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“Interesting but could be better.”

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon
Ranked #5 of 24 things to do in Barnstaple
Certificate of Excellence
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Devon, UK
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Interesting but could be better.”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Had a look around here the other day and whilst some of the exhibits are interesting it felt like it could be better. There seemed to be an awful lot of writing next to some exhibits and nothing next to others whereas I would have preferred a brief summary for each exhibit. As it is free it is worth going in for a look but that's about it.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Newton Abbot
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Museum”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Excellent timeline and good particularly on early history. Could do with more material and curation on 19th century on.

Visited March 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Interesting”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

I had coffee in the cafe in this facility as I had a small amount of time to kill. I wondered into the museum and an hour later realised I was probably going to be late for my appointment. Fasinating place although only small requires more time than you think to view it all. Will have to go back to see rest

Visited January 2014
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Kent
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Don't miss this”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

This is an excellent museum and well worth a visit. We were on a holiday last week in a very wet Devon and only went into the museum to get out of the rain, what a surprise we got as we found it so interesting and it is all free. It also has a little gift shop and a small tea room. Don't wait for the rain, go in anyway if you are in the area, you won't be disappointed.

KentGreektraveller

Visited February 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“unexpected pleasure”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

very interesting and informative. the top floor with its history of the local army regiments through the ages was a particular interest.

Visited February 2014
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