The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum traces its roots to the middle of the eighteenth century with the establishment of the British Museum in Bloomsbury. The British Museum housed the collection of Sir Hans Sloane 1660‐1753, a prominent London physician and collector. Sloane's collection was extremely varied, including everything from…

British Museum

A series of collections which trace the story of Britain from prehistory to the present day, including fine collections covering the prehistoric period, the Bronze and Iron Ages. Highlights include a section of the Sweet Track, the oldest of the prehistoric trackways in Britain, and the body…

Imperial War Museum

Duxford is Europe's premier aviation museum ‐ as well as having one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and naval exhibits in the country. This famous heritage site began as an airfield in the First World War and also played a vital role in the Second…

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast served throughout the Second World War, playing a leading part in the destruction of the battle cruiser Scharnhorst, and also the Normandy Landings. In service with the Royal Navy until 1965, she was saved for the nation in 1971 as a unique reminder of Britain's…

Imperial War Museum North

The museum tells people's stories of war and its impact. Built by Daniel Libeskind to resemble three shards of a shattered globe, representing conflict on land, air and water.Opened at The Quays in Trafford Park, Manchester in July 2002 and created to give northern audiences access to the…

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York, England is the largest railway museum in the world, responsible for the conservation and interpretation of the British national collection of historically significant railway vehicles and other artefacts. The Museum contains an unrivalled collection of locomotives, rolling stock, railway equipment, documents and…

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Visit the magnificent historic ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the Mary Rose as well as the fascinating Mary Rose Museum, Royal Naval Museum and Action Stations, an interactive attraction on the modern‐day Navy.Live and breathe our nation's naval heritage through three of the most important warships…

National Space Centre

The National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. From the minute you catch sight of the futuristic Rocket Tower, you'll be treated to hours of breathtaking discovery. On your visit to the National Space Centre you will find yourself immersed in an awe‐inspiring…

Victoria and Albert Museum

V&A South Kensington is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Discover 3000 years' worth of amazing artefacts from many of the world's richest cultures including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.The new Architecture…

Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth is one of Edinburgh's most exciting, must see attractions. Take a thrilling journey back in time and learn about our planet Earth. Interactive displays let you see, hear, smell and feel the planet as it was in the past, how it is…

Museum of Science and

See thunderous cotton machinery demonstrated by our Presenters in the Textile Gallery.Weekdays 3:00pmWeekends 11:00am & 3:00pm…

Cutty Sark

Come on board and put yourself in the shoes of the crew who sailed this world‐famous ship around the world over a century ago.The ship has been raised over three metres allowing visitors the unique and jaw‐dropping experience of walking underneath a 19th‐century sailing ship, the last surviving…

World Museum Liverpool

Our fantastic collections include archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. Whether you want to hold a mammoth's tooth, watch a shuttle launch or marvel at the Egyptian mummies, the museum makes a great day out for the whole family. Opening on 29 April 2005, the…

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum offers a glimpse of how the original medieval real tennis, has now become a multi‐million dollar professional sport, played all over the world.In the special exhibition area, the costume gallery charts some of the radical changes that have occurred in just over a century…

Britain at War Experience

Experience life in WW2 Britain. Sit in the Anderson shelter and hear the bombs overhead. Learn about evacuation, rationing, women at war, the blackout and much more. Try on gasmasks, lie under the morrison shelter to sleep and walk through the smouldering remains of the bombed…

Science Museum

The Science Museum is the world's pre‐eminent science museum. It houses outstanding collections relating to science, technology and medicine, and is one of the most prestigious and respected organisations dedicated to the promotion of public science and technology. Our collections form an enduring record of scientific, technological, engineering…

Royal Observatory

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich formerly the Royal Greenwich Observatory or RGO was commissioned in 1675 by King Charles II, with the foundation stone being laid on 10 August.oday the buildings include a museum of astronomical and navigational tools, which is part of the National Maritime Museum, notably including…

Cabinet War Rooms

Shortly after becoming Prime Minister in May 1940, Winston Churchill visited the Cabinet War Rooms to see for himself what preparations had been made to allow him and his War Cabinet to continue working throughout the expected air raids on London. It was there, in the underground…

