Museums, galleries and libraries

Immerse yourself in other worlds and cultures, become an expert for a day on the Egyptians or vintage aeroplanes, and stare amazed at art exhibitions the world comes to see. Museums and art galleries in England take you to faraway places. You get to peek into distant lives by travelling just a few footsteps. At the last count there were around 1,600 museums in England, catering to almost every interest you can imagine. Many of them are housed in buildings as impressive as the collections within.

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Discover the trials and tribulations of Ironstone mining

Discover the trials and tribulations of Ironstone mining

Venture into the Yorkshire mines which saw ironstone extracted for over 90 years by exploring the unique Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum.

Location: Skinningrove, North Yorkshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Explore the home of William Wilberforce

Explore the home of William Wilberforce

Nestled in Hull’s Historic High Street is the family home of William Wilberforce waiting to be explored.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Follow the Wilberforce Trail

Follow the Wilberforce Trail

Navigate the cobbled streets and discover the fascinating past of Hull’s most famous MP William Wilberforce.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Tours and trails
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Barnard Castle in the Durham Dales

Barnard Castle in the Durham Dales

A walking architectural history lesson.

Location: Barnard Castle, Durham Dales

Castles and Historic Properties
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Get creative at Leeds’ centre for contemporary art and learning

Get creative at Leeds’ centre for contemporary art and learning

Immerse yourself in cutting-edge contemporary art and live performances at The Tetley in Leeds.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

Rainy day ideas
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Climb Broadway Tower

Climb Broadway Tower

Have a pre-Raphaelite holiday retreat.

Location: Broadway, Worcestershire

Historic sites and icons
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The Queen’s Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum

The Queen’s Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum

Discover how three of Nottinghamshire’s proud military regiments helped to shape our history at The Queen’s Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum near Ollerton.

Location: Nr. Ollerton, Nottinghamshire

Military history
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Buckler's Hard

Buckler's Hard

Unique 18th centure village with an important role in British maritime history.

Location: Beaulieu, Hampshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Industrial magic at Woodhorn Museum

Industrial magic at Woodhorn Museum

Industrial heritage and folk music in Northumberland.

Location: Ashington, Northumberland

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Take a trip up the historic Naze Tower

Take a trip up the historic Naze Tower

Explore the Naze Tower, an historic 86ft landmark situated on a stretch of coastline at Walton-on-the-Naze.

Location: Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

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Relive the sights and sounds of wartime Britain at Eden Camp

Relive the sights and sounds of wartime Britain at Eden Camp

Be transported back through time from an ex-POW camp in Malton, North Yorkshire, to life in wartime Britain on both the home front and on the front line.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

Military history
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Cadbury World

Cadbury World

The next best thing to visiting the fictional Charlie’s Chocolate Factory is the real thing at Cadbury World.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Visit the world’s largest railway museum for free

Visit the world’s largest railway museum for free

No visit to York is complete without a visit to the National Railway museum, home to railway icons including Thomas the Tank Engine.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Become a butterfly expert at Cumberland House

Become a butterfly expert at Cumberland House

Step into a tropical paradise and watch exotic butterflies flutter by at Cumberland House Natural History Museum.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Uncover 900 years of gruesome history

Uncover 900 years of gruesome history

Find out why Admiral Lord Nelson's body was bought back to England in a cask of Brandy, and why the water on the Mary Rose was best avoided.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Military history
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Free fun for the family at Monkwearmouth Station Museum

Free fun for the family at Monkwearmouth Station Museum

Monkwearmouth Station Museum has received national commendations for work with young children and provides fun and education for the whole family.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Discover Worthing's local art scene

Discover Worthing's local art scene

Splash Point's converted beach chalet studios put art & culture right on the beach.

Location: Worthing, West Sussex

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Visit the Quayside Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Visit the Quayside Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Housed on the River Tyne, BALTIC is the biggest gallery of its kind – presenting a dynamic and diverse programme of contemporary visual art.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

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Alexander Fleming's Laboratory

Alexander Fleming's Laboratory

Discover the story of the father of penicillin.

Location: Paddington, London

Budget
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Readings at Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

Readings at Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

Be transported back to the Victorian era as members of the Dickens Fellowship read some of Charles Dickens' most beloved works.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Museums, galleries and libraries

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