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Frenchay Village Museum

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Address: West Lodge, Frenchay Hospital Grounds | Frenchay, Bristol BS16 1LE, England
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An amazing find in a village near Bristol

There are not many villages that can boast such an array of famous people and businesses as the Frenchay Village Museum. From chocolate to racing cars and explorers to vacuum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 May 2016
dl15man
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New London, Connecticut
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New London, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

There are not many villages that can boast such an array of famous people and businesses as the Frenchay Village Museum. From chocolate to racing cars and explorers to vacuum cleaners, it's amazing. And that's only the people the casual visitor will have heard of. It really does contain a mine of information about past inhabitants who were not quite... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

Excellent museum situated at the entrance to Frenchay Hospital. Well worth a visit. You will not be disappointed. The staff who man it are as knowledgeable as the history contained within. Not sure about the parking as the hospital which has now closed down has manned security barriers.

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1 Thank Baybabe13
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

This tiny museum is located at the very entrance to the former Frenchay Hospital and it has its own parking place. It is lovely to see as it gives history of the local hospital, of four local families but also of the World Wars' times when the US troops were treated in local hospital. There are tons of photos in... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

Visited this museum recently having seen leaflet at the hotel where we were staying.A small museum situated at the entrance to the former Frenchay Hospital. Crammed with exhibits about the village and the local families. If in the area and you have an hour or so to spare well worth the visit.

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1 Thank onholidayalways
Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

I only live a few minutes from this museum and trained at Frencahy Hospital so may be a little biaised! The museum has great exhibits and displays relating to Frenchay Vilklage and the locaility and also has great informatrion on Frenchay Hospital, now sadly closed.

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1 Thank BristolPete1
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Now, I'm a bit bias as I live 100 yards from this museum but it's a lovely little visit- all run by volunteers and it's completely free to visit. If you get the time then please stop by and I can guarantee you'll be made very welcome. Hospital has no sadly closed but the museum is there with a wealth... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

This tiny museum is crammed with interesting items of local interest. Situated just inside the grounds of Frenchay Hospital it is manned by volunteers who are friendly & very well informed. One room has temporary exhibitions & the rest is mainly given over to the history of local trades & industries, household names which many local residents will have worked... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

Very interesting museum all about local area and the house and grounds which are now part of the hospital. Lots of photos and information and run by friendly volunteers.

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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

A lovely house in Frenchay Hospital Grounds. Has vast amounts of pictures of the past and great for researching your family if they lived in and around Frenchay. A vital place to be for Frenchay History.

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