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“Interesting, though not that famous”

Warwickshire Museum (Market Hall Museum)
Ranked #13 of 48 things to do in Warwick
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Museum, celebrates the stories of Warwickshire and its people and has been refurbished thanks to a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and with the support of heritage, natural history and community groups from across the county. Explore our new galleries, discover treasures from Warwickshire’s collections and archives, and enjoy a tour of this historic, landmark building reimagined for our next generation of visitors. New accessible technology has been integrated into the museum and a themed approach that focuses on ‘Made Here, Getting Here and Living Here’ has been adopted. The refurbished gallery reflects the life and times of Warwickshire from ancient times to the present day. The visitors’ route starts on the ground floor, featuring Warwickshire’s most recent history, from the birth of the museum in 1836, to the present day. The exhibits include examples of locally manufactured items, collections that people have made, modern wildlife and iconic pieces from the Museum’s collections including the iconic Giant Irish Deer skeleton, a full-sized replica of the Wilmcote Plesiosaur skeleton and the Warwickshire Bear. There is also have a small cinema showing short films on local life and events. The first floor covers the period from the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons in Warwickshire to 1836 and elsewhere visitors will also explore Warwickshire’s Roman roots and even the unique remains of a Warwickshire dinosaur. Visit the Cafe and shop
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This small museum can be enjoyed for free, after having passed through the local marketplace. It focuses on the history of Warwickshire (and the now famous Horde), on natural history and animals. Interesting, though not famous.

1  Thank Francesco_Finucci
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Took my daughter here so we could look at the fossils as she is really into dinosaurs. She really enjoyed looking at the fossils and we spent some time on the ground floor examining them all. We spent less time on the first floor, as there was less to interest her, though I did get her a little bit interested on the models of how people lived historically. We then went back to the fossils.

Thank gecko77
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

I visited here during the May half term. The museum is very well situated in the middle of Warwick, and has a great selection of exhibits from Roman artefacts to fossils. I particularly liked the amazing and huge Sheldon tapestry of Warwickshire, showing all the old place names . There's lots of things to interest children here, but as the museum is small, we had looked around it in about half an hour. Worth popping in while in Warwick.

Thank Debbiedoodle1
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

its fine, the second floor is better

the magnification insects is pretty cool

needs more exciting up to date attractions

Thank Mr_O_S_D
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

A quick wander of the streets to refresh the memory and we came across this little gem. A museum dedicated to the history of Warwickshire. We peered in through the doors before committing to entering but this doesn't give much away, then we see the "Free Admission" sign and ventured in.

Bursting at the seams with natural history, taxidermy is heavily featured which is a great showcase, being able to see animals up close, like a static zoo. (all animals died of natural causes). Geology also played a big part in the museum. We spent around 30-40 minutes here in total, it's not a big place but it's got so much to see on varying subjects. Overall, a welcome distraction.

Thank Rob S
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