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Review of Museum of Power

Museum of Power
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Langford
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

We went here all work colleagues. They absolutely love the place.i would like to recommend this museum of power whos interested in power.

Thank james4880
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

This place is great for seeing how it used to be done.

Huge machines which are quite amazing!

Lots to learn for kids around 3 years upwards.

I visited the museum on the day of a car show which was on site - recommend the same to combine the visit if possible.

Thank David G
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We went there with the bike one sunny day and had a blast! The museum is very small, but full of information and interactive things that help kids (and adults) learn about steam engines and power in a fun way. They have several robots in the two rooms of the museum and at the end they ask children how many they found and what were their names, making it all a big game for them.

The staff was very nice, the souvenirs are ridiculously cheap (a small brass display plate for 50p and a pretty thimble for 10p, both made in England, not China so it's also supporting local economy :D) and you get a huge pot of tea for less than 2 pounds (enough for 4 cups).

The steam room has a variety of some very nice home made cake. There you can enjoy a cuppa and get some nibbles if you're feeling peckish.

The train ride is very short but fun. We spoke to one of the older fellas that restores the locomotives and he was very nice telling us stories about them and their names and how long it took to rebuild them and restore them to their former glory.

Along with the museum of power you can visit the little fairy village, I believe it is called Astaria, for no additional charge. It is a village of miniatures, that you can find on the grounds of the museum, built by the guy running it. They have a fun quiz for kids that lasts for an hour which is a brilliant way to get a free babysitter if you wish to enjoy the Steam Tea Room in silence :D

During our visit they had a tent with different games you can play to win a toy. My husband to be got me a huge white bunny <3 You can also buy Candy floss there.

I would definitely recommend to pop by and visit if you're around. The price for an adult is 4.50 pounds, they give discounts to the students and the elderly, but there is a brochure on the table there that you can pick up and fill in to get additional 50p off.

Thank taarna_tarakian
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

I recently visited here twice with two groups of students with SEN. Everyone was interested in the exhibits, and there were plenty of things for them to be involved in by pressing buttons, to actually turning 'Marshall' on. I can imagine that it is even better on open days when the train is running, and the weather a bit better to walk round the grounds.

Excellent value, and the tea rooms are great, with wonderful homemade cakes. The main menu looked good value too. All the staff were very helpful, and patient, and took plenty of time to explain things to us all.

I am looking forward to going back and taking my young grandson to visit.

Thank sjdyke2
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We visited the museum for a “Science Sunday” event, which we also attended last year. Once again, the children really enjoyed it. We spent 3-4 hours there, which is more than we would have spent if the event was not being run. There are plenty of interactive/ moving exhibits, which are good for a small museum with a limited budget. The miniature train was running and trip were available for £1 a circuit. We visited the model village for the first time and my daughter loved the model village quiz, although I could not see the attraction.

In summary, worth a visit especially for a special event, get there early and don’t worry if the model village is closed.

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