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“Interesting”
Review of Barometer World

Barometer World
Ranked #13 of 24 things to do in Okehampton
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

Lots of different barometers and some for sale.  The proprietors are very knowledgeable and it's fun to spend an hour or two here.

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Reviewed 11 February 2009

I wasnt that interested in barometers when I first arrived, but it was a rainy day and I decided to pop into this barometer museum, and it was well worth it. It was like a scene from a Bill Bryson book. A highly earnest, intellectual looking man greeted me when I arrived, and proclamied that I was the first visitor that day, and what a joy it was too see me.
He went on to lead me through to a room packed full of historic barometers. They were all listed in a little book he gave me and every one had a stoy behind it. One had been all round the world with a Captain who gambled it for a bottle of rum in Antigua!
The man lived and breathed barometers, especially restoring old ones. After walking around I bought a barometer because I find them fascinating and useful.

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