Richard Jefferies Museum, Swindon

4.6
#17 of 24 in Museums in Wiltshire
A small, community-run museum set in the old farmhouse where Victorian nature writer Richard Jefferies was born. As well as the museum, there is a tearoom, and wonderful gardens with a nature trail, wooded picnic area, an orchard, vegetable plots, and a thousand places for children to run about and hide. The museum holds regular events for families, as well as writing classes, poetry events, and opportunities for local people to come and get involved.
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  • Arrived to a charming if achingly right-on free Sunday folk performance in the garden. Much to enjoy discovering Richard Jefferies' writings and how he developed his interest in the natural world fro,...  more »
  • After years of living in Swindon, and being keen walkers, we thought it was high time we visited the former home of Swindon's foremost author. For those who have never heard of him, Richard Jefferies ...  more »
  • The Richard Jefferies Museum used to be described as "Swindon's best kept secret". Thankfully, due to a hard working band of volunteers, it's becoming more widely known and should be visited. Even if ...  more »
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  • Small but beautiful with a wide range of activities for all ages.
  • This is a marvelous addition to the cultural heritage of Swindon. Well worth a visit.
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