Heart of England > Places to Visit > Museums


Harborough Museum   

Local Museum of Market Harborough, including Symington Collection of Corsetry.

Harrington Aviation Museums   

Depicting the clandestine & secret operations carried out from Harrington & Tempsford Airfields during WW2; Thor Rockets; The Royal Observer Corps; and air war in Northamptonshire

Hereford Cathedral   

Standing on the peaceful banks of the beautiful River Wye, Hereford Cathedral occupies a site on which cathedral buildings have stood since Saxon times. The Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition is in the Cathedral.

Hereford Cider Museum   

Cider Museum and Distillery based in Hereford, UK. Visit in person, or online. Find out all about cider making, buy cider or cider brandy.

Life in a Lens Museum of Photography   

The Victorian House Museum of Popular Photography and Old Tiimes in Matlock Bath. Something for all the family, mannequins in period cloths, cameras, lantern slides, postcards – unique atmosphere.

Lunt Roman Fort   

The Lunt Roman fort is in Baginton, near Coventry and is a partial reconstruction of the fort that was established there in 64AD following the Boudiccan rebellion.

Lydney Park Gardens   

An enchanting, secluded wooded valley with lakes, carpeted with daffodils, primroses and bluebells and filled with a profusion of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, acers and other flowering shrubs and trees. There is also a Roman Settlement.

Manor House Museum (Kettering)   

Information on Leisure, history, business, entertainment, the community and the council. Includes information on Council Services.

Mary Arden's House And Countryside Museum   

The farmhouse at Wilmcote, just three miles outside Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare’s mother, is now a countryside museum; devoted to showing country life from Tudor times to the present day.

Melton Carnegie Museum   

This exciting newly refurbished museum contains informative and innovative displays about the rich and varied heritage of Melton Mowbray and the surrounding area, a temporary exhibition space and an area for local groups to put on displays.

Museum of Cannock Chase   

For a great day out why not visit the Museum of Cannock Chase? There's lots to see and do, whether it is a walk down 'memory lane', through the domestic life and coal mining galleries, or a ramble over the Hednesford Hills

Museum of Oxford   

Housed in the historic Town Hall, the Museum of Oxford tells the story of the city and the University using finds from local archaeological excavations including an outstanding Medieval collection.

Nash's House and New Place   

At the end of Chapel Street, you will find the beautiful old building from the sixteenth century, known as Nash’s House. In the garden, you can see the foundations of New Place - Shakespeare's fine house.

National Gas Museum   

The Gas Museum Leicester, UK. Guided tours around many exhibits from the Gas industry.

National Tramway Museum   

National Tramway Museum contains history, information and images for visitors, schools, education and picture buyers.

National Trust Museum of Childhood   

Situated in the 19th century service wing of Sudbury Hall, the Museum contains fascinating displays about children from the 18th century onwards.

National Waterways Museum (Gloucester)   

Welcome to the award winning National Waterways Museum based at Gloucester in South west England.

Northampton Central Museum & Art Gallery   

Fascinating footwear worn throughout the ages is just one of the many attractions in the museum.

Oxfordshire Museum   

Opening in the summer of 2001, the Environmental change galleries of the Oxfordshire Museum complere the refurbishment programme started in 1998.

Pickford's House Museum   

The official website of Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Using museum specimens and data to help people to understand, enjoy, and appreciate the culture, heritage and environment of Derby and its people.

Pitt Rivers Museum   

Museum of Anthropology and World Archaeology.

Project Timescape   

Discover the history of the Wittenham Clumps. Handle ancient artifacts, come face-to-face with skeletons and learn about the future of the landscape with interactive activities.

Red House Stables Working Carriage Museum   

Red House Stables Working Carriage Museum has one of the finest collections of original horse drawn vehicles and equipment in Britain.

Royal Air Force Museum   

The Royal Air Force Museum is Britain's only national museum dedicated wholly to aviation.

