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Wilberforce House

Hull City Council, 23/25 High Street, Hull

Wilberforce House, Hull City Council, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Visit the birthplace of William Wilberforce and discover the story behind the campaign to abolish the slave trade. Told through fascinating items including Wilberforce's journal, plantation records and personal stories. - West African culture -... more

Bronte Parsonage Museum

Church Street, Haworth, Keighley

Bronte Parsonage Museum, Church Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire

It’s hard to believe that literary milestones such as Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were penned in the rather unassuming Yorkshire village of Haworth. But the Bronte Parsonage Museum, filled with the family's furniture,... 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

Quarry Bank

Styal, Wilmslow

Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire


Explore the History of the Industrial Revolution at Quarry Bank, 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,... 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

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

York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt

York Minster, Deangate, York

York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt, York Minster, York, North Yorkshire

York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt is the chief church of the Church of England, also the seat of the Archbishop of York. The present building is the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, and is the setting for some of the finest 14th... 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

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

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

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

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

Battle Museum of Local History

The Almonry, High Street, Battle

Battle Museum of Local History, The Almonry, Battle, East Sussex

Battle, East Sussex derives its name from the Battle of Hastings, which was fought between Harold the Saxon King and William the Conqueror in 1066. The battle was so significant it changed the course of English history. The town grew up around the... more

Callendar House

Callendar Estate, Falkirk

Callendar House, Callendar Estate, Falkirk, Falkirk

One of Scotland´s finest country houses, Callender House tells the story of over 600 years of Scottish history and architecture. Costumed staff re-create the daily routines of the past, in the working Georgian kitchen, the Printers, General Store and... more

The Donington Grand Prix Collection

Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby

The Donington Grand Prix Collection, Donington Park, Derby, Derbyshire

Mad about Formula One? Get thee to the Donington Grand Prix Collection in Derbyshire where you can see the world’s largest collection of Grand Prix cars – there are a whopping 130 vehicles glistening and sparkling across four halls. Take in almost a... 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

Ancient High House

Greengate Street, Stafford

Ancient High House, Greengate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire

England's largest timber-framed townhouse, the Ancient High House in Stafford, contains 400 years of local history to discover. As you step inside you'll be drawn into a journey through the Elizabethan era through the Civil War years and up to the... more

Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Building

The Airfield, Manston Road, Ramsgate

Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Building, The Airfield, Ramsgate, Surrey

The Memorial Building houses wartime Spitfire & Hurricane fighter aircraft together with an ever expanding display of original and emotive memorabilia from the 1939-1945 war periods. Battle of Britain Tapestry. ´Dambusters´ and ´Channel Dash´... more

The Wernher Collection at Ranger´s House

Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath, London

The Wernher Collection at Ranger´s House, Chesterfield Walk, London, London


Discover one of London's hidden gems at The Wernher Collection at Ranger´s House Representing one of the most impressive collections of medieval and early modern European art to have been put together by one person, The Wernher... more

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

Black and White Cottage, Standon Lane, Ockley

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Black and White Cottage, Ockley, Surrey

Broadleaved plants and mature trees support, frame and enhance a changing collection of contemporary sculpture in this stunning garden. The Sculpture Garden was the brainchild of owner and curator Hannah Peschar over 30 years ago, and has grown... 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

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

1 Queen Street, Edinburgh

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh


Explore the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in one of Edinburgh most remarkable buildings Built in the 1880s, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh is a visual history of Scotland from the 16th century to the... more

Maritime Museum

New North Quay, St Helier

Maritime Museum, New North Quay, St Helier, Jersey

The fortunes of Jersey have always been intricately linked with the sea that surrounds it and the Maritime Museum in St Helier explores this relationship. Through a series of exhibits which are designed to be seen, touched, heard and smelt, visitors... more

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

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

National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk

On 3rd November 2016 Her Majesty the Queen opened the new National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art. Situated in the remaining elements of Charles II’s sporting palace and stables it spans five acres in the heart of Newmarket and... more

Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery

Surrey Street, Sheffield

Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery, Surrey Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Tucked away above Sheffield’s Central Library sits the city’s Graves Gallery, an oasis of calm just yards from the tumult of the city centre traffic featuring Sheffield’s visual art collection. If you’ve visited this cool, tranquil space before you... more

