100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum

Common Road, Dickleburgh
Diss IP21 4PH


Housed in the original airfield control tower and other atmospheric buildings 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum is a moving testament to the Americans who came to Thorpe Abbotts in Norfolk to fight alongside the allies during World War Two.

130th (St John) Field Ambulance Research Group


A group dedicated to the history of the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance RAMC.

13th/18th Royal Hussar - Queen Mary's Own

Cannon Hall, Cawthorne
Barnsley S75 4AT


As with the regiment, The Light Dragoons Regimental Association was born from the amalgamation of two thriving Regimental Associations, 13/18H and 15/19H in December 1992. Centred around the administrative offices of Home Headquarters, its primary objectives are in maintaining contact between former members, fostering mutual friendship and providing for social gatherings.

14th/20th King's Hussars Museum

Stanley Street
Preston PR1 4YP


The museum of Lancashire contains the museums of two historic regiments. The gallery of the 14th/20th King's Hussars traces the history of the regiment from 1715 and includes two Victoria crosses as well as artefacts from the Napoleonic era and India.

1642 Living History Village

Little Woodham Lane, Howe Road, Rowner
Gosport PO12 2HH


A unique pattern woven in the fabric of time. Within the Parish of Rowner, surrounded by woodland, the village of Little Woodham exists to educate both children and adults about 17th century rural life in the South of England. In the April of 1642 the King of England, Charles Stuart and his Parliament stood on the eve of Civil War. Using extensively researched local events and people the villagers link their families and their lives to national and international events. During your tour you will meet 'villagers', interpreters dressed in period costume. Little Woodham's living history interpreters involve you and your children in their daily lives.

18 Stafford Terrace

18 Stafford Terrace
London W8 7BH


In 1874 Edward Linley Sambourne married Marion Herapath, the daughter of a wealthy stockbroker. Helped by Marion's father, the couple paid ??2,000 for an 89-year lease on 18 Stafford Terrace. A hidden gem in the heart of London, remarkably well-preserved and complete with its original interior decoration and contents.

2 Willow Road - National Trust

2 Willow Road, Hampstead
London NW3 1TH


The architect Erno Goldfinger designed and built this unique Modernist house as his family home in 1939. The central house of a terrace of three, it is one of Britain's most important examples of Modernist architecture.

20 Forthlin Road

Liverpool L24 1YP


20 Forthlin Road is one of the most important houses in the history of popular music. This ordinary terraced house was the family home of Sir Paul McCartney right through the early Beatles years.

20th Century Society

70 Cowcross Street, Farringdon
London EC1M 6EJ


The Twentieth Century Society was founded as the Thirties Society in 1979, and exists to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards. The Society's prime objectives are conservation and education.

2nd Air Division Memorial Library

2nd Air Division Memorial Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain
Norwich NR2 1AW


During the Second World War over 6,700 young Americans, members of the 2nd Air Division of the 8th United States Army Air Forces, based in Norfolk and Suffolk England, lost their lives in the line of duty. Collections: The purpose of the library is to house a collection of materials about American freedom, culture, and life, about the Second World War in the air, and about the special relationship between the people of the UK and the people of the United States.

2nd Infantry Divisional Kohima Museum

Imphal Barracks, Fulford Road
York YO1 4AU


The Battle of Kohima in North East India, close to its border with Burma, took place between 4th April and 22nd June 1944 and marked the limit of the Japanese Army's advance into India. Here the enemy was stopped, defeated and forced into retreat. This museum tells the story.

36th (Ulster) Division Memorial Association

209 Woodstock Road
Belfast BT6 8PQ


Community based organisation established to recall with dignity and pride the actions of our forefathers. Secondly we wish to educate as much as possible using the arts, publications and exhibitions.

390th Bomb Group Memorial Air Museum & The British Resistance Organisation Museum

Parham Airfield, Parham
Framlingham IP13 9AF


The 390th Bomb Group Memorial Air Museum is housed in an original wartime Control Tower. Associated Quonset (Nissen) Huts house The British Resistance Organisation Museum, Percy Kindred Library and tea room. Collections: Exhibits include a unique and rare collection of recovered WWII aircraft engines, parts of allied and German aircraft, uniforms, documents, photographs and memorabilia relevant to the U.S. 8th Air Force, RAF and the German Luftwaffe of WWII.

