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Tom Brown's School Museum

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Compact with absorbable information.

You have to park outside the church. It is just around the corner. Concentrates on the local... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Dolemite600
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Superb Chance for Kids to See What School was like in the 1800s

A very knowledgable guide is available to explain what is what and how schooling was carried out in... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
FovantHighFlyer
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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A small local museum housed in the unique 1617 building described in Tom Brown's Schooldays, written by Thomas Hughes who was born in the village. Information on the White Horse and other sites of interest in the area. Open Easter to the end of...more
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Broad Street | Village Centre, Uffington SN7 7RA, England
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

You have to park outside the church. It is just around the corner. Concentrates on the local history of the area, from prehistoric times up to modernish times. Quite small and compact. You have just the right amount of information and exhibits to make it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Karen P, Curator at Tom Brown's School Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are a small village museum run entirely on volunteers so your comments are very much appreciated.

Reviewed 10 January 2018

A very knowledgable guide is available to explain what is what and how schooling was carried out in the 1800s. There are also many interesting documents relating to local people and events, such as John Betjemen and Thomas Hughes.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Karen P, Curator at Tom Brown's School Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for your review & for visiting our village museum. The mock up Victorian schoolroom continues for 2018 together with our new temporary exhibition honouring the local men that served in WW1.

Reviewed 1 November 2017

Closed now for the rest of the year, but interesting short visit spent chatting with the well informed curator who gave me some useful tips about places to visit. This was the school where the author of Tom Brown's Schooldays was educated.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Quaint little museum concentrating on local history and, of course, Uffington's two most famous sons - John Betjeman and Thomas Hughes the author of Tom Brown's Schooldays which was set in this very museum. Knowledgeable and willing volunteers on hand to answer questions and help...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

How fitting that this 400-year old building continues to be a place of education. This tiny museum houses interesting and informative exhibitions of the history of the building itself, fascinating local archaeology and Uffington's surprising literary connections. The displays have been skilfully curated, making this...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon visiting the museum and was met by a friendly lady volunteer who was very knowledgeable. The museum is full of history with great displays about the school and local area. Definitely worth a visit and a walk around this charming village....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Karen P, Curator at Tom Brown's School Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review & for the comments in our visitors book! We are a very small museum & appreciate such positive feedback.

Reviewed 26 May 2017

A fascinating small museum with a lot to offer. Welcomed by enthusiastic and helpful volunteers the wealth of treasures inside was a delight. So many interesting historic connections in this area and this exquisite 400 year old school house.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Karen P, Curator at Tom Brown's School Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments - I'm pleased that you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We have driven past this museum so many times as live locally. It is open weekends and bank holidays 2-5pm and hosted by volunteers. We were met with a very warm and friendly welcome and the lady also answered all our questions. It was quite...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The museum is run by volunteers and staffed by the villagers who are very knowledgeable. It is the place made famous by Thomas Hughes in "Tom Brown's Schooldays" so much is devoted to that. Also the home for some years of John Betjamin of with...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

A lovely small museum in a literary hub of this part of the world being home to author of Tom Brown's school days, John Betjemin and Pam Ayres. The temporary small exhibit on WW1 brings home the impact of events 100 years ago on ordinary...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Angela5999
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Hello Angela - the old schoolroom is 400 years old this year & the date above the door is 1617
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