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Living History, Open Air & Working Museums & Art Galleries in United Kingdom

Britain's Finest Living history, open air and working museums depict the lives of our predecessors through demonstrations, interactive displays and re-creations of villages and hamlets. Included below are Living History, Open Air & Working in the UK, such as Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum.
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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 historic part of Sussex. Lewes Castle's construction began soon after the conquest of 1066 (at the behest of William The Conqueror's brother-in-law) and stands apart from other castles of its era thanks to its two mottes (only Lincoln shares this trai...
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An outdoor museum of over 30 reconstructed and interpreted historic buildings that were the workplace or homes of ordinary people from the Chilterns. The buildings and landscape build a timeline that tells the story of the Chilterns - a special landscape of rolling chalk hills, traditional crafts and time-honoured ways of life that continue to inspire today.
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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 settlement from the king and this timber-framed Wealdon hall-house now has a large collection of interesting local artefacts. The house's interior (which by the way wouldn't look out of place today on a chic boutique hotel website), with its timber beams ...
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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 through this fascinating historic site, unearthed as recently as 1960. You can still see evidence of the timber buildings that the Romans built when they first arrived here and the subsequent bathhouse which they created, which was a focal point for Roman society...
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The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a place to enrich your understanding of the sea, and Cornwall. Through exhibitions programme they aspire to bring new and diverse perspectives to maritime issues, and highlight their relevance to the present day. They also bring rare objects from around the world to Cornwall to tell local, national and international stories.
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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 officers' quarters and the well-preserved baths and steam room. Inside the museum there is a treasure trove of Roman items unearthed during the excavation of Hadrian's wall including the Clayton Collection of altars and sculptures.
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Owned variously by Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves, Mary I and Elizabeth I, The Priesthouse, sitting on the edge of the Ashdown Forest in Sussex, is a 15th century Wealdon Hall house laid out and furnished in 17th and 18th century style. Period furniture and domestic objects set the scene inside while outside the garden is planted with 170 culinary, medicinal and household herbs. Take a tour with the resident curator to find out all about this fascinating building (picnics are welcome in the groun...
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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 visitors centre. The Fort is one of twelve built by Emperor Hadrian in around 124BC and the accompanying museum is stacked with a range of objects found on the site such as flat-bottomed pottery and cooking pots. English Heritage, which operates the site, ha...
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Bordering the Beaulieu River in the picturesque New Forest, the 18th Century shipbuilding village of Buckler's Hard offers a fascinating maritime museum, period cottage reconstructions and more.
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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, alongside the most powerful working waterwheel in Europe, and one of the earliest steam-powered beam engines. Explore the newly restored gardens and admire the picturesque Cheshire setting. There is a constantly changing programme of events so there is always ...
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