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The Castle Bude, Bude

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  • August 19, 2017
    Has some amazing pieces of art on display and the information they have about the area is so interesting. Especially enjoyed looking at the ship wrecks displays  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We had a nice stroll around the building with its many exhibits, our 2 young grandchildren particularly enjoying the interactive exhibits! Interesting local and county history. No entrance fee was a r...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Excellent free attraction for those who like to know all about the history of the places they visit. The staff are very helpful and possess a great deal of knowledge of Bude. This is the second visit ...  more »
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  • This is a treasure trove of interesting facts. The museum section is very interesting and FREE. My young son loves looking at the steam locomotive section and the hands on displays. I like the links to the local area. The cafe is lovely and has great views across the beach from the conservatory though there are only about 6 or 7 tables altogether. In the good weather you can sit out on the decking area. There is a lift to access the upstairs for wheelchairs and buggies though you may have to ask staff to open the door to access the museum section if you are using a wheelchair or buggy. A good place to visit. I would definitely recommend a visit.
  • There is a great conservatory area and outdoor seating too. There is a good selection of lunch dishes and cakes to go with a coffee. Prompt service and great views!
  • The restaurant serves nice coffee and cakes and has a good view of the river and sea lock. The museum has changing exhibitions and is really good and free. The staff are friendly. Recommended.
  • We enjoyed finding out more about the great Cornish Engineers, in particular Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, whose ideas contributed greatly to the great Victorian age of steam. There is also an interesting section on the coast, ships and shipwrecks. The cafe was very pleasant with a good range of gluten free cakes to compliment the regular fare. It has a good selection of books about Cornwall too. We spent about 90 minutes in the centre in total.
  • Very nice, took in the views with a coffee, museum was very interesting,lots of interactive displays for children also.

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