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Grove Museum of Victorian Life

Andreas Road, Ramsey IM8 3UA
+44 1624 812686
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Time capsule

Located about a mile North From Ramsey Railway and bus stations. If you use Google maps, search for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PeterLanky
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Wigan, United Kingdom
The Gibb Sisters.....

Arrived mid-afternoon on a Tuesday in September – welcomed by a lady who thought we had already... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
PeteD60
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Ware, United Kingdom
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The Grove Museum of Victorian Life was developed in the mid 19th century by the Liverpool shipping merchant Duncan Gibb as a summer retreat for himself and his family.Later, the Victorian villa became the family's permanent residence and family home and a visit to the Grove is like stepping back in time.You'll find a series of period rooms, containing mostly original furnishings and fittings, a costume room, and displays of the possessions of three generations.There's also the opportunity to view the outbuildings, which would have served the substantial adjoining farmland, with agricultural equipment including a restored horse-powered threshing mill on display.Step out into the gardens and you'll be able to see the bees making honey or have a game of croquet on the lawn. Sit and relax in the Conservatory or enjoy a picnic in the Grove's gardens. There is also a museum shop on site.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Andreas Road, Ramsey IM8 3UA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Located about a mile North From Ramsey Railway and bus stations. If you use Google maps, search for 'The Grove' rather than 'Grove Museum' or you will end up in the middle of nowhere. The museum consists of a house that was occupied by 2...More

Thank PeterLanky
Reviewed 4 days ago

Arrived mid-afternoon on a Tuesday in September – welcomed by a lady who thought we had already visited – no problems – flashed our National Trust cards and we were in - short walk to the house – met at the door and were seated...More

Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 4 days ago

Set on a beautiful property you can step back in time here. A beautiful home and artifacts well laid out. A very helpful guide provided excellent information. My wife and I are still feeling bad for Billy and his yearning for Alice. Don't miss the...More

Thank chimochimo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed today to find that I was unable to push my husband's wheelchair to the front entrance - instead we were directed to the back through very deep gravel and over a huge cobbled area which was impossible to negotiate! I had explained...More

Thank pollyh462016
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Good couple of hours at the grove kids enjoyed the insect hunt which kept them occupied. Great little museum and tea and scones afterwards at very reasonable prices. Cafe has a small but adequate menu of drinks and cakes and better still the money now...More

Thank JLSKE
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely day with grandchildren exploring looking for insects (pictures) and I a lovely cup of tea and cake in garden.

Thank Winnie1950
Reviewed 10 August 2017

My girls and I love it here and have been back for the delicious homemade cakes and scones. The house has a great story and the staff tell it so well. Lovely place to spend the afternoon.

Thank Funinthesunadventure
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon at the Grove museum. Parking was easy to find and upon arrival I had the chance to feed a lively Loaghtan sheep with one of the museum staff! The house is on three floors with plenty to explore and friendly...More

Thank Peggy A
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Visiting this house is like stepping back in time to Victorian times. It is amazing that the last owners lived in the house until as recently as 40 years ago. Plenty to see and wonder about. Helpful staff available to explain details, although they were...More

Thank Tenor54
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Interesting visit to a house whose inhabitants we had never heard of. The staff brought it to life however when describing the family history. Architecturally it is a bit of a jumble as it was added to over the years but this adds to its...More

Thank Traveller1999
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