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Shaw House

Church Road, Shaw, Newbury

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire


Discover the fascinating Shaw house, West 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... more

Museum of Edinburgh

Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Museum of Edinburgh, Huntly House, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Museum of Edinburgh, a free treasure trove of iconic items from Scotland’s past, sits on Canongate in the city. The museum houses important collections relating to the history of the city from pre-historic times right up until the present day,... more

Portsmouth City Museum

Museum Road, Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Museum, Museum Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire

City Museum & Records Office is dedicated to local history, `The Story of Portsmouth´ display room settings showing life in Portsmouth from the 17th century to the 1950s. Experience the different life-styles from the working poor to the affluent... more

Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

169 High Street, Lewes

Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum, 169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex

If you’ve never visited the pretty town of Lewes, which sits within the glorious South Downs just a few miles from bustling Brighton and the coast, a trip to Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum is a great way to familiarize yourself with this... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens

Salthill Road, Fishbourne, Chichester

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


Step Back in time at Fishbourne Roman Palace 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... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

High Street, Paisley

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire

The Paisley Museum & Art Galleries is home to the world´s largest collection of Paisley Shawls, a selection of which are always on display. Museum staff demonstrate the weaving techniques on reproductions of the original Jacquard looms used in the... 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

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

Discovery Museum

Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne

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


Learn hands on at The Discovery Museum, Newcastle 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... more

Marlipins Museum

High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Marlipins Museum, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

We are willing to bet very few people who set foot in the West Sussex seaside town of Shoreham-by-Sea have any idea that they are standing in the birthplace of the silent movie. Where most people would assume the cradle of movie-making was Hollywood,... 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

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

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

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

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

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

SeaCity Museum

Havelock Road, Southampton

SeaCity Museum, Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire

Southampton Maritime Museum is situated on Town Quay Road. The Wool House was built as a warehouse for the medieval wool trade. It is now a museum telling the story of the Port of Southampton and the great liners that sailed from here to all parts of... 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

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Discovery Quay, Falmouth

National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall

If you have ever pondered how to stay alive for weeks on end marooned at sea (answer: drink turtle blood) or what lighthouse keepers do when they are not alerting ships to imminent danger, take a trip to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth,... more

Ceredigion Museum & Gallery

Coliseum, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth

Ceredigion Museum & Gallery, Coliseum, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

The Ceredigion Museum and Gallery first opened its doors in 1982 and sits inside Aberyswyth’s Coliseum building, a particularly unusual building built in 1904 as a theatre. Inside the museum and gallery, the curators have attempted to deepen... more

Kirkcaldy Galleries

War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy

Kirkcaldy Galleries, War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy, Fife

A hub for culture and arts in the Kirkcaldy area, the Kirkcaldy Galleries features a museum, art gallery, library, family history room and lovely café overlooking the war memorial gardens in the town. Thanks to a £2.5 million revamp that has included... more

Manx National Heritage

Manx Museum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas

Manx National Heritage, Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man

At Manx National Heritage, enjoy 10,000 years of the Isle of Man´s often turbulent history brought to life in an imaginative and thought-provoking way through the Story of Mann, which starts at the award-winning Manx Museum in Douglas and takes on a... 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

North Lanarkshire Archives Centre

1 High Road, Motherwell

North Lanarkshire Archives Centre, 1 High Road, Motherwell, Lanarkshire

Motherwell Heritage Centre is now the North Lanarkshire Archives Centre. It still has its gallery space, currently with a spring exhibition about local industries and their contribution to civil engineering around the world. The new archives centre... 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

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

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