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โ€œMore Than Expected and A True Delightโ€

St. John's House Museum
Ranked #12 of 48 things to do in Warwick
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Owner description: St Johns House, a Jacobean Mansion located in Warwick, has a history spanning almost 900 years. The land on which the current building now stands was originally used as a hospital in the 12th century. The current house has been used as a private residence, a school and administrative offices of the War Department in the early 20th century. Latterly the building was bought by Warwickshire County Council and turned into a Museum, which was opened to the public in 1960. Please note, from April 1st 2017 the Museum will not be available for public visits, but by pre-arranged schools and groups only. The Museum will be open to the general public on Heritage Open Weekends. On the first floor of the house is The Royal Warwickshire Regiment of Fusiliers Museum, visit their website for opening hour details
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“More Than Expected and A True Delight”
Reviewed 17 June 2011

The outside, which is stately, gives little hint to what great stuff awaits within.

There is a toy museum with a good deal of hands-on for the young and those who want to re-kindle that playful spirit. There is a collection of clothing and visitors are encouraged to try on various period pieces. This is a wonderful museum to attend at the same time as a school group. How rare is that?

There is an early 20th century school room that is used when school groups come through. The visiting students put on smocks and collars and are treated to a period lesson.

Upstairs is the Regimental Museum, certainly it is a secular shrine to Field Marshall Montgomery but it is also a great deal more than that. I have no known links to the regiment but was stilled quite moved by the tales of bravery and selflessness of the men honored by the museum. The presentation is very straight forward and this simplicity adds to the sense of dignity and elevates these ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

The grounds are pleasant and the docents friendly, helpful and unobtrusive.

Visited June 2011
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“Step back into history.”
Reviewed 18 November 2008

A sort of mini V & A, run by the County Council, it is very child friendly but with plenty for adults too. As an added bonus it is FREE!

A kitchen full of drawers to open and cupboards to explore, a Discovery Room for the under 5's and a Victorian school room- numerous local primary schools come for this.

The displays include a costume gallery and the Museum of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment is located on the first floor.

The displays are housed in a historic 17th century house with gardens, nearby car park and a grassy picnic area.


Open 10.00am-5.00pm Tuesday-Saturday and Bank Holiday Mondays; also 2.30pm-5.00pm Sunday April-September. Enquiries [-]

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