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Temperance Hall Museum of Costume and Tea Room

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Address: Nateby Road, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QN, England
Phone Number:
017683 374870

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Moved vintage clothing to the antique shop just around the corner from the Temperance Hall next to the Coop.

What a fantastic collection of vintage clothing. I could spend all day looking through one of the most amazing collection of vintage clothing for sale. The prices are brilliant... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2015
Mrsbean123
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Newtonmore
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The Temperance Hall Museum closed some time ago. There appears to be a Collection of Costume in a Photographic business on the main street in Kirkby Stephen.

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Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic collection of vintage clothing. I could spend all day looking through one of the most amazing collection of vintage clothing for sale. The prices are brilliant and you see lots of vintage clothing that you just don't get anywhere else. Mens hats, suits, shirts, woollens, shoes and much more plus ladies suits, dressers, handbags, shoes, evening wear... More 

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1 Thank Mrsbean123
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Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit to this fascinating museum. Full of garments from all eras. The lady who runs the museum is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. A warm welcome and afternoon tea from real China cups.

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Appleby, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

This was a fabulous day viewing the most exquisite costumes in a wonderful setting. Our group had morning coffee, a stunning buffet lunch and our day ended with tea and cakes. I would recommend this museum to anyone with an interest in history, costume, good food and superb value for money.

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4 Thank Keith M
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Sadly, the Museum of Costume and Tearoom is now only open for pre-booked private lectures and parties for groups.

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4 Thank annsandell
Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

I always love visiting Lynn at the museum, the exhibits are beautiful and the tea room is always stocked with fine cakes and lovely china - a proper cuppa. I have bought several very pretty items from the little shop attached but nothing beats having a look at the fabulous dresses and accessories on stands surrounding the tea room. A... More 

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Highly recommend a visit to this small, but perfect, museum. The exhibits are wonderful, but probably not a place for toddlers and very young children, unless they are impeccably behaved, because the costumes are not under glass! There is a retail section with all sorts of vintage goodies on sale too. The tea room serves lovely old-fashioned afternoon tea, in... More 

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

The Museum of Costume is free and then enjoy homemade refreshments with table cloths and china in a style to suit the period charm of this listed building. Lynn and Gavin will always make you welcome. Parties catered for on additional days.

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