Big hitters – come rain or shine

So much to see, so little time. England’s cities are as individual as their visitors. Home to some of the top tourist attractions in England, each one is an eclectic mix of styles and influences – from medieval to monumental. Learn each city’s rhythm and saunter through its streets. From gazing in art galleries or listening to the voices of the past echo in cathedral cloisters to feeling the rush of excitement as the home team scores. Everyone can find a place to spectate, feast, take part, and paint the town red. Wherever you go and whatever the weather, you’re never short of things to do in England’s cities.

Big hitters – come rain or shine

So much to see, so little time. England’s cities are as individual as their visitors. Home to some of the top tourist attractions in England, each one is an eclectic mix of styles and influences – from medieval to monumental. Learn each city’s rhythm and saunter through its streets. From gazing in art galleries or listening to the voices of the past echo in cathedral cloisters to feeling the rush of excitement as the home team scores. Everyone can find a place to spectate, feast, take part, and paint the town red. Wherever you go and whatever the weather, you’re never short of things to do in England’s cities.

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See an Egyptian mummy at the Hands on History Museum

See an Egyptian mummy at the Hands on History Museum

The oldest secular building in Hull, Hands on History Museum, now proves a fascinating insight into Victorian Hull.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

 
Discover the story of Waltham Abbey’s secret island

Discover the story of Waltham Abbey’s secret island

Spend a day exploring the fascinating history of gunpowder, explosives and rocket propellants at the Royal Gunpowder Mills Secret Island.

Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex

 
Indoor activities: Cornwall's Eden Project

Indoor activities: Cornwall's Eden Project

Five biomes make for one of Britain's most impressive eco-attractions in the hills of Cornwall.

Location: St Austell, Cornwall

 
Fitzwilliam Museum & Botanic Gardens

Fitzwilliam Museum & Botanic Gardens

Ancient insights and green fingers in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 
Experience life underwater at The Deep aquarium

Experience life underwater at The Deep aquarium

The Deep transports you to an underwater world where you can walk through Europe’s deepest viewing tunnel.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

 
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

 
Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Café

For fans of rock memorabilia, American food and great times.

Location: London, Greater London

 
Fly back in time at the Museum of Army Flying

Fly back in time at the Museum of Army Flying

Fly back in time and visit the country’s only museum that tells the story of army aviation.

Location: Test Valley, Hampshire

 
See science come to life at The Time Machine

See science come to life at The Time Machine

Explore the hands on galleries featuring over 50 exhibits, or take part in the workshops with plenty of bangs, explosions and smelly effects.

Location: Harlow, Essex

 
Bring out your inner Mary Berry at Catton Hall

Bring out your inner Mary Berry at Catton Hall

Catton Hall is an inspirational place to hone your cooking and baking skills and expand your repertoire.

Location: Catton, Derbyshire

 
Fashionistas welcome

Fashionistas welcome

Intu Metrocnetre shopping centre isn't just a fashionistas dream; an Imex cinema, bowling alley and arcade will delight both adults and kids.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

 
Enjoy family workshops at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Enjoy family workshops at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Marvel at the works of emerging and established artists, and enjoy a programme of exhibitions and events around the North East.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

 
See Joseph Wright paintings at Derby Museum & Art Gallery

See Joseph Wright paintings at Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Discover the Joseph Wright gallery and see the world’s largest collection of amazing paintings by this Derby-born artist.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

 
See how Fine Bone China is made at Royal Crown Derby

See how Fine Bone China is made at Royal Crown Derby

Royal Crown Derby is the oldest surviving manufacturer of fine bone china, see how they work their magic.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

 
Visit the world’s best collection of tanks

Visit the world’s best collection of tanks

Heroes big or small can find fun at The Tank Museum.

Location: Wareham, Dorset

 
Travel back in time at Milestones Museum

Travel back in time at Milestones Museum

A trip to Milestones in Basingstoke brings the past to life. The museum is home to over 20,000 objects that were either made or used in Hampshire, and is a record of the county's social, industrial and transport history.

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

 
Activities for all ages at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Activities for all ages at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens is a great place for the whole family to spend the day – and it’s free.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

 
Get a dose of culture on the Quayside

Get a dose of culture on the Quayside

Explore world-class cultural venues on NewcastleGateshead’s Quayside and take artistic photos of the seven bridges spanning the River Tyne.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

 
Animal antics and family–friendly days out at Bristol Zoo Gardens

Animal antics and family–friendly days out at Bristol Zoo Gardens

Creatures, comedy, concerts, culture and cinema screenings - Bristol Zoo Gardens offers much more than your average zoo

Location: Bristol

 
Explore the deep at the National Marine Aquarium

Explore the deep at the National Marine Aquarium

Visit the UK's largest aquarium to be amazed at our fascinating underwater world, and how we all play a part in conserving it.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

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