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“Inspiring”
Review of John Ruskin Museum

John Ruskin Museum
Ranked #8 of 15 things to do in Coniston
Certificate of Excellence
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UK
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Inspiring”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Best attraction for me personally on this trip. I know little of the man apart from his name. The more I learned about him in the museum the more my respect for him grew. A truly remarkable social philospher, artist and philanthropist. Many of his ideas came after him. A lovely house with his turreted bedroom offering the best view over Consiton. The woodland walks up the slope behind the house was delightful with hidden dells. We rounded off the visit with lunch onsite. It was busy but well worth the wait as it was prepared on site. Forewarning by a sign helped.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit.”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We went in as our children were interested in Donald Campbell and Bluebird. There is a fascinating area dedicated to this which we all enjoyed. Also Ruskin, Amazon & Swallows information and lots more. There are interactive stations for children - ours are 6 & 7 years and enjoyed them all. We were there for around 3 hours and could have spent longer but they were closing. A very deceptive museum as, from the outside, it looks very small but great inside. Very reasonably priced too for the information given.

Visited July 2014
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A walk in the past”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Well it says Ruskin, so lots of lace samples but it also has lots of bluebird related stuff. More like a cabinet of curiosities in places
pleasant staff, museum shop.

Visited June 2014
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Burton on Trent
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very interesting ,with a tinge of sadness”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Some very interesting articles and exhibitions on the local area and John Ruskin,but my most interesting section was the Campbell exhibition,it had me reading every word and watching every video,absolutely fabulous,such a sad historical event,very touching but at the same time fascinating ,definitely worth a visit,good value at £6, will be brilliant when the completely rebuilt Bluebird returns in 2015.

Visited June 2014
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic museum!”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

A very interesting collection on Ruskin, as you would expect but also on Donald Campbell his final and fatal attempt at the water speed record in Bluebird.
Very enjoyable.

Visited June 2014
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