448th Bomb Group Collection / Seething WWII USAAF Control Tower

448th BG Collection, Stanmare, Seething St, Seething; Seething Control Tower, Toad Lane, Seething .
Norwich NR15 1AL


Seething Control Tower is a restored WWII control tower. The 448th Bomb Group flew B24 Liberator Bombers on 262 Mission and 500 men lost from November to June. We have lots of memorabilia, displays and the 448th BG collection consisting of large collection of photographs and albums of 448th veterans stories/war diaries.

78 Derngate

82 Derngate
Northampton NN1 1UH


The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House, 78 Derngate, is an important and award-winning historic house set in the heart of Northampton. Designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916, the house has been meticulously restored and opened to the public.

93rd Bomb Group Museum

Station 104, Topcroft
Norwich NR15 2PP


Located in original Nissen (Quonset) huts which formed part of the communal site for the 329th Bomb Squadron on the airfield, the museums exhibits range from displays of Second World War memorabilia to items of aviation archaeology. These include engines and sections of undercarriage.

A la Ronde

Summer Lane
Exmouth EX8 5BD


This unique sixteen-sided house was described by Lucinda Lambton as having 'a magical strangeness that one might dream of only as a child'. It was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, on their return from a grand tour of Europe in the late 18th century. It contains many objects and mementoes of their travels. The extraordinary interior decoration includes a feather frieze, gathered from native game birds and chickens, laboriously stuck down with isinglass. There is also a fragile shell-encrusted gallery, said to contain nearly 25,000 shells, which can be viewed in its entirety using a touch screen 360 degree virtual tour.

A World in Miniature Museum

Houghton Hall Garden Centre
Houghton, Carlisle CA6 4JB


This truly amazing museum contains of one the world's top three collections of quality miniatures, from remarkable 1/12 scale copies of antique furniture, paintings and china in beautiful room settings, to everyday items at sizes you just won't believe..

Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk, Abbey Rd, Kirkstall, Leeds
Leeds LS5 3EH


Based in the heart of the Kirkstall community, Abbey House was once the gatehouse for Kirkstall Abbey. Displays in the museum enable you to steep yourself in the romantic history of the abbey. Collections: The museum holds large and important social history collections. This includes an archive relating to the Suffragette campaigns of Mrs Leonora Cohen (b.1873) who was one of the first women in Leeds to start campaigning for votes for women. Leeds Museums have been collecting toys, dolls and games since at least the 1920s and now hold one of the major collections in the country.

Abbey Pumping Station

Corporation Road, Abbey Lane
Leicester LE4 5PX


The Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester's Museum of Science and Technology. The museum collects and displays the industrial, technological and scientific heritage of Leicester.

Abbey Visitor Centre

Samson's Tower
Bury St Edmunds IP33 1RS


The extensive remains of the wealthiest and most powerful Benedictine monastery in England, and the shrine of St Edmund. They include the complete 14th century Great Gate and Norman Tower, and the impressive ruins and altered west front of the immense church.

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Road South
Sheffield S7 2QW


Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique 18th century industrial works. Catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. Now a Grade 1 Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument, 'Abbeydale Works' was once a main producer of agricultural scythe and edge tools, such as grass hooks and hay knives, and one of the largest water powered industrial sites on the River Sheaf. See worker's houses, waterwheels, tilit hammers, a grinding hull and workshops and the only intact crucible steel furnance surviving in the world today.

Abbot House Heritage Centre

Abbot House, Maygate
Dunfermline KY12 7NE


Abbot House Heritage Centre is a charity, dedicated to protecting and preserving the fabric of this atmospheric medieval building, and helping our visitors to learn about Dunfermline's early and medieval past through the exploration of our collections. Sited within a beautiful walled garden, and featuring heritage displays and a replica 17th century brew house.

Abbotsford House

Melrose TD6 9BQ


Abbotsford is the house built and lived in by Sir Walter Scott, the 19th century novelist, and author of timeless classics such as Waverley, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and The Lady of the Lake. In 1811 Sir Walter bought the property which was to become Abbotsford, set in the heart of the Scottish Borders, on the banks of the River Tweed.

Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family History Society

158 - 164 King Street
Aberdeen AB24 5BD


The Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based on the North-East corner of Scotland. This area covers the old counties of Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardineshire and Morayshire.

Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives

Old Aberdeen House, Dunbar Street
Aberdeen AB24 3UJ


Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives exists to collect and preserve historical records relating to the City of Aberdeen and its locality and to secure significant modern records for future generations.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen AB11 5BY


The City's award-winning Maritime Museum brings the history of the North Sea to life. View multimedia displays and exciting exhibitions on the offshore oil industry, shipbuilding, fishing and clipper ships.

Aberdeen University, Zoology Museum

Department of Zoology, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, King's College
Aberdeen AB24 2TZ


Aberdeen University has the only large, international collection of zoological specimens in the north of Scotland. The Zoology Museum's collections are worldwide in scope and cover more than 200 years of biological study at the University.

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum

Aden Country Park, Mintlaw
Peterhead AB42 5FQ


Delightful country park location with children's play area and walks. Relive the story of our famous farming past in the beautiful surroundings of Aden Country Park. Start at the unique, semi-circular Home Farm steading by exploring the 'Aden Estate Story' and the 'Weel Vrocht Grun' exhibitions. Visit Hareshowe, a working farm set in the 1950s.

Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall - National Trust

Neath SA10 8EU


Famous waterfall and fascinating industrial site with tin workers' exhibition Set in a steep gorge, this place demonstrates the power of water and its impact on industry. Our film 'Reflections on Tin' traces its 400-year history, from 1584, including a visit by the famous artist JMW Turner. An early water-powered tin works was the last industry here. Today the waters of the River Dulais are used to make Aberdulais Falls self-sufficient in environmentally friendly energy.

Abergavenny Museum

The Castle
Abergavenny NP7 5EE


Housed in a Regency hunting lodge, which is known as 'the keep', Abergavenny Museum is set within the ruins of a Norman castle. The museum presents the story of this historic market town from prehistoric, Roman and Norman times through to the present day.

Aberystwyth Castle

Aberystwyth SY23 2AG


In the marvellous sweep of Cardigan Bay stand the ruins of one of Edward I's late 13th century castles. Of the seven major English strongholds he established in Wales, Aberystwyth has fared least favourably in the survival stakes.

Aberystwyth University School of Art Gallery & Museum

Aberystwyth University, School of Art, Buarth Mawr
Aberystwyth SY23 1NG


The School of Art promotes its art collection as a public resource. It offers primary research material for public reference and in its galleries a regular programme of public exhibitions. Collections: Our superb collection of 20th century British ceramics from pioneer studio pottery to contemporary, together with Welsh slipware and porcelain, is housed and displayed in the Ceramics Gallery at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the University campus. The School of Art houses other ceramic collections that are available for study by appointment, most notably 18th-century British Delft, Art Pottery, and Japanese ceramics that include Satsuma and Bizenware.

Abingdon County Hall Museum

The Market Place
Abingdon OX14 3HG


Abingdon County Hall Museum is located in a Grade 1* listed building in the centre of the town just opposite the medieval abbey. This beautiful, perfectly-preserved Restoration building overlooking the Market Place, is considered to be one of the outstanding market buildings in England.

Abington Park Museum

Park Avenue South, Abington Park
Northampton NN1 5LW


A 15th century manor house, once the home of Shakespeare's granddaughter, Elizabeth Bernard, who is buried in the nearby church. It is now a museum including the history of the house. Collections: Social history costume military history natural sciences egyptology leathercraft.

Acorn Bank - National Trust

Temple Sowerby
nr Penrith CA10 1SP


Delightful sheltered garden, renowned for its herbs and orchards growing old English fruit varieties. Ancient oaks and high enclosing walls keep the extremes of the Cumbrian climate out of the garden, resulting in a spectacular display of shrubs, roses and herbaceous borders.

Action Stations at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

HM Naval Base
Portsmouth PO1 3LJ


Action Stations is a hi-tech visitor attraction that offers visitors of all ages an insight into the modern day Royal Navy. As well as two climbing exhibits, a laser weapons range, a Merlin Flight Simulator and a 6-axis motion simulator, Action Stations also boasts a 275 seat auditorium for the daily showings of 'Command Approved' (Cert PG.)