National Maritime Museum

The 1.35 million visits recorded this year for the first time places the Museum among the top ten visitor attractions in Britain, with Grant‐in‐Aid per user now at its lowest‐ever figure of £2.55 per head from £3.53 last year. This year's Tintin exhibition has drawn in an increased…

The Observatory Science Centre

The Royal Greenwich Observatory RGO was founded at Greenwich in London in 1675 by King Charles II but was moved just after the second world war in order to escape the lights and pollution of the city. The site at Herstmonceux was chosen as the most suitable in…

Roman Baths

The Roman Baths at Bath is the best preserved Roman religious spa from the ancient world. The Roman Baths is below the modern street level and has four main features, the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman bath house and finds from Roman Bath.The Roman Baths…

Stonehenge

At Stonehenge, the unparalleled stone circle 3000 BC‐1600 BC is surrounded by a ceremonial landscape comprising more than 300 burial mounds and many other prehistoric remains. There is nothing quite like Stonehenge anywhere in the world and for 5000 years it has drawn visitors to it.It's thought that…

British Ironwork Centre

The British Ironwork Centre is a family company, long dedicated to, and passionate about the preservation and creation of quality metal work, in all its formsThis wonderfully diverse resource is the back bone of our business, and one that we as both a family and company have spent…

Black Country Living Museum

Discover a fascinating world when you visit Britain's friendliest open‐air museum. The Museum occupies a 26 acre urban heritage park in the shadow of Dudley Castle in the centre of the Black Country conurbation of two million people. Historic buildings from all around the Black Country…

Birmingham Museum and Art

Founded in 1885, the collections cover fine art and applied arts, archaeology and ethnography, local and industrial history. The Fine and Applied Art Collections include paintings and drawings, British Watercolours and Arts and Crafts. The Museum and Art Gallery has an ever changing programme of temporary…

The Tall Ship

One of Glasgow's leading attractions The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour has something for everyone. Voyage back in time aboard The Tall Ship one of only five remaing Clydebuilt sailing ships still afloat in the world. A visit takes you back in time to experience what…

The Galleries Of Justice

Travel with us through 3 centuries of crime and punishment reliving the lives, trials and executions of the most unfortunate inhabitants of the land. Experience a real trial in the authentic Victorian courtroom before being sentenced and 'sent down' to the original cells and caves deep within…

Royal Air Force Museum

The Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford houses one of the largest aviation collections in the United Kingdom. 70 historic aircraft are displayed in three wartime hangars and within The National Cold War Exhibition. This landmark building costing £12.5 million contains 17 aircraft, military transport, missiles, memorabilia and…

Ironbridge Gorge

Once described as the most extraordinary district in the world, the Ironbridge Gorge is still a remarkable, and beautiful, place to visit today. A huge amount of early industry survives as furnaces, factories, workshops, canals and the settlements of Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Jackfield and Coalport. There are…

Thackray Museum

The Museum was the inspiration of Paul Thackray, grandson of Charles F Thackray, founder of the medical company bearing his name in Leeds in 1902.With the aid of a £3 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the museum has been established in a former workhouse building adjacent…

The Hellfire Caves

The Caves are an ideal visit for all the family and especially children ‐ their imaginations can be set free. The attraction consists of almost a mile of underground passages with various figures depicting the life and times of the members of the infamous Hellfire Club. …

Eureka! The National Children's

Have you ever wondered... What happens to the food you eat How sound and music are made What might be hidden in your back garden How other people liveThe answers to these questions and many more will be…

Kent Battle of Britain

The Museum is entirely self‐supporting and stands or falls by the number of visitors it attracts. It is run by eight enthusiasts and volunteers.The museum is the oldest established and largest collection of Battle of Britain artefacts on show in the country.The Kent battle of Britain museum is…

Deva Roman Experience

Stroll along reconstructed streets experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of Roman Chester. From the streets of Deva the Roman Name for Chester, you return to the present day on an extensive archaeological 'dig', where you can discover the substantial Roman, Saxon and medieval remains beneath modern…

