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Corsham 17th Century Schoolroom & Almshouse

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Historic Corsham is a gem

This was my first visit to Corsham, which is a historic gem. Visited the Alms houses and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
saf7670
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
fascinating... a true gem

Really not to be missed, a superb relic, its a School room from 1668 - or thereabouts - still with... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
DAVID V
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Pound Pill, Corsham SN13 9HT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Corsham, which is a historic gem. Visited the Alms houses and schoolroom, and walked through Corsham Park. I must return to spend more time in this part of England.

Thank saf7670
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Really not to be missed, a superb relic, its a School room from 1668 - or thereabouts - still with the same lay out and furniture, even with the boys carvings. The alms houses are tenanted so one cant go in there but those rooms...More

Thank DAVID V
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Really interesting to hear about the building and its history. The tour was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

I visited the schoolroom as a child with my mother when one of the tenants showed us round. (I grew up in Corsham). So on our recent trip to revisit old haunts, having lunched at the Pound centre we walked towards town and on a...More

1  Thank Georgiegirl49
Reviewed April 12, 2018

This is a place of historic importance run largely if not entirely by volunteers. The guided tour is fascinating and the guide ( Rosie) was a wealth of information about the social issues of the day. Well worth a visit.

Thank LeeKZN
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

This really is worth a visit especially for £3 for adults. The couple who gave us the tour were so, friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the schoolroom and the local area. Thank you!

Thank Lilmisskerry
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

We urge you to visit this building and talk with the volunteer guides. The almshouse still functions today, which was a surprise and gave the place deeper meaning for us. It's a 2-minute walk from Methuen Arms, which we also recommend for both lodging and...More

1  Thank collegecounselor
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Had fascinating tour of the almshouses. Founded by Margaret Hungerford in 1668 to show off her very real concern for the poor. Combination of almshouses for 6 people with a school. Still functioning today. Built as a symbol of her wealth and influence with 45...More

Thank David D
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Went to the Almhouse today in pouring rain to find that the opening times had been changed, even though the the leaflets and and the staff at the tourist information centre still had the opening time at 11 o'clock. Not only that but on an...More

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Pam G, Volunteer Guide at Corsham 17th Century Schoolroom & Almshouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Oh how frustrating for you, I'm so sorry we weren't there for you when you expected our lovely Almshouse and schoolroom to be open. We had to make a small change to our visitor opening hours this season, opening at 1.30pm on Wednesdays instead of...More

Reviewed April 17, 2017

We almost missed visiting it as door was closed. Very interesting. We had a guide which we would recommend.

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