Museums, for an educational day out, across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
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.
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.
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.
Exploration, navigation and discovery are the key themes for 2019 at Penshurst Place and Gardens when it opens for the season in the February half term week with an enjoyable and educational ‘Around the World’ trail. Visitors can learn about some of the technology used in these early embarkments as they trek around the ancient grounds and use their best sleuthing skills to find all 8 pieces of hidden equipment and unravel the riddles within!
Travel Around The World garden trail
16th - 24th February, 10.30am until dusk