Acton Court

Latteridge Road, Iron Acton
Bristol BS37 9TL


A beautifully conserved Tudor House built by Nicholas Poyntz for the pleasure of Henry VIII, at Iron Acton, Bristol.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott
Church Stretton SY6 6QN


Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is one of Britain's leading working farm museums. We specialise in practical demonstrations of historic farming using traditional skills and period horse-drawn machines.

Adjutant General's Corps Museum

Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road
Winchester SO23 8TP


The museum seeks to tell the story of personnel administration and pay, policing and detention, education, legal matters and women in the Army by using the collections of the antecedent corps.

Aeroplane Collection

7 Mayfield Avenue
Stretford M32 9HL


TAC focuses on single aeroplane restoration projects either for Hooton Park or for other museums and groups who have the space and facilities to look after them properly but lack the necessary skills or work space for restorations.

AeroVenture - South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

AeroVenture, Dakota Way, Airborne Road, Doncaster Leisure Park
Doncaster DN4 7FB


Based at the former site of RAF Doncaster, AeroVenture is a treasure trove of aviation history, available to all from a short motorway journey. Most of our exhibits are under cover, ideal for sunny or rainy days.

Agricultural Museum

The Street, Brook
Ashford TN25 5PS


The museum at Brook forms part of an attractive and historic group of buildings consisting of Court Lodge farmhouse, with its medieval moated site, manorial barn and hop oast. The adjacent Church of St Mary is a fine example of Norman and Early English work. In the barn there are most of the items from when the horse was the power round the farm such as turnwrest ploughs, seed drills, reapers and wagons (click thumbnail on right). In the largely intact oast house are items associated with hops and other small items.

Airfield Research Group

9 Milton Road


The airfield Research Group is dedicated to the dissemination of material on the history, architecture, development, current status and use of military, civil and private airfields throughout the United Kingdom.

Aldborough Roman Site - English Heritage

Boroughbridge YO51 9ES


Among the northernmost urban centres in the Roman Empire, Aldborough was the 'capital' of the Romanised Brigantes, the largest tribe in Britain. One corner of the defences is laid out amid a Victorian arboretum, and two mosaic pavements can be viewed in their original positions.The site museum has an outstanding collection of Roman finds, a handling collection of Roman objects, and other hands-on aids for children and families.

Aldeburgh Museum, The Moot Hall



16thC town hall which is a listed ancient building with a museum displaying items of local interest such as photographs and artefacts depicting life in Aldeburgh. The emphasis is on the fishing industry and the part played by the lifeboat and its crews.

Alderney Museum

The Alderney Society, The Museum, High Street
Alderney GY9 3TG


The museum collection on display reveals an island community changing over the years to both external and internal pressures. Alderney has a fascinating history starting with extensive Stone, Bronze and Iron Age activity, with object evidence of historically important Roman activity at Longy. The Victorian era brought huge change to Alderney and the landscape it still dominated by Queen Victoria's interest in the island as a defence harbour from the French. Most recently the Second World War had an extreme effect on Alderney when all but a few of the island's inhabitants were evacuated and the island occupied by German forces for the duration of the war.

Aldershot Military Museum

Queens Avenue
Aldershot GU11 2LG


The museum collections are housed in four historically rich buildings. The two main galleries (which are the only two remaining Victorian Infantry barrack blocks left in Aldershot) tell the military and civilian stories of Aldershot, Farnborough and Cove.

Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street
London W2 1NY


Founded in 1993, the museum features Fleming's laboratory restored to its condition in 1928 when he discovered penicillin in that very room. Collections: Material relating to Alexander Fleming, penicillin, antibiotics, 20th-century microbiology/ bacteriology and St Mary's Hospital.

Alexander Keiller Museum

High Street, Avebury
nr Marlborough SN8 1RF


Details the history of the stone circle at Avebury, particularly in regard to the archaeological excavations that have taken place there. Collections: The collection is primarily archaeological and mainly of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age date, with a smaller component of Anglo-Saxon and later material. It includes a large excavation archive from excavations in the 1920s and 1930s.

