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Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery   

Our combination of permanent displays (many of them enjoyably interactive and 'hands on'), changing exhibitions and exciting events and workshops makes Tullie House a thriving centre of activity.

Westmorland Motor Museum   

At the Westmorland Motor Museum, the visitor can find restored and unrestored trucks and a collection of Automobilia.

Windermere Steamboat Centre   

Let us navigate you on a unique and historic journey to the Classic Steamboat Era at Windermere Steamboat Museum

Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum   

Abbot Hall in the English Lake District is one of Britain's finest small art galleries with important British works and a high quality exhibition programme.

Astley Hall   

Astley Hall dates back to Elizabethan times - with changes and additions over the centuries.

Bankfield Museum   

A Museum since 1887, Bankfield is now home to an internationally important collection of textiles and costumes from around the world.

Boat Museum   

Canal history comes alive through the world's largest floating collection of river and canal craft based in a historic dock complex.

Bolton Museum, Art Gallery & Aquarium   

Collections include archaeology, botany, social history, art, geology, zoology. Also the Aquarium.

Buxton Museum & Art Gallery   

The Museum & Art Gallery features geology, archaeology and history of the Peak District displayed in a seven section time tunnel - complete with sounds and smells!

Cars of The Stars Motor Museum   

The world famous Motor Museum featuring the actual cars from television and film,such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the James Bond collection Located in Keswick,Cumbria,England.

Cheshire Military Museum   

A museum remembering the history of the military units of Cheshire.

Cottage Museum   

The Cottage Museum is part of a small vernacular house of 1739, divided into two in the 19th century. It is furnished in the style of 1820 - 1850.

Cumberland Toy & Model Museum   

A national award-winning toy museum in Cumbria.

Derwent Gallery & Mineral Museum   

The museum exhibits some of the finest Northern England mineral specimens.

Eureka! The Museum For Children   

Eureka! is the interactive children's museum where you can touch, hear, smell, see and discover more than 400 hands-on exhibits.

Fleetwood Museum   

Discover this fascinating Museum, close to the quayside and overlooking Morecambe Bay. Fleetwood Museum brings to life the history of Fleetwood and the Lancashire Coast.

Gawthorpe Hall   

Gawthorpe Hall was built between 1600 and 1605 for the Shuttleworth family who had already been at Gawthorpe for over 200 years.

Holker Hall and Gardens   

Three superb attractions within one glorious setting - a day at Holker combines a visit to the magnificent Hall, a walk of discovery and inspiration in the spectacular gardens and the opportunity to visit the Lakeland Motor Museum, Cumbria Tourist Board's Attraction of the Year 2000.

The Island's Treasure House   

Isle of Man Cultural Heritage - Manx National Heritage, protecting, presenting and promoting the unique cultural and historical heritage of the Isle of Man through the Story of Mann and one of the richest historic landscapes in Europe

Kendal Museum   

One of the oldest museums in the country - founded in 1796.

Keswick Museum & Art Gallery   

A Victorian experience not to be missed. Keswick's surprising past, from industrial mining centre to peaceful tourist town, is revealed in this fine example of a late Victorian Museum.

Labour History Archive and Study Centre   

Web site of the People's History Museum.

Lancaster City Museum   

The City Museum is housed in Lancaster's former Town Hall, built in 1781.

Lancaster Maritime Museum   

Includes displays on the history of the Port of Lancaster and the local ecology.

Laurel & Hardy Museum   

The world famous museum devoted to Laurel & Hardy in Ulverston, the town where Stan was born on 16th June 1890.

Macclesfield Silk Museum   

From Cocoon to Loom, the story of Silk in Macclesfield. A visit to the Silk Museum and the fully restored Paradise Mill offers you a unique history of the English Silk town and a fascinating insight into the production of this glamorous fabric.

National Museum of Photography Film & Television   

Founded in 1983, the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television quickly became the most visited national museum outside London, attracting approximately 750,000 visitors each year.

Ordsall Hall   

A taste of Tudor life.

Pump House People's History Museum   

The People's History Museum is the national centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in Britain.

Ribchester Roman Museum   

Ribchester Roman Museum is located in the picturesque village of Ribchester which is set in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley.

Rossendale Museum   

Rossendale Museum is housed in a 19th century mill owner's residence built in 1840 for the Hardman family, overlooking their woollen mill at New Hall Hey.

Saddleworth Museum & Art Gallery   

Saddleworth Museum and Art Gallery is full of intriguing objects from the past and tells the story of the people who have created Saddleworth's landscape and character.

Salford Museum & Art Gallery   

Stroll down our Victorian Street, Lark Hill Place, admiring the Landau Carriages and discover our Victorian heritage first hand.

The Salt Museum   

The Salt Museum works to conserve and promote the history of the Cheshire salt industry.

Senhouse Roman Museum   

This museum contains the largest grouping of Roman military altar stones and inscriptions from any site in Britain and unique examples of Celtic religious sculpture.

Tabley House Collection   

Tabley House was designed by John Carr of York for Sir Peter Byrne Leicester, and completed in 1769.

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