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Royal West of England Academy

Queen's Road, Clifton, Bristol

Royal West of England Academy, Queen's Road, Bristol

The Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is one of only five Royal Academies of Art in the UK. It is a registered charity which has been self-supporting for over 150 years and possesses an outstanding Grade II* listed building, galleries and permanent... 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

Roman Baths

Pump Room, Stall Street, Bath

Roman Baths, Pump Room, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

You really haven’t experienced Bath if you have never visited The Roman Baths. Sitting below street level it has four main features, which, to be frank, are all astonishing in that they have been so well preserved. First you have the Sacred Spring at... more

Victoria Art Gallery

Bridge Street, Bath

Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath and North East Somerset´s art gallery houses a substantial permanent collection. On display, in the recently refurbished Upper Gallery, are paintings by Gainsborough, Turner and Sickert, and many other leading artists from... 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

The Gloucester Folk Museum

99/103 Westgate Street, Gloucester

The Gloucester Folk Museum, 99/103 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Set over three floors of a beautiful Tudor and Jacobean timber-framed building, the Gloucester City and Folk Museum will draw you into some of England’s most fascinating periods of history. Wind your way through this atmospheric space and admire the... more

Corinium Museum

Park Street, Cirencester

Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Discover the archaeology of the Cotswolds at the award-winning Corinium Museum. Cirencester was Roman Britain second largest city and at Corinium Museum you can experience life as a Roman; marvel at the stunning mosaics, enjoy the sights and smells... more

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway is located in a beautifully restored railway building where seven generations of men and women built the great locomotives. STEAM tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on... more

The Museum of Somerset

Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton

The Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Taunton, Somerset

Somerset is perhaps best known for the mysterious Stonehenge but there is so much more to discover about this bucolic county. The Museum of Somerset in Taunton narrates the area’s rich and fascinating history from prehistoric times to the 21st... more

Hereford Museum & Art Gallery

Broad Street, Hereford

Hereford Museum & Art Gallery, Broad Street, Hereford, Herefordshire

To get a grasp of the local history and heritage of Hereford, a trip to Hereford Museum & Art Gallery should be your first stop. Housed in a beautiful Victorian gothic building, it’s crammed with unique artefacts and fine and decorative art that have... more

The Old House

High Town, Hereford

The Old House, High Town, Hereford, Herefordshire

The Old House, built in 1621, is an excellent example of a timber-framed building. Furnished in period style it gives an insight into daily life in Jacobean times.... 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

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

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG)

Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Elmfield House, Honiton, Devon

East Devon’s award-winning public art gallery is well known for its acclaimed programme of contemporary art & craft exhibitions. It features both emerging and established South West artists together with solo shows of nationally and internationally... more

The Teddy Bear Museum

Eastgate, corner High East Street/Salisbury Street, Dorchester

The Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate, Dorchester, Dorset

The Teddy Bear Museum is devoted to the wonderful world of the teddy bear and traces the history of the teddy bear from its birth to the present day. The museum is set within the 'home' of Edward Bear and his extended family of people sized teddy... more

Old Chapel Gallery

East Street, Pembridge

Old Chapel Gallery, East Street, Pembridge, Herefordshire

Old Chapel Gallery is situated in a key position on the popular black and white tourist trail in the heart of rural North Herefordshire. Established by Yasmin Strube in 1989 in the setting of a fine Victoria Chapel, the Gallery has gone from strength... 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... more

Westgate Museum

High Street, Winchester

Westgate Museum, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire

Westgate Museum dominates the upper end of Winchester High Street. It Was constructed in the 12th century with later additions. Displays feature Winchester´s rich history.... more

Dylan Thomas Boathouse

Carmarthenshire County Council, Dylans Walk, Laugharne, Carmarthen

Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Carmarthenshire County Council, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

The Boathouse, where Dylan and Caitlin lived with their children from 1949-1953 is now a heritage centre. The house now contains audio visual presentations, original furnishings and memorabilia, a themed bookshop, tea room, viewing platform and... more

SeaCity Museum

Havelock Road, Southampton

SeaCity Museum, Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire

Southampton Maritime Museum is situated on Town Quay Road. The Wool House was built as a warehouse for the medieval wool trade. It is now a museum telling the story of the Port of Southampton and the great liners that sailed from here to all parts of... more

Southampton City Art Gallery

Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton

Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Southampton, Hampshire

Southampton City Art Gallery is the most outstanding gallery in the south of England, internationally renowned for its collection of contemporary works by British artists. The collection numbers over 3500 works, and spans 600 years of European art... 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