Alexander Kerensky Museum

2nd Floor, 145-157 St.John Street
London EC1V 4PY


Alexander Fyodorovich Kerensky (1881-1970) was the last President of Russia before the Bolshevik coup d'?_tat of October 1917.

Alexandra Park Pavilion

Alexandra Park
Manchester M16 8PJ


Alexandra Park is regarded as of national importance and is a Grade 2-listed landscape on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens. It has recently reopened following a restoration project funded by Manchester City Council, Heritage Lottery Fund and various sports bodies.

Alford Manor House

West Street
Alford LN13 9HT


To the rear of the Manor House is the Hackett Barn, which is a museum of memorabilia and bygones: it contains lovingly restored examples of agricultural and other machinery, as well as a fine Victorian hearse, the original Alford town stocks, carts, a horse-drawn fire engine, and many other fascinating exhibits.

Alfriston Clergy House - National Trust

The Tye, Alfriston
Polegate BN26 5TL


The Clergy House is remarkable as a surviving example of a typical thatched Wealden Hall House dating back to the 14th century. It was probably built for a yeoman farmer and later passed into the possession of the church.

All Hallows by the Tower

Byward Street
London EC3R 5BJ


All Hallows By The Tower church was founded in 675 AD and, throughout London's history, has played a key part in almost every important event. A Roman pavement, Saxon stonework, Mediaeval paintings and statues, and the glorious Grinling Gibbons font cover are all on show.

Allan Bank & Grasmere - National Trust

Allan Bank, Grasmere
Ambleside LA22 9QB


Opened to the public for the first time ever in March 2012, Allan Bank is a place to relax in front of a warm fire with a cup of tea while the children play. Once home to William Wordsworth and National Trust founder Canon Rawnsley, Allan Bank was rescued from the ravages of fire in 2011.

Allhallows Museum of Lace & Antiquities

Allhallows Museum, High Street
Honiton EX14 1PG


In the town famous for lace-making Allhallows Museum has one of the most comprehensive collections of Honiton Lace in the world. Lace-making demonstrations are given daily by volunteers throughout the months of June, July and August.

Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum

Halifax way Elvington
York YO41 4AU


A Memorial Museum based on an authentic WWII Bomber Command Base, RAF Elvington, now the largest example of its type open to the public. Original buildings, including the Control Tower, now house some 15 fascinating exhibitions, including 'Against the Odds' the story of Bomber Command and 'Pioneers of Aviation', charting the work of Yorkshire aviation pioneers such as Sir George Cayley, the inventor of the aeroplane, Robert Blackburn and aviators such as Amy Johnson. The internationally renowned aircraft collection covers the birth of manned flight with the Cayley Glider, through WWI and WWII to the supersonic age.

Alloa Tower

Alloa Park
Alloa FK10 1PP


Ancestral home of the Earls of Mar, Alloa Tower is one of Scotland's largest surviving medieval tower houses with an important collection of portraits, silver and furniture; temporary exhibitions from family's private collections. Features of the tower, where Queen Mary once stayed, include a magnificent medieval oak beamed roof, dungeon and 11 ft thick walls, and stunning views from the tower's roof walk - the walkway goes all the way around the top of the tower.

Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Millfield, Livingston Village
Livingston EH54 7AR


Almond Valley welcomes you to a great family day out with friendly farm animals, green countryside, play areas and child friendly museum displays. Crawl through tunnels, hunt for fossils, explore secret works and invest your savings in Scotland's famous shale oil industry.

Almonry, The

Abbey Gate
Evesham WR11 4BG


This 14th century building was once home to the Almoner of the Benedictine Abbey that was founded at Evesham in the 8th century. Today, the Almonry, two churches, bell tower and cloister arch are all that remain of what was reportedly the third largest abbey in England. The Almonry houses a collection that spans the prehistoric to the 20th century.

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick NE66 1NQ


Alnwick Castle is Britain's second largest inhabited castle; home to the Duke of Northumberland's family for over 700 years. Combining magnificent medieval architecture with sumptuous Italianate interiors, Alnwick Castle starred as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films and more recently featured in ITV's Downton Abbey.


Northampton NN7 4HQ


Family home of Diana Princess of Wales. House, gardens and exhibition open to the public for two months annually.

