Ashby de la Zouch Museum
Ashby de la Zouch Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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A small independent museum showcasing the history of Ashby & nearby villages, including temporary exhibitions, children's activities, guided walks, talks, and lots more.
Duration: < 1 hour
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julie1948
brummy48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
They not only do tea, coffee, chocolate etc but there is fresh bread, and lovely cakes. It also sells ornaments and staff are very friendly
Written 24 June 2019
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Hi Julie. Thanks for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written 13 August 2019
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crispycard
Retford, UK140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Everything you ever needed to know about this town, especially its big role in our two civil wars, but much more besides. If it's not on display, ask as the volunteers are very well informed. £1 is good value for displays that take 1hour at least to enjoy and free to English heritage members although I would still donate your £1 to support a brilliant centre of local history.
Written 9 June 2018
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Hello! Thanks so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 13 August 2019
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Grrzzz
Leicestershire, UK279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
Shares the same building on North Street as the local library with easy access to a car park. Small but well presented and maintained museum of local history. The museum is rather cramped and there is a lot packed in to a small space, but well displayed all the same. The section on coal mining in Leicestershire was of particular interest to me. Entrance is free of charge if you've just visited the castle.
Written 29 May 2017
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Hi Mike. Thanks for leaving your review here. Sounds like you got a lot out of your visit to the museum. We do update our displays and exhibitions regularly, so please do remember us again when you are in the area.
Written 4 June 2017
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Shelbypoppit
Dobrich, Bulgaria3,112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
Having visited the castle we followed up with a visit to the museum.
Free entry if you have paid for the castle or £1 entrance without.
The museum is very small and only contains local artefacts and information however it has been well set up and is inviting.
We had a wonderful friendly welcome from a man named Fred who made our visit all the more enjoyable.
Written 28 May 2017
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Hi Kelly. Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review - we really do appreciate it. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and warm welcome. I will be sure to pass on your thanks to Fred.
Written 4 June 2017
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kathy b
Ashby de la Zouch, UK4,075 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
I live in Ashby and took a friend to the brilliant Ashby Museum last week. We were both fascinated by the current special exhibition showing the story of the 1st WW prisoner Lieutenant Gunther Pluschow of the Imperial German Navy who escaped from Donington Hall. The exhibition includes interpretive boards, a film show and an accompanying free booklet. All presented very professionally. We found it really interesting and easy to follow. The volunteers were helpful and knowledgeable. We also enjoyed the rest of the museum which shows the history of Ashby and surrounding towns and villages. There are models, exhibition boards and a series of paintings showing Ashby through the ages.especially for the children. I liked their range of Ashby gifts, books and cards. Easy parking next door and the museum is suitable for visitors with disabilities
Written 14 September 2016
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Hi Kathy. Thanks for your kind comments. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written 6 October 2016
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David R
Ashby de la Zouch, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
When in Ashby it should be on your list of things to do ; after the Castle but before Wetherspoons and the charity shops. A good local museum, and you might find out why the town has such a posh name.
Written 1 September 2015
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Thank you for your kind words. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our museum and hope to welcome you back soon.
Written 29 June 2016
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Aimee C
Coventry, UK10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014
It is apparent that it is a small team who look after the Museum, as I found it too small, and too quick for what you pay for. The information could have been presented better as it came across as uninteresting.
Written 30 June 2015
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Hi there. We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to the museum on this occasion. We think £1 entrance fee is good value for three exhibition galleries. We hope you will consider visiting us again.
Written 29 June 2016
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Dave Foo
Coalville, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
Loads of local history packed in a very small space. Worth a visit especially if you have been to the castle or are an EH member as it is free !!!!
Written 18 February 2015
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Alison23lufbra
Loughborough, UK1,434 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
Went really to see a friends temporary art exhibition which was great - on throughout May and worth a look - hadn’t been to the museum before but interesting to find out more about this area. Has potential to be a bit more interactive maybe!
Written 22 April 2018
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Hi Alison. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are looking into how we can become more interactive, so watch this space! Look forward to seeing you again.
Written 13 August 2019
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STEPHEN K
Ashby de la Zouch, UK1,513 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Spent a lovely rainy afternoon here and it was wonderful. Full of information and most pleasant staff who were very helpful. Recommend to catch up on the local area history.
Written 14 April 2018
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Thanks so much for your kind words, Stephen. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 13 August 2019
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