Visited the museum with a friend and our 4 year old girls. I also had a baby in a push chair and the entrance to the museum is up a very steep set of steps which was a bit tricky to negotiate but I am sure there is accessible access - worth checking if you are planning a visit.
The museum itself is free entry and is an eclectic mix of natural history exhibits and taxidermy. We all really enjoyed looking at the display cases and jars of curiosities. Very visual and stimulating for children. My daughter was a bit scared of the room of skeletons but it did have some really interesting displays. Overall the children were very engaged and enjoyed their visit.
The gift shop merchandise is very expensive but I guess if they are not charging entry then it is only fair they recoup their costs through shop sales. However one thing that let down our visit was the very grumpy till staff who clearly did not like children (or people!) much and told them off at any given opportunity - for example we watched a little girl pick up one of the masks to show her mum to which a member of staff shouted at her "are you going to buy that? No? Then put it down!" Completely unnecessary and heavy handed. I suggest they work on their people skills if they want the museum to maintain a steady revenue!
Apart from that experience we would definitely like to visit the museum again and on their website it looks like they have a great educational programme of events throughout the year.
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