Alyth Museum

Commercial Street
Alyth PH11 8AF


Alyth Museum overlooks the countryside of Strathmore, an area rich in farming which is an inspiration and resource for the displays you will find here. Enjoy a wealth of pictures and objects reflecting life as it was, in and around Alyth.

Amberley Working Museum

Houghton Bridge, Amberley
Arundel BN18 9LT


Amberley is a thirty-six acre open air museum set in the midst of the beautiful South Downs in West Sussex. Dedicated to the industrial heritage of the South East, exhibits include a narrow-gauge railway and bus service (both provide free nostalgic travel around the site), Connected Earth Telecommunications Hall, Milne Electricity Hall, Printing Workshop and much more. The museum is also home to traditional craftspeople, such as the blacksmith and potter.

Amelia Earhart Cottage

Ballyarnett Country Park
Ballyarnett BT48 7UF


The Amelia Earhart Cottage is a small interpretative centre, built on the site where Amelia Earhart landed in 1932 when she completed her pioneering solo flight across the Atlantic. The cottage is located on the outskirts of Londonderry within the Ballyarnett parklands and is accessible by appointment.

American Museum in Britain

Claverton Manor
Bath BA2 7BD


Founded in 1961, the museum has the finest collection of American decorative arts outside the United States. Displayed in a series of period rooms, the collection illustrates how early Americans lived between the 17th and 19th centuries.

Amersham Museum

49 High Street
Amersham HP7 0DP


This award-winning museum is located in part of a 15th century timber-framed hall house in the centre of Old Amersham with a herb garden running down to the river. Collections: The collection illustrates Amersham's history from the Romans to the 20th century when the arrival of the railway created Metroland. There are displays on local crafts including chairmaking, lace making and straw plait, Amersham's industries from Weller's Brewery to World War II barrage balloons, local buildings and everyday objects.

Anaesthesia Heritage Centre

21 Portland Place
London W1B 1PY


All the collections (museum, library and archive) relate to the history of anaesthesia, pain relief and resuscitation and celebrate the people who helped the specialty to develop.

Ancient High House

Greengate Street
Stafford ST16 2JA


Built in around 1595 for the wealthy Dorrington family, the ornate timber framed building is reputed to be the largest surviving timber framed town house in England from the Tudor period. In 1986 the house opened as a museum and now provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the people who have lived there over the centuries.

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life

21-23 White Hart Street
Thetford IP24 1AA


Thetford's Ancient House has recently benefited from a ??1.6 million renovation, which has gone towards conserving the Grade I listed Tudor merchant's house and creating up-to-date displays. The atmospheric crooked house tells the remarkable story of Thetford and the Brecks. Discover rich collections alongside audio guides, films and animations. Meet local people from Thetford's past, from the revolutionary philosopher Thomas Paine to the Sikh hero Maharajah Duleep Singh and from rabbit warreners to railway workers.

Ancient Technology Centre

Damerham Road, Cranborne
Wimborne BH21 5RP


The Ancient Technology Centre's activities and buildings are based on archaeological evidence from a range of periods including the Neolithic, Iron Age (Celtic), Roman, Anglo Saxon and Viking eras. These have all been built with the help of thousands of visiting school children, using authentic methods and locally-sourced materials where possible.

Anderton Boat Lift

Lift Lane, Anderton
Northwich CW9 6FW


The Anderton Boat Lift is an incredible edifice, perched on the banks of the River Weaver like some giant three-storey-high iron spider. It was built by Edwin Clark in 1875 to lift cargo boats the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal. Like all great things, the concept is simple: two huge water tanks, each with watertight sealable doors carry boats up and down. The original counter-balanced system was replaced in 1908 by electric operation, but the lift now works hydraulically again. The Operations Centre offers interactive displays and educational facilities.

Andover Museum

6 Church Close
Andover SP10 1DP


Andover Museum tells the rich and fascinating story of Andover and the surrounding area. It displays natural history, archaeology and social history, including the story of the notorious Andover workhouse scandal and the Weyhill Fair, once the largest sheep sale in the country.

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Moodie Street
Dunfermline KY12 7PL


In 1895 the Birthplace Cottage was bought as a surprise 60th birthday present for Andrew Carnegie by his wife Louise and then let out to tenants. With the creation of the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust in 1903, a caretaker was installed and in 1908 it was first opened to the public. Collections: Strong social historic artefacts that reflect past local crafts and trades including cloth making. A series of gifts presented to Andrew Carnegie in return for his generous donations.

