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“Great little museum! Great local history book selection!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ashby de la Zouch Museum

Ashby de la Zouch Museum
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Owner description: A small independent museum showcasing the history of Ashby & nearby villages, including temporary exhibitions, children's activities, talks, and lots more.
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“Great little museum! Great local history book selection!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Such a lot in a small museum! Went on a Saturday morning, which was quiet so had chance to talk to gentleman behind the till. This was very helpful as he had local knowledge of some of the families I am researching for my family history! Very good selection of local history books. Great one on the Alehouses of Ashby with lovely photographs and another on history of Soap Factory, bought both!

Visited March 2014
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Derbyshire, UK
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“Fabulous little museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Well worth an hour or so to learn about the history of Ashby and surrounding towns and villages. The main museum follows a chronological order, starting with pre history and ending close to the modern day. There is a huge display of soap - who knew Ashby was so big in the soap industry - and lots of other interesting asides.

Despite being just over the border of Derbyshire the museum is totally focused on its home country of Leicester. Some will say that is a good thing, I would have liked to have seen information on neighbouring towns and villages to the north presented to the same high standard as those in Leicester.

Visited September 2013
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“Amusing history of Ashby”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

This museum is excellent. Love the series of beautiful watercolours showing Ashby de la Zouch through the ages. They are great fun and brilliant for kids. Well done.

Visited June 2013
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