Museums

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

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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 

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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.

 

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‘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.

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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.

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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…