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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

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 Old Courthouse Gallery

Market Pl, Ambleside

The Old Courthouse Gallery, Market Pl, Ambleside, Cumbria

Based in the historic old courthouse, in the market place in Ambleside, this gallery occupies three floors. Having established a strong reputation for supporting high quality arts and craft workmanship, the Old Courthouse Gallery continues to... more

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria

Built in 1759, Abbot Hall in Kendal started life as a family home but over the centuries fell into disrepair and has been used for everything from a nursery to a bank. A grade II listed building in great danger of falling apart, it was saved by a... 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

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

Ascot Studios

Bee Mill, Preston Road, Ribchester

Ascot Studios, Bee Mill, Ribchester, Lancashire

Showcasing local, national and international artists, Ascot Studios in Ribchester in the Ribble Valley, Lancs, is one of the leading independent art galleries in Britain. It is housed in a converted industrial north light building with high ceilings... more

The Atkinson

Lord Street, Southport

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside

The Atkinson is a multi-art form venue slap bang in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. This renovated 19th century building provides a platform for music, literature, poetry, theatre, art and history and hosts some of the country’s most talented... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Lister Park, Bradford

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Lister Park, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Set your sights on Bradford’s civic art gallery, Cartwright Hall, and you’ve a full day of art and relaxation in store. Not only does this grand hall contain contemporary exhibitions on the ground floor, with four permanent galleries displaying works... more

Walker Art Gallery

William Brown Street, Liverpool

Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside

All the family are welcome at the Walker Art Gallery, one of the finest art galleries in Europe. Covering art from medieval times to the 21st century, the gallery is a treasure trove just waiting to be discovered. Get up close to Tudor portraits of... 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

Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered

Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool

Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, Merseyside

Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered was opened in 1994 and situated within Merseyside Maritime Museum, it tells the exciting story of smuggling and duty men from the 1700s to the present day. This surprising Museum houses one of the most... more

International Slavery Museum

Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool

International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside

Liverpool was once a trading port of global significance and sadly one commodity which made many traders rich was human – African slaves. Now you can study this inhuman business at the city’s impressive International Slavery Museum on the waterfront... more

Tate Liverpool

Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool

Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside

Tate Liverpool is one of the largest galleries of modern and contemporary art outside London. Housed in a beautiful converted warehouse in the historic Albert Dock, one of the finest groups of nineteenth-century industrial buildings anywhere. Home of... more

Mercer Art Gallery

Swan Road, Harrogate

Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

There are some 2,000 works of art tucked inside the handsome Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate (built as the city's first spa building in 1806), mainly from the 19th and 20th century periods, which make for some very lively and entertaining... 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

Manchester Art Gallery

Mosley Street, Manchester

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Manchester Art Gallery houses the city´s magnificent art collection. An oustanding Pre-Raphaelite collection and Gallery of Craft and Design, hosting a lively programme of exhibitions and events in stunning Victorian and contemporary surroundings.... 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

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

Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland


Go Back in time and Experience the Life of a Roman Soldier at Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrians wall Set on Hadrians wall, Housesteads Roman Fort is home to stunning panoramic views of Northumberland and a fantastic educational... more

Red House

Oxford Road, Gomersal, Cleckheaton

Red House, Oxford Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire

Red House, built in 1660, was home to the Taylor family who were cloth merchants and manufacturers. Mary Taylor, daughter of the house in the 19th century was a close friend of Charlotte Bronte, who visited often. The house looks very much as it... more

Huddersfield Art Gallery

Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

With works by LS Lowry and Henry Moore headlining, Huddersfield Art Gallery is a great place to while away a morning or afternoon in the company of some of the best British artists of the 20th century. The gallery, on the second floor of the town... more

Tolson Museum

Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, Huddersfield

Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Tolson Memorial Museum is the history book of a typical Yorkshire town, the Museum draws a vivid and intriguing picture of Huddersfield and its people, from the prehistoric to the present. Displays include natural history, the textile industry and... 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

Chesters Fort & Museum

Chollerford, Humshaugh, Hexham

Chesters Fort & Museum, Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland


Discover the Life of Roman Solider at Chesters Fort & Museum on Hadrian's Wall Part of Hadrian’s Wall and built in 122-123AD, Chesters Fort & Museum is the best-preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain and allows visitors to explore... more

Gracefield Arts Centre

29 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries

Gracefield Arts Centre, 29 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

From contemporary Scottish Art to the Glasgow Boys to the Kirkcudbright School, Gracefield Art Centre in Dumfries is home to a wide range of wonderful pieces to appeal to all tastes. You will find more than 400 Scottish paintings here and there is an... 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

Beamish- The Living Museum of the North

Beamish, Chester-le-Street

Beamish- The Living Museum of the North, Beamish, Chester-le-Street, Durham

Immerse yourself in 19th and 20th century northern life in the fabulous Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum, in County Durham. This giant site (easily navigable by trams, charabancs and omnibuses) is dedicated to showcasing how people lived... more

The Hepworth Wakefield

Gallery Walk, Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

With Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore local to the area, it’s little wonder that Wakefield’s The Hepworth Gallery is an impressive space for showcasing its important collection of 19th and 20th century art. Set in an early Victorian townhouse,... more

Shipley Art Gallery

Prince Consort Road, Gateshead

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

The Shipley Art Gallery opened in 1917 with a collection of 504 paintings bequeathed by local solicitor Joseph Shipley. Since then the collection has grown to include nearly 800 paintings and collections of works on paper, decorative art and... 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

Laing Art Gallery

New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

This small but important gallery on Newcastle’s New Bridge Street is home to a very impressive collection of sculpture and art and is well known for attracting some of the big hitters in historic, modern and contemporary art to the north east. The... more

Pontefract Museum

Salter Row, Pontefract

Pontefract Museum, Salter Row, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Pontefract Museum is set in a flamboyant Art Nouveau building with many original furnishings that was originally a Carnegie free library. The museum traces the history of Pontefract, from the civil war, the liquorice factories to life in a workhouse.... 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

York Art Gallery

Exhibition Square, York

York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, North Yorkshire

The new-look York Art Gallery opened in 2005 with its nationally acclaimed permanent collections representing over 600 years of British and European Art. On display are works by Lely, Reynolds, Lowry, Nash, Bellotto and Boudin. Also an extensvie... 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

York Castle Museum

Eye of York, York

York Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, North Yorkshire

York Castle Museum, housed in two converted 18th century prison buildings, includes reconstructed Victorian and Edwardian streets, shops and merchandise - experience four hundred years of fascinating social history. A collection of rooms have been... 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

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

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

Stephenson Railway Museum

Middle Engine Lane, North Shields

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

Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields. George and Robert Stephenson spent 20 years in North Tyneside developing their pioneering ideas which helped spread railways and locomotives around the... 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

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

Baring Street, South Shields

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear

South Shields’ Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum provides a fascinating insight into the Roman determination to maintain its mighty frontier system, the fort being the military supply base for the 17 forts along Hadrian’s Wall. There is absolutely loads... 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

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