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“newcastle under lyme museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Brampton Museum

Brampton Museum
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
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Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“newcastle under lyme museum”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

nice but small museum very well structured displays include old roman excavtions around the borough,world war artefacts,some veylarge pictures a very good display of old world toys see howmany you can remember frm day goneby a very interesting old shop and doctors display that you jt wih youcould enter theres also a small art display in the ground floor but don't expect it to be like hanley musum this is a smaller building food and snacks available from nearby cafe

Visited January 2014
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English first
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely little museum”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

I really enjoy visiting here with my toddler. The people that run it are always thinking of new things to entertain young children and there is always something on for children during the school holidays. I also enjoy the art displays and Victorian street scene. They sell lovely jewellery and trinkets too made by local designers at reasonable prices.

Visited November 2013
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2 Thank LauraPurpleStar
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Stoke on trent, staffs
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“lunchtime visit”
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

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Bernadette O
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Leek, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Fascinating and fun”
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.

Visited November 2013
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“history banaza”
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.

Visited June 2013
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