Coronavirus

Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like.

Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

museums and attractions

Country Life

Allerford Museum – West Somerset Rural Life Museum

The Old School, Allerford, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8HN.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The old school houses the museum where there are displays in what was the principal classroom of items of country life, of which many people can relate…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Bassetlaw Museum – Rural Heritage Centre

Amcott House, 40 Grove Street, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6LD.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The centre was built in 2008 and houses our extensive collection of items relating to farming and rural life. Agriculture and rural crafts have been crucial…

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Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia

Hall Lane, Upminster, Essex, RM14 1AU.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

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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House on the Hill Toy Museum

Mountfitchet Castle, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8SP.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop

The museum has over 70,000 individual toys on display ranging from humble homemade toys, Victorian toys when they were mainly only purchased by the rich…

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Redbourn Village Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

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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Timespan 2020

Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland, KW8 6JA.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Tolbooth Museum 2020

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Woodchurch Village Life Museum 2020

Susan's Hill, Woodchurch, Nr Ashford, Kent, TN26 3RE.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

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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Worcestershire County Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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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Washburn Heritage Centre 2020

Fewston , Harrogate, Yorkshire, HG3 1SU.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The Centre is 'a hidden gem' which features exhibitions that celebrate the heritage of the Washburn Valley. Through the ages the river has powered mills…

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Vale & Downland Museum 2020

Church Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8BL.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Among the different galleries to explore include industries related to tanning, sackcloth and rope-making, the history of Wantage Engineering and about…

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Usk Rural Life Museum 2020

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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

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Stranraer Museum 2020

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

  • Full disabled access

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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Somerset Rural Life Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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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Dean Heritage Centre 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Beck Isle Museum 2020

Wells Walk, Bridge Street, Pickering, Yorkshire, YO18 8DU.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Discover the history of Pickering; its people, trade and local industries. Explore period shops, bygones of a Victorian age, including a printer’s workshop,…

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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Museum 2020

Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QN.
Tel: 01694 781 307.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Offers a fascinating insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century, as farm life unfolds daily and the land around is worked by heavy horses.…

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural / Country Life

The Village Church Farm 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Swinford Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Full disabled access

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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Isle of Arran Heritage Museum 2020

Rosaburn, Brodick, Ayrshire, KA27 8DP.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The present group of buildings were a croft and smiddy, and include a farmhouse, cottage, bothy, milk house, laundry, stable, coach house and harness room.…

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Hornsea Museum 2020

11-17 Newbegin, Hornsea, Yorkshire, HU18 1AB.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Sited in an 18th century farmhouse and the two adjacent cottages, the award winning museum reflects village life in North Holderness over the centuries,…

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Highland Folk Museum 2020

Kingussie Road, Newtonmore, Highlands, PH20 1AY.
Tel: 01349 781 650.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

A flavour of how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s up until the 1950s through displays of over 30 historical buildings furnished them to…

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Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre 2020

Nr Heatherslaw, Ford, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TR.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The farm is set in a beautiful part of North Northumberland with breathtaking views as far as the Eildon Hills. Learn about the history of the heavy horse…

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From the Steam Heritage Shop

Reflections of Living Steam

A book of stunning photos of road and agricultural steam engines, photographed around 60 years ago by Barry J Finch, of engines both on the road and at…

£12.95

Steam at the Furrow

Steam ploughing at its best!

£12.00

July 2018

  • Aquarius – the water Bearer
  • Abbey Hill Rally
  • The Great North Heads South
  • The Circus on the Fair
  • The Law of Unintended Consequences
  • Remembering Trevithick
  • Medway Queen – Beside the Seaside

£4.25

September 2019

  • Sedgemoor Sojourn
  • Resurrected Robey – rebuilding a portable
  • Kings & Co. – one of Scotland's past aggregate hauliers
  • Norfolk's Forncett Industrial Museum
  • Moonraker’s Return – Aveling & Porter roller 11659 is back!
  • Sheffield’s Industrial Heritage – Shepherd Wheel & Abbeydale

£4.50

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