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“Worth a visit for fly fishing enthusiasts if in the area”

House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum and Country Store
Ranked #20 of 43 things to do in Alnwick
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Manchester, England
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Worth a visit for fly fishing enthusiasts if in the area”
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.

Visited September 2016
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Not sure”
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 may not have been the best time to visit and it was all a bit quiet and uninspiring. Even a few interactive exhibits showing how a reel brake works, and the difference between fly and bait casting rod blanks would add interest and maybe inspire more people to value the products and the brand.

Visited August 2016
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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful small museum giving a great insight into the history of Hardy. It takes probably 10-15 minutes to do, but for any fishing fanatic this is a must do!

Equally matched by an outstanding fishing store!

Visited July 2016
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Ashington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Extremely Informative.”
Reviewed April 13, 2016

Who would have thought that the House of Hardy Museum could have been so informative. A business at the for front of fishing tackle design and manufacturing display products which have been produced by Hardy's for over a century. The staff were in incredibly informative and knowledgeable, they know there Hardy history. I was persuaded to go with friends, didn't think it would be any good but was extremely surprised how interesting it was. Well worth a visit for anyone who is interested in fishing or taking up fishing as the shop is well stocked to cater for all anglers! Even got a free casting lesson on their pond outside by the same knowledgeable staff. If your visiting Alnwick you need to make time for a visit to this quaint Museum and its FREE!!!

Visited March 2016
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Alnwick
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interested in fishing ?....this is a must see.”
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Nice little museum of Hardy tackle through the years, a good company store, and very knowledgeable staff on hand to help you with your purchases.

Visited October 2015
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