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“More than you think”

Almonry Heritage Centre
Ranked #4 of 30 things to do in Evesham
Certificate of Excellence
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Basildon, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“More than you think”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

There doesn't look much to this on the outside but once inside there are quite a few displays. Lots of information about the town and the abbey that once stood there.

Visited September 2013
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devon
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“excellent”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

just good place to visit good value, staff helpful, able to take dog round
lots of interest to read and garden lovely

Visited August 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“A Day out with special treat at Wayside Shop and cafe”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

We travelled to Evesham to have a look around and see the Almonry Heritage Centre. Once we found our way round the one way system and parked we wished we had paid for longer. The town centre was a bit disappointing as are most towns these days with lots of chain stores, charity shops and the usual outlets. A pity as it has some very fine timbered buildings! It was a perfect day and the Almonry Centre was very picturesque from all angles with masses of pretty hanging baskets and flowers everywhere. Once inside, we paid a small fee and set off on a very large and comprehensive collection of everything you can think of. The first item was the composer Clementi's piano, he died in Evesham. The further into the museum we went, the more there was to see. You really need several visits to do it justice whether you are a young person who will learn a lot or a well seasoned traveller which will jog your memory. It is impossible to read and see everything on show. The garden too was very relaxing and inviting with its seating and pretty flowers. Our only criticism was that most exhibits were crammed into a very small space. However, they have welcomed comments and even produced a booklet with people's suggestions. They are awaiting a lottery fund donation or other such funds in order to make things even better.

On our way there, we stopped off at a well-known haunt for us. The Wayside Farm Shop and café which is only 5 miles away at Wyckhamford. We saw the opening of the café a few years ago and seen it flourish. We now regularly buy produce from their well-stocked shop - always first-class and the best jam we have ever had with some unusual varieties. They are always experimenting with new ideas. They sell their own products and the best from places round about. In the café we can never resist a piece of their delicious cakes from coffee walnut to white chocolate and raspberries. The two scones with clotted cream and jam plus a generous pot of tea at around £5 is good value. I can never understand cafes who give you a stingy pot of tea - after all hot water is free isn't it?! At the Wayside we can never finish the pot and the coffee is good too. The place is clean with friendly staff and also has gift packs for special occasions in the shop. Do try it!!

Visited August 2013
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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“local history museum”
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Inside the TIC. £3 (May 2013) entrance. Lots of interesting things to see to do with local history. But parts of it were very dark. Lovely garden.

Visited May 2013
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“An historic gem”
Reviewed 23 March 2013

A fantastic place full of local history. Allow plenty of time as you can spend hours looking around .
Friendly staff who are very keen to help answer questions. Keep up the good work well worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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