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Museums & Art Galleries in Northern England

Northern England is where you'll find stunning scenery and charming towns and villages. Explore the Yorkshire Dales, visit the many museums and historic buildings, stay in an array of accommodation to suit all tastes from hotels to B&Bs, and enjoy activities for all ages from shopping to theatre. Museums and Art Galleries in Northern England Discovery Museum and Quarry Bank are listed below.
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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...
in Northern England
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 ...
in Northern England
The Shipley Art Gallery opened in 1917 with a collection of 504 paintings bequeathed by local solicitor Joseph Shipley. Since then the collection has grown to include nearly 800 paintings and collections of works on paper, decorative art and contemporary craft. The Shipley's art collections were designated as being of national importance in 1998 and include local favourite, William Irving's painting The Blaydon Races. In 1977 the Shipley began collecting contemporary art made in Britain. O...
in Northern England
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...
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Based in the historic old courthouse, in the market place in Ambleside, this gallery occupies three floors. Having established a strong reputation for supporting high quality arts and craft workmanship, the Old Courthouse Gallery continues to represent all that is good about contemporary arts in the Lake District and the UK in general. The range of work displayed is extensive and covers multiple media - woodworking, wall art, glass, ceramics, metal sculpture and jewellery. Whether you ...
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This small but important gallery on Newcastle's New Bridge Street is home to a very impressive collection of sculpture and art and is well known for attracting some of the big hitters in historic, modern and contemporary art to the north east. The permanent collection has some fabulous 18th and 19th century paintings and world class watercolours. The pre-Raphaelite paintings are worth the trip alone. But there is contemporary work here too with Moore's Seated Woman: Thin Neck, Gaugin's The Br...
in Northern England
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.
in Central England
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...
in Central England
Compton Verney offers a unique Art Gallery experience. Housed in a Grade I listed Robert Adam Mansion set in 120 acres of ´Capability´ Brown landscaped parkland, it houses art from around the world. Six permanent collections include: paintings from the Golden age of Neopolitan art, Germanic paintings and sculpture (1450-1650), British Portraits including Reynolds and Tudor portraits, the most extensive collection of Chinese bronzes outside London, work by and objects that inspired textile des...
in Central England
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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Old Chapel Gallery is firmly established as a centre of excellence for casual browsers and serious collectors alike. Lovers of contemporary British arts & crafts can find work by local and nationally established artists and makers, alongside the innovative work of talented newcomers. Exhibitions are held regularly throughout the year.
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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 ...
in Central England
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...
in Central England
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...
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