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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

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

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

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

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

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

Wakefield Museum

Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield

Wakefield Museum, Wakefield One, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

The Museum opened in October 2012 and tells the story of Wakefield’s history and that of the people who shaped it. Themes such as love, war, play, crime, and even rhubarb are represented by fascinating objects from Wakefield’s past and are seen... 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

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

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

Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds

Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, Leeds, West Yorkshire

There’s something endlessly fascinating about the creative, inventive, eccentric Victorian era and when a museum manages to convey what life was like for inhabitants of that era, it’s a thing of beauty. Abbey House Museum in Leeds, which has garnered... 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

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

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

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

Normanby Hall Museum & Country Park

Normanby Hall Country Park, Normanby, Scunthorpe

Normanby Hall Museum & Country Park, Normanby Hall Country Park, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Normanby Hall is a splendid Regency Mansion designed by Sir Robert Smirke and built between 1825 and 1830. On display are examples of fine furniture and also costume galleries. The Farming Museum shows the history of farming and rural crafts during... more

Maritime Museum

Hull City Council, Queen Victoria Square, Hull

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

Ever wondered just exactly how big a whale is? Pop into the excellent Maritime Museum in Hull where you will be able to inspect a full size skeleton of this giant creature of the sea in all its glory. Actually, the museum is stuffed with fascinating... more

Ferens Art Gallery

Hull City Council, Queen Victoria Square, Hull

Ferens Art Gallery, Hull City Council, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

From the Old Masters to lady Victorian painters, Ferens Art Gallery in Hull is packed with wonderful art work that spans 500 years. In gallery one and two you’ll find works from the 16th, 17th and 18th century including Frans Hals’ Portrait of a... more

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

Hull and East Riding Museum

36 High Street, Hull

Hull and East Riding Museum, 36 High Street, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Hull and East Riding Museum, sitting in the smart museums quarter of the city, holds within its walls a whopping 235 million years of history and tells tales of how every age affected the people, landscape and buildings of the region. Start in the... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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