Andrew Jackson & US Rangers Centre

2 Boneybefore
Carrickfergus BT38 7EQ


The Andrew Jackson Cottage highlights Carrickfergus' strong American and Ulster-Scots connections as well as telling the story of Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the USA, whose parents emigrated to America from Carrickfergus in 1765. Located less than a mile from the town centre off the Larne Road, this single storey building has been restored to its original state.

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill - National Trust

Cambridge CB25 9EJ


A passion for tradition and impressing guests inspired one man to transform a run-down country house and desolate landscape. At the age of 30, the future Lord Fairhaven began to create his first home. Wanting to inspire and surprise visitors, he created a spectacular garden with planting for all seasons and a cosy house in which to entertain.

Anglesey Archives Service

Industrial Estate Road, Bryn Cefni Industrial Estate
Llangefni LL77 7JA


Anglesey Archives collects and preserve historical documents relating to the island of Anglesey and makes them available to anyone who wishes to use them. The Anglesey Archives Service operates a booking system.

Anglo-German Family History Society

82 Hillside Grove
Chelmsford CM2 9DB


Anglo-German Family History Society is for those who are interested in researching the genealogy or family history of people from the German-speaking parts of Europe who have emigrated over the centuries and settled in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (North and South), and the neighbouring islands.

Anglo-Italian Family History Society

Yew Cottage, Shurton
Bridgwater TA5 1GF


The Anglo-Italian Family History Society website pulls together membership details, recommended reading, Italian surname database, indexes, Latin and Italian record translators, links and other resources for people tracing their Italian immigrant roots in Britain.

Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail

2 Victoria Mews
Walsall WS4 2DZ


The Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail is a groundbreaking initiative that aims to promote a greater understanding of the shared heritage between the Sikhs and Britain.

Angus Archives

Hunter Library, Restenneth Priory
Forfar DD8 2SZ


Angus Archives is a vast collection of items covering 800 years of the history of Angus and its people. The archives house and preserve the area's written, printed and photographic history.

Angus Folk Museum

Glamis DD8 1RT


18th century cottages home to important collections, offering an insight into the domestic life of rural workers in Angus. The agricultural centre houses a reconstructed farm steading as part of a 'life on the land' exhibition. Museum highlights include a reconstructed farm steading with farmer's bothy as part of the exhibition, charming exhibitions housed in six 18th century cottages offering vivid insights into rural life in Angus, and a schoolroom, Victorian manse parlour and rural kitchen among the many displays.

Angus Library & Archive, The

Regent's Park College, Pusey Street
Oxford OX1 2LB


Leading collection of Baptist history and heritage. The Angus Library and Archive has extensive archive collections including manuscript collections from key Baptist people such as William Carey, CH Spurgeon, Joshua and Hannah Marshman and William Ward, EA Payne, and JH Rushbrooke. It also holds manuscripts for leading Baptist families such as Angus, Steele, Whitaker, and Reeves.

Anker's House Museum

St Mary and St Cuthbert's Church
Chester-le-Street DH3 3QB


The Anker's House adjoining the Parish Church was the residence of an Anker/Anchorite - a religious recluse from the 14th to the 16th century and was probably established sometime around 1350 - 1380. Up until 1547 it was the residence of six anchorites who in turn were walled up in the house for life to spend their time in prayer and contemplation.

Annan Museum

Bank Street
Annan DG12 6AA


Small and friendly local history museum. A regular programme of local history, archeology, photographic and arts and craft exhibitions.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Cottage Lane, Shottery
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH


Discover where the young William Shakespeare courted his future bride Anne Hathaway at her picturesque family home. Anne Hathaway's Cottage is a thatched farmhouse containing many original items of family furniture, including the Hathaway Bed. It is nestled within stunning grounds and gardens, overflowing with fragrant blooms and traditional shrubs..

