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Museum of Shops - CLOSED

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This was a great little museum, but sadly it has now closed down, so there's no point in going... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Chris A
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
It's bigger than you think

Very interesting and informative visit which can bring back memories,I had one of those or my... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Trevor L
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
2 Apr 2017
“A Very Interesting place”
26 Feb 2017
“Closed down”
A collection of store fronts whose displays cover about 100 years of shopping history.
20 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne BN21 4NS, England
+44 1323 737143
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This place is very interesting and a great place to spend an Hour or so Looking over the past. Only a few Problems, Its no good for Disabled people as it has many stairs and no lifts and the Lady behind the Counter when we...More

4  Thank 1982tigger
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This was a great little museum, but sadly it has now closed down, so there's no point in going there. "Mind you, it could be a great business opportunity!" said the lady at tourist information!

4  Thank Chris A
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I only saw the museum through the window but it looked a bit tired and dusty. There were some interesting items that I remembered from my childhood but it was a bit drab and not overly inviting - it didn't make me want to go...More

1  Thank Lokket
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very interesting and informative visit which can bring back memories,I had one of those or my parents had one of those you see lots of things like that. And there is a lot more to look at than the shopfront suggests. Take a look!

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was an excellent way of spending an hour or two, especially on a winter's day, recalling days of yesteryear with the wide variety of exhibits on show. Sadly the owners wanted to retire, couldn't find a buyer, so the entire contents of the museum...More

1  Thank Boatyman
Reviewed 6 February 2017

good to wander through and see what's on offer. several shops with different goods and something for everyone. well worth a visit.

Thank SandraL2619
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Such a shame this has now closed. We chatted with the owner and their son. They desperately wanted this place to stay open but no one was buying. Would have bought it ourselves if we thought we could have got the money together. Such a...More

Thank MrsO111
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

As we were in Eastbourne for the weekend we wanted to include a visit to museum of shops but found a notice on the door saying due to retirement place is now permanently closed (27/01/17) ....such a shame!

Thank LettyB666
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Eastbourne great place ,decided to visit the musuem was greated by a very rude young lady at entrance who thought she was above anyone else ruined day and visit

Thank jonesbya
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great little museum, as you walk in, it really feels like you've gone back in time, as you're surrounded by realistic model shops filled with items from the past. would definitely recommend to Eastbourne residents and visitors to Eastbourne.

Thank EastbourneRC
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