and well worth a vist.

Thank hughmartyr
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you

Reviewed 7 October 2017

The Museum is located in the center of the town of Honiton, Devon in the church. It seems to be small at first sight but it is not really so. The rich collection of famous Honiton lace is made by professionals and they change the...More

Thank Nataliya G
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I made a visit whilst in the area researching my family tree, after buying a print of old Honiton which now adorns my wall with an inscription. What a fantastic little museum that has more to view than you realise, a great deal of history...More

Thank Brian B
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you Brian B.

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

For a tiny museum, it certainly packs a lot of exhibits in. What hits you first is the building itself, with its beautiful stain glass windows and decorated ceiling. Please take a moment to admire its splendour as the oldest building in town. The staff...More

Thank 11bubbles
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The museum building is next to the church in Honiton. There is a disabled entrance round the side suitable for wheelchairs. When you first step inside you think it's just a tiny place but the further in you go, you see more and more! The...More

Thank kokobean101
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you - we're all pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Lovely little museum I went to see the lace side in the short time I had but there were other parts to the museum. There was a lady there demonstrating lace making and I was allowed to try my hand at making a few lines...More

Thank Carol B
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you!

Reviewed 24 June 2017

This brilliant museum appears to be in an old church or chapel next to the current Honiton church on the high street. The display of lace, Honiton pottery and Militaria is amazing and the staff friendly, welcoming and keen to pass on their knowledge. There...More

Thank Angie G
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Monday afternoon 12th June, we were in Honiton and we discovered this museum which is situated off the High Street along the side of St Pauls Church. We were not expecting a great deal and this was going to be a quick visit, however we...More

Thank David D
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you! All of our volunteers ( that is everyone who works in Honiton Museum ) love to hear what our visitors think of their visit. Come back again - over the winter closure we change as many displays as possible, so there will always...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit as there's an interesting collection of both lace and militaria. Lace making on the da we visited.

Thank Tony H
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 1 June 2017

A lovely museum, apart from the Lace exhibits there are plenty of other local history displays with something for everyone. Lots of information provided and pleasant, knowledgeable volunteers on hand if you have any questions. This museum is just of the main street and definitely...More

Thank LesleyandClive
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you - we're very pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit.

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Rosalie S
6 October 2016|
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Response from ALLHALLOWS M | Property representative |
2017 Opening Times: 20th March to 31st October. Monday to Friday 09.30 - 16.30 Saturday: 09.30: - 13.00 Sunday: Closed: During the month of October, the Museum is open from 09.30 to 15.30 on Monday to Friday and... More
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