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“As good as Longleat or Gaydon.”

The Pallot Steam, Motor & General Museum
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Trinity
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We visited this museum and I was pleasantly surprised to find a fascinating collection of predominantly agricultural vehicles and items - and it is well worth seeking out. The man on the kiosk desk was very helpful, knowledgable and keen to impart his local knowledge. The majority of exhibits seem to have been collected and restored by the late Mr. Pallot but there are other vehicles and items donated or being lent by other Jersey notables. Cars, vans, military vehicles, motor bikes, trucks, toys, organs, radios, farming equipment, motoring memorabilia and, of course, locomotives and a 100 year old train. The museum is fascinating and I was told they have enough similar and relevant exhibits that they could borrow or show to increase the size of the museum threefold, if only they had the space. I would guess there is parking for 30 to 40 cars, so you will be unlikely to have difficulty parking here. If you don't have a car, hire one for the day or get a cab. I recommend putting an hour or two aside to visit this excellent, private museum next time you visit the Channel Islands. You will be amazed at what one hugely dedicated man can achieve during his working life for the resulting benefit of us all.

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"trip down memory lane"
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

THe museum has a great collection of old cars,engines,tractors and domestic memorabilia.The steam train runs of a Thursday only ,we had a great time.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

A great collection of memorabilia and information. Managed to visit on a day when the train was not running but am sure that it's worth going on that day. Shame there wasn't a 'proper' café as we would have spent more time (and money) there

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

First, if you go by bus it's a ten minute stroll from the main road. A lovely stroll, granted, but it's not mentioned in any of the literature and it wouldn't be funny if you were pushing a wheelchair, for example. Secondly, they only take cash. Not even debit cards. Again, that isn't mentioned anywhere and as someone who rarely has any proper money to her name, I was scrabbling about in the bottom of my bag to rake up the cash. It's miles from anywhere so this wouldn't be funny if you didn't come in a car. Finally, the refreshments included in the advert are two vending machines, one of which doesn't work...irony of ironies given the museum's preoccupation with innovative and effective machinery.

But it's worth it! I have zero interest in steam engines, old cars,old field machinery or anything else in this museum. It was my partner's pick to visit. Three and a half hours later he had to drag me out. I really can't explain what it is that makes it so fascinating, but it really is. The volunteer staff are really helpful but it's the original owner's enthusiasm which still shines through so very vividly, even though he's no longer with us. There's something enthralling about his utter dedication...if there was a derelict tractor in a ditch anywhere in Jersey he appears to have been able to sense it and save it! Great experience, much better than my pick of the day turned out to be...see review of Hamptonne Country Museum for more on that subject!

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Roads in Jersey are terrifyingly tiny and you think you are going down the tiniest lane... only to be met by the best museum I have seen of its type with lovely old cars and machines. We had a BALL.

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