museums and attractions

Country Life

Tolbooth Museum

Old Pier, Stonehaven Harbour, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2JU.

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The museum is located in Stonehaven's oldest building on the harbour, with displays of bygone kitchen and household items, including a hand-powered washing…

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Skye Museum of Island Life

Kilmuir, By Portree, Isle of Skye, Highlands, IV51 9UE.

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Step back in time to an old Highland village as the museum offers visitors a unique experience and a true insight into island life a 100 years ago.

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Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia

Hall Lane, Upminster, Essex, RM14 1AU.

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Thatched building dates from the 15th century and is known locally as the 'Tithe Barn'. It houses a collection of around 14,500 nostalgic artefacts from…

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Museum of East Anglian Life

Illiffe Way, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1DL.
Tel: 01449 612 229.

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70 acre open air museum and site. Re-erected buildings including working watermill and smithy. River Rat nature trail. Animals from the Suffolk Trinity.…

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National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, IRELAND.

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The museum is set in the spectacular grounds of Turlough Park House and is home to the National Folklife Collection. Explore rural traditions, crafts and…

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Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Museum of Norfolk Life

Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR.
Tel: 01362 860 563.

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A museum of rural and Norfolk life housed in a former workhouse, plus 1920s run working farm. Agricultural implements and tools, smithy, wheelwright’s…

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Dean Heritage Centre

Camp Mill, Soudley, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB.
Tel: 01594 822 170.

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Set across a stunning and fully interactive five acre site, the centre protects and preserves the unique history and heritage of the beautiful Forest of…

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Enniscoe Museum at The Mayo North Heritage Centre

Enniscoe, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

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Enniscoe House is set in parkland and is surrounded by mature woodland, through which paths run to the lake. The heritage centre displays an impressive…

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Worcestershire County Museum

Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury, Worcestershire, DY11 7XZ.
Tel: 01299 250 416.

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Discover social history, toys through time, archaeology, and the story of Worcestershire’s past. Visit the Cider Mill and the Transport Gallery which…

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Weald & Downland Living Museum

Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0EU.
Tel: 01243 811 348.

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Intriguing collection of over 45 original historic buildings rescued and rebuilt in the South Downs National Park. Covers 500 years of architectural heritage.…

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Woodchurch Village Life Museum

Susans Hill, Woodchurch, Nr Ashford, Kent, TN26 3RE.

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Local history museum in 18th century barn & 17th century cart shed. The story is told through its landscape, architecture, farming, schools, religion,…

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Usk Rural Life Museum

The Malt Barn, New Market Street, Usk, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, NP15 1AU.
Tel: 01291 673 777.

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Malt Barn shows ‘The Farming Year’ & ‘The Labourer’s Life’, Transport Barn: wagons, carts, tractors, model railway, machinery & implements shed,…

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Timespan

Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland, KW8 6JA.

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A fascinating local museum with a series of recreated shops and a blacksmith forge. Also a croft house with traditional furnishings.

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The Village Church Farm

Church Road South, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 2HF.
Tel: 01754 766 658.

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Lincolnshire's only open air museum featuring a Grade II Listed farmhouse, mud & stud cottage and various other agricultural buildings of interest.

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Sacrewell

Thornhaugh, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6HJ.

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There’s something for everyone at Sacrewell, from an 18th century watermill, old farming equipment and Shire horses to rare breeds of farm animals, to…

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Swinford Museum

Burford Road, Filkins, Lechlade, Oxfordshire, GL7 3JW.

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Housed in a 17th century cottage, this fine collection of local domestic, agricultural, trade and craft tools provides a unique picture of a bygone rural…

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Stranraer Museum

The Old Town Hall, 55 George Street, Stranraer, Dumfriesshire, DG9 7JP.

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See one of Scotland's oldest ploughs, look at Victorian Wigtownshire 3D photographs, plus displays on archaeology, local history, farming and dairying,…

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St Fagans National Museum of History

St Fagans, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF5 6XB.

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Illustrates the folk life of Wales and includes an agricultural collection containing a comprehensive series of Welsh farm wagons, a steam threshing engine,…

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Somerset Rural Life Museum

Abbey Farm, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DB.
Tel: 01458 831 197.

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The museum tells the story of Somerset’s rich rural and social history and provide a family-friendly destination which has learning, access and discovery…

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Sligo Folk Park

Millview House, Ardkeeran, Riverstown, Co. Sligo, IRELAND.

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The folk park prides itself on its ability to bring the past to life through a wide assortment of displays and tours. When you visit Sligo Folk Park, you…

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Rural Life Centre

Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL.
Tel: 01252 795 571.

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Collection of farm machinery, wagons, implements, and village life set in an Arboretum. Equipped and operational blacksmith’s forge and a wheelwright’s…

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Redbourn Village Museum

Silk Mill House, The Common, Redbourn, Hertfordshire, AL3 7NB.

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Located on the site of a former steam powered silk mill and later an enormous Brooke Bond tea packing factory, the museum explores the history of the village…

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Ryedale Folk Museum

Hutton le Hole, York, Yorkshire, YO62 6UA.
Tel: 01751 417 367.

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Extensive collection of farm and craft tools used locally. A six acre open air museum includes craft workshops, Elizabethan glass furnace, farm carts and…

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Richmondshire Museum

Ryders Wynd, Richmond, Yorkshire, DL10 4JA.

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There is a wide range of items on display with the emphasis on local and social history. Displays include artefacts from the Stone Age to the present day…

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