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Arts, Crafts & Textiles Museums in Northern England

Included below are Arts, crafts & textiles museums, such as York Castle Museum in Northern England. The Arts, crafts & textiles museums have permanent and semi-permanent displays which bring to life the day-to-day lives of our ancestors.

York Castle Museum

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

Eye of York, York


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

Abbey House Museum

Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds


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

The Pencil Museum

The Pencil Museum, Southey Works, Keswick, Cumbria

Southey Works, Greta Bridge, Keswick


You’ll enter the Cumberland Pencil Museum through a replica of the Seathwaite mine where graphite was first discovered and from there take a turn around the surprisingly fascinating history of the pencil. So what’s to see? Well, I rather like the... more

Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire

The Headrow, Leeds


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

Shipley Art Gallery

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

Prince Consort Road, Gateshead


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

Bury Art Museum

Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury, Greater Manchester

Moss Street, Bury


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

Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery

Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Arundel Gate, Sheffield


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

Durham University Oriental Museum

Durham University Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham

Elvet Hill, Durham


Durham University Oriental Museum opened in 1960, and is the only museum of its kind in the country devoted solely to Oriental art and archaeology. The collections explore cultures that range from Ancient Egypt to Imperial China and modern Japan to... more

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria

Castle Street, Carlisle


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

Farfield Mill, Arts & Heritage Centre, Sedbergh, Cumbria

Arts & Heritage Centre, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh


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

Hull University Art Collection

Hull University Art Collection, The University of Hull, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

The University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull


The University of Hull Art Collection specialises in paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints produced in Britain between 1890 and 1940. Included are works by Beardsley, Sickert, Steer, Lucien Pissarro, John, Peploe, Spencer, Wyndham Lewis and Ben... more

Walker Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside

William Brown Street, Liverpool


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

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Burdon Road, Sunderland


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

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Durham

Barnard Castle


One of the most important museums outside London, the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle contains the greatest collection of European fine art and decorative arts in the north of England. The collections are displayed over three floors of this... more

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