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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  • This little museum is nice for an hours visit. Very nice volunteers who even make it interesting for children as they can dress up as Saxons or Normans and they can seek for things in a quiz.  more »
  • Lovely little place with free entry and fabulous gardens. The museum in small but comprehensive and items are well displayed. Gardens are lovely and look like someone really, really cares about them. ...  more »
  • Well laid out museum with a very helpful lady who is enthusiastic about the displays. Small but comprehensive. The gardens are lovely despite the rainy day we visited them. Drop in for some quiet time...  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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