museums and attractions

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Aerospace Bristol

Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol, Bristol, BS34 5BZ.
Tel: 01179 315 315.

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The stunning centrepiece is Concorde Alpha Foxtrot: the last of the iconic supersonic passenger jets to be built and the last to fly. It's a chance to…

Transport / Aircraft

South Foreland Lighthouse

The Front, St Margaret's Bay, Dover, Kent, CT15 6HP.
Tel: 01304 853 281.

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A landmark of the White Cliffs, the Victorian lighthouse was built to warn mariners of shifting sands and guide them through the Strait of Dover. A place…

Transport / Maritime

Souter Lighthouse & The Leas

Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6 7NH.
Tel: 0191 529 3161.

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Hooped in red & white and standing proud on the coastline midway between the Tyne and the Wear. Souter was the first lighthouse in the world designed and…

Transport / Maritime

RAF Defford Museum

Croome (National Trust), Nr High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW.
Tel: 01905 371 006.

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The museum tells the fascinating story of RAF Defford during World War 2 and the Cold War years, and its vital role in the flight testing of secret radar…

Transport / Aircraft

Bicton Park & Countryside Museum

East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7BG.
Tel: 01395 568 465.

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The museum is packed with nostalgic delights for all generations including traction engines, vintage machinery, traditional tools, tractors and domestic…

Transport / Road / Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Building 134, Bentwaters Parks, Rendlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2TW.
Tel: 07588 877 020.

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Based in the former USAF hardened command post on the former Bentwaters airfield, and is believed to be the only such building open to the public in the…

Transport / Aircraft

Bentley Priory Museum

Mansion House Drive, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 3FB .
Tel: 020 8950 5526.

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The fascinating story of the beautiful Grade II* Listed country house, focussing on its role as Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain.…

Transport / Aircraft

Bentley Motor Museum

Harveys Lane, Nr Halland, East Sussex, BN8 5AF.
Tel: 01825 840 573.

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A unique collection of cars, motorcycles, cycles and vehicles, which span over 100 years of road transport history. Most of the exhibits are privately…

Transport / Road

BDAC – Old Sarum Airfield Museum

Hangar 1 South, Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6DZ.
Tel: 01722 323 636.

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A collection of aircraft, cockpits, weapons, trials equipment and models. Take a tour or sit in powered cockpits and aircraft. Watch the light aircraft…

Transport / Aircraft

Battlesbridge Motorcycle Museum

Muggeridge Farm, Maltings Road, Battlesbridge, Essex, SS11 7RF.
Tel: 01268 769 900.

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A small informal museum of two halls containing over forty motorcycles and hundreds of exhibits illustrating motoring history.

Transport / Road

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

RAF Coningsby, Dogdyke Road, Coningsby, Lincolnshire, LN4 4SY.
Tel: 01522 782 040.

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Europe’s only airworthy Lancaster, together with five Spitfires, two Hurricanes and a Dakota. Hanger tours with knowledgeable guides. Telephone for availability…

Transport / Aircraft

Balloch Steam Slipway

The Pier, Pier Road, Balloch, Dunbartonshire, G83 8QX.
Tel: 01389 711 865.

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Original winchhouse and slipway, built 1902. Audio visual & interactive displays. See website for “in steam” days. Next to paddle steamer 'Maid of…

Transport / Maritime

Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum

Stockley Lane, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0NF.
Tel: 01249 813 119.

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Collection of 120 classic and vintage cars, and 30 motorcycles from 1924 through to 1983.

Transport / Road

Aston Martin Heritage Trust Museum

Dorchester Road, Drayton St Leonard, Oxfordshire, OX10 7BG.
Tel: 01865 400 414.

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Dedicated to preserving and interpreting the significant historic heritage of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. The car collection is Aston Martin's living heritage,…

Transport / Road

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

Ardnamurchan Point, Kilchoan, Acharacle, Argyll, PH36 4LN.
Tel: 01972 510 210.

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Soars to a height of 120ft. It was designed and built in 1849 by Alan Stevenson, uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson, whose family designed most of Scotland’s…

Transport / Maritime

Arctic Corsair

Rear of Streetlife Museum, High Street, Hull, Yorkshire, HU1 1PS.
Tel: 01482 300 300.

Hull’s last sidewinder trawler. The crew conduct guided tours (access is limited) where you’ll hear all about life at sea and the dangers deep sea…

Transport / Maritime

Arbroath Signal Tower Museum

Ladyloan, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 1PU.
Tel: 01241 435 329.

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The museum is located near Arbroath's picturesque and busy harbour, in a complex of buildings which were originally used as the shore station and family…

Transport / Maritime

Anderton Boat Lift

Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW.
Tel: 01606 786 777.

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The lift was built in 1875 to enable boats to be transferred between the Trent & Mersey Canal and the River Weaver. An impressive structure otherwise known…

Transport / Maritime

Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum

Ferry Road, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6NG.
Tel: 01502 723 200.

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The museum is full of items of local history, both of the lifeboat and the building in the form of various artefacts connected to the industry, and an…

Transport / Maritime

Aldridge Transport Museum

Shenstone Drive (off Northgate), Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 8TP.
Tel: 01922 454 761.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The museum houses a wide collection of vehicles including buses, coaches and commercials, all with a West Midlands connection. There are also vehicles…

Transport / Road

Airworld Aviation Museum

Caernarfon Airport, Dinas Dinlle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 5TP.
Tel: 01286 832 154.

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The museum is located on the airfield of the former RAF Llandwrog, and has an impressive collection of aircraft and aviation memorabilia, including a D.H.…

Transport / Aircraft

Airborne Assault

Building 213, North Base, Imperial War Museum Duxford, Nr Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR.
Tel: 01223 839 909.

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It is the Regimental Museum of The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces, and tells the stories of the soldiers who go to War from the air. They played…

Transport / Aircraft

AeroVenture – South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

Dakota Way, Airborne Road, Doncaster, Yorkshire, DN4 7NW.
Tel: 01302 761 616.

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A collection of aircraft from the first airshow in Britain at Doncaster Racecourse in 1909, to modern fast jets and civil light aircraft. With aircraft…

Transport / Aircraft

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Shiprow, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11 5BY.
Tel: 01224 337 700.

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  • Part disabled access

The museum tells the story of the city's long relationship with the Sea, and houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing…

Transport / Maritime

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