museums and attractions

Country Life

Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

156 High Street, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6DH.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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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Bedale Museum

Bedale Hall, North End, Bedale, Yorkshire, DL8 1AA.

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

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  • 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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Barn Museum

Tannaghmore Gardens, Craigavon, Co. Armagh, BT66 6LF.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The museum houses the agricultural and social history collections of Craigavon Museum. There are displays on domestic life in rural areas, blacksmithing,…

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Auchindrain Museum

Auchindrain, Furnace, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8WD.

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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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Arlington Court & National Trust Carriage Museum

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

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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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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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Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum

Curraghboy, Athlone, Co. Roscommon, IRELAND.

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The collection deals with Farm & Folk life in Ireland from the 18th century to the recent past, and includes horse-drawn machinery, tradesman's tools and…

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Ceredigion Museum

Coliseum, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SY23 2AQ.

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  • Part disabled access

The museum is housed in a beautifully preserved Edwardian theatre and is home to a wide variety of well-presented displays which cover all sorts of topics…

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Garvagh Museum & Heritage Centre

142a Main Street, Garvagh, Co. Londonderry, BT51 5AE.

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The museum is a rural folk museum in the Bann Valley, which includes a chaff cutter, pony cart, agricultural tools and many items from the past. It is…

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Pollock’s Toy Museum

1 Scala Street, London, Greater London, W1T 2HL.

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It is a collection of mainly Victorian toys. On display in six small rooms and two winding staircases are dolls, teddy bears, tin toys, folk toys, toys…

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Lilliput Doll & Toy Museum

High Street, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0DJ.

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It now holds over 2,000 items, dating from 2000BC to 1950 including a number of unique and rare exhibits and well-known cartoon characters from the past.…

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House on the Hill Toy Museum

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

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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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Garioch Heritage Centre

Loco Works Road, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 4FY.

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  • Part disabled access

It tells the story of life in the Garioch, from the early 20th century to the present day. See what life was like in a Loco Works colony house or a dairy…

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Museum of Gardening

South Downs Heritage Centre, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks, East Sussex, BN6 9LY .

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This new museum is devoted to vintage lawnmowers and old tools to do with the upkeep of gardening. The charity is dedicated to Edwin Beard Budding, a much…

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Lydd Town Museum

The Old Fire Station, Queens Road, Lydd, Kent, TN29 9HL.

Exhibits of local interest and an original 'Merryweather' 1890 fire manual, horse bus c.1900 and 1920s Landau Dungeness beach cart, agricultural and fishing…

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Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre

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

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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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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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Dalbeattie Museum

81 High Street, Dalbeattie, Dumfriesshire, DG5 4BT.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Chipping Norton Museum

4 High Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5AD.

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.

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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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