museums and attractions

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Garvagh Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

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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Garioch Heritage Centre 2020

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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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Erewash Museum 2020

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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Enniscoe Museum – Mayo North Heritage Centre 2020

Enniscoe, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo, IRELAND.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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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East Cowes Heritage Centre 2020

8 Clarence Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6EP.

  • Part disabled access

Tells the history of the town with displays, maps, models and photographs. Trace the development of the LIFU steam vehicle factory, as well as shipbuilding.…

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Easdale Island Folk Museum 2020

Easdale Island, Nr Oban, Argyll, PA34 4TB.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Easdale Island was famous in the 18th century for its slate industry. The museum displays a range of topics from the slate industry, army volunteers, education,…

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Dulverton Heritage Centre 2020

Fores Street, Dulverton, Devon, TA22 9EZ.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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

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Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum 2020

Curraghboy, Athlone, Co. Roscommon, IRELAND.

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  • Part disabled access

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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Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country LIfe 2020

Dalgarven, Nr Kilwinning, Ayrshire, KA13 6PL.
Tel: 01294 552 448.

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  • Part disabled access

The restored four storey mill was built in 1640 and is powered by a six metre undershot waterwheel. It is one of the oldest and tallest grain mills surviving…

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Dales Countryside Museum 2020

Station Yard, Burtersett Road, Hawes, Yorkshire, DL8 3NT.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The museum is in the former Victorian railway station at Hawes with carriages and steam locomotive at the platform, and tells the fascinating story of…

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Dalbeattie Museum 2020

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

  • 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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Cornish Heritage Museum

Dairyland Farm World, Tresillian Barton, Summercourt, Nr Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5AA.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Displays of Cornish rural heritage from the 1800s onwards, also there is a good display of tractors and engines in the Old Timers Tractor House.

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Arlington Court & National Trust Carriage Museum 2020

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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 over 40 horse-drawn…

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Chipping Norton Museum 2020

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

  • Souvenir Shop

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

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Ceredigion Museum 2020

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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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Campbeltown Heritage Centre 2020

Lorne Street Church, Big Kiln Street, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6JF.

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  • Refreshments

Explores the key themes that have influenced the area: farming, fishing, distilling, mining and the military. Some of the themes are also addressed by…

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Bygones 2020

Fore Street, St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4PR.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Former cinema now contains a recreated Victorian Street of shops fully stocked with period display. Also standard gauge 0-4-0ST locomotive and extensive…

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Breamore Countryside Museum 2020

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Full 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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Barn Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
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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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1940s Swansea Bay 2020

Baldwins Crescent, Crymlyn Burrows, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 8PT.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Step Back In Time to learn about life on the Home Front during World War Two. Walk through our 1940s street, watch news reels from the start to end of…

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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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Washburn Heritage Centre

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

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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South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre

The Old Grammar School, Church Road, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 3FJ.

Explore the quirky timber-framed Tudor school house, where a fantastic collection of local history and archaeology awaits you. Situated beside the Parish…

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