The Shambles Houses
The Shambles is a collection of Victorian buildings - cottages, houses, alleyways, streets, courtyards, shops and workshops, housing one of the largest collections of everyday Victoriana in the country!
Life as it was in 1890's (right in the middle of Victorian times) - almost 100 windows to peer into, and thousands of Victorian objects to see! About an acre to explore!
Cobbled streets and alleys to wander round.
Over 80 shops and shop windows to peer into:
there is a Policeman keeping an eye on things, a fantastic photographers studio in a conservatory - all manner of stuffed animals in the taxidermists workshop, the Chapel just ready for a service, two old men having a yarn over a pint in the gas-lit beer cellar....a music shop, pawnbroker, post office, butcher, grocer, solicitor, bookdealer, tobacconist, printer, wheelwright, carpenter, corn-merchant, blacksmith...we could go on!
The Shambles is as a small country town or village would have been in about 1890 - with a 'lived in' feel - with each room looking as if the people had just popped out for a minute.
AddressChurch Street, Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1PP
Opening times10am - 6pm Mar-Oct
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