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“Excellent Displays and Staff”
Review of Grantham Museum

Grantham Museum
Ranked #10 of 23 things to do in Grantham
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Displays and Staff”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

I visited the Museum on a rainy day. I must say how impressed I was with the new informative DDay Exhibition as well as the Fantastic Margaret Thatcher. The staff are very helpful and polite nothing was too much trouble for them especially how you are welcomed into the Museum. It is definitely worth a visit to the Museum as there is a fantastic lovely coffee shop and it is now run by volunteers.

Visited May 2014
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

This museum which used to be run by the local authority is now managed and run by a very dedicated group of volunteers.
There is a permanent exhibition related to the history of Grantham, Margaret Thatcher, and the Dambusters raid, co-ordinated from St Vincents in Grantham. This includes part of one of the famous ' bouncing bombs' - huge, never realised they were so big.
The Margaret Thatcher exhibit includes the chance to listen to contemporary election broadcasts and cast your vote.
Forthcoming exhibitions include the 70th anniversary of D Day (The area was home to a number of US airborne units), and the 100th anniversary of WW1.
This is very much a local museum, not glitzy, but dedicated to telling local people and visitors things about Grantham they might not have known.
If you visit quickly there is just catch to see the travelling Embroiderers Guild exhibition and contribute to the longest embroidery in the world
A new cafe is just about to open, and the Museum also has a large upstairs space available for workshops and events, currently filled with hundreds of tiny postcard sized embroideries made for the athletes village of the Olympics
It's open Wednesday to Saturday, and it's free!

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Athena002
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Grantham, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Visiting the Museum”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Grantham museum was taken over by volunteers when the local authority decided to close it.The volunteers work hard to put displays on and the results are excellent considering the situation. It is however quite small for obvious reasons. They provide coffee and snacks also and there are often activities for children. I am not sure on the bathroom facilities never having had the need to visit them as I am a local person and just drop in from time to time.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Barbara R
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Small museum with very few things to see or do, or interact with. We practically saw all there was to see in 5 minutes. Atmosphere felt cheap, several cabinets were partially filled and one was empty, but the woman who runs it now just said to come back next time etc. Expected to see a lot more in Grantham museum. It was better organised a couple of years ago.

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank phil r
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Visit to the Museum”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Well worth the visit. It was a terrible day out side , throwing it down with rain all day. So it was a lovely experience, and very informative looking round the Museum.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Pene G
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