Museums

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

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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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Children at Penshurst Place & Gardens
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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

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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.

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