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Museums & Art Galleries in Southern England

Southern England has an array of activities and cultural attractions on offer, ranging from the famous university town of Oxford to coastal Bournemouth. With many historical buildings and museums throughout the region, there is something to please everyone. Museums and Art Galleries in Southern England Beaulieu and Chiltern Open Air Museum are listed below.
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Home to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear and Palace House, the award-winning Beaulieu makes for a superb day out.
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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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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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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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...
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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...
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