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Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood

Sudbury Hall, Main Rd, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT
01283 585337
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Things to do at Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood review

Sudbury Hall is an ornately crafted 17th-century manor house which houses an interactive museum dedicated to childhood. The house is in Sudbury near Ashbourne in Derbyshire.

The museum of childhood has a surprise around every corner including some larger-than-life versions of family favourite board games. There’s plenty for kids to play with and look at with toys that time has almost forgotten. Make sure you pick up an activity booklet or take the museum trail to see what other surprises you may find. There are plans to upgrade these facilities.

The gardens at Sudbury have been transformed many times over the centuries. The gardens began life as a very formal design more than 300 years ago. In the grounds, there is a children’s play area with climbing frames, swings and slides. Plus you can pick up an activity trail for taking around the grounds which will make walking more fun for the kids.

There is plenty to see and discover in the house with a grand great staircase, long gallery, wood carvings and more. Kids will enjoy the quiz that they can take part in around the house.

Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.

FAQ and Further Information – Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood

Is there food and drink available?

There is a tea room serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.

What are the main things to do?

Historic house, museum dedicated to toys and childhood, trail, play area and gardens. There are toilets and a tea room.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE or Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of the National Trust. Or mid-range. An adult ticket costs £18.40, children are £9.20. Other pricing options including family ticket are available. Under 5s are free.

Is there parking?

There is free on-site parking

When are they open?

Sudbury Hall is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Assistance dogs are permited.

Are they accessible?

Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Photos credited to the National Trust

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