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Willis Museum

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Not vast amounts to see but the museum was free. The staff were unobtrusive. Spacious layout and a... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Newbury, United Kingdom
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The weddding dress display was brilliant

Had never been here before and was surprised to see the excellent wedding dress display. The... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Janet H
Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We love the Willis Museum Cafe and meet up there every 3rd Wednesday of the month. The staff are friendly the snacks and coffee are well priced and it is a costy little place for a 'meet up'. Now and again the Museum exhibit various...More

Thank mickey2004
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Not vast amounts to see but the museum was free. The staff were unobtrusive. Spacious layout and a really good photo exhibition was on.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed with this museum, was done it under 45 minutes, some interesting facts but not really worth it. It's also not pushchair friendly! There is no lift to get to the upper levels only option is to leave the buggy or carry it up....More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Had never been here before and was surprised to see the excellent wedding dress display. The museum is also free of charge with a donation box available. The timeline on the first floor is very good and nostalgic. The top floor contains archeological remains and...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Always something that you don't expect to see with eitber new themes exhibits that change quite regularly or find out more about the local history. Recently we enjoyed the star wars theme and exploring the trail. Lovely coffee shop and free admission. Definately worth visiting.

Thank patriciatowns1976
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Came here for the first time with my son as part of the Jane Austen trail looking for the chairs it was nice to have a wonder around.

Thank EricaL264
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Loved the Star Wars Toys exhibition - much better than expected. Also enjoyed the rest of the museum and the friendly staff.

Thank HampshireJetset
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Very small but interesting. It is right in the town centre so very convenient. Friendly volunteers front of house

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This s a pleasant and interesting place to spend an hour. Entry to the museum is free, but well worth a donation. The impressive building is the old town hall, making it very photogenic, especially with the new Jane Austen statue at the front. There...More

Thank andy M
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Framed by the impressive bronze of Jane Austen unveiled in the two hundredth anniversary of her life, I visited the ground floor exhibition of her life and times. Clothes ,mainly female, predominated revealing the different nuances reflecting the status of the wearer. Interesting to note...More

Thank ChrisC46
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