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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

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

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Shirehall, Market Avenue, Norwich

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Shirehall, Norwich, Norfolk

There probably isn’t a more child-friendly castle in Britain than Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery so if you’ve kids to consider when planning a day out, this one’s a cracker. Built by the Normans as a royal palace some 900 years ago, this grand... 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

Dylan Thomas Boathouse

Carmarthenshire County Council, Dylans Walk, Laugharne, Carmarthen

Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Carmarthenshire County Council, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

The Boathouse, where Dylan and Caitlin lived with their children from 1949-1953 is now a heritage centre. The house now contains audio visual presentations, original furnishings and memorabilia, a themed bookshop, tea room, viewing platform and... 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

The Writers' Museum

Lady Stairs House, Lady Stairs Close, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh

The Writers' Museum, Lady Stairs House, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Writers´ Museum is dedicated to Scotland´s great literary figures - Robert Burns (1759-1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895). On display is a collection of manuscripts, first editions, portraits and personal... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

British Golf Museum

Bruce Embankment, St Andrews

British Golf Museum, Bruce Embankment, St Andrews, Fife

Despite not having much interest in the game, I found myself completely absorbed in the wonderful British Golf Museum in the historic town of St Andrews. For instance, did you know that James II banned the game because its popularity was putting... 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

The Old House

High Town, Hereford

The Old House, High Town, Hereford, Herefordshire

The Old House, built in 1621, is an excellent example of a timber-framed building. Furnished in period style it gives an insight into daily life in Jacobean times.... more

Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret

9a St Thomas Street, Southwark, London

Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret, 9a St Thomas Street, London, London

The very antithesis of your big expensive London attraction, the Old Operating Theatre in the roof space of baroque St Thomas’ Church near London Bridge station is a fascinating place to stop in and explore. The 1815 Apothecary’s Act required... 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

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Tangmere, Chichester

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex

The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is situated on the old RAF Tangmere airfield. During WW2 it served as one of Britain´s front line fighter bases and after the war was home to the World Speed Record breaking aircraft of the High Speed Flight. The... 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

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

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

Old Chapel Gallery

East Street, Pembridge

Old Chapel Gallery, East Street, Pembridge, Herefordshire

Old Chapel Gallery is situated in a key position on the popular black and white tourist trail in the heart of rural North Herefordshire. Established by Yasmin Strube in 1989 in the setting of a fine Victoria Chapel, the Gallery has gone from strength... 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

Sarehole Mill

Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham

Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Road, Birmingham, West Midlands

Principally known for its association with JRR Tolkien who used it as his inspiration for the Shire in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Sarehole Mill in Birmingham is one of only two working watermills in the city. Dating back to 1750, Sarehole now... 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

The People´s Story

Canongate Tolbooth, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The People´s Story, Canongate Tolbooth, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The People´s Story Museum is situated in the 16th century Canongate Tolbooth, in the Royal Mile. The Museum uses oral history, reminiscence, written sources and reconstructed sets to tell the story of the lives, work and leisure of the ordinary... more

The Teddy Bear Museum

Eastgate, corner High East Street/Salisbury Street, Dorchester

The Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate, Dorchester, Dorset

The Teddy Bear Museum is devoted to the wonderful world of the teddy bear and traces the history of the teddy bear from its birth to the present day. The museum is set within the 'home' of Edward Bear and his extended family of people sized teddy... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southsea Castle

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth

Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Southsea Castle, built by Henry VIII in 1544 to protect Portsmouth Harbour. Over the centuries it´s defences were strengthened and in the 19th century a tunnel was built to defend the Castle moat.... 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

The Burrell Collection

Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow

The Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Glasgow City

After spending time in buzzing, urban Glasgow, it comes as rather a shock to find the world-famous Burrell Collection sitting in a woodland setting in the glorious Pollok Country Park. A quick cab ride from the centre of the city, this oasis of calm... more

Bicton Park Museum

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Exeter

Bicton Park Museum, Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Exeter, Devon

The lovely thing about Bicton Botanical Gardens is that you’ll find something to interest you even when it rains. Pop into the Countryside Museum for a nostalgic look at rural life in bygone days. The exhibition hall features traction engines,... 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

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

Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon

Sick of cookie cutter presents and fancy a bit of originality? Get thee to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, the south west’s biggest contemporary craft centre which houses everything from metalwork, textiles and sculptures to photography and jewellery.... more

World Museum Liverpool

William Brown Street, Liverpool

World Museum Liverpool, William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside

The World Museum Liverpool´s galleries include World Cultures, the Bug House, an Aquarium, Clore Natural History Centre, Weston Discovery Centre and Treasure House Theatre. With thousands of exhibits, the whole family can discover other... more

Robert Burns Centre

The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

Robert Burns Centre, The Observatory, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

The Robert Burns Centre is situated in the town´s 18th century watermill on the West Bank of the River Nith. It tells the story of Robert Burns´ last years spent in the bustling streets and lively atmosphere of Dumfries in the late 18th century. On... more

National Museum of Rural Life

Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road, East Kilbride

National Museum of Rural Life, Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire

The National Museum of Rural Life is set on Wester Kittochside working farm in East Kilbride, Scotland, which is run according to 1950s agricultural methods and practices. Inside the farmhouse you get a real sense of what living on a farm was... more

Design Museum

28 Shad Thames, London

Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London, London

Little introduction is needed for the Design Museum in London, created by Terence Conran back in 1989 and now the home of ground-breaking design exhibitions year round. The museum’s ever-changing shows present the cutting edge work of creators 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

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