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Barnstaple Heritage Centre

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Still A Lovely Building, But...

Unfortunately the Heritage Centre was permanently closed in March 2016 which seems like a bit of a... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
ihaveshoos
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Falfield, United Kingdom
as part of a weekend break

interesting and varied exhibits, gives a taste of times past, helpful staff well worth a visit for... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2016
saintwoolos
,
Newport, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good25%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible14%
3 Oct 2018
“Closed at moment.”
28 Jul 2017
“Still A Lovely Building, But...”
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is closed at the moment they are refurbishing it. Guess it would be a good place to find out more about the history of Barnstable. If you are interested in the old railways here then would be a good place to start.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Martin R
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Unfortunately the Heritage Centre was permanently closed in March 2016 which seems like a bit of a shame because it sounds like quite the cute museum. The building still remains (it is called Queen Anne's Walk) and as it is a Grade I listed building...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank ihaveshoos
Reviewed 19 April 2016

what a pity that this lovely spot has closed it is right in the middle of the town and was a wonderful little find with a gift shop and wonderful tours.......what a silly thing to do......with the tourist season coming up what are they thinking

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Carol W
Reviewed 21 February 2016

interesting and varied exhibits, gives a taste of times past, helpful staff well worth a visit for families

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank saintwoolos
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I was amazed to learn that Barnstable dates back to 900 AD. This museum is very small but as you enter each room there is a button on the wall which activates a spoken explanation for each historic period. It is very informative and you...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 7 October 2015

As we entered people came out of the exhibition complaining that there was little to see and it wasn't worth the money, consequently we did not go into the exhibition. (we'd just visited the museum which is free!) Outside the heritage centre is sunken area...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Derek H
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is not a museum that will suit everyone as the displays are a little dated, but M and I enjoyed our visit. Each room is set up for a specific period, e.g. civil war, with mannequins, furniture, and backdrops appropriate to the theme. You...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank EH-in-York
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Exhibition is ok but a bit amateurish. Expensive considering what is there. The people on the desk seemed to have no knowledge of their town's history, and I was directed to go to the near by museum if I wanted to know anything. Bizarre. Shop...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank carrie534
Reviewed 24 August 2015

This place is now sell sell sell no local history/knowledge just money, money, money [they cannot make money out of general Barnstaple knowledge] Mr Essery worked hard for these people ten fold for them and he was kicked about like a piece of meat. All...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Gimmick4Life
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Very small but interesting and informative trip through Barnstaple's history. Nice to see a museum or centre aimed at children that actually has all the stuff working when you visit! Nice little quiz for the kids that got them thinking and concentrating. Staff were very...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Andrew C
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