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House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum

Alnwick, Alnwick NE662PF, England
+44 1665 510027
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Closed for renovation

The museum itself was closed, but as any keen angler will tell you, browsing around a good tackle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim D
Durban, South Africa
Worth a browse

Firstly, I'm not a fisherman but I have been going past this place of years and, until today, have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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The House of Hardy Museum displays ta variety of fishing tackle and associated products which were manufactured by Hardy's from the very beginning of the business in 1872 right up to the present day current products being manufactured today. The museum is not just a celebration of all things relating to Hardy's but of British manufacturing at its very best. The "Perfect" display cabinet is testament to a British design from the late 1800's which is still in production today!
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“reels” (2 reviews)
“factory” (2 reviews)
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Alnwick, Alnwick NE662PF, England
+44 1665 510027
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself was closed, but as any keen angler will tell you, browsing around a good tackle shop is its own pleasure. I taught myself to fly cast on my father's ancient Hardy 2oz split cane, in the waters of the foothills of the...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, I'm not a fisherman but I have been going past this place of years and, until today, have never called in. So despite the museum being closed for refurbishment, there are some display panels and cabinets on show in the foyer (to the shop...More

Thank GOMS2013
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Very interesting and some good deals on tackle and clothing when I was there, but don't expect it to be cheap ! Great quality though as expected, and so I suppose v the starting point its good value. About an hour or so will see...More

Thank Nick R
Reviewed September 24, 2017

The museum was not well laid-out, with little continuity through the tackle and years. The labelling was inconsistent, difficult to read and unhelpful. With he outstanding history and international standing of the House of Hardy, far more effort could be made, and value obtained, through...More

Thank Clements47
Reviewed May 1, 2017

This is a nice and informative Museum attached to a very good fishing tackle shop. There are videos playing of Hardy employees making fly rods, the staff are friendly and very helpful, Take your wallet as there is everything for the fisherman.

Thank ossiejolly
Reviewed March 6, 2017

if visiting north Northumberland you must visit Alnwick, the castle ,the gardens, and importantly the world famous Hardys fishing tackle factory and museum generation of royalty have had their fishing equipment made here,and is still rated as the best fishing Rods and Reels in the...More

Thank mikejshirley
Reviewed February 5, 2017

If you are a keen fisherman/angler then this place is for you. Interesting display in museum about history of the Hardy family and fishing equipment. Well stocked store of different brands of fishing equipment & accessories. Friendly staff who were happy to chat about 'fishing'....More

Thank 0312tracy
Reviewed September 30, 2016

a nice but short visit, realise that dealers are visiting but was expecting more special offers and service as a retail customer

Thank ianrmcdonald
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Complete history of Hardys fishing tackle with loads of examples in glass cases. Excellent fly tackle shop adjacent with some coarse and sea tackle.

1  Thank webntweb
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

I've been a lifelong user and collector of Hardy tackle and wanted to visit the shop and museum for years. The photos on this site show certain rods and reels being made, but none of that was evident to me when I visited. Saturday afternoon...More

Thank Harveychant
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