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Tolsey Museum

126 High Street, Burford OX18 4QU, England
+44 1993 823196
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Fascinating historic exterior, shame the museum itself was closed

In Burford for lunch with friends and hoped to look round the museum, having heard about some... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Nicholas H
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London, United Kingdom
Local history and a fascinating collection of samplers

This is only a small museum with exhibits which convey something of the local history. It also has... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
tessa1963
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good59%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
4 Feb 2017
“Fascinating historic exterior, shame the museum itself was closed”
14 Oct 2016
“Fascinating museum.”
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126 High Street, Burford OX18 4QU, England
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+44 1993 823196
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

In Burford for lunch with friends and hoped to look round the museum, having heard about some interesting exhibits. Sadly, it is only open for the tourist trade in the spring and summer. But the setting is great, a truly historic building and we shall...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is only a small museum with exhibits which convey something of the local history. It also has a fascinating collection of samplers.

Thank tessa1963
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We spent an enjoyable hour or so in this small but fascinating museum full of local treasures and information about the local buildings. The museum has limited opening hours and is staffed by volunteers.

Thank suehowellya
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Having a nice stroll around this lovely town when we came across TolseyMuseum on the Main Street in a lovely old building, it is upstairs in a small area .lots off interesting old things relating to Burford including old documents , old industry tools for...More

Thank roy v
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Interesting things about Burford, love the old pictures and memorabilia ,we were lucky to spot it open.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Opening times limited to afternoons. Interesting if you like local history. Some of the names will mean more if you get a free town trail from tourist information for background. There is a huge dolls house which is always a feat of creativity but other...More

1  Thank L R
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We popped in on the off chance not expecting it to be that interesting. From the outside it was not clear what the them of the museum was. It is about the history of Burford and how fascinating it was. Whilst it is small it...More

Thank ilovediningout
Reviewed 13 October 2015

This is a very small, old-fashioned museum. It tells the story of Burford effectively. Parking is at a premium on the High Street, but you may find something in Sheep Street.

Thank Ernest P
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Saw a sign advertising this and decided to pop in. It is a very small museum but there are a few displays about the town, and some local publications about the area. Worth a short visit if you are in the town. Visited with family...More

1  Thank Claire T
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

The Tolsey museum is a local small museum in the High Street and worth popping into . There is a fabulous dolls house depicting Georgian life made by 90 local residents and other interesting local memorabilia. Burford High Street is really nice , lots of...More

1  Thank perfectopasta
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