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Museums in United Kingdom

Included below are Museums Museums and Art Galleries in the UK, such as Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum, Haydon Bridge.
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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...
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.
Discover the Story behind Beatrix Potter Discover the life of one of the worlds most beloved childrens authors at the Beatrix Potter Gallery near Ambleside where you can enjoy an exhibition of her original drawings and watercolours. The gallery also offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about Ms Potter's life outside writing – her passion for farming and conservation are showcased alongside her legacy and how it made the place we know the Lake District to be today. The building...
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 his engineering apprentice at a Newcastle firm. However, this city centre gem of an attraction has much, much more to see and will keep visitors from 1 to 100 fascinated, such is the eclectic mix of exhibits, many pleasingly hands-on. Tyne and Wear was a pow...
Segedunum Roman Fort is the most excavated Roman site in the UK. It marks the beginning (or end) of the Roman Wall and the Museum was opened in June 2000.
Stephenson Railway Museum is a small heritage railway that occupies the test track for the Tyne & Wear Metro. Its heritage railway is run by dedicated local volunteers, with trains running in season on Sundays and Bank Holidays and on Thursday during North Tyneside school holidays. During December weekends, the railway runs Santa Specials.
Arbeia Roman Fort was the supply base for the troops on Hadrian's Wall. Its strategic position at the mouth of the Tyne gave advance notice of any invading troops. It is an UNESCO Heritage site.
South Shields Museum is housed in a listed building which used to be the Library. It specialises in local history and has an art gallery and small animal collection. There are both permanent and regularly-changing exhibitions.
Experience the tranquillity of Lindisfarne Priory Set on a tidal island off the north east coast of England, Lindisfarne Priory has been drawing visitors to its shores for many centuries and it is not hard to see why. For Christians, it is the cradle of their religion, the burial place of St Cuthbert and a startlingly moving place to visit. For those who are not religious, it is quite simply one of the most tranquil, historic spots you could wish to spend time on. Originally home to ...
Explore the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in one of Edinburgh most remarkable buildings Built in the 1880s, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh is a visual history of Scotland from the 16th century to the present day. This story is told through portraits of the people who shaped it and were connected with it, from royals and rebels and heroes and villains to poets and philosophers, including Mary Queen of Scots, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns. Look out for w...
Whether you are keen to see how the jet set went about their business supersonically or prefer getting to grips with the finer mechanisms of an RAF Nimrod, the National Museum of Flight based at historic East Fortune Airfield, sates all your aerial needs. Climb on board Concorde's Alpha Alpha to see what it was like to live the high life at 30,000 feet. This museum sets about telling the story of the history of flight and there is loads to see - the site has more than 50 complete aircraf...
The Hunterian Museum Scotland's first public museum, which opened its doors in 1807, the Hunterian Museum within Glasgow University is home to a cornucopia
Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre offers contemporary exhibitions of local and international artists, and also offers an insight into the history of Bury. The centre also offers a full calendar of events and activities to suit all interests.
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 ...
Discover the world of pottery at Gladstone Pottery Museum Stoke on Trent has become synonymous with pottery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum tells the tale of this part of England and its artistic pedigree. This is the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country and it has been beautifully preserved to be a living legacy on this area's amazing creative heritage. You'll discover how bone china tableware was made in the original workshops and glimpse the giant bottle kilns o...
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 Museum is one such spot. The famous Ladybird books originate from Loughborough so there's an exhibit and memorabilia on that subject plus information about the world's oldest multi-cellular fossil Charna discovered by a local schoolboy. Other super ex...
Discover Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is housed in a grade II listed building in the heart of the city, its status as one of Britain's most important museums underlined by its prominent position. Opened in 1885 and now with more than 40 galleries for visitors to inspect, the museum is stuffed with fascinating objects, from fine art and jewellery to artefacts from ancient Greece and ethnographical finds. Birmingham's art gallery is most famous for ...
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 one of only two working watermills in the city. Dating back to 1750, Sarehole now sits amidst the Birmingham suburbs yet the hustle and bustle of daily life feels far behind when you stroll along the millpond which is a home for flocks of kingfishers, mallar...
Ayscoughfee Hall Museum is a Grade I listed medieval house, surrounded by 5 acres of beautiful gardens. The Hall contains displays about the history of Spaldin
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The British Motor Museum is home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars – from the very first Land Rover to Lady Penelope's FAB1.
