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Much Wenlock Museum and Visitor Centre

High Street | Memorial Hall, Much Wenlock TF13 6HR, England
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Introduction to history of the area, the Olympian games and leaflets

A small free museum setting out the history of the area. Also useful for picking up leaflets and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
YsanneB
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Brighton, United Kingdom
More than just the Modern Olympics

although the story of William Penny Brooks is fascinating and well worth exploring. A quirky... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HistoryBuff2013
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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High Street | Memorial Hall, Much Wenlock TF13 6HR, England
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"well worth a visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small free museum setting out the history of the area. Also useful for picking up leaflets and booklets for the area. In addition there is a display of the Olympian games created to imrove the physical and moral being of mankind (there were sewing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

although the story of William Penny Brooks is fascinating and well worth exploring. A quirky little museum, with pleny of interest.

Thank HistoryBuff2013
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This is a small museum in the Visitor Centre and you can learn about William Penny Brookes who started the Wenlock Olympic Games in 1850 which still takes place and this was the inspiration for the modern Olympic Games as we now know it. You...More

Thank vivEngland
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Made to feel very welcome by a very knowledgable local man working in the visitor centre. Purpose of the visit was to learn about the foundations of the modern Olympic Games. The man in the visitor centre ensured that we left with all of the...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Much Wenlock is a lovely place for an hour or so. You could visit the priory. The information centre is informative and a useful way to plan your journey to visit other places in the area. There are plenty of food and drink outlets available....More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Small but informative. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Lots of information on William Penny Brooks and his important contributions to this town. Information on the local bus also available.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this small but very informative local museum. You can enjoy it in an hour of your time. (Average time ) It is on the end of the High Street. This is a lovely village museum. It has a very varied collection of...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Much Wenlock Is A Delightful Picturesque Village ,Set In Shropshire . The Home Of Many famed dining establishments, Good food @ good prices ,the guildhall market,finest Bakers & World Reknown Butchers ,Aswell As The Guildhall ,There Is The Holy Trinity Church ,Wenlock Priory ,The Olymoic...More

Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

If you have kids who are in any way interested in the Olympics (mine are obsessed) do the Olympic Trail the flyer can be picked up in the museum for free (though if you can make a donation) and there are both kids and adult...More

Thank WellingboroughFamily
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We visited the village on Sunday in October and would probably not have visited the museum if more shops were open.It is clear the museum has a dedicated group of volunteers who keep the exhibits interesting and maintain the museum to a high standard

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