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The Curtis Museum

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Very interesting museum with extremely helpful and friendly staff

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and wished I had had more time - there was so much to see . I was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Julia P
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Ledbury, England, United Kingdom
Excellent for all ages

Went here with my young niece and nephew while we waited for the Watercress Line train back to... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Catherine J
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Curtis Museum High Street, Alton GU34 1BA, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and wished I had had more time - there was so much to see . I was particularly impressed with the Alton Buckle ! The volunteers were busy setting up for a torchlight trail which looked as if it was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Interesting museum marred by extremely rude female volunteer on the front desk during visit. Avoid Tuesday afternoon's when she is, apparently, on regular duty.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Went here with my young niece and nephew while we waited for the Watercress Line train back to Alresford and enjoyed the whole experience. The staff were helpful and gave them age appropriate quizzes to do which kept them occupied the whole time (something which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Catherine J
Reviewed 31 August 2018

you will be surprised at how much stuff is in this building I found it a couple of years ago and have been back several times the whole town is well worth a visit as there is so much going on there.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Staffed by friendly volunteers, museum is on High St at top of town next to the pretty square which has an unusual and attractive cairn town war memorial. Inside, exhibits are over two floors and although layout is a bit hotchpotch there are interesting displays...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit, not least because it is free entry! It provides a delightful, if somewhat tired, social and economic history of this ancient market town; in particular its time as a centre of brewing. Alton was,at one time, home to one of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Alton and its surrounding area has a lot to offer and is more than just part of the Jane Austen heritage trail. Much thought has gone into this museum and its layout covering the history of Alton and its evirons. The Alton Buckle is very...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

There is far more to see about Alton's long history and its near neighbours than you might expect and we visited on two successive days to see it all. There were two different volunteers on duty each day and on both occasions they enjoyed answering...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SergeBath
Reviewed 29 November 2017

For a small country town like Alton, a visitor wouldn't expect an amazing array of historical displays, such as the unique and valuable Alton buckle, displayed in its full glory at the Curtis Museum. I was lucky to meet there one of Alton's most erudite...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Jazmin07
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This museum was founded by Dr William Curtis, the eminent Alton born botanist, in 1865. Think about it, that’s more than 150 years ago. The Curtis is an excellent place to discover the local history of Alton and the surrounding area from the ea rliest...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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