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Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Shirehall, Market Avenue, Norwich

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Shirehall, Norwich, Norfolk

There probably isn’t a more child-friendly castle in Britain than Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery so if you’ve kids to consider when planning a day out, this one’s a cracker. Built by the Normans as a royal palace some 900 years ago, this grand... more

The Burrell Collection

Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow

The Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Glasgow City

After spending time in buzzing, urban Glasgow, it comes as rather a shock to find the world-famous Burrell Collection sitting in a woodland setting in the glorious Pollok Country Park. A quick cab ride from the centre of the city, this oasis of calm... more

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Tangmere, Chichester

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex

The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is situated on the old RAF Tangmere airfield. During WW2 it served as one of Britain´s front line fighter bases and after the war was home to the World Speed Record breaking aircraft of the High Speed Flight. The... more

The Writers' Museum

Lady Stairs House, Lady Stairs Close, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh

The Writers' Museum, Lady Stairs House, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Writers´ Museum is dedicated to Scotland´s great literary figures - Robert Burns (1759-1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895). On display is a collection of manuscripts, first editions, portraits and personal... more

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall, Dereham

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk

If you want to help the kids appreciate their relatively easy 21st century lives, take them on a trip to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Actually, this place is great to visit whether you are trying to educate your children or not. The 50-acre site... more

Gainsborough´s House

46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury

Gainsborough´s House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk

Gainsborough's House: The childhood home of the artist Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (1727–1788). Historic house dating back to the 16th century with an attractive walled garden. The outstanding collection, of Gainsborough´s paintings, drawings and... more

Quarry Bank

Styal, Wilmslow

Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire

The Georgian working water powered cotton mill still spins and weaves cotton to be sold. There are demonstrations of a spinning jenny and mule in action, alongside the most powerful working waterwheel in Europe, and one of the earliest steam-powered... more

Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore

Kingussie Road, Newtonmore

Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore, Kingussie Road, Newtonmore, Highland

The free to enter Highland Folk Museum is a total education on the tough life the locals in this region lived in centuries past. From how they built their home and what they farmed to how they dressed and socialised, the museum examines every part of... more

Discovery Museum

Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne

Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

The Discovery Museum in Newcastle is probably most famous for its Turbinia exhibit – the first vessel to be powered by a steam turbine and dreamt up by Charles Parsons, who served his engineering apprentice at a Newcastle firm. However, this city... more

D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery

Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth

D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, Hampshire

This fascinating museum in Portsmouth focuses on the dramatic unfolding of Operation Overlord, the codename for the Normandy Landings, via the medium of embroidery. The city of Portsmouth was at the very heart of these operations and the site is home... more

Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

18 High Street, Canterbury

Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, 18 High Street, Canterbury, Kent

From ancient Egyptian artefacts to objects from history originating in the east Kent area, the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in the heart of the city of Canterbury is stuffed with wonderful exhibits. Archaeologists have been exploring the... more

Royal Pump Room Museum

Crown Place, Harrogate

Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Royal Pump Room Museum, which is housed in Harrogate´s premier spa building and the site of Europe´s strongest sulphur well, tells the story of Harrogate as a spa. The distinctive octagonal building was built in 1842 by Isaac Shutt and re-opened in... more

Rutland County Museum

Catmose Street, Oakham

Rutland County Museum, Catmose Street, Oakham, Rutland

Rutland County Museum is the perfect introduction to England´s smallest county. The `Welcome to Rutland´ display is a brief guide to the history of Rutland and compliments displays of local archaeology, history and an extensive rural life collection.... more

Streetlife Museum

Hull City Council, High Street, Hull

Streetlife Museum, Hull City Council, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Step back in time with 200 years of transport history and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the past. Walk down a 1940s high street, board a good train and enjoy a carriage ride. - Veteran cars - Trams - Bicycle gallery... more

Westgate Museum

High Street, Winchester

Westgate Museum, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire

Westgate Museum dominates the upper end of Winchester High Street. It Was constructed in the 12th century with later additions. Displays feature Winchester´s rich history.... more

Hereford Museum & Art Gallery

Broad Street, Hereford

Hereford Museum & Art Gallery, Broad Street, Hereford, Herefordshire

To get a grasp of the local history and heritage of Hereford, a trip to Hereford Museum & Art Gallery should be your first stop. Housed in a beautiful Victorian gothic building, it’s crammed with unique artefacts and fine and decorative art that have... more

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Burdon Road, Sunderland

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

At the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, the story of Sunderland from its prehistoric past through to the present day is told by hands-on exhibits and interactive displays. The Art Gallery shows paintings by L S Lowry alongside Victorian... more