Anne of Cleves House

52 Southover High Street
Lewes BN7 1JA


Henry VIII granted this beautiful timber-framed house to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, as part of her divorce settlement. Let your imagination take you back to the 16th century as you wander through the kitchen or gaze at the rafters in the high roof of the hall. Collections: The Lewes Gallery tells the story of Lewes from the 15th century to modern times, the role of local resident Tom Paine, Lewes bonfire night traditions and the story of the Snowdrop Inn. Another gallery illustrates the important Wealden iron industry.

Annet House Museum & Garden

143 High Street
Linlithgow EH49 7EJ


On the upper floor the displays tell the story of the trades of the town, which includes textiles, leatherworking, distilling and chemicals. There is a video presentation telling the process of linen manufacture, an industry once important to Linlithgow. The garden extends over three terraces behind the house. It has been developed to show the uses of the garden when Annet House was first built with examples of some of the fruits, vegetables and herbs that might have been grown.

Anson Engine Museum

Anson Road
Poynton SK12 1TD


The main building houses a large collection of engines, maintained in running order ranging from early Crossley gas engines through to more modern diesels. Other buildings house specialist collections such as Gardner engines, Atmospheric engines, etc.

Apedale Valley Light Railway

Apedale Country Park, Loomer Road, Chesterton
Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7LB


The Trust currently operates the Apedale Valley Light Railway and is constructing a new museum to display its collection of industrial narrow gauge equipment.

Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society

Scunthorpe DN16 1XA


Steam train rides around the internal railway system of Tata Steel's Scunthorpe site. Our trains take a 7 or 15 mile tour around the 100 mile internal railway system of the Scunthorpe site, while a commentary is given by one of our experienced guides.

Appuldurcombe House - English Heritage

Isle of Wight PO38 3EW


The shell of Appuldurcombe, once the grandest house on the Isle of Wight and still an important example of English baroque architecture: the 1701 south front has now been restored. It stands in 'Capability' Brown-designed grounds.

Apsley House - English Heritage

Apsley House
London W1J 7NT


Apsley House, home of the 1st Duke of Wellington, is one of the capital's finest residences. Famously known as No.1 London, it was designed and built by Robert Adam between 1771-1778.

Apsley Paper Trail

Frogmore Mill, Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, and, Apsley Mills Cottage, London Road, Apsley
Hemel Hempstead HP3 9RY


The world of paper - from its industrial beginnings to its sustainable future. The Paper Trail project is a unique activity-based industrial sustainability 'exploration' centre built around the two sites - Frogmore Mill and Apsley Mills - that were the birthplace of paper's industrial revolution 200 years ago.

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, Baring Street
South Shields NE33 2BB


Four miles east of the end of Hadrian's Wall at South Shields, Arbeia Roman Fort played an essential role in the mighty frontier system. Originally built to house a garrison, Arbeia soon became the military supply base for the 17 forts along the Wall.

Arbroath Signal Tower Museum

Signal Tower Museum, Ladyloan
Arbroath DD11 1PU


Beside Arbroath's harbour, on the sea front, stands an elegant complex of regency buildings built in 1813. The building formed the shore station for the families of the lighthouse keepers that served on the Bell Rock Lighthouse. Arbroath Signal Tower Museum collects artefacts, photographs and archive material relating to the history of Arbroath and District. The collections are especially representative of the Burgh.

Arbuthnot Museum & Gallery

St Peter Street
Peterhead AB42 1QD


Discover the wealth of Peterhead's maritime history in one of Aberdeenshire's oldest museums. Collections: See models showing the development of Peterhead fishing boats, an important collection of Inuit Artifacts, displays on Arctic animals and whaling, one of Northern Scotland's largest coin collections and temporary exhibitions with regularly changing programme of events.

Archaeology Centre - Surrey Heath Archaeology & Heritage Trust

Surrey Heath Archaeology and Heritage Trust, 4-10 London Road
Bagshot GU19 5HN


We hold extensive collections of borderware pottery, clay pipes and coins. All the collections are available for viewing at the centre.

Archaeology in Education Service

Canterbury Archaeological Trust, 92a Broad Street
Canterbury CT1 2LU


The Archaeology in Education Service (AES) was set up in the late 1980s to support, as a priority, the implementation of the new National Curriculum in Kent's schools. The AES is run by a part-time Education Officer who plans and participates in and/or manages all aspects of the service, engaging other CAT staff as appropriate.