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“lunchtime visit”
Review of Brampton Museum

Brampton Museum
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 29 December 2013

I often go to the museum during my lunchtime the staff are always friendly and there is lots to see and do I like the park and the cafe and also the mueum with its variety of exhibts

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Having last visited this excellent museum over 10 years ago and not remembered much about it, I was delighted to revisit on a damp Saturday afternoon with a local who'd been brought up on regular visits.

The museum is in an attractive 3-storey former Victorian[?] residence, in parkland, with adjacent formal and fun gardens. A massive canon, painted black, is just outside the former main entrance. I was just telling my companion about the captured canon from the Crimea which used to be on display in my home town in Victorian times, and then read that this canon was from The Russian War!!

One enters the museum along a corridor that has a delightful display of artisan jewellery etc. There was a craft event happening in the big room to the right of the entrance, which we didn't attend, as I was keen to see the museum in the 75 minutes that was available before the place closed.

The museum isn't in chronological order, so one walks into a room concerned with The Home Front, and a huge array of medals, most excellently displayed dominated the window wall. Next is a room describing how the town was founded, along with a dinosaur skeleton replica among other items. A small room showed local lifestyle in the past century or so, with all manner of fascinating artefacts. Adjacent was a room with paintings on the panelled walls, all in darkness, and it was evidently used for meetings.

We ascended the staircase slowly, taking in the mass of paintings on the walls, and reading the key notes opposite the works. There are some lovely scenes to be seen.
Upstairs is a small room chokka blok with toys from different eras, plenty of discussion points there! The section which grabbed me the most was the shopping alleys. There was so much to take in, admire and discuss and so well put together! It would have been good for there to be a couple of human guides in the alleys to chat to about what we could see. Downstairs there was but one member of staff on duty - crazy!

Other reviewers have mentioned the toilets and cafe in the museum, but I missed those facilities. Perhaps they were masked by the craft fair that was happening.

The Borough Museum & Art Gallery is a place to enjoy for at least an hour and to revisit when possible.

1  Thank DizDiz2013
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

An excellent day out something for everyone. War collection, old toys but i did find some of the dolls a bit scarey .shop and living room was really interesting, to see how much things have altered. outside there is a good play area a cafe and in the summer the miniature train. Its close to the town centre and also the theatre so enjoy.

1  Thank Denise I
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

A cabinet of war medals, two cabinets of pottery and a typical inside of a house during the forties. No postcards, no fridge magnets and 50p for an A4 sheet with details of the building and and a brief history. I didn't learn anything from my visit and felt it was a waste of time. The gardens did look good though.

1  Thank David L
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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

This is a small attraction but free to get in, It is run by the local council, explaining the local history, potteries ect, some war Stuff and old themed shop fronts. But it is a good location on a big plot of ground of swings for the children's, cafe open grass for picnics a steam train, narrow gage type for children.some birds in huts, very nice if weather is good.

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