Towcester Museum
Towcester Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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wingate
London, UK2,560 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
A bit difficult to find as you have to go down an alley to find it.No signs.Admission for seniors is £3.The first floor has a complete and comprehensive narrative of the history of the town,which I found very interesting.
Free parking in the nearby square.
Written 2 June 2023
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Senlac1993
Helsinki, Finland29 contributions
Nov 2022
Stumbled across this place during a visit to Towcester, happily filled 2 hours in what is a very well-displayed local museum which has done its research thoroughly. The exhibits are divided into distinct time period that guide you right from the earliest days of humans through to the modern day. The staff were welcoming and polite. Definitely drop in if you are in town, naught more to be said.
Written 30 January 2023
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SJB319
Cambridge, UK23 contributions
Nov 2022
We had not known about the museum or planned a visit, but came upon it and went in. Helpful staff, and upstairs a well-laid-out chronological history of the town, from Stone Age to post-war. The two things we found most memorable were the stunning finds - glorious Roman glassware found under the very streets we'd just walked; ancient jewellery and coins - and the two remarkable 'virtual reality' films which showed so realistically how the Roman and Viking battles in the area had been planned and fought. Fascinating - we had not seen anything quite like them.
Written 5 November 2022
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Melanie B
Paris, France3 contributions
Sept 2022
On arrival at the museum I found the volunteers/staff welcoming and helpful. A cracking little museum which caters for all ages. I loved the children's information panels, based on the 'Horrible Histories' concept and interactives e.g. period costumes for the children to try on. The museum was well laid out with the visitor following a historical time line which started upstairs. I easily spent 2 hours here and would have loved to have stayed longer but had another commitment. I learnt a lot about the Romans and other historical periods. I paid £5 for entry, which was excellent value for money. The impression I had was that this museum was primarily run by volunteers. If you live locally or are in the area visiting then I would encourage you to visit this 'hidden gem'.
Written 3 October 2022
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Jane M
Leeds, UK8 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
A fantastic find in a small town. A lot of time has been spent on the displays. I was very impressed. The staff were friendly, welcoming and informative
Written 22 July 2022
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johnny s
Australia5 contributions
Jan 2022
I went here before attending to truva. Very good experience. Loved the view and everything about it. Defo come here.
Written 10 May 2022
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556fredl
Bicester, UK9 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
This museum was an unexpected but pleasant surprise. The museum presents the story of Towcester and how it is linked with British history. A lot of information given but done in a very informative way so you don't feel overwhelmed. A must-go if you're around towcester.
Written 8 April 2022
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Sullie74
Northamptonshire, UK2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
A superb treasure of a place for an outing of interesting historical artefacts. A complete Jem of a museum full of up-to-date displays, exhibits, artwork and information boards and videos, stayed for quiet a while taking it all in! Brilliant knowledgeable members of staff, both Liz and Jane are a credit to the museum full of charisma. The gift shop is so lovely too offering a beautiful variety of treasures to purchase including the editable. 😋
We would highly recommend visiting this place, especially with children as I know they have a dressing up section for them to try too and put on quizzes and other child friendly activities. Throughly enjoyed our afternoon there today, thank you to everyone who dedicates their time, energy and efforts in order to keep this place running, we the public thank you from our hearts - let’s not loose our history! ☺️
Written 29 July 2021
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Bexxcx
Milton Keynes, UK979 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
Towcester is a great little town to explore with lots of cute cafes and little shops down historical alleyways and set inside old buildings.
The Towcester museum is just off the main high street and there is a nearby car park which is free and usually always has spaces so its really easy to get to!
The museum itself is very reasonable in price at £3.50pp and we definitely spent an hour in there reading and looking around the gift shop. The shops has lots of cute things for kids and adults, lots of decent books too from local historians which is always nice to see.
Of youre local to Towcester and have ever wondered about the history of your area then this is a great little place to have a look around.
The Towcester trail maps from the museum are also handy as we used it to explore the town afterwards!
Written 7 October 2020
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Eamonn O'Brien
2 contributions
Jan 2020
Towcester museum is an absolute gem. Very informative, great exhibits and explanations given that are easy to make sense. Staff there are really friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit.
Written 11 February 2020
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Towcester Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00