Battle Museum of Local History, Battle

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Set in the beautiful walled gardens of Battle's Almonry, this charity-based, independent and accredited museum is solely run by volunteers. It offers a tantalising glimpse into Battle's rich history - from dinosaurs, the Roman occupation and the Norman invasion to life in the two World Wars.
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  • Every aspect of Battle's history under one roof. People on hand to answer your questions. Lots of historical objects to see and video to watch  more »
  • The museum is full of interesting objects and the staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. They are happy to answer questions and chat about the local area. The museum and Almonry frequently have ev...  more »
  • Can't seem to keep away from this place. Went in on Battle Christmas shopping night. Staff were really friendly and chatty - loads of information shared about the ruins in the area. It was rather full...  more »
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  • Lovely little museum, which is free.
  • Wonderful Museum, very interesting and free (donations if you want to - but you really should give generously, as things like this should be supported by us to keep it available to all) Really interesting stuff to see, not least the Saxon "Battle Axe" dating from the time of the Battle of Hastings - an amazing find and there on display for us all to see close up. Run by volunteers and the ladies were so interested and informative and couldn't have been nicer.
  • Great museum fantastic value and so interesting staff very knowledgeable highly recommended.
  • Very informative, packed with many more interesting items than it would appear at first, tucked away in the beautiful Almonry gardens, and easy to overlook, unless you know about it! One major aspect is that accompanied children are free and can get "hands on" with helmets, shields and clothing to better understand history. Recommended as value for money (just £2 admission!) with knowledgeable volunteers on hand to explain the many exhibits. Give it a try!
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