Museums

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

Travel ‘Around the World’ this February half term at Penshurst Place & Gardens

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

Children at Penshurst Place & Gardens

Perth Museum and Art Gallery shares history behind merchants and makers

Perth's merchants and craftspeople are being celebrated in a new summer exhibition which digs deep into the history of the city.

By Hammer and Hand, running from June 30 to September 30 at Perth Museum and Art Gallery, is free and brings to life the people who formed the backbone of Perth's economy. The exhibition draws on archives, artwork and significant objects which bring their history and importance to life.

Land Of Lost Content Museum

It is 16 years since Stella Mitchell and her husband Dave moved 32 truckloads of mannequins and memories up to Shropshire from the South Coast. The Land of Lost Content Museum began to take shape in its new home in Craven Arms  from December 2002, finally opening by Easter 2003.

Since then the museum has been visited by many thousands of tourists and appreciative locals. Stella is quite a well-known 

personality, having become famous for Quiz Nights and as a speaker to groups and societies all over Shropshire and 

Crich Tramway Village

There’s so much to learn and enjoy for all the family – including your dog!

 

Come and experience a trip back in time, to the home of the National Tramway Museum.  Vintage trams transport you along the period street into open countryside with breathtaking views of the Derwent Valley, and you can take as many rides as you wish during the day.

 

Blists Hill Victorian Town Holds its first Steampunk Weekend Festival

‘The Town that Never Was’ 1st – 2nd July

Steampunks and their friends are invited to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the weekend of 1st and 2nd July for its first ever Steampunk Festival. The fantastical ‘Town that Never Was’ day and evening event is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Green Tourism GOLD for Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre

Manchester United's Museum and Tour Centre at Old Trafford has been recognised for its commitment to ‘green business' with a recent award from not-for-profit sustainability accreditation programme, Green Tourism.

Achieving the highest standard GOLD accolade the award winning tourist attraction has worked to increase sustainability across the business - from the kitchen to the stadium.

Every aspect of the building and management has implemented new practices to ensure savings are met on energy usage, wastage costs and bills.

The Edinburgh dungeon welcomes cast of wonderfully wicked women

Is it time for your royal appointment?

Scotland is home to some of the world's most wicked women, and joining the cast at The Edinburgh Dungeon, is one of the nation’s most notoriously feisty females – Mary Queen of Scots. 

Branded wicked by many of her contemporaries and ultimately given the chop  by her cousin - Queen Elizabeth I - Mary has divided opinions for centuries. Now, The Edinburgh Dungeon’s new summer show – Wicked Women – is set to settle the debate for good… 

Competition now closed - Win A Family Ticket To Visit Amberley Museum During The 2017 Season

Win A Family Ticket To Visit Amberley Museum During The 2017 Season

Amberley Museum is an amazing place tucked away in the South Downs between Storrington and Arundel, with a focus on industrial and transport history, with over 40 buildings. Most days the bus service is running as well as the narrow gauge railway which takes visitors from near the entrance right to the far end where the electricity, communications and railway exhibition halls can be found.

Amberley Museum Kilns Exhibition

‘The doctor will see you now’ Pump Room museum reveals medical measures from the 1920s

How sickness and injuries were treated nearly 100 years ago will be revealed at the Royal Pump Rooms Museum in Harrogate on Friday 13th May.

From 6pm – 8pm, young visitors will have the opportunity to step back in time to find out what medicine and treatments were like back in the 1920s.

Aimed at families and pre-teens, when visitors arrive at the museum they will be given a ‘character card’ containing a description of an illness which is ‘theirs’ for the evening.

British Museum brings Renaissance treasures into the 21st century with its new permanent digital interactive exhibit

The British Museum has launched a permanent interactive digital exhibit to bring its Renaissance treasures to life for visitors to itsnewly developed Waddesdon Bequest collection and Enlightenment galleries.

AllofUs created the bespoke interactive digital display and designed it to sympathetically fit with the historical features of the galleries.