museums and attractions

Country Life

Dalbeattie Museum

81 High Street, Dalbeattie, Dumfriesshire, DG5 4BT.
Tel: 01556 611 657.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Tommy Henderson's dream of a museum started with his private collection of memorabilia that he gifted to the museum to encourage visitors and locals through…

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Newton Stewart Museum

St John's Church, York Road, Newton Stewart, Dumfriesshire, DG8 6HH.
Tel: 01671 401 048.

  • Parking

The museum is home to a large collection of artefacts, all set in their own section: Nursery; Tradesman's Tools; Carpentry; Diary; Kitchen Smithy; Fabrics…

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Erewash Museum

High Street, Ilkeston , Derbyshire, DE7 5JA.
Tel: 0115 907 1141.

  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

There's plenty to discover and learn about, from local industry such as coal mining and Stanton Ironworks, to how the Victorians lived, worked and played.…

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The Hub Museum

Goods Shed, Station Yard, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3HN.
Tel: 01434 381 609.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

The ultimate visitor experience, encompassing the history of Alston Moor as depicted through an amazing collection of vintage vehicles, photographs and…

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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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Chipping Norton Museum

4 High Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5AD.
Tel: 01608 641 712.

The museum houses a large collection of artefacts related to Chipping Norton and its activities.

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Glencoe Folk Museum

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

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop

Set within traditional 18th century thatched cottages, Glencoe Folk Museum holds an eclectic array of objects celebrating local heritage and providing…

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Woodchurch Village Life Museum

Susans Hill, Woodchurch, Nr Ashford, Kent, TN26 3RE.
Tel: 01233 860 240.

  • 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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Hornsea Museum

11-17 Newbegin, Hornsea, Yorkshire, HU18 1AB.
Tel: 01964 533 443.

  • 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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Breamore Countryside Museum

Breamore House, Nr Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2DF.
Tel: 01725 512 468.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

The museum provides a fascinating insight into the days when the village was self-sufficient. It has a fine collection of steam powered farm machinery,…

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Redbourn Museum

Silk Mill House,, The Common, Redbourn, Hertfordshire, AL3 7NB.
Tel: 01582 793 397.

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

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Museum of East Anglian Life

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Usk Rural Life Museum

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

  • 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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Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia

Hall Lane, Upminster, Essex, RM14 1AU.
Tel: 01708 500 600.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

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

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Trowbridge Museum

Shires Shopping Centre, Court Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8AT.
Tel: 01225 751 339.

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  • Full disabled access

1,000 years of the history of Wiltshire’s County Town, from its Saxon estate, Medieval Castle and as the centre of West of England woollen cloth production…

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Timespan

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

  • 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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Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

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

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  • 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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The Village Church Farm

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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Worcestershire County Museum

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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

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Stranraer Museum

The Old Town Hall, 55 George Street, Stranraer, Dumfriesshire, DG9 7JP.
Tel: 01776 705 088.

  • 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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Auchindrain Museum

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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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Swinford Museum

Burford Road, Filkins, Lechlade, Oxfordshire, GL7 3JW.
Tel: 01367 860 504.

  • 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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Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

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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Somerset Rural Life Museum

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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