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I have for some time wanted to visit The Museum of Childhood in Sudbury. It is a National Trust... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet H
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Great outdoor play area, museum of childhood memories for parents and grandparents

As national trust members we visit Sudbury several times annually. Sudbury offers an interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dawn M
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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All reviews sudbury hall all ages national trust school room well worth a visit school days on display looked great fun brought back memories happy memories lovely memories chimney sweep victorian classroom adventure playground play area car park children and adults
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Went to just the adventure playground and surrounding gardens today. Perfect for a hot sunny day. Adventure playpark is totally in the shade in a wooded area.

Play park was perfect for 4yr olds and under. The climbing walkways were not too fat from the ground. Older kids may not appreciate it, however there are a few trees in the park area perfect for climbing which would keep 7ish yr olds entertained.

Although we do have National Trust cards, the play area and gardens are free if charge, which of you take a picnic makes this a perfect cheap day.

Will go back again soon to visit the actual museum and hall but didn’t view today.

Car park is a little walk away, but not too far for the kiddies.

Thank JudeHicks
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic museum which had fun for everyone
We went with a 5 year old and a teenager
Me and my husband enjoyed reminiscing on the toys that were on display and saying what toys we had that we could add to displays and our daughters enjoyed playing with the toys that were out to be played with
Our 5 year old loved dressing up and going up the chimney and they both enjoyed going to the school and where glad it’s not as strict at school now
Lovely friendly staff make the atmosphere in museum fantastic
The only set back is the car park is on the other side of a busy road and quite a walk away

1  Thank Catherine H
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

A step back in time we really enjoyed looking at all the things we remembered from our childhood, there was lots for children to do and they even had a classroom setup with a teacher from the past which looked great fun. The house was interesting although we were disappointed that below stairs was closed. A great day out for the family beautiful gardens

Thank AlisonBromley
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Interesting museum, but very very child friendly, kids love this place, even teenagers. Also nice grounds with play facilities, and national trust cafe.

Thank Jackie R
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

The Museum of Childhood houses a superb collection of toys, many of which are on long term loan from the Cadbury family. Although there are a number of negative comments about the way the toys are displayed I found it to be a magical experience. Much time and thought has been put into developing areas where children can be immersed in the wonder of play, books and imagination, as well as some historical perspective. These include the school room and the dreaded chimney through the eyes of a child chimney sweep!
My favourite part is the story room which was decorated in a quirky and inviting manner to encourage children to experience the thrill of reading books. What can be better than hearing a story read well in an intimate and comfortable space? This is an activity available to school groups.
The enthusiasm and knowledge of the room guides is impressive and added greatly to my visit.

Thank whetstoneview
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