Roman Baths

Pump Room, Stall Street, Bath

Roman Baths, Pump Room, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

You really haven’t experienced Bath if you have never visited The Roman Baths. Sitting below street level it has four main features, which, to be frank, are all astonishing in that they have been so well preserved. First you have the Sacred Spring at... 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

Institute of Contemporary Arts

12 Carlton House Terrace, London

Institute of Contemporary Arts, 12 Carlton House Terrace, London, London

ICA is where you can see art from contemporary artists like Damien Hirst, Steve McQueen and Tracey Emin. Watch fascinating world cinema from directors like Wong Kar Wai, Jan Svankmajer and Jane Campion. Listen to talks by philosopher Anthony... more

Gladstone Pottery Museum

Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

Gladstone Pottery Museum, Uttoxeter Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire


Discover the world of pottery at Gladstone Pottery Museum Stoke on Trent has become synonymous with pottery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum tells the tale of this part of England and its artistic pedigree. This is the last... more

Fashion Museum

Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath

Fashion Museum, Assembly Rooms, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

From exhibitions on the fashion designer who dressed Marilyn Monroe to a show on the frocks worn by the Supremes, fashion addicts will get their fix and more besides at the gloriously glam Fashion Museum in the Georgian Assembly Rooms in Bath. This... more

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands

The phrase hidden gem must surely apply to the Barber Institute of Fine Art in leafy Edgebaston, a few miles from Birmingham city centre. An Art Deco delight of a building, inside the architectural style continues with furniture from the period. And... more

Corinium Museum

Park Street, Cirencester

Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Discover the archaeology of the Cotswolds at the award-winning Corinium Museum. Cirencester was Roman Britain second largest city and at Corinium Museum you can experience life as a Roman; marvel at the stunning mosaics, enjoy the sights and smells... 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

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

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

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Port Sunlight Village, Lower Road, Wirral

Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight Village, Wirral, Merseyside

Businessman, philanthropist and art lover William Hesketh Lever is the reason the Lady Lever Art Gallery on the Wirral exists. The founder of the Lever Brothers soap empire, he became a very rich man and spent some of his fortune on collecting art... more

South London Gallery

65 Peckham Road, London

South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Road, London, London

South London Gallery opened in 1891 with an aim `to bring contemporary art to the working people of South London´. The Gallery, has an international reputation for its challenging programme of contemporary art exhibitions, live art and off-site... 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

Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London

Wallace Collection, Hertford House, London, London

Both a national museum and the finest private art collection ever assembled by one family. It was bequeathed to the nation by Sir Richard Wallace´s widow in 1897 and is displayed on three floors of Hertford House. Unsurpassed collections of French... more

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Ocean Road, South Shields

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

At the very heart of its community, South Shields Museum celebrates the rich heritage of South Tyneside and the people who shaped it. The building that South Shields Museum currently occupies has had a long and interesting past. It was constructed in... 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

Farfield Mill

Arts & Heritage Centre, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh

Farfield Mill, Arts & Heritage Centre, Sedbergh, Cumbria

A restored Victorian woollen mill now housing artists' studios, exhibition galleries, working looms with demonstrating artists and a cafe. The heritage floor illustrates the history of Farfield Mill, the lives of its workers and the local people of... 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

Beaulieu

John Montagu Building, Beaulieu

Beaulieu, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Hampshire

Set in the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu is an award-winning day out, with one ticket granting access to an array of attractions. The motor vehicle collection in the National Motor Museum remains one of Beaulieu’s most famous attractions with... more

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Shiprow, Aberdeen

Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Aberdeen and the lives of its people have always been intricately woven with the North Sea. The city’s wealth came from the oil and gas industry made possible by the North Sea and it is impossible to understand the lives of those who have lived here... 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

Clifton Park Museum

Clifton Lane, Rotherham

Clifton Park Museum, Clifton Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire

A great stop if you want to learn more about the local history of the area, Clifton Park Museum, a lovely building established in 1783, provides hands-on exhibits and fascinating stories about how the people of Rotherham and around used to live.... 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

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