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Museum, free entry

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Contact

The Custodian

01531 635069

Address

Church Lane,
Ledbury,
HR8 1DW

Details

Butcher Row House Museum is a tiny yet fascinating museum displaying Victorian life.
The Butcher Row House Museum is a quaint timber framed medieval building sitting snugly in the cobbled Church Street in the picturesque historic heart of Ledbury. Originally located in the middle of the High Street, it was one of 15 burgage houses and shops which were known as Butchers Row. You can imagine from the name the activity that used to take place here!

When Ledbury was undertaking redevelopment in the 1830s, the little building was taken down and was kept intact and so in 1979 this gave the opportunity for the little building to be erected by the Ledbury and District Society. It is manned by volunteers.

This little museum finds room for all sorts of artifacts including relics and trinkets from Victorian times and life in Ledbury as it was.

Come and find out why there is a pair of mismatched Victorian shoes and see the Victorian folk curiosities, musical instruments and a hurdy-gurdy to a Tibetan pipe made from a thigh bone!

Opening details

Opening times:
Easter to September: 11am – 5pm
October: 11am – 3pm

Opposite the Heritage Centre, this museum is a hidden gem.

Dogs: Guide dogs are permitted.
Disabled status: via a ramp to the ground floor (very narrow staircase to upper floor)

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 711377  Lat: 52.03712 Long: -2.42183

Butchers Row House Museum at the top of Church Lane, a narrow cobbled street running between the Market House on the main street and the Church