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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

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

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

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

Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire


Explore Wollaton Hall and Deer park, Nottingham Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum stands on a natural hill 3 miles west of Nottingham City centre. This sensational Elizabethan house was designed by Robert Smythson and... more

Southampton City Art Gallery

Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton

Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Southampton, Hampshire

Southampton City Art Gallery is the most outstanding gallery in the south of England, internationally renowned for its collection of contemporary works by British artists. The collection numbers over 3500 works, and spans 600 years of European art... more

Museum of Childhood

42 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Museum of Childhood, 42 High Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Museum of Childhood, opened in 1955, was the dream of a local councillor, Patrick Murray. It is a unique treasure house dedicated to children and crammed full of memories of childhood past and present and spread over five floors. Many of 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 War Museum

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

National War Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The National War Museum in Edinburgh is simply unmissable for those with an interest in Scottish soldiers through history. Within the magical setting of the city’s grand, foreboding castle, you’ll hear accounts of glorious victory and miserable... 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

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

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

Chelmsford Museum

Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford

Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park, Chelmsford, Essex

From Ice Age mammal remains to local family politics, the Chemsford Museum in Essex covers the history of the area is fascinating detail. Learn about King John’s hunting lodge at Writtle, the medieval Dominican Friary at Moulsham, Pleshey Castle,... more

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Established in 1884, Wolverhampton Art Gallery is an award-winning hands-on art gallery situated in Wolverhampton town centre. The Gallery has substantial collections of both Contemporary Art and sumptuous displays of Victorian and Georgian... 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

Sir John Soane´s Museum

13 Lincolns Inn Fields, London

Sir John Soane´s Museum, 13 Lincolns Inn Fields, London, London

The Sir John Soane´s Museum, houses collections amassed by the architect Sir John Soane (1753-1837). The three linked houses built by him between 1793 and 1824, have been a museum since the early 19th century. Included are antiquities, furniture,... more

Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection

The Old Mill, Bourton-on-the-Water

Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, The Old Mill, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

Sitting in possibly one of the prettiest villages in England – Bourton-on-the-Water – The Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection is stuffed to the gills with every conceivable type of car both life-size and toy-size. Wander through the museum’s... 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

Stockwood Discovery Centre

Stockwood Park, London Road, Luton

Stockwood Discovery Centre, Stockwood Park, Luton, Bedfordshire

The Stockwood Discovery Centre - With interactive display, variety of gardens, children play area, bee gallery and much more, it is a wonderful visitor attraction and museum. Collection highlights include the internationally famous Wenlok Jug, the... more

Sarehole Mill

Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham

Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Road, Birmingham, West Midlands


Discover Sarehole Mill, the inspiration for Lord of The Rings 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... 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

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

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

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

Brooklands Museum

Brooklands Road

Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road

Known as the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, Brooklands Museum makes a fabulous day out for car and plane enthusiasts. The Brooklands Motor Course in Weybridge, Surrey, was built back in 1907 and much of the track and buildings are... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Museum of London

150 London Wall, London

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, London

Step inside Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the capital’s turbulent past. Now open, our brand new Galleries of Modern London let you walk the streets of Victorian London, take a stroll in recreated 19th century pleasure gardens... more

Gallery of Modern Art

Royal Exchange Square, 361 Wellshot Road, Glasgow

Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, Glasgow City

The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Glasgow, sits in a neo-classical, pillared building in Exchange Square, once the hub of commercial activity in the city and now the pulse of 20th and 21st century artistic endeavour. Just a stone’s throw from the... 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

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

Solent Sky Museum

Albert Road South, Southampton

Solent Sky Museum, Albert Road South, Southampton, Hampshire

The Solent Sky Museum depicts the history of aviation in the Solent area and Hampshire. An important area for aircraft experimental and development work for civil and military aircraft operations. The museum tells the story of 26 aircraft companies,... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anne of Cleves House

52 Southover High Street, Lewes

Anne of Cleves House, 52 Southover High Street, Lewes, East Sussex

Henry VIII and his wives have fascinated the British for generations so it’s little wonder that Anne of Cleves’ House, tucked away in rural Sussex, is such a popular visitor attraction. Anne was given the house in 1541 as part of her divorce... 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

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

Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

18 High Street, Canterbury

Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, 18 High Street, Canterbury, Kent

From ancient Egyptian artefacts to objects from history originating in the east Kent area, the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in the heart of the city of Canterbury is stuffed with wonderful exhibits. Archaeologists have been exploring the... 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

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

Royal West of England Academy

Queen's Road, Clifton, Bristol

Royal West of England Academy, Queen's Road, Bristol

The Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is one of only five Royal Academies of Art in the UK. It is a registered charity which has been self-supporting for over 150 years and possesses an outstanding Grade II* listed building, galleries and permanent... more

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