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Address: Sudbury, Ashbourne DE6 5HT, England
Phone Number:
+44 1283 585337
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Wed - Sun 13:00 - 17:00

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A pleasant afternoon

It was explained to us as we went in by a very helpful member of staff that they were marking the 50th anniversary of the National Trust taking over Sudbury Hall. Items that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brenda D
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great car - parking, brand new! Pleasant walkway to the Hall. This grand building has had many of it's contents covered so that it looks as if it in the same state as it was 50 years ago. This is intentional, but it does mean that most of the treasured contents are not on public view. To me this is... More 

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Thank japonica60
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was explained to us as we went in by a very helpful member of staff that they were marking the 50th anniversary of the National Trust taking over Sudbury Hall. Items that wouldn't have been there at that time were covered up. Interesting visit though, and made all the more interesting by the Museum of Childhood. Had a nice... More 

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Thank Brenda D
Staffordshire
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty usual manor/hall type establishment. Filled some time after visiting the Museum of Childhood. The house has been returned to how it was when the National Trust took it over in 1967.

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Thank degman
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen some of the reviews about it being empty but as soon as we walked in, this was explained by one of the friendly staff members. Am looking forward to coming back later in the year to see the changes.

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Thank littlewener
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sudbury is a great national trust property with lots to do. The cafe is excellent, the grounds are fun but you need boots/wellies at the moment as very muddy. Be warned the house is undergoing some changes so much of the stuff is covered but have some engaging challenges about the house 50yrs ago - how would you display all... More 

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Thank Alison23lufbra
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside of the building is quite pretty but there weren't a large number interesting objects to see. The National Trust were doing some renovations so things may be better when they've finished. The museum of childhood on the same premises had some of the toys and games that I remembered from my own childhood.

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Thank dragonthoughts
Management response:

Hi there, We’re sorry to hear that Sudbury didn't live up to your expectations and hope that this reply will help to explain why we have chosen to present the Hall in this way. The Hall is intentionally bare with many pieces of furniture removed or covered to show what the Trust had to work with when it first took... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favourite places to visit and where we take our visitors. The museum is always interesting but, this time, the house was very disappointing. For some reason the rooms have been stripped of almost everything, in an attempt to "take it back to when the NT took it over". It would have been far more effective... More 

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2 Thank JMH248
Management response:

Hi there, We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your visit, and hope that this reply will help to explain why we have chosen to present the Hall in this way. To celebrate the Hall’s 50th anniversary we wanted to highlight what the Trust had to work with when the hall first came into its care. The Hall has... More 

Burton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site history goes back to 1513 and the present hall from 1660 (Charles II is back on the throne). The museum of childhood, founded in1971, occupies the extension built around the mid 1800s.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely house and grounds. The childhood museum was brilliant and all the staff super friendly. Totally recommend for a day out in all weather. Excellent place!

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Thank Malu927
Derby
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Called in for scone and cuppa, requested earl grey but were told only ordinary tea available. Despite offering to pay extra it was a no goer! Museum of childhood is great. Classroom session a bit too long but ok! Lots of toys and very child friendly.

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