museums and attractions

Country Life

Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

156 High Street, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6DH.
Tel: 01899 221 050.

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  • Full disabled access

The Museum explores 14,000 years of rural and small town life in Upper Clydesdale, and focuses on the people who have lived and worked in the area up to…

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Arlington Court & National Trust Carriage Museum

Arlington, Nr Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LP.
Tel: 01271 850 296.

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  • Part disabled access

Regency house and estate. The house contains objects d’art and a collection of model ships and, in the stables, an extensive collection of horse-drawn…

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Bedale Museum

Bedale Hall, North End, Bedale, Yorkshire, DL8 1AA.
Tel: 01677 427 516.

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  • Part disabled access

Many items from local donations, and the museum has grown to become a collection of bygones, including tools, lamps, record books, accounts and wartime…

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Beck Isle Museum

Wells Walk, Pickering, Yorkshire, YO18 8DU.
Tel: 01751 473 653.

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Housed in what is thought to be the first Agricultural College in England. Designed by William Marshall, this fine Listed building is Pickering’s hidden…

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Auchindrain Museum

Auchindrain, Furnace, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XN.
Tel: 01499 500 235.

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  • Part disabled access

This is an extraordinary attraction which brings a historic “farming village” back to life. On entering the Township visitors step back in time to…

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Atholl Country Life Museum

Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5SP.
Tel: 01796 481 232.

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The White Horse welcomes visitors to the museum which was once the village school, where among the exhibits are Scotland’s only stuffed Highland cow,…

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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Museum

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

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Agricultural museum showing farming before the advent of tractor power with Shire horses used for all farming tasks. Traditional breeds of livestock on…

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Isle of Arran Heritage Museum

Rosaburn, Brodick, Ayrshire, KA27 8DP.
Tel: 01770 302 636.

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  • 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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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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Timespan

Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland, KW8 6JA.
Tel: 01431 821 327.

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  • 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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Sligo Folk Park

Millview House, Ardkeeran, Riverstown, Co. Sligo, .
Tel: 00 353 71 916 5001.

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Located in the beautiful village of Riverstown, Co. Sligo, this community based attraction provides a true experience of rural life and Irish heritage…

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Bunratty Folk Park

Bunratty, Nr Limerick, Co. Clare, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 61 360 788.

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  • Part disabled access

Set on 26 acres, is a stunning recreation of 19th century Ireland and features various types of farmhouses, a church, a magical walled garden and village…

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East Cowes Heritage Centre

No.8 Clarence Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6EP.
Tel: 01983 280 310.

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Since 1992 it has been the Heritage Centre and tells the history of the town with displays, maps, models and photographs. The last 200 years is portrayed…

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Glencoe Folk Museum

Main Street, Glencoe Village, Highlands, PH49 4HS.
Tel: 01855 811 664.

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The museum contains a large variety of artefacts mainly collected locally, of interest to anyone curious about how Glencoe’s people lived in the past.…

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Richmondshire Museum

Ryders Wynd, Richmond, Yorkshire, DL10 4JA.
Tel: 01748 825 611.

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  • Part disabled access

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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Dulverton Heritage Centre

Fores Street, Dulverton, Devon, TA22 9EZ.
Tel: 000.

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Gives visitors a taste of old Dulverton, with a working model of Dulverton Railway Station.

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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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Ramsey Rural Museum

Wood Lane, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2XD.
Tel: 01487 815 715.

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Housed in 17th century farm buildings, collections include a wide variety of agricultural implements and tools used by local craftsmen, together with well…

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Worcestershire County Museum

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

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An Interesting collection of private carriages, carts, wagons and a gypsy caravans together with agricultural and domestic tools, etc.

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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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Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 3RH.
Tel: 01642 527 375.

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Nestled alongside the River Tees, Preston Hall, a former Georgian gentleman’s residence and former home of industrial magnate Robert Ropner, houses a…

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Pitstone Green Museum

Vicarage Road, Pitstone, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, LU7 9EY.
Tel: 01582 605 464.

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  • Part disabled access

Agricultural and local craft museum in original 1830s buildings including 17th century timbered barn. Exhibits include large Crossley gas engine, vintage…

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National Museum of Rural Life

Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, G76 9HR.
Tel: 0300 123 6789.

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  • Part disabled access

1950s working farm with animals and farm experts on hand; an award-winning museum building telling the story of the Scottish countryside and its evolution.

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Sacrewell

Thornhaugh, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6HJ.
Tel: 01780 782 254.

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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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