Land of the Lost Content Museum, Craven Arms

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  • Chanced upon this unusual museum of British culture whilst looking for a cafe that was open. Were able to make ourselves a cup of coffee and choose from selection of cakes, paid for via an honesty box...  more »
  • What an amazing museum. There were so many things from my childhood that I'd forgotten about, so many memories. We absolutely loved our visit, and really hope to go back again one day.  more »
  • Visited with friends and what a great experience it was. Wallowed in nostalgia for several hours and marvelled at the tenacity and dedication of the remarkable Stella Mitchell who is the driving force...  more »
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  • Wonderful and idiosyncratic collection of fascinating ordinary and extraordinary items. Several visits needed to see it all: floors, walls and ceilings are all backdrops for the displays. Something for everyone
  • I have visited a fair few museums of various themes and collections but I have to say, this was by far the most detailed, impressive, interesting and genuinely relatable.  Don't be fooled by it's humble extiror. The moment you enter you are overwhelmed by just how much you can see purely upon arrival. We were greeted by Stella, owner and creator and award winning pure artist. A paid £5 each - which apparently some people had complained was TOO MUCH previously. Coming from the South we were genuinely surprised it was this cheap for this much content.  Stella provided a handy guide to ensure you follow the themed areas and floors accordingly. There are handwritten descriptions all over the museum as well as numbered plates to let you know where abouts you are; the areas are so brilliantly collaborated that you shouldn't need guidance but they're extremely handy none the less. I almost want to stop walking through as I think it's best to arrive and explore for yourselves just as we did but I have to say the collections are incredible. The themes will ignite an interest in even the most releluctant of museum go-ers. Themes include pop culture, film and television, home, lifestyle and Wartime.  Stella has created a work of art. One that should be seen by all. Her hard work is consistent and evident in every aspect of the museum and I personally could have stayed all day not only browsing and inspecting each display carefully but also talking with Stella who was more than friendly, interesting, intelligent and talented.  Never before have I visited a museum more in sync with what I love in regards to history and popular British living. I challenge anyone to visit and leave without commenting that they themselves or a close relative has owned or admired at least 5 items inside. I spent the visit in awe reminiscing items that have passed through my own family as well as revelling in the nostalgia of a time I was too late to enjoy. Thank you Stella for capturing the real Britian, the real culture and the real personal emotion that goes with every item. Who knew a Hoover could evoke such emotion!  Incredible. Thank you. You will be rightfully recognised for this one day; you deserve it.
  • Absolutely brilliant place. It was amazing we would recommend a visit to everyone it's an exsperiance not to be missed brings back memories of the past.
  • Went here on a whim, because we were in the area, so why not? Basically, Stella has collected an incredible amount of items over the years and somehow managed to categorise them into an almost ludicrous but fascinating and quirky collection; there is everything from WW2 propaganda posters to a collection of random monarchy related memorabilia, nearly all with hand-written, tongue in cheek placards. There's also a self-service cafe (with an honesty box for paying). Land of Lost Content is also home to the most horrifyingly creepy doll collection I could ever imagine existing - truly the stuff of nightmares. This is absolutely a quirky novelty worth going to, as long as you keep the following in mind - although Stella has done a great job trying to ensure accessibility (eg. there are stair lifts), the corridors are so filled with items that movement can be difficult without risking falling, and there is limited headspace for the tall people, and limited seating as you're walking through for the lazy people. If you were to stop and inspect every item, it would take weeks to get through the maze of a building - but it took us about 2 hours to get a good feel. Pictures of the collection will absolutely not do any justice, it's something that needs to be experienced.
  • Huge collection of old memoribila! Brilliant.

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