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The Shuttleworth Collection is in a quiet countryside setting on an old fashioned all grass aerodrome with eight hangars. These hangars comprise an aeroplane engineering workshop, a garage and coachroom, and the remainder house the world famous collection of aircraft. During the season, all of the airworthy aircraft are flown in displays, alongside visiting aircraft from other operators and from other Services, re-creating flying during the Edwardian period, the First World War, the peacetime...
The RWA – Bristol's first art gallery - is proud to bring world-class visual art from around the world to the South West. Their vision is to be the South West's leading centre for the exhibition, exploration and practice of the visual arts, recognised as a place that enriches and nourishes the lives of people from all communities and backgrounds.
Mill Green Museum is just next door to the mill in the old miller's cottage. It has been home to a museum in one form or another since 1979.
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A 45 acre outdoor museum with of over 30 reconstructed historic buildings, period gardens, working historic farm with livestock, woodland and orchards.
Gainsborough's House: Currently closed. The childhood home of the artist Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (1727–1788). Historic house dating back to the 16th century.
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BROOKLANDS - the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit, constructed at Weybridge, Surrey in 1907 - was more than a great sporting arena. Brooklands w
Hillbrush has been manufacturing cleaning equipment in Mere, Wiltshire, since 1922. In April 2017 we launched our visitor centre, Visit Hillbrush, incorporating our gift shop of cleaning and personal grooming products, our amazing locally sourced restaurant with an extensive menu of delicious meals, drinks and snacks, and our interactive brushmaking museum.
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The Army Flying Museum tells the fascinating story of British Army flying. Featuring over 35 aircraft, from the first world war era to the current day, as well as interactive displays, artifacts, audio-visual presentations and models, the museum is a great day out for all ages. The Apache Café has super views across an active army airfield.
Home to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear and Palace House, the award-winning Beaulieu makes for a superb day out.
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...
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.
City Museum & Records Office is dedicated to local history, `The Story of Portsmouth´ display room settings showing life in Portsmouth from the 17th century to the 1950s. Experience the different life-styles from the working poor to the affluent `Victorian Parlour´ along with a 1930s `Art Deco´ dining room and a 1950s front-room complete with flying ducks on the wall. The Museum has a fine and decorative art gallery with a temporary exhibition gallery and regular changing exhibitions. The Rec...
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...
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 museum now contains many fascinating exhibits including priceless historic aircraft, equipment used by SOE agents and flight simulators where you can try your hand at flying. There is something for all the family to see and do, with ample free pa...
The D-Day Story gives a fascinating insight into the events of the Normandy Landings, and what those taking part had to face. Through artefacts, personal testimonies and audio-visuals, the museum tells the story of the historic day - showcasing the epic made personal, and the personal made epic.
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.
Visit Arundel Museum to find out more about the fascinating story of the town, the river, the countryside and its people. In this family-friendly museum, there are children's activities and trails to enjoy.
Explore one of the best museums in Brighton Overlooking the pretty Dyke Road park in Brighton, the Booth Museum of Natural History provides an educational visit about birds, butterflies, fossils, bones and skeletons. The museum is home to more than half a million specimens and there is natural history literature and data which goes back more than three centuries. Think you know your birds? Go and test yourself - there are hundreds of British birds displayed in their recreated natur...
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 tranquil garden just off the busy New Church Road a two minute walk from the seafront. Once the home of a wealthy widow, then a place to house German PoWs during WW2, this gorgeous building has a treasure trove of exhibits. If you have children, head straight to...
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...
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 ...
Find an artistic paradise inside The Brighton Museum & Art Gallery Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this iconic Brighton building sits in the heart of the buzzy Brighton city centre. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery houses a cornucopia of fabulous art, from 20th century furniture, glass and textiles to jewellery, ceramics and earthenware. Explore the Willett Gallery, which focuses on 18th and 19th century British social history through its earthenware exhibits, ...
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.
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 story of local actress and socialite Lillie Langtry (plus admire Millais' famous portrait of her) and be transported back to 19th century Jersey with a visit to the gas-lit Merchant's House. It's amazing to think you can trace history back 250,000 ye...
The fortunes of Jersey have always been intricately linked with the sea that surrounds it and the Maritime Museum in St Helier explores this relationship. Through a series of exhibits which are designed to be seen, touched, heard and smelt, visitors learn the story of Jersey's seafaring past. Sitting on the pretty harbour at St Helier, the museum gives you the chance to feel the full force of a gale, learn about the tides and design a ship. You will hear shanties sung by salty sea dogs and le...
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