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Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

Baring Street, South Shields

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear

South Shields’ Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum provides a fascinating insight into the Roman determination to maintain its mighty frontier system, the fort being the military supply base for the 17 forts along Hadrian’s Wall. There is absolutely loads... more

The Atkinson

Lord Street, Southport

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside

The Atkinson is a multi-art form venue slap bang in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. This renovated 19th century building provides a platform for music, literature, poetry, theatre, art and history and hosts some of the country’s most talented... more

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside

Beatrix Potter Gallery, Main Street, Ambleside, Cumbria


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.... 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

Design Museum

28 Shad Thames, London

Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London, London

Little introduction is needed for the Design Museum in London, created by Terence Conran back in 1989 and now the home of ground-breaking design exhibitions year round. The museum’s ever-changing shows present the cutting edge work of creators and ... more

Bradford Industrial Museum

Moorside Mills, Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford

Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Mills, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Bradford Industrial Museum, built in 1875 and the original spinning mill, is alive with magnificent machinery which once converted raw wool into the world´s worsted cloth. Inside the mill, you can experience the sounds and smells of the engines which... more

Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery

Arundel Gate, Sheffield

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

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

The Hepworth Wakefield

Gallery Walk, Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

With Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore local to the area, it’s little wonder that Wakefield’s The Hepworth Gallery is an impressive space for showcasing its important collection of 19th and 20th century art. Set in an early Victorian townhouse,... 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

The Queens Gallery

Buckingham Palace, London

The Queens Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, London


Explore The Queens Gallery The Queen´s Gallery, situated adjacent to Buckingham Palace, hosts a programme of changing exhibitions of magnificent works of art from the Royal Collection. The Gallery has a collection of fantastic... 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

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

The Square, Barnstaple

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, The Square, Barnstaple, Devon

The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon: The Museum tells the story of North Devon, and its historic centre Barnstaple, the wildlife, history and culture from prehistoric times to the present day. Discover river life in the Tarka Gallery, and 'swim'... more

The Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery

Brunswick Road, Gloucester

The Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Bring one of England’s most historical cities to life at the Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, a recipient of heritage lottery funding, which now boasts a new lease of life and exciting interactive visitor experience. Home to some of the most... 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

Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum

Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme, Cullompton

Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum, Coldharbour Mill, Cullompton, Devon

The 200 year old waterside mill houses working spinning and weaving machines, and steam engines restored to their former glory. Picnic areas and gardens.... 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

Walker Art Gallery

William Brown Street, Liverpool

Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside

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

Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret

9a St Thomas Street, Southwark, London

Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret, 9a St Thomas Street, London, London

The very antithesis of your big expensive London attraction, the Old Operating Theatre in the roof space of baroque St Thomas’ Church near London Bridge station is a fascinating place to stop in and explore. The 1815 Apothecary’s Act required... more

Fashion Museum

Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath

Fashion Museum, Assembly Rooms, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

From exhibitions on the fashion designer who dressed Marilyn Monroe to a show on the frocks worn by the Supremes, fashion addicts will get their fix and more besides at the gloriously glam Fashion Museum in the Georgian Assembly Rooms in Bath. This... 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

Southsea Castle

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth

Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, Hampshire

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.... more

Barbican Art Gallery

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London

Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, London, London

Based in the City of London and easily accessible from Hoxton and Whitechapel, the Barbican Art Gallery hosts everyone from acclaimed architects to Turner-prize-winning artists. Expect a series of exhibitions that encompass everything from pop art... more

South London Gallery

65 Peckham Road, London

South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Road, London, London

South London Gallery opened in 1891 with an aim `to bring contemporary art to the working people of South London´. The Gallery, has an international reputation for its challenging programme of contemporary art exhibitions, live art and off-site... more

British Museum

Great Russell Street, London

British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, London

British Museum A museum of the world, for the world.Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Visitors enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof,... more

The Muckleburgh Military Collection, Weybourne, Holt, Norfolk

The Muckleburgh Military Collection is named after Muckleburgh Hill at the foot of which the former Weybourne Military Camp is situated. Weybourne has long been a site for the repulse of invasion from Roman and Viking times to the threat of the... more

Museum of London Docklands

No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London

Museum of London Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, London, London

