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“Surprisingly interesting!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thirsk Museum

Thirsk Museum
Ranked #7 of 23 things to do in Thirsk
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“Surprisingly interesting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

A small but surprisingly interesting museum about the history of Thirsk. Free and definitely worth a short visit. Kitchen, bedroom, living room and displays relating to notable past citizens of Thirsk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

I found it very nostalgic & enjoyed remembering old utensils and household items my grandma had when I visited the museum but there was also a chair hung on the wall . It looked normal enough but the story behind it suggested everyone who sat in the chair since a murder took place over the wrong person sitting in it was murder have since also ended up DEAD ( which is why it now hangs up on the wall to stop stupid folk being tempted to try for themselves ).They also have ancient toys/ costumes /photos and postcards and could have wandered round for ages.It is also FREE with the hope you will leave a generous donation if you like it.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Sandra J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Coffee thirst quenched in Thirsk! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Myself and my lady friend by chance stumbled across this little gem after following a happy chap named john !. We were hungry and craving caffeine but were looking for something to make you feel warm all over !!. Then we found bliss ohhhh and it was indeedy !! Welcomed by a marvellous lady who made our hearts just melt from start to finish ! . We both ordered poached egg on brown with bacon which was beautiful I'm not egging you on here it was scrummy !!! I then ate the apple cake like I was half Labrador ;) it was an experience that set me and thee up for the day. Very very happy!

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“Fascinating little place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

The museum is situated in the birthplace of Thomas Lord, founder of the famous cricket ground. So it begins with a room dedicated mainly to sports. There are so many bits to see though, it is up to you to decide how in depth you want your visit to be. Downstairs there are three rooms - on of which contains the legendary 'cursed' Busby Stoop chair. Upstairs there are five more rooms, and one has the Thirsk 'Giant's' skeleton.

My boy enjoys looking around at all the unusual bits and bobs, and he is 11. I find it fascinating because of the strong links to the local area that most of the exhibits seem to have. Like the huge chunk of the crashed bomber, or the Victorian bride and groom outfits.

The stewards are all really friendly and helpful. they leave you to enjoy the museum on the whole, but are there when you have questions. If you are lucky enough to visit when the curator is on duty then he is a walking history book, he has published a few, and they are on sale in the reception.

The museum is located close to the town and its many coffee shops and cafes. There are public toilets a short walk away and the church at the end of the street (St. Mary's) is also well worth a visit.

I recommend a visit to anyone, old or young. Oh and rather pleasantly the admission was FREE.

Visited May 2014
4 Thank Claire Rachel F
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