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Living History Museums in the UK

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 museums in the UK, such as Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens.

Living History Museums in the UK

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 museums in the UK, such as Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens.

Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens

Salthill Road, Fishbourne, Chichester


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... more

Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum

Haydon Bridge


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... more

Buckler's Hard Village

Maritime Museum, Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu

Situated on the Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest, the 18th Century shipbuilding village of Buckler's Hard features a Maritime Museum, reconstructed cottage interiors and more...... more

Anne of Cleves House

52 Southover High Street, Lewes

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... more

Quarry Bank

Styal, Wilmslow


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... more

Chesters Fort & Museum

Chollerford, Humshaugh, Hexham


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... more

The Muckleburgh Military Collection

Weybourne, Holt

The Muckleburgh Military Collection has over 150 working tanks, guns and vehicles in addition to thousands of smaller military exhibits. It tells the story of invasion and coastal defence from Roman to modern times.... more

Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

169 High Street, Lewes

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... more

The Priest House

North Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead

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... more

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