From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, unlock the history of London’s river, port and people in this historic warehouse. Discover a wealth of objects from whale bones to WWII gas masks in state-of-the-art galleries, including Mudlarks, an... more

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Gallery Road, Dulwich, London

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London, London

Dulwich Picture Gallery was designed by Sir John Soane, opened in 1814 and is the oldest public gallery in Britain. The magnificent collection of masterpieces, including works by Rembrandt, Poussin, Watteau, Rubens, Canaletto, Gainsborough and many... 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

Booth Museum of Natural History

194 Dyke Road, Brighton

Booth Museum of Natural History, 194 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex


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... 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

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands


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... more

MK Gallery

900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes

MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Thought Milton Keynes was famous only for its concrete cows? Then perhaps you should head for the MK Gallery, a fascinating art space that dissects the experience and living in the city through a series of exhibitions, talks and events. The gallery... more

International Slavery Museum

Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool

International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside

Liverpool was once a trading port of global significance and sadly one commodity which made many traders rich was human – African slaves. Now you can study this inhuman business at the city’s impressive International Slavery Museum on the waterfront... 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

Wardown Park Museum

Old Bedford Road, Luton

Wardown Park Museum, Old Bedford Road, Luton, Bedfordshire

Situated in beautiful Wardown Park.At the Wardown Park Museum you can explore the development of Luton from pre-history to the present day. Highlights include the Luton Life Gallery, the nationally important Lace Collection and the Bedfordshire and... more

Shaw House

Church Road, Shaw, Newbury

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire


Discover the fascinating Shaw house, West Berkshire Shaw House was built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman. This fine Elizabethan building has enjoyed a colourful past from a Duke’s country retreat to a school. It was fully... more

The Priest House

North Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead

The Priest House, North Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex

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... more

Manchester Art Gallery

Mosley Street, Manchester

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Manchester Art Gallery houses the city´s magnificent art collection. An oustanding Pre-Raphaelite collection and Gallery of Craft and Design, hosting a lively programme of exhibitions and events in stunning Victorian and contemporary surroundings.... more

Gladstone Pottery Museum

Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

Gladstone Pottery Museum, Uttoxeter Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire


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... more

Killhope

The North of England Lead Mining Museum, Nr Cowshill, Upper Weardale, Bishop Auckland

Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, Bishop Auckland, Durham

Explores the life of North Pennine lead mining families. Visitors walk down the original mine tunnel and discover the working conditions of Victorian miners. See how miners lived and worked. Woodland walk & picnic site.... more

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Telford

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are a series of ten amazing museums located in the beautiful Ironbridge gorge. The seperate museums are: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Broseley Pipeworks, Coalport China Museum, Darby Houses, Enginuity, Jackfield Tile... more

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands

The phrase hidden gem must surely apply to the Barber Institute of Fine Art in leafy Edgebaston, a few miles from Birmingham city centre. An Art Deco delight of a building, inside the architectural style continues with furniture from the period. And... more

Huddersfield Art Gallery

Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

With works by LS Lowry and Henry Moore headlining, Huddersfield Art Gallery is a great place to while away a morning or afternoon in the company of some of the best British artists of the 20th century. The gallery, on the second floor of the town... 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

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

York Art Gallery

Exhibition Square, York

York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, North Yorkshire

The new-look York Art Gallery opened in 2005 with its nationally acclaimed permanent collections representing over 600 years of British and European Art. On display are works by Lely, Reynolds, Lowry, Nash, Bellotto and Boudin. Also an extensvie... more

Battle Museum of Local History

The Almonry, High Street, Battle

Battle Museum of Local History, The Almonry, Battle, East Sussex

Battle, East Sussex derives its name from the Battle of Hastings, which was fought between Harold the Saxon King and William the Conqueror in 1066. The battle was so significant it changed the course of English history. The town grew up around the... 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

Buckler's Hard Village

Maritime Museum, Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu

Buckler's Hard Village, Maritime Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire

Buckler's Hard Village is one of England´s most attractive and unusual villages. It was created in the early 18th century by the 2nd Duke of Montagu, who planned to build a free port, Montagu Town, on the banks of the Beaulieu River for the import... 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

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