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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Picture England’s seaside at the Scarborough Art Gallery

Picture England’s seaside at the Scarborough Art Gallery

Discover the historical and cultural heritage of Scarborough through the works of local artists.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Coast
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Explore old boats at Hull and East Riding Museum

Explore old boats at Hull and East Riding Museum

Don’t miss the Hull and East Riding Museum where you will find a woolly mammoth and one of the world’s oldest boats.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Explore a living canal village

Explore a living canal village

The Grand Union Canal at Stoke Bruerne is like an outdoor museum with historic canal features to explore.

Location: Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire

Lakes and waterways
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Experience life in a WWI trench at the Lancashire Museum

Experience life in a WWI trench at the Lancashire Museum

Tens of thousands of proud Lancastrians perished in the Great War, whose experiences in the trenches are brought to life at the Museum of Lancashire in Preston.

Location: Preston, Lancashire

Military history
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Uncover the mysterious world of Sherlock Holmes

Uncover the mysterious world of Sherlock Holmes

Spend a day on the trail in London of the world’s most famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his sidekick, Dr Watson.

Location: London

Rainy day ideas
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Travel back to the 1930s at Berkonscot Model Village

Travel back to the 1930s at Berkonscot Model Village

Bekonscot is the world’s oldest and original model village and model railway, and a tribute to one man’s eccentricity.

Location: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

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Don’t miss the treasures at the Merseyside Maritime Museum

Don’t miss the treasures at the Merseyside Maritime Museum

Head to Liverpool for an exciting day out at the Merseyside Maritime Museum which is a treasure trove of history and mechanical invention.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Discover one of the largest textile collections in England

Discover one of the largest textile collections in England

Known locally as 'the jewel in Worthing's crown', Worthing Museum & Art Gallery is much more than meets the eye.

Location: Worthing, West Sussex

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History and boat trips at The National Waterways Museum

History and boat trips at The National Waterways Museum

The National Waterways Museum is a place where time slows down and history comes to life.

Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

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Delve into the life and loves of Sir Edward Elgar

Delve into the life and loves of Sir Edward Elgar

Worcestershire really is 'Land of Hope and Glory' with the music and talent of Sir Edward Elgar engrained into the county's cultural heritage.

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire

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Visit one of the oldest museums in the country

Visit one of the oldest museums in the country

Travel through time and around the world at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.

Location: Warrington, Cheshire

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Visit Ashmolean Museum, the world's first public museum

Visit Ashmolean Museum, the world's first public museum

All the great civilizations of the world are represented in the Ashmolean Museum’s collections. Visit for a whole day, or just pop in for 5 minutes.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Paranormal experiences at Tudor House and Garden

Paranormal experiences at Tudor House and Garden

Wonder what life was like during Henry VIII’s reign? Step in to the past in an ancient Southampton home.

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Explore Exeter and beyond in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Explore Exeter and beyond in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum

The International Slavery Museum explores the history of the transatlantic slave trade and its enduring impact.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Free
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Experience Leeds like a Victorian

Experience Leeds like a Victorian

Dress, shop and explore like a 19th century Leodensian, in the city's immersive time-travelling museum.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

Budget
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Dress like a Roman at the City Museum

Dress like a Roman at the City Museum

Can you hear the medieval moot horn? Travel through 2,000 years of history with the sights and sounds of Winchester from the Iron Age to the present.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

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Visit the 127ft Lighthouse in Withernsea

Visit the 127ft Lighthouse in Withernsea

Head along Withernsea’s promenade and visit the Pier Towers, the sole remains of the town’s historic 19th century pier.

Location: Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

Harbours and fishing villages
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Browse the bookshelves at the Medieval and Wren Libraries

Browse the bookshelves at the Medieval and Wren Libraries

Take your seat at one of the oak reading desks and lose yourself in an ancient manuscript dating from the 15th century.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Experience life as a dockyard apprentice in Portsmouth

Experience life as a dockyard apprentice in Portsmouth

Be transported back in time to 1911 and become an apprentice for a day at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport

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