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Published March 14th 2020
The carriages of time
Looking for somewhere to visit while in Devon, your spoilt for choice of things to do and places to see, especially in the summer months when everything is open. If you want a place to relax in with a lovely garden and woodlands to walk around or just to see and learn about local history, then this is the place for you.
The house is filled with a vast array of artefacts from around the world and collections that the family have left behind. If you want to see the full house, it would take you several hours to look around.
It's a great place to keep fit as there are over twenty miles of paths around the estate for you to explore and on a sunny day plenty of places to have a picnic.
The Carriage Museum houses the United Kingdom's largest collection of old horse-drawn carriages, including the gold one that is used for Royal weddings. They also have the one that was owned by Charles Sherwood Stratton, better known by his stage name General Tom Thumb. He was part of the original Barnum & Bailey Circus which was the inspiration for the film 'The Greatest Showman'.