Queensferry Museum

53 High Street, South Queensferry

Queensferry Museum, 53 High Street, South Queensferry, West Lothian

Queensferry Museum is situated in the historic former Royal Burgh of Queensferry, the museum commands magnificent views of the great bridges spanning the Forth. The museum traces the history of the people of Queensferry and Dalmeny, the historic... more

Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum

Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme, Cullompton

Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum, Coldharbour Mill, Cullompton, Devon

The 200 year old waterside mill houses working spinning and weaving machines, and steam engines restored to their former glory. Picnic areas and gardens.... more

World Museum Liverpool

William Brown Street, Liverpool

World Museum Liverpool, William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside

The World Museum Liverpool´s galleries include World Cultures, the Bug House, an Aquarium, Clore Natural History Centre, Weston Discovery Centre and Treasure House Theatre. With thousands of exhibits, the whole family can discover other... more

Stephenson Railway Museum

Middle Engine Lane, North Shields

Stephenson Railway Museum, Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, Tyne & Wear

Stephenson Railway Museum, relive the glorious days of the steam railway at the Museum, home to George Stephenson´s 1826 `Billy´, a forerunner of the world-famous Rocket and many other engines from the great age of steam. The story of coal and how... more

Museum of Army Flying

Middle Wallop, Stockbridge

Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire

The Museum of Army Flying: Flying Soldiers! The heroic story of the army in the air from 19th century observation balloons to attack helicopters! The Museum is home to a national collection of military kites, World War 2 gliders, aeroplanes and... more

Museum of London

150 London Wall, London

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, London

Step inside Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the capital’s turbulent past. Now open, our brand new Galleries of Modern London let you walk the streets of Victorian London, take a stroll in recreated 19th century pleasure gardens... more

Canterbury Heritage Museum

Stour Street, Canterbury

Canterbury Heritage Museum, Stour Street, Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury Heritage Museum is one of those museums which really know how to engage all their visitors, from toddlers to pensioners. Set in a former medieval hospital for poor, sick and retired priests, the building itself which dates back to 1373) is... more

Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection

The Old Mill, Bourton-on-the-Water

Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, The Old Mill, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

Sitting in possibly one of the prettiest villages in England – Bourton-on-the-Water – The Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection is stuffed to the gills with every conceivable type of car both life-size and toy-size. Wander through the museum’s... more

The Tolbooth Museum

Castle Street, Aberdeen

The Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

There’s nothing like a tour of an old Scottish prison to educate and enlighten on the brutal manner in which prisoners were kept incarcerated in days gone by. Visit the Tolbooth Museum in Aberdeen and you’ll discover one of the best preserved 17th... more

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

Buddle Street, Wallsend

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum - in AD122 the Emperor Hadrian ordered a mighty frontier system to be built across Britain to defend the Roman Empire from the barbarians to the north, and Segedunum was the last outpost of Hadrian´s Wall. The... more

Monkwearmouth Station Museum

North Bridge Street, Sunderland

Monkwearmouth Station Museum, North Bridge Street, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Anyone with a passing interest in transport or a child that loves trains will find plenty to entertain them at the Monkwearmouth Station Museum in Sunderland. This free museum, based within a Victorian station, focuses on the origins of railways and... more

Bradford Industrial Museum

Moorside Mills, Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford

Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Mills, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Bradford Industrial Museum, built in 1875 and the original spinning mill, is alive with magnificent machinery which once converted raw wool into the world´s worsted cloth. Inside the mill, you can experience the sounds and smells of the engines which... more

Museum of Childhood

42 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Museum of Childhood, 42 High Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Museum of Childhood, opened in 1955, was the dream of a local councillor, Patrick Murray. It is a unique treasure house dedicated to children and crammed full of memories of childhood past and present and spread over five floors. Many of the... more

Summerlee - The Museum of Scottish Life

Heritage Way, Coatbridge

Summerlee - The Museum of Scottish Life, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire

It’s blast off at Summerlee Industrial Museum for the whole family, where the ironwork’s old furnaces can still be viewed and you can jump on board Scotland’s only electric tramway. Step back in time to the mid-19th century when the area was dubbed... more

Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens

Salthill Road, Fishbourne, Chichester

Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens, Salthill Road, Chichester, West Sussex

Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens in West Sussex is the largest Roman home in Britain, a lavish residence fit for royalty. Sign up for a guided tour and let the experts talk you through this fascinating historic site, unearthed as recently as 1960.... more

Alexander Keiller Museum

High Street, Avebury

Alexander Keiller Museum, High Street, Avebury, Wiltshire


Broaden your mind at the Alexander Keiller museum Alexander Keiller came from the family famous for manufacturing marmalade (he was known as the marmalade millionaire) but the Alexander Keiller museum is actually concerned with... more

