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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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..

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.

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.

Ardress House - National Trust

64 Ardress Road, Annaghmore
Portadown BT62 1SQ


This charming 17th-century farmhouse, elegantly remodelled in Georgian times, offers fun and relaxation for all the family. Set in 40 hectares (100 acres) of countryside there are apple orchards, charming woodland and riverside walks. The atmosphere of a working farmyard has been rekindled with the return of small animals.

Argory, The - National Trust

Derrycaw Road, Moy
Dungannon BT71 6NA


Built in the 1820s, this handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by its 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate. The former home of the MacGeough Bond family, a tour of this neo-classical masterpiece reveals it is unchanged since 1900 - the eclectic interior still evoking the family's tastes and interests.

Arlington Court & the National Trust Carriage Museum - National Trust

Barnstaple EX31 4LP


Arlington Court is an impressive Regency house with a vast collections of artefacts from paintings to pewter and ships to shells. Set in grounds of 2700 acres with formal gardens and woodland.

Armagh County Museum

The Mall East
Armagh BT61 9BE


Armagh County Museum is located on the Mall, an area of urban parkland in the centre of the city. The unique character of the museum's architecture makes it one of the most distinctive buildings in Armagh, similar in appearance to a little Greek temple. The oldest county museum in Ireland, its extensive collections are based on specimens gathered by the Armagh Natural History and Philosophical Society.

Armagh Observatory

College Hill
Armagh BT61 9DG


The Armagh Observatory is a modern astronomical research institute with a rich heritage. Founded in 1790 by Archbishop Richard Robinson, the Observatory is one of the UK and Ireland's leading scientific research establishments.

Armitt Library & Museum

Armitt Library and Museum Centre, Rydal Road
Ambleside LA22 9BL


The Armitt is a unique place combining Gallery, Museum and Library. It is a treasure-house for scholarship and fun, art and entertainment.

Army Medical Services Museum

Keogh Barracks, Ash Vale
Aldershot GU12 5RQ


The four collections of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC), Royal Army Dental Corps (RADC) and Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) are held at the AMS Museum in Keogh Barracks, Mytchett in Surrey. The museum tells the tale of army medicine and healthcare, human and animal, from the English Civil War to the current day as AMS personnel continue to serve across the globe as part of the British Army.

Army Physical Training Corps Museum

Queen's Avenue
Aldershot GU11 2LB


The Army Physical Training Corps Museum display includes pictorial records, militaria and gymnastic equipment used from the very first Army Physical Training Course held at Oxford University in 1860 to the present day.

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust

West Lodge, Bath Road
Bristol BS4 3EW


Arnos Vale Cemetery is one of the earliest and most important working Victorian cemeteries in the UK.

Arsenal Football Club Museum

Arsenal Museum, Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park
London N5 1BU


The spectacular Arsenal museum at Emirates Stadium is now open in the Northern Triangle Building. Arsenal supporters can still expect their favourite exhibitions, including Michael Thomas' boots from Anfield '89 and Charlie George's FA Final Cup shirt from 1971, along with a whole array of newly donated memorabilia.

Artemis Archery research collection

Yew Corner
Oldland N/A


Extensive representative collection of traditional recreational bows, arrows and other artefacts. Associated badges, medals, prints and ephemera.

Arundel Castle & Gardens

Arundel Castle and Gardens
Arundel BN18 9AB


There is nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel. Collections: The results of all this history are concentrated at the castle, which houses a fascinating collection of fine furniture dating from the 16th century, tapestries, clocks, and portraits by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Mytens, Lawrence, Reynolds, etc. Personal possessions of Mary, Queen of Scots and a selection of historical, religious and heraldic items from the Duke of Norfolk's collection are also on display.

Arundel Museum & Heritage Centre

Arundel Museum, Mill Road
Arundel BN18 9PA


Arundel Museum is the south coast's newest museum, revealing the story of the historic town of Arundel. Exhibitions change regularly but focus on the life of the town of Arundel from Roman times to the 20th century.

Ash Museum

Cemetery Chapel, Ash Cemetery, Ash Church Road
Ash GU12 6LX


Local history museum for Ash, Ash Vale, Ash Green and Tongham.

Ashburton Museum

1 West Street
Ashburton TQ13 7AB


No visit to Ashburton would be complete without a visit to the Town's Museum. Originally started in a private house, it moved to the tower of St Lawrence Chapel and, when it outgrew that, in 1962, to the old blacksmith's shop behind the chapel (part of the old grammar school site).

Ashby de la Zouch Castle - English Heritage

South Street
Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1BR


Ashby Castle forms the backdrop to the famous jousting scenes in Sir Walter Scott's classic novel of 1819, Ivanhoe. Now a ruin, the castle began as a manor house in the 12th century.

Ashby De La Zouch Museum

North Street
Ashby De La Zouch LE65 1HU


The collection is based on the history of the town of Ashby and the surrounding villages of Packington, Blackfordby, Smisby, Staunton Harold, Breedon, Lount and Coleorton. In addition to a huge archive of local photographs and documents, the museum runs a full programme of talks, workshops, walks and evening classes.