Rugby School Museum   

Visit Rugby School, the birthplace of Rugby Football.

Rutland County Museum   

The Rutland County Museum is a warm ironstone building, erected in 1794-95 on the site of maltings by Sir Gerard Noel Edwards.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace   

The "Man of the Milennium" William Shakespeare was born in this house in 1564.

Shrewsbury Castle and The Shropshire Regimental Museum   

Shropshire Regimental Museum houses the collections of the four Shropshire Regiments - King's Shropshire light Infantry, Shropshire Yeomanry, Shropshire Royal Horse Artillery and 4th Bn King's Shropshire Light Infantry TA.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery (Rowley's House)   

Rocks, Romans, China and Costume, Mediaeval Shrewsbury and Shropshire Wildlife.

Snibston Discovery Park   

Here you can discover science and industry, fashion and textiles and the environment with popular "hands-on" exhibits interpreting real objects that tell the story of the working lives of Leicestershire people.

Stafford Castle & Visitors Centre   

This prominent vantage point and strategic site was quickly recognised by the Normans, who built a huge timber fortress here by 1100 AD.

Vina Cooke Museum of Dolls & Bygone Childhood   

The Museum houses a large collection of dolls from the 18th century to the present day in a late 17th century Dower house and former rectory of considerable interest.

Witney & District Museum   

Opened in 1996, the Witney & District Museum is situated in the centre of the town, along the High Street. The large ground floor gallery houses a long term exhibition, showing the history of Witney and the surrounding area.

Worcester Museum of Local Life   

Designed and maintained by Museum staff, the site aims to provide you with the very latest news on exhibitions, activities and events.

Worcestershire County Museum   

Hartlebury Castle, home to the Bishops of Worcester for over a thousand years. In the former servants' quarters of the North Wing a wide range of permanent exhibitions show the past lives of the county's inhabitants

Abington Museum   

A 15th century manor house, once the home of Shakespeare's granddaughter, Elizabeth Bernard, who is buried in the nearby church. It is now a museum.

The Ancient High House   

Stafford's Ancient High House has been one of the most important buildings of the town for over four hundred years.

Bass Museum   

The Bass Museum of Brewing Heritage.

Bedford Museum   

Housed in the former Higgins and Sons Brewery, Bedford Museum is situated within the picturesque gardens of Bedford Castle.

Birmingham & Midland Museum of Transport   

The web site of the Birmingham and Midland Museum of Transport, which is the regional transport museum for Birmingham and the Midlands.

Black Country Living Museum   

Black Country Living Museum, The museum occupies a twenty six acre urban heritage park in the shadow of Dudley Castle in the centre of the Black Country conurbation of two million people.

Broadfield House Glass Museum   

Situated in the historic Glass Quarter, Broadfield House celebrates the magical art of glassmaking.

Broadway Teddy Bear Museum   

Welcome to our magical world of everlasting childhood, set in the picturesque village of Broadway in the heart of the Cotswolds. Visit hundreds of well-loved antique and collectors' teddy bears, dolls and toys.

Bygones Museum   

Step back in time and enjoy a relaxing insight into the way things used to be.

The Canal Museum   

Housed in a restored cornmill in the picturesque village of Stoke Bruerne, the museum collection vividly portrays the heritage of 200 years of inland waterways.

Cogges Manor Farm Museum   

Come to Cogges to discover life in rural Oxfordshire in Victorian times. You step back in time when you enter the beautiful farmstead with its original Cotswold buildings.

The Donington Grand Prix Collection   

The Donington Grand Prix Collection is, quite simply, the largest collection of Grand Prix racing cars in the world.

Edward Jenner Museum   

Your front door to the world of Dr Edward Jenner, one of the world's greatest scientists.

The Elgar Birthplace Museum   

Edward Elgar - Web site of The Elgar Society, Elgar Birthplace and Elgar Foundation

Framework Knitters Museum   

Ruddington Framework Knitters' Museum.

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