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Monmouth Museum

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Address: Market Hall, Monmouth, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1600 710630

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Great for Nelson fans

We came across this small, free museum by chance whilst visiting Monmouth. I was surprised by the amount of Nelson memorabilia on display for such a modest looking attraction... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 November 2016
Surrey, United Kingdom
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Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Wonderful little jewel giving lots of knowledge and history of the area with interesting things to see and read and artifacts to view. A treasure house for those visiting or even already living int he area. Somewhere not to be missed.

Thank Claire W
Surrey, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We came across this small, free museum by chance whilst visiting Monmouth. I was surprised by the amount of Nelson memorabilia on display for such a modest looking attraction, although some of it is fake. I didn't have time to look around the remainder of the museum, so am unable to comment about it.

Thank DJF100
Presteigne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I have chosen the lowest rating only after a lot of thought as every place deserves a chance. However, as delighted as my husband and I were to find the museum open on a late Sunday afternoon in October, it really did disappoint. The museum on Nelson is dark, dated and very disorganised into display cases with no obvious narrative.... More 

1 Thank Two_Itchy_feet
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Visited many times, a great little museum, lots about Nelson as to be expected. This time had to go to see the Rockfield exhibition, I had no idea how many big names have recorded there! You must go whilst its on, you will be surprised

1 Thank shamusthefunmonkey
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

It was great to find this small museum with so many artefacts of Nelson and that era. Very informative visit.

Thank Maloudja
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Loads of info on everything of historic relevance to the area. The staff were helpful and I enjoyed just being able to mooch around at my own pace. Lots of interesting facts and information, I hadn't known anything about the music history which was a nice surprise. Well done Monmouth!

Thank melBeds
Newington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

this was an interesting museum and quite a find. It is great for a few hours and has a number of exhibits.

Thank Caroline B
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Fascinating presentation of Lord Nelson's life, with extracts from diaries and letters. At the same time there was an exhibition devoted to the Rockfield Studios and the many artists who recorded there, which we were surprised to learn about. And it's all FREE!

Thank Coleswood
Swindon, United Kingdom
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541 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Well worth a visit- the Nelson stuff is relatively interesting though displayed in a rather dated way. However, the links with Rockfield studio form the bulk of the the displays and they are really interesting. There is a large variety of exhibits from the guitar used in the recording of Wonderwall to letters, photographs, recording equipment, gold discs and autographs.... More 

Thank StelucLive
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I visited to see the Rockfield studios exhibit. After all the great bands who have recorded there since 1970 you would have thought more could have been made of the results of the recordings made there. The gold discs were for Robert Plant, Dave Edmunds and less well known artists. To have the impact you needed some Stone Roses, Oasis... More 

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