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National Coal Mining Museum For England

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield

National Coal Mining Museum For England, Caphouse Colliery, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

The National Coal Mining Museum For England is a 41 acre site with a unique collection of buildings, displays and galleries that reveal the hidden world of mining through the centuries; learn about mining methods and machinery, the miners and their... more

Cliffe Castle Museum

Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley

Cliffe Castle Museum, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Once the grand family home of Victorian textile millionaire Henry Isaac Butterfield, Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley, west Yorkshire, is now a fabulously restored glittering mansion inside which you can learn just how the Butterfields – and wealthy... more

Lancaster City Museum

Market Square, Lancaster

Lancaster City Museum, Market Square, Lancaster, Lancashire

Lancaster City Museum is situated in the former town hall and spread over two floors with collections illustrating the history and archaeology of Lancaster and North Lancashire. One of the permanent exhibitions on the upper floor is devoted to the... more

Chelmsford Museum

Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford

Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park, Chelmsford, Essex

From Ice Age mammal remains to local family politics, the Chemsford Museum in Essex covers the history of the area is fascinating detail. Learn about King John’s hunting lodge at Writtle, the medieval Dominican Friary at Moulsham, Pleshey Castle,... 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

Bury Art Museum

Moss Street, Bury

Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury, Greater Manchester

Bury Art Museum opened in 1901 thanks to the generosity of the children of local paper manufacturer Thomas Wrigley. To commemorate Queen Victoria´s Diamond Jubilee in 1897, they presented the town with their father´s art collection which included... more

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

The Square, Barnstaple

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, The Square, Barnstaple, Devon

The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon: The Museum tells the story of North Devon, and its historic centre Barnstaple, the wildlife, history and culture from prehistoric times to the present day. Discover river life in the Tarka Gallery, and 'swim'... 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

Hove Museum & Art Gallery

19 New Church Road, Hove

Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road, Hove, East Sussex


Discover a world of art and history in The Hove Museum and Art Gallery If you're looking for things to do in Brighton and Hove, The Hove Museum and Art Gallery is a must. Housed in a Italianate Victorian villa which sits in a... more

Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum

Towneley Holmes Road, off Todmorden Road, Burnley

Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Towneley Holmes Road, Burnley, Lancashire

Towneley Hall was the home of the Towneley family for over 500 years until 1902. Displays include oil and watercolour paintings, studio pottery, Royal Lancastrian Pilkington Pottery, regional oak furniture. The Hall contains fine period rooms,Great... more

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, East Sussex


Find an artistic paradise inside The Brighton Museum & Art Gallery Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this iconic Brighton building sits in the heart of the buzzy Brighton city centre. Brighton Museum and Art... 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

Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London´s Amphitheatre, Guildhall Yard, London, London

Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London´s Amphitheatre: Discover the art collection of the City of London Corporation and visit Guildhall Yard, a tranquil and historic square in the middle of the City. The Gallery was established in 1886 as, 'a... more

People's Palace & Winter Gardens

Glasgow Green, Glasgow

People's Palace & Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, Glasgow City

The People´s Palace Museum and Winter Gardens opened in 1898, the collection displays the historical, social and cultural history of Glasgow, and its people from 1750 to the present. Displays tell the story of the Tobacco Lords who lived in sumptuous... more

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Situated high above the city, Nottingham Castle is a 17th century Mansion built over 300 years ago, on the site of a medieval castle originally built by William the Conqueror. A vibrant museum that houses a range of collections including historic 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

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum & Gardens

Churchgate, Spalding

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum & Gardens, Churchgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire

Ayscoughfee museum in Spalding is set in a Grade I medieval hall, the home of a wool merchant, dating back to the 1400s. The hall is always busy, whether hosting a concert, a play or show, a craft session or an art exhibition and has a busy... more

The Priest House

North Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead

The Priest House, North Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex

Owned variously by Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves, Mary I and Elizabeth I, The Priesthouse, sitting on the edge of the Ashdown Forest in Sussex, is a 15th century Wealdon Hall house laid out and furnished in 17th and 18th century style. Period furniture... more

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Bethesda Street, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is the home of the world´s finest collection of Staffordshire ceramics, including the National Minton Collection. Discover the story of Stoke-on-Trent´s people, products and landscapes through imaginative displays... more

Guildford House Gallery

155 High Street, Guildford

Guildford House Gallery, 155 High Street, Guildford, Surrey

Guildford House Gallery fascinating 17th century Grade I listed town house located on the High Street. It houses Guildford House gallery: a changing exhibition space offering a varied programme of art and craft shows, workshops and talks; a craft... more

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Castle Street, Carlisle

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria

Tullie House Museum has refurbished two of its permanent galleries to improve the display of its nationally important collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. This exciting development incorporates new interpretation including an innovative multimedia... more

Charnwood Museum

Queen's Hall, Granby Street, Loughborough

Charnwood Museum, Queen's Hall, Loughborough, Leicestershire

There’s something very satisfying about visiting one of the many small museums in the UK, where you can get to grips with the message and feel you’ve learnt something about the area rather than being bamboozled by hundreds of exhibits. Charnwood... 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

Jersey Museum and Art Gallery

The Weighbridge, St Helier

Jersey Museum and Art Gallery, The Weighbridge, St Helier, Jersey

Uncover stories of Jersey's colourful history from the Ice Age to the German Occupation as you visit the award-winning Jersey Museum and Art Gallery in St Helier. Here, heroes and villains rub shoulders with cattle and potatoes; you can learn the... more

Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery

Arundel Gate, Sheffield

Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Featuring fabulous art, design and craft in the heart of Sheffield, the Millennium Gallery showcases the city’s unique heritage, including the metalwork for which the city is so renowned. Subject matter is as varied as work from a modern soundscape... 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

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

Ipswich Museum

High Street, Ipswich

Ipswich Museum, High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk

Sitting in the heart of the town centre is Ipswich museum, a treasure trove of exhibits from the past that tell the tale of the town and Suffolk from as far back as 70 million years ago. Inside you will find the Victorian Natural History Gallery, the... more

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside

Beatrix Potter Gallery, Main Street, Ambleside, Cumbria


Discover the Story behind Beatrix Potter Discover the life of one of the worlds most beloved childrens authors at the Beatrix Potter Gallery near Ambleside where you can enjoy an exhibition of her original drawings and watercolours.... more

Shipley Art Gallery

Prince Consort Road, Gateshead

Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

The Shipley Art Gallery combines a dazzling display of jewellery, ceramics, textiles and furniture alongside stunning historical artworks. Over 700 breathtaking pieces by the county´s leading craft makers and a collection of paintings including Dutch... more

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

Castle Wynd, Inverness

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Wynd, Inverness, Highland

Sitting beneath the looming grandeur of the town's castle, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery manages to find a coherent narrative between the context of the area and the wider world, weaving together local and international history. The art and... more

Castle Cornet

Castle Emplacement, St Peter Port

Castle Cornet, Castle Emplacement, St Peter Port, Guernsey

There’s a lot of bang for your buck at Guernsey’s Castle Cornet, what with five museums to get around plus some exploring of the castle’s turrets for wonderful views across the docks and over to the mainland. The castle is the island’s ancient... more

The Novium

Tower Street, Chichester

The Novium, Tower Street, Chichester, West Sussex

A replacement for the defunct Chichester District Museum, the Novium opened in summer 2012 and its collections span the illustrious history of the city from prehistoric periods onwards. The building is purpose-built to allow you to see the remains of... more

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

From Japanese theatre prints to the hunt for the Higgs-bosun particle, there’s no shortage of fascinating rolling exhibitions at the National Museum of Scotland. Here you can learn more about the natural world, understand international cultures,... more

Flambards

Culdrose Manor, Helston

Flambards, Culdrose Manor, Helston, Cornwall

A fantastic day out for the whole family! Flambards is the West Country’s leading family attraction and appeals to all ages and interests. Ride the UK’s only twisting drop tower ride ‘The Skyraker001’ and prepare for thrills and excitement as you... more

Shaw House

Church Road, Shaw, Newbury

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire

Shaw House was built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman. This fine Elizabethan building has enjoyed a colourful past from a Duke’s country retreat to a school. It was recently restored through a £6million project and the stories and characters... more

The Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery

Brunswick Road, Gloucester

The Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Bring one of England’s most historical cities to life at the Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, a recipient of heritage lottery funding, which now boasts a new lease of life and exciting interactive visitor experience. Home to some of the most... 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

Kensington Palace, London, London


Admire The Jacobean Beauty of Kensington Palace Although there is much history surrounding Kensington Palace, it is perhaps most famous as the home of Princess Diana. Turned into a palace from a Jacobean home in the late 1600s by... more

Museums Sheffield: Weston Park

Western Bank, Sheffield

Museums Sheffield: Weston Park, Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Set within 1,000 acres of parkland, Weston Park, part of the Sheffield Museums group, beautifully explains the history of the city from pre-historic times to the present day. Collections cover a wide landscape of topics and range from an exhibition... more

Riverside Museum

100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow

Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Opened in June 2011, the free Riverside Museum is the stunning home of Glasgow's transport and technology collection. Visitors can climb aboard some of the exhibits to get a real feel for vintage public transport by accessing four locomotive... more

Leeds Art Gallery

The Headrow, Leeds

Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Anyone who thinks you have to travel to London to see seminal collections, should head off to Leeds Art Gallery. This amazing venue in the Headrow in the city’s cultural quarter has a collection to rival anything in the capital and includes a... 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

Time and Tide Museum

Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth

Time and Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth Life is housed in a converted Victorian herring works. Discover Great Yarmouths fascinating history, maritime and fishing heritage. Stroll through `Victorian Row´ and see the fisherman´s homes. Follow the... more

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway is located in a beautifully restored railway building where seven generations of men and women built the great locomotives. STEAM tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on... more

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Argyle Street, Glasgow

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Since re-opening in 2006 following refurbishment, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has welcomed more than 10 million visitors. There are over 8,000 objects on display in 22 themed galleries, with everything from fine and decorative arts through... 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

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

Hamptonne Country Life Museum

La Rue de la Patente, St Lawrence

Hamptonne Country Life Museum, La Rue de la Patente, St Lawrence, Jersey

Hamptonne Country Life Museum in St Lawrence allows you to discover six centuries of Jersey’s rural history, brought to life by Goodwyf and other living history characters. The house and farm date back to the 15th century and visitors learn all about... more

British Motor Museum

Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwick

British Motor Museum, Banbury Road, Warwick, Warwickshire

Fun for all the family whatever the weather! Explore the British Motor Museum, the largest collection of historic British cars in the newly refurbished Museum. Take a walk down the 'Time Road' and discover how both motoring and family life has... more

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