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“"Go back in time"”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Allerford Museum

Allerford Museum
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Allerford
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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“"Go back in time"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Brought back many memories! we could relate to many things in the museum. Well arranged and presented you will spend some time here for just a small cost.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Porlock Weir, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“What all museums should be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

A wonderful and fascinating collection of items from everyday life in the past - a veritable repository of bits and bobs from the surrounding area, many of which you’ve somehow come across before but never known quite what they were for, or how they were used.

Organised into sections - dairy, washing, entertainment, cooking etc, or into the various village crafts, and with each item labeled, wandering through the exhibits makes a wonderful trip down memory lane for older visitors, and a fantastic starting point for discussion and questions for children. In addition to all the exhibits there is also the Victorian schoolroom with all the original fittings and furniture (and also appropriate costumes for children to dress up in if they wish) and in another room there is a large collection of local photographs.

The whole outfit is run by enthusiastic volunteers, there is easy parking in the village car park opposite, a tea room in the local post office on one side and a traditional working blacksmith which you can also visit on the other side. What more could you want - without doubt a charming and wonderful little place to visit!

Visited April 2014
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Tarporley, England, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Adults loved it - and sprucing up might spoil the charm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

This little gem of a museum is really a collection of anything and everything that people have donated over the years. There are farm implements, clothes, tools, radios, cameras, photos, documents etc etc. Not a lot of focus, but that just adds to the excitement of looking in the next display cabinet!
The cameo displays of the shoe maker and the dairy maid gave really good insight into working methods - although the cobbler did look a bit too film starry - despote the pipe in his mouth! Well worth an hour and the £2!

Visited June 2013
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Could do with sprucing up, but the kids liked it.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

We visited with four children between the ages of four and nine. They enjoyed it, especially the Victorian schoolroom where they dressed up and played schools.
Displayed are a bit tired, they charge admission so I think they should take a bit more pride in making sure things are clearly and accurately labeled, but it's a worthwhile little place to visit.

Visited April 2013
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Warwickshire
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Look into history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

A very interesting little working workshop with a wealth of information given by knowlegable people who actually produce craftmanlike objects.

Visited October 2012
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