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“Great little Tudor period attraction”
Review of Tudor World

Tudor World
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Owner description: This award winning museum is situated right in the heart of the historic town of Stratford upon Avon within a Grade 2* listed historic building. The attraction depicts various aspects of Tudor life in an exciting atmospheric setting. The museum also runs the Walking tour with William Shakespeare; museum ghost tours and is popular with school groups.
RAF Lakenheath
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“Great little Tudor period attraction”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We found this attraction while browsing things to do in Stratford and were pleased that we went. Staff was friendly and helpful. Museum was ok. Just wish there was more there to see of the old building. They offered a ghost tour, which was fun and you learned more about the history of this building and who may still be there. I recommend this if you are in Stratford upon Avon. Just a five minute walk from one of the main multi story park houses.

Visited August 2014
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“A little gem”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

A small museum hidden down a cobbled street. You can purchase a joint ticket to include an evening ghost talk, it's worth doing. The museum is interesting and there is a great bit of James Bond trivia!

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Small, informative and friendly”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This museum obviously does not have a large budget, but you can tell it is run by people who have a real passion for what they are doing, which makes you love it that little bit more. It took about 30 minutes to walk around and they had a find the animal activity for the children which gives mum and dad time to read the information on display.

There was also a pirate activity, which was very informative, unfortunately when we attended there was only 3 children, so it was more facts than fun, but I am sure it would be more fun if there were more children.

Visited August 2014
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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“Loved the tour”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We booked the museum and tour. The museum is bijou! i.e. small and doesn't take long to walk round however there are lots of very interesting and informative information plaques on the walls. I have read lots on Tudor history and thought I was pretty well informed but..... learnt lots more. The best part for us was the tour with William Shakespeare - his tights showed a shapely calf and he looked very well for his age! William obviously knew a lot about himself and his plays and shared his knowledge in a very clear and fun way. Even acted a few of his lines. It is worth paying the extra £, which is a charge from the Church not Will, to see where Will is buried: the Church is beautiful and full of its own quirky history as well as being home to a Will and some of his relatives. A great afternoon.

Visited August 2014
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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“theres more to stratford than shakespeare's house”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

I visited Stratford on August 8th 2014 with my two daughters. we came across Tudor World on our wanderings and with out a doubt decided to go in. we all love our history and enjoy visiting quirky little attractions such as Tudor World.
It was a little gem, the owner of the attraction was on the desk was and we must of chatted to him for at least 20 mins before we went round. He told us all sorts about the place and about the ghosts and owners of the building. we booked a ghost tour ( under the name Lucy, which turned out to be the same as the name of one of the ghostly residence ) as well as looking around it in the daytime.
we all wandered about looking at the interesting facts, decorations as well as the historical tudor building.
We went back in the evening for the ghost tour and thoroughly enjoyed quietly shuffling around in the dark while listening to the gruesome and haunting tales about the house.

It might not be at the top of the list of UK attractions with the London Dungeon or Madame Tussaud's but its not trying to be as good as them! Its just adds to them and is there for us all to enjoy while we explore our great country...

I'll be back to do it again on my next visit!

Visited August 2014
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