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“A Little Gem”

Elizabethan House Museum
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Experience the lives of families who lived in this splendid Quayside house from Tudor to Victorian times.Discover Victorian life 'upstairs and downstairs' and find out what is was really like to work in the kitchen and scullery. Decide for yourself if the death of Charles I was plotted in the Conspiracy Room. Dress the family in Tudor costumes. Let children play in the activity packed toy room, and relax in the small, but delightful, walled garden. The Elizabethan House is a National Trust site managed by Norfolk Museums Service.
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Little Gem”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

The museum is small but well laid out with many interesting artifacts, some of which it is possible to handle. This is a great asset when visiting with children. There were a few costumes available to dress up in too. The museum staff were friendly and welcoming. The building is in a lovely old building which shows how it has changed over the years. There is an interesting commentary on the hand held "wand" but children would find it too detailed to hold their attention. The kitchen and dining rooms are most interesting. There is a small garden in a courtyard from which it is worth looking up at the adjoining old buildings. There are also a few games for anyone to try.

Visited August 2013
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Visit.....”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Small but enjoyable and interesting, helped by having a taxidermist explaining and showing many animals and also fossils – very interesting!

Visited August 2013
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Norwich
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

A truly lovely place, very well set out and informative. The curators have done a fantastic job of the displays and you can clearly see that love has gone in to the place. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent.”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Tiny personal museum set in a small house going through the different eras. I loved the tudor dining room, bedroom and the victorian kitchen.

Visited August 2013
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Horley, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A fascinating museum”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

A great insight into the development of a home over a huge period of time from the Elizabethan Age. Very informative NT staff member gave us a great insight into the early ownership of the house and the different rooms in the house gave us some very interesting facts and information.

Visited August 2013
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