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Ocean Road, Blandford Square, South Shields

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, Tyne & Wear

South Shields Museum & Gallery explores local history during the life and times of famous author Catherine Cookson, as well as examining how the natural landscape has shaped the history of the area. In the Catherine Cookson Gallery exhibits include... more

Killhope

The North of England Lead Mining Museum, Nr Cowshill, Upper Weardale, Bishop Auckland

Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, Bishop Auckland, Durham

Explores the life of North Pennine lead mining families. Visitors walk down the original mine tunnel and discover the working conditions of Victorian miners. See how miners lived and worked. Woodland walk & picnic site.... more

Robert Burns House

Burns Street, Dumfries

Robert Burns House, Burns Street, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Robert Burns House is a simple sandstone house set in a quiet Dumfries street. It was here he died in 1796 and the house gives us a picture of how the poet and his family lived. On display are the desk and chair he used along with many original... more

Trowbridge Museum

The Shires, Court Street, Trowbridge

Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Trowbridge Museum, housed in a former woollen mill, with displays telling the fascinating story of Trowbridge Town and its people. Working looms still produce cloth, which is sold within the museum. Other displays include reconstruction of Trowbridge... more

Yorkshire Museum

Museum Gardens, York

Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, North Yorkshire

Natural light floods into the stunning Georgian building that is the Yorkshire Museum in York, creating a wonderful space for its five galleries which showcase a great selection of Britain’s finest archaeological treasures plus rare animals, fossils... more

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

2 Castle Street, Glasgow

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art, 2 Castle Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City

The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art aims to promote understanding and respect between people of different faiths and of none. Displays occupy three floors and are divided into four exhibition areas: the Gallery of Religious Art, the Gallery... more

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Charlestown, St Austell

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre, Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall

The Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre is a Cornwall museum that boasts an extensive range of seafaring-related artefacts, treasures and memorabilia for those interested in the maritime history of Cornwall and Britain. The seaside town of... more

Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre

Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre, Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Manchester United is the world´s most famous football club and the award winning Museum at Old Trafford hosts over 230,000 visitors annually. The Museum tracks the history of the Club from humble beginnings in 1878, showcases the silverware collected... more

Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow

Scotland Street School Museum, 225 Scotland Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Scotland Street School, Museum of Education was built in the early 1900s, the building was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The collections relate to education in Scotland from 1872 to the present day and include furniture, books, photographs,... more

The Old House

High Town, Hereford

The Old House, High Town, Hereford, Herefordshire

The Old House, built in 1621, is an excellent example of a timber-framed building. Furnished in period style it gives an insight into daily life in Jacobean times.... more

Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

Museum of Lakeland Life, situated in the stable block of Abbot Hall Art Gallery tells the story of how Lakeland folk lived and entertained themselves in the Lake District from the 18th century, before cars and railways. There are recreated farmhouse... more

Izaak Walton's Cottage

Worston Lane, Shallowford, Stone

Izaak Walton's Cottage, Worston Lane, Stone, Staffordshire

Izaak Walton, the celebrated author of `The Compleat Angler´ once owned this charming 16th century thatched half-timbered cottage. Inside the Angling Museum there is variety of fishing collections on display, showing the quality of the craftmanship... more

St Andrews Museum

Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews

St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, St Andrews, Fife

St Andrews Museum is in Kinburn House and tells the story of St Andrews from the Bronze Age to the present day. Displays include archaeology, banners, pilgrim badges and paintings. There is also a changing programme of temporary exhibitions held... more

Museum of London Docklands

No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London

Museum of London Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, London, London

From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, unlock the history of London’s river, port and people in this historic warehouse. Discover a wealth of objects from whale bones to WWII gas masks in state-of-the-art galleries, including Mudlarks, an... more

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire

The award winning Chiltern Open Air Museum is a great day out for families, with a 45 acre site to run around and explore. There are over 30 rescued historic buildings on display, including an Iron Age House, 1940s prefab, Victorian earth cottage and... more

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott, Church Stretton

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Wenlock Lodge, Church Stretton, Shropshire

Open from the end of March to the beginning of November, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm in Shropshire was created in a bid to keep alive the farming practices of the 19th century. Learn how the farming day unfolded, around the farmyard (you’ll... more

Museum of St Albans

Hatfield Road, St Albans

Museum of St Albans, Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire

The Museum of St Albans was founded in 1898 to tell the story of the town, from its roots in Roman life to its current status as much-loved commuter hot spot. Sitting centrally on the Hatfield Rd, take a wander through the medieval gallery to... more

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