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Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum

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High Street, Winchcombe GL54 5LJ, England
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

A real gem. Full of local information, well set out and full of nostalgia. Many items conjuring up a great deal of thought. With friendly staff well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary H
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This museum is run by friendly volunteers and is a real find in the sleepy town of Winchcombe. It contains fascinating memorabilia of past citizens including photos and old registers. It also houses an extraordinary collection of police uniforms and other interesting collectibles connected to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Unfortunately we didn’t have a lot of time to look round this museum, there is some fascinating literature on local families and country life, as well as a good collection of police memorabilia. Had a good chat with the lovely lady volunteer at the desk...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

had no idea this was here, I was amazed at the things it holds, some really eye opening things, well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mr T
Reviewed 8 October 2017

As others have said, this is a small museum - with exhibits in one large and one small room, upstairs in the Victorian town hall. It is, however, a fascinating place, which proudly tells the story of Winchcombe's history by presenting objects made by the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Although it's small it has the knack of displaying its exhibits in a fashion that allows them to pack the place without appearing to do so. One tip, it's cash only

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I love this museum and have visited twice. There is a fairly interesting collection of old police uniforms and truncheons etc. from around the world, but what is really special is the window into rural life in the 18th/19th centuries that the collection of local...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

visited this today whilst waiting for the bus back to Cheltenham and it is run by volunteers and costs £2 for adults and is up a flight of stairs. It was good to see all the artefacts of local life and all the police uniforms...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Ann L
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Surprisingly interesting museum in the heart of the village. Just a nice size to spend half and hour or so browsing and learning about village life in the 19th century.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a small museum in a lovely town: it houses many interesting and unusual country tools and historical artefacts as well as cabinets with displays of Police uniforms from many countries as well as tools of the trade. It's not overloaded and the items...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Mary W
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