The Ancient High House

The Ancient High House is one of the finest Tudor buildings in the country. Once dominating the skyline of Stafford, it is the largest remaining timber framed town house in England.Royalty was welcomed to the house in 1642 when King Charles I stayed there en route to Shrewsbury,…

Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Few car museums in the world can match the unique collection of the world renowned National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Managed by the National Motor Museum Trust, Beaulieu is also the home of the world famous Beaulieu International Autojumble and Automart. Whether your interest is as an individual,…

Gatwick Aviation Museum

This Aviation Museum has a unique collection of British Aircraft from the golden age of British aircraft manufacture. From the end of WWII until the 1970's British aircraft designers produced some of the most innovative and advanced aircraft of the day. In this collection there are examples from…

Haynes International Motor Museum

Travel through motoring history at Britain's most spectacular international collection of historic cars from around the world. You've loved them, you've loathed them, or you've lusted after them ‐ now they're all under one roof.Founded by John Haynes OBE, Chairman of the Haynes Publishing Group, the collection of…

Techniquest

See real robots in action in live interactive robotic activities, programme a robot and compete against others in our arena.The event will also include radio controlled vehicle activities so bring your own car and try out our track. Pit your driving skill against others to see who will…

Jaguar Daimler Heritage Centre

The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Ltd was established in March 1983, and is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Jaguar products and it's associated companies which include Swallow Sidecar, SS cars, Daimler, Lanchester, and Jaguar. In addition to maintaining an outstanding collection of more than…

Battle of Britain Memorial

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre is based at RAF Coningsby. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight operates a Lancaster, five Spitfires, two Hurricanes, two Chipmunks, and a Dakota. In 1986, under a unique arrangement between Lincolnshire County Council and the Royal Air Force,…

SS Great Britain

Step back in time when you board Brunels ss Great Britain. Discover the true stories behind the ship that changed the world. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for Victorian passengers and crew. Descend under water below the glass sea to touch the worlds…

Beamish, The North of

Britain&8217;s Best Museum Period Living & Traditional Homes &8216;2005 Best of British Awards&8217; and &8216;Living Museum of the Year 2004&8217; Good Britain Guide, Beamish is one of the region&8217;s leading tourist attractions. It vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and early…

Heritage Motor Centre

The Heritage Motor Centre is home to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, which maintains the largest collection in the world of classic, vintage and veteran British cars. These range from one of the earliest motor cars, an 1896 Wolseley to the latest Aston Martin and include…

Knaresborough Castle and Old

Knaresborough Castle towers on a cliff high above the River Nidd, overlooking one of the most picturesque views in England. Knaresborough has been a royal castle from its earliest construction, and has had a long and illustrious history, having played its part in many important episodes in history.…

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Costumed staff give a warm welcome and a fascinating insight into how life was lived in Victorian Times. Exchange your money in the Bank; admire the goods in the Grocers, Bakery and Sweetshop. Find out about curious remedies in the Chemist and see the printer and…

Brooklands Museum

The Birthplace of British Motorsport and Aviation. From the very first attempts to fly in Britain through an exceptionally varied cavalcade of aircraft, Brooklands, the famous aviation site at Weybridge in Surrey, has witnessed and realised a greater range of aeronautical technology than anywhere else in the…

Urbis

Urbis explores Urban culture and the cities of today and tomorrow through four floors of exhibitions about city life. Our exhibition programme features international large‐scale exhibitions offering unique insights into the dynamic culture of the modern city, with innovative explorations of design, architecture, graffiti, music and the…

Historic Dockyard Chatham

Naval heritage site covering 80 acres. Stunning architecture and displays including WWII destroyer, submarine, recreation of the 18th century dockyard, RNLI lifeboat collection, ropery and museum.‐ Wheelchair access limited‐ Groups accepted‐ Picnic area‐ Coach parking‐ Refreshments‐ Parking on‐site‐ Free site transportOpening times: Closed January and until…

British Empire and Commonwealth

An award‐winning new national museum, the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum presents the dramatic 500‐year history of the rise and fall of Britain's overseas empire. Some ten years in the making, the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum represents the first serious attempt in the United kingdom to…

