Museums

Museums, for an educational day out, across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

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Manx Museum logo
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Spend a day at Manx Museum

The Isle of Man is situated in the Irish Sea, almost equidistant from Ireland, Scotland and England. Its easy access by sea has led to a rich archaeological and cultural heritage reflecting over 10,000 years of human occupation and contact with its neighbours.

It was an independent kingdom under a Norse dynasty from about 1000 until 1268 and then held by English lords until formally taken into the care of
the English Crown in 1765.

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John Bunyan Museum
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John Bunyan Museum tells the story of the Bedford man who wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress, one of the greatest novels in the English language. During his remarkable life Bunyan was a soldier, tinker, preacher and dissenter, spending 12 years in Bedford prison for illegal preaching. Museum visitors walk through Bunyan’s life and times; see 17th Century Bedford, hear Bunyan tell his story, and visit him in prison.

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Artist bringing artwork to life
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A new augmented reality artwork will bring the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs to life like never before. Acclaimed artist Jason Wilsher-Mills worked with descendants of the Tolpuddle Martyrs to create a new artwork for Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum in Dorchester, Dorset.

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The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry heads to New Lanark
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With just 2 week to go, New Lanark prepares to turn their Exhibition Gallery into the home of the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry. Scots have migrated all over the world and have often had a profound impact on the areas where they settled. The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry project brings together stories from such communities, documenting their Scottish connections in 305 embroidered panels.  

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Staff at Ironbridge Gorge Museums
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The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are inviting mums to enjoy a day out as their guest on Mothering Sunday, 31 March, when accompanied by another full-paying visitor. This free entry offer includes Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Museum of The Gorge and Enginuity. 

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