Westbury Manor Museum

Westbury Manor Museum, Fareham: Hours, Address, Westbury Manor Museum Reviews: 4/5

Westbury Manor Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Step inside elegant Westbury Manor in the heart of Fareham to discover a wealth of stories about the town’s people, heritage and industrial past. Formerly home to no less than six admirals of the fleet, explore Westbury Manor to find out about the borough’s origins as a Stone Age settlement, the infamous workhouse scandal of 1837, its long traditions of brickmaking and strawberry production and much more. There is plenty for all the family to do during your visit. Become an amateur archaeologist and handle real artefacts, use our interactive tablets to find out more about the displays or have fun with our museum trail quiz and hands-on history playsets suitable for young visitors. While you are here, enjoy a drink or a bite to eat in our café, and browse the wide selection of gifts available in our museum shop.
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4.0
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Clarepurdie
2 contributions
A tasteful oasis in Fareham
Aug 2019 • Couples
We had time to kill in Fareham and I fancied a cup of tea and don't like the offerings in high street coffee chains. So we called in to Westbury Manor which was JUST what we needed. A lovely pot of tea in tasteful surroundings. Cakes looked lovely too. Quiet garden where you can sit out (was raining unfortunately) Quick look round the exhibits and shop.
Written 31 August 2019
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LesleyandClive
Maidenhead, UK359 contributions
A small local museum
Jul 2019 • Couples
This is a free to enter local museum right in the town centre. Lots of interesting displays across several floors and a small shop.

Also has a very good cafe serving drinks, snacks and lunches.

Recently restored gardens are pretty but not very big.
Written 20 July 2019
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Paul H
Folkestone, UK32 contributions
Excellent for all ages, good tea room
Jul 2019 • Couples
Good local history museum, and it is free! Good tea room that does lunches. helpful staff. Nice but small gardens. Town centre location
Written 19 July 2019
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Shelley S
Chichester, UK45 contributions
A little oasis
Apr 2019 • Couples
What a lovely old building in amongst some rather less lovely more modern town centre developments. We appreciated this quiet and thoughtful place. The cafe was just the right place for a toasted sandwich, looking out onto the garden.
Written 12 April 2019
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Debbie23g
Portchester, UK62 contributions
Museum and cafe - both lovely
Jan 2019 • Solo
Visited on a quiet day and was very impressed with the displays and knowledge of the staff in the museum. Everywhere is really clean and well cared for. Lovely friendly cafe with freshly prepared food. Would recommend if you need a light when in Fareham.
Written 20 January 2019
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Mags O
6 contributions
Great
Feb 2018 • Family
Brought my girls into visit the food was great and they had so many activities to keep my girls busy and happy they love it here so will be bring them again very soon
Written 10 January 2019
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ladyscribe
Brighton and Hove, UK175 contributions
Neat and sparse
Nov 2018 • Solo
Lovely setting. Clean and well kept, but a little light on exhibits. Two costume cases which I enjoyed, but any artifacts on show were crammed into cases at one end of a room. Mainly seemed set up for the dreaded interactive for children route. The stage and pantomime exhibit was interesting and the costumes striking, but there was not enough of it. Lots of empty space in each area.
Written 25 November 2018
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William K
Seaford, UK17 contributions
found by chance...
Nov 2018 • Solo
Great cafe and very nice staff -the shop is good too and there is a useful library/ resource learning centre on the ground floor. You can spend a whole morning here dependant on your level of interest. The prices in the cafe are very reasonable - had a tuna melt toastie and a delicious coffee and slice of cake - it had been a cold day and I was rejuvinated when I left. The exhibits upstairs are fascinating telling the history of the area. Also the history of the house is interesting and well-documented by photos on the stairs and in the library there is folder devoted the building`s past. I found the staff courteous and helpful and was encouraged to complete a visit questionaire. The building is right by the bus station which is handy and right in the centre of the main town shopping zone. It was all a gratifying and unexpected surprise.
Written 20 November 2018
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Dave M
Gloucester, UK222 contributions
Unexpected find
Oct 2018 • Friends
What a find on the high street in Fareham, this recently updated museum, has a very welcoming café offering light snacks and drinks. The exhibits are fascinating and give a great insight in to the history of the town and area. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 26 October 2018
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Anglokurisu
Portsmouth, UK56 contributions
Nice museum
Mar 2018 • Family
We were in the area and thought we would pop in. It was very good and gave us an aspect of local history. There were lots of displays which was nice. It's about 40 minutes to look around, but it's very interesting.
Written 30 September 2018
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Westbury Manor Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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