Old Royal Naval College

The Old Royal Naval College is the great baroque masterpiece of English architecture, set in landscaped grounds on the River Thames in the centre of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. Sir Christopher Wren planned the site, described as one of the most sublime sights English architecture affords,…

Explosion Museum Of Naval

Welcome to Explosion, museum of Naval Firepower, situated on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour, Hampshire, UK ‐ tracing Naval ordnance from the Battle of Trafalgar to the Gulf War.Explosion, The Museum of Naval Firepower is an award winning, hands on, interactive museum telling the story of naval…

Museum of Childhood

In June 1872, The Bethnal Green Museum was opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales the future King Edward VII and Princess Alexandra. In the 1920s, the Museum started to focus on children. Keeper Arthur Sabin encouraged local schools to visit, established a classroom, and gave…

American Museum

These are a subtle blend of both the remnants of the old manorial pleasure grounds and parkland landscape. Much dates from the 1820s containing period features such as the grotto, the balustrade and curtain walling as well as ornamental stone work. Attributed to George Vivian, son…

Museum of Liverpool Life

The museum tells the story of the people of Liverpool, their culture and contribution to our national life. You can explore the city's rich history, heritage, communities and industries. Interactive displays bring to life the workers, soldiers, entertainers and ordinary people who have made Liverpool such a remarkable…

The Rural Life Centre

The Rural Life Centre is an entirely private collection, assembled by Mr & Mrs Henry Jackson and run by a charitable trust. It is pleasantly distributed over ten acres of field, woodland and barns, and comprises a large number of implements and devices marking over 150 years of…

Tales of Robin Hood

Weapon Handling DaysCome along and meet our resident weapons expert, swords, helmets, maces and axes are just a few examples of the medieval weaponry you can view, handle and learn about. Feel the weight of the chain mail that knights would have had to wear under their…

Tank Museum

See Armour Through The Ages At The Tank Museum.Head for The Tank Museum in September 2005, for an exciting journey through the history of armoured warfare.The Tank Museum, the biggest and best museum of its kind in the world, will be hosting the largest weekend event of its…

HM Customs and Excise

Take a look at the never‐ending battle between smugglers and duty men. The HM Customs & Excise National Museum tells the exciting story of smuggling and contraband from the 1700s to the present day. The museum holds the national collection of the Department of Customs and Excise,…

Aldershot Military Museum

The story of Aldershot Military Town, and the civil towns of Aldershot and Farnborough. The gallery is sited within one of the only two surviving barrack bungalows built in North Camp in the 1890s. Within it you can see recreated barrack displays of the 1890s and 1950s, or…

Merseyside Maritime Museum

The Merseyside Maritime Museum tells the history of one of the world's greatest ports and the people who used it. For many it was a gateway to a new life in other countries. For others, its importance to the slave trade had less happy consequences. From slavers to…

The Helicopter Museum

World's largest Helicopter Museum. 70 helicopters undercover including the World Speed Record holder, spectacular helicopters from The Queens Flight, Russian Gunship See the restoration projects in our workshops, take a Helicopter Experience Flight and let the under 12's stage a rescue in the Lynx helicopter play area. Open;…

Geffrye Museum

The Geffrye Museum is one of London's best‐loved museums. It shows the changing style of the English domestic interior in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day. The displays lead the visitor on a walk through time, from the 17th century with oak…

Coalhouse Fort

The Thameside Aviation Museum has been based at Coalhouse Fort since 1984 but started life many years earlier in 1974 under the name of The Essex Historical Aircraft Society with our first excavation being carried out in August 11th of that year, on Hawker Hurricane P3518 of 257…

Firepower - The Royal

Welcome to Firepower, the museum of the Royal Artillery and Europe's widest variety of historic and modern artillery.Get close to the big guns that chart 600 years of artillery development. Experience battle field life and discover more about those who served the guns. See medals from one of…

Midland Air Museum

Our exhibits range from the magnificent Avro Vulcan bomber through more than 30 other historic aircraft, both civil like the Argosy above and military, aero engines and other artefacts, to a wide range of memorabilia. We're particularly proud of our collection of material relating to Sir Frank Whittle,…