Museums & Galleries

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Why not take the opportunity next weekend to visit one of the fabulous wealth of museums and galleries on offer nationwide.

Museums

There are lots of different types of museums, from traditional established ones housed in historical buildings dating back to the 1900’s to new venues located in modern contemporary premises.

In London visit The Science Museum, The Imperial War Museum, The Natural History Museum, & The British Museum

Many of the country’s National Museums are outside London, visit the National Museum of Photography - Bradford, The Royal Armouries – Leeds, or the National Railway Museum- York,

Living & Open Air Museums worth a visit include the Black Country Living Museum - in the Midlands, Beamish – The North of England Open Air Museum in the North East , and Chiltern Open Air Museum in Buckinghamshire.

Museums celebrating our rich transportation heritage include the Crich Tramway Village – Derbyshire, Imperial War Museum- Duxford and The National Motor Museum - Hampshire housing Lord Montagu’s famous car collection

There are museums which appeal to all ages – especially for the children why not visit Eureka – The Museum for Children in Halifax or The Teddy Bear Museum – Stratford Upon Avon.

Galleries

A weekend stroll around a gallery can be an educational and uplifting experience. Galleries vary from long established ones housed in grand old historic buildings to the more recent contemporary breed, epitomized by The Tate.

In the north and midlands visit The Lowry – Manchester, The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art – Newcastle or Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

In London and the South The National Portrait Gallery , The Tate, The Hayward Gallery , Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery and The Ashmolean – Oxford are all must see galleries.

  • British Museum
  • Beamish
  • The Baltic
  • Science Museum
  • National Gallery