Beaulieu

John Montagu Building, Beaulieu

Beaulieu, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Hampshire

In the heart of the glorious New Forest, Beaulieu is one of the South's top visitor attractions. Here you will find the National Motor Museum, home to over 250 vehicles telling the history of motoring. You can also visit Palace House and Gardens,... more

Compton Verney

Compton Verney

Compton Verney, Compton Verney, Warwickshire

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... 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

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

British Motor Museum

Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwick

British Motor Museum, Banbury Road, Warwick, Warwickshire

Fun for all the family whatever the weather! Explore the British Motor Museum, the largest collection of historic British cars in the newly refurbished Museum. Take a walk down the 'Time Road' and discover how both motoring and family life has... more

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott, Church Stretton

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Wenlock Lodge, Church Stretton, Shropshire

Open from the end of March to the beginning of November, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm in Shropshire was created in a bid to keep alive the farming practices of the 19th century. Learn how the farming day unfolded, around the farmyard (you’ll... 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

Sarehole Mill

Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham

Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Road, Birmingham, West Midlands


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... 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

Portsmouth City Museum

Museum Road, Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Museum, Museum Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire

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... more

D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery

Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth

D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, Hampshire

This fascinating museum in Portsmouth focuses on the dramatic unfolding of Operation Overlord, the codename for the Normandy Landings, via the medium of embroidery. The city of Portsmouth was at the very heart of these operations and the site is home... 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

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

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

Royal Holloway Art Collection and Picture Gallery

University of London, Egham Hill, Egham

Royal Holloway Art Collection and Picture Gallery, University of London, Egham, Surrey

The Royal Holloway and Bedford New College Art Collections Royal Holloway’s founder, Thomas Holloway (1800–1883) used part of the fortune he amassed from the manufacture and sale of his ‘cure-all’ pills and ointment to form a modern art collection... more

Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens

Salthill Road, Fishbourne, Chichester

Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens, Salthill Road, Chichester, West Sussex


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... more

Pallant House Gallery

9 North Pallant, Chichester

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex

Pallant House Gallery is a unique gallery space combining an award-winning contemporary extension and Queen Anne townhouse, holding one of the best collections of moder British art in the world, including works by Peter Blake, Walter Sickert, Lucien... more

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire

The award winning Chiltern Open Air Museum is a great day out for families, with a 45 acre site to run around and explore. There are over 30 rescued historic buildings on display, including an Iron Age House, 1940s prefab, Victorian earth cottage and... 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

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Tangmere, Chichester

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex

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... 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

Ceredigion Museum & Gallery

Coliseum, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth

Ceredigion Museum & Gallery, Coliseum, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

The Ceredigion Museum and Gallery first opened its doors in 1982 and sits inside Aberyswyth’s Coliseum building, a particularly unusual building built in 1904 as a theatre. Inside the museum and gallery, the curators have attempted to deepen... more

Ancient High House

Greengate Street, Stafford

Ancient High House, Greengate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire

England's largest timber-framed townhouse, the Ancient High House in Stafford, contains 400 years of local history to discover. As you step inside you'll be drawn into a journey through the Elizabethan era through the Civil War years and up to the... more

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

Black and White Cottage, Standon Lane, Ockley

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Black and White Cottage, Ockley, Surrey

Broadleaved plants and mature trees support, frame and enhance a changing collection of contemporary sculpture in this stunning garden. The Sculpture Garden was the brainchild of owner and curator Hannah Peschar over 30 years ago, and has grown... more

Stockwood Discovery Centre

Stockwood Park, London Road, Luton

Stockwood Discovery Centre, Stockwood Park, Luton, Bedfordshire

The Stockwood Discovery Centre - With interactive display, variety of gardens, children play area, bee gallery and much more, it is a wonderful visitor attraction and museum. Collection highlights include the internationally famous Wenlok Jug, the... 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

Izaak Walton's Cottage

Worston Lane, Shallowford, Stone

Izaak Walton's Cottage, Worston Lane, Stone, Staffordshire

Izaak Walton, the celebrated author of `The Compleat Angler´ once owned this charming 16th century thatched half-timbered cottage. Inside the Angling Museum there is variety of fishing collections on display, showing the quality of the craftmanship... more

The Higgins Bedford

Castle Lane, Bedford

The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Sitting in the pleasant castle quarter of Bedford on the north side of the Ouse, The Higgins Art Gallery and Museum reopened after extensive work in the summer of June 2013 to combine the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford Museum and Bedford Gallery.... more

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