Ashford Borough Museum

The Old Grammar School, The Churchyard
Ashford TN23 1QG


Built in 1635 by Sir Norton Knatchbull to house the newly founded Ashford Grammar School. On view are photographs of old Ashford, Ashford at War, local archaeological and geological discoveries, artefacts from an old established Ashford pharmacy plus exhibits of everyday life.

Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street
Oxford OX1 2PH


Oxford's Ashmolean Museum is the country's oldest public museum and home to one of the most important collections of art and archaeology to be found anywhere. The collections span the civilisations of east and west, charting the aspirations of humankind from the Neolithic era to the present day. Among its treasures are the world's largest collection of Raphael drawings, the most important collection of pre-Dynastic Egyptian material in Europe, the only great Minoan collection in Britain, the finest Anglo-Saxon collections outside the British Museum and the foremost collection of modern Chinese art in the Western world.

Ashmolean Museum Broadway, The

Tudor House, High Street
Broadway WR12 7DP


The Ashmolean has worked in close partnership with Worcestershire County Council, other local organisations, and the Keil family, to transform a historic building in the Cotswold village of Broadway, Worcestershire, into this new independent museum.

Ashwell Village Museum

Swan Street, Ashwell
Baldock SG7 5NY


Ashwell Museum is full of the everyday objects of life in the village and the surrounding countryside from the Stone Age to the present day. The collection has grown over the years and is still growing through the generosity of many people.

Astley Green Colliery Museum

Higher Green Lane, Astley, Tyldesley
Manchester M29 7JB


On the edge of Chat Moss, in an area once full of collieries, lies the picturesque village of Astley Green. In the heart of the village stands Astley Green Colliery Museum. The museum houses Lancashire's only surviving headgear and engine house, both of which now have listed building status. The museum houses many exhibits, not least of which is the collection of 28 colliery locomotives, the largest collection of its type in the United Kingdom.

Astley Hall & Coach House

Astley Park, Off Hallgate
Chorley PR7 1NP


Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic house. The hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and modern facilities for visitors to enjoy. The hall is perhaps best known for its stunning Jacobean plasterwork ceilings and the house is built around an internal Elizabethan courtyard.

Aston Hall

Trinity Road, Aston
Birmingham B6 6JD


One of the last great homes to be built in the flamboyant Jacobean style, the mansion which was built between 1618 and 1635 for Sir Thomas Holte. In 1643 the house was badly damaged in an attack by Parliamentary troops. Today the house is displayed as a series of period rooms containing fine furniture, paintings, textiles and metal work from the collections of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Athelstan Museum

The Town Hall, Cross Hayes
Malmesbury SN16 9BZ


Malmesbury is a beautiful hilltop town on the southern edge of the Cotswolds, built to a Saxon road plan round a Norman abbey. Archaeological digs have shown there was a Neolithic fort here around 2,500 BC - people have lived here for four and a half thousand years, so Malmesbury may be the oldest town in the country. Collections: The Athelstan Museum is noted for its costume collection and exhibition of Malmesbury Lace and lace making.

Atwell Wilson Motor Museum Trust

Downside, Stockley Lane
Calne SN11 0NF


Although the majority of the collection is cars, the museum also houses an impressive collection of lorries, motorcycles, mopeds, push bikes, and a large selection of vehicle manuals and other archive material, and a large collection of motor memorabilia.

Auchindrain Museum

By Inveraray PA32 8XN


Farm townships like Auchindrain were once common throughout Scotland and indeed much of Europe. Today only Auchindrain survives as an exceptionally complete, evolved group of farm buildings, dating from the period 1750-1840.

Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle, Market Place
Bishop Auckland DL14 7NR


Set within 200 acres of beautiful parkland above the River Wear, Auckland Castle has been home to the Bishop of Durham for over 900 years. After the Norman Conquest, the Bishop of Durham was granted exceptional powers to act as a political and military leader. As England's one and only Prince-Bishop, he was the second most powerful man in the country and effectively ruled the area between the Tyne and the Tees.

Audley End House & Gardens - English Heritage

Audley End
Saffron Walden CB11 4JF


Audley End House and Gardens is one of England's grandest 17th century country homes with over 30 lavishly decorated rooms and magnificent grounds.

Auld Kirk Museum

The Cross
Kirkintilloch G66 1AB


Auld Kirk Museum houses a rich collection of museum objects of local, national and international significance, interpreted in an innovative, exciting and educational way for visitors of all ages and abilities.

Avebury - National Trust

Nr Marlborough SN8 1RF


One of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe and spread over a vast area, much of which is under National Trust protection. The great stone circle, encompassing part of the village of Avebury, is enclosed by a ditch and external bank and approached by an avenue of stones.

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

Stoke Heath
Bromsgrove B60 4JR


Avoncroft Museum of Historic buildings is an award-winning museum spanning 700 years of Midlands' heritage set in a stunning rural location over 19 acres. Our collection includes a windmill, a Tudor town house and a fully furnished prefab. The museum was England's first ever open-air museum and is no home to 30 exhibits of architectural and historic significance that have been rescued from destruction or demolition and rebuilt at Avoncroft.

Axe Valley Heritage Museum

Town Hall, Fore Street
Seaton EX12 2LD


The museum is situated on the top floor of Seaton Town Hall in Fore Street. Of particular interest is the large collection of photographs and documents illustrating life in Seaton in past days. Displays illustrate the history of the Axe Valley, including archaeology, natural history and geology.