Museums & Art Galleries Derbyshire

Toys of Yesteryear
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Toys of Yesteryear
TOYS of YESTERYEAR is a fantastic collection of Vintage Toys from around the turn of the century (1900) to the mid 1970's. It takes you back to your childhood days and helps you to re-live your childhood memories. We have over 6000 toys on display. Some of them can be seen working. These working models include Meccano, Hornby, Steiff,...
Temple Mine - Matlock Bath
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Temple Mine - Matlock Bath
Visit Temple Mine which was acquired by the ancient custom of 'Nicking'. The mine has been worked since 1922 for fluorite and lead ore and shows a variety of mining methods have been used. Temple Mine is a working 1920s lead and fluorspar mine, just across the road from the Museum. A guide will take you around the mine, providing an authentic...
Peak District Lead Mining Museum
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Peak District Lead Mining Museum
The Museum houses thousands of items, relics of the lost lead industry, which are explained and interpreted in an imaginative and thought-provoking exhibition. These include hundreds of rock and mineral specimens from around the world. Interactive exhibits and climbing tunnels, provide something for the young and the young at heart. ...
Crich Tramway Village - Matlock
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Crich Tramway Village - Matlock
Voted East Midlands ‘Best Day Out’ by viewers of BBC East Midlands Today, Crich Tramway Village has developed into one of Derbyshire's most unique family attractions. Trams run to and fro down a cobbled street past the former Derby Assembly rooms before passing under the Bowes-Lyon Bridge and climbing a mile and a half of track that...
Strutts North Mill
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Strutts North Mill
Jedediah Strutt began building mills here from 1776. The original North Mill was completed in 1786 but was destroyed by fire in 1803. Its replacement, the present mill, was built in 1804 on the earlier mill's foundations by Jedediah's eldest son William Strutt and is one of the oldest surviving examples of an industrialised iron framed,...
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
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Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
There's always something new to see in our changing programme of exhibitions and new things to experience in our events and workshops. Our latest venture, Collections in the Landscape, is transforming the way visitors can access the collections, both in the museum and online. To find out more or get involved visit our dedicated project. ...
Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery
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Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery
Chesterfield's rich historical heritage is explored in the town's museum and art gallery. Taking the story of Chesterfield as its theme, the museum shows how the town has become the place it is today. The museum tells the story of Chesterfield from its origins as a Roman fort to the present day. It is located in the Stephenson Memorial Hall,...
Denby Pottery Village
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Denby Pottery Village
Prices: Free. Factory tour £6.95 (ch £5.25). Craftroom tour £5.25 (ch £4.25) Opening times: Centre open all year. Factory tours, Tues & Wed 11 & 1.30. Denby Pottery Village, Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-5.30, Sun 10.30-4.30. Craftroom Studio, Mon-Sat 9.30-4.30, Sun 10.30-4. Closed Easter Sunday & 25 Dec. Please check...
Revolution House
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Revolution House
In 1688, three local noblemen, the Earl of Devonshire, the Earl of Danby and Mr John D'Arcy met at Whittington disguised as a hunting party, to begin planning their part in the overthrow of James II. A rainstorm sent them seeking shelter to the Cock and Pynot alehouse. Now known as Revolution House, it is a free public museum. There is a display...
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
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Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Two totally different experiences sitting side by side. The country home of the Lords Vernon, a delight of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. Be amazed by the grandeur of the Great Staircase and Long Gallery. The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages with something...
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
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Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Barrow Hill Roundhouse was built in 1870 as a maintenance centre for steam locomotives. Engines were repaired, watered, coaled and turned around here. This required a turntable with lines of track called 'spurs' set around it. The name roundhouse originates from the conical roof that these buildings used to have. In the 1860's the roundhouses...
Weston Park Museum - Sheffield
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Weston Park Museum - Sheffield
Weston Park you can explore the world and its past, from millions of years ago to the present day. Children and adults will love the animated new displays, specially designed to delight even our littlest explorers. From Egyptian Mummies, to a traditional butchers shop. From Snowy the polar bear, to living ants and bees. The citys amazing...

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Graves Art Gallery - Sheffield
Welcome to the Graves Gallery -The Graves Gallery is the home of Sheffield’s visual art collection. Situated above the Central Library, away from the noise and traffic of the city centre, the Gallery is a peaceful haven for visitors to enjoy the city’s art and a programme of temporary exhibitions. Famous names on show at the Graves...
Millennium Gallery
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Millennium Gallery
Millennium Gallery should be your destination if you and the kids are interested in craft, art and design. The permanent metalwork collection is one of the finest in the whole world and contains beautiful items that have been collected from every continent. There are also various items that Sheffield is famous for, such as cutlery and tableware....
National Emergency Services Museum - Sheffield
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National Emergency Services Museum - Sheffield
National Emergency Services Museum is the worlds larges joint 999 museum showing an insight into all of our Emergency Services through hands-on learning with history. With 30+ vehicles on site, 3 floors of exhibits to explore, discover and learn including real Victorian Police Cells (including smells!) there really is something for everyone. The...
Kelham Island Museum
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Kelham Island Museum
Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield's industrial story. Located in one of the city's oldest industrial districts, the Museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old. Come inside and explore the new look Museum amidst the sights and sounds of industrial...
Newstead Abbey
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Newstead Abbey
he Abbey was founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century, and to this day the house retains much of its medieval character. The most famous survival is the iconic West Front of the church that dates from the late 13th century and is now a scheduled ancient monument. Inside the house the medieval cloisters, Chapter House (now the Chapel)...
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
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Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Travel back in time and discover the history of the Potteries. See the World War 2 Spitfire, Ozzy the famous pottery owl and visit our secret garden.                             
Ceramica
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Ceramica
Ceramica revitalises the Old Town Hall of Burslem into unique visitor attraction exploring the past and future of the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent.
Congleton Museum
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Congleton Museum
Congleton Museum tells the fascinating story of the area from prehistoric times, through the English Civil War, and the heyday of the textile industry to the Second World War. There are 4 major themes in the main exhibition gallery, all associated with the town’s past, each presented through interactive touch screen screens, a relief map of...
Brampton Park & Museum
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Brampton Park & Museum
We have a number of galleries featuring collections which tell the story of Newcastle-under-Lyme and its people from the Roman invasion onwards. Firm favourites are our amazing Victorian street scene with its life-sized shops evoking an era of great prosperity in the town and our toy gallery full of bears, dolls and toys from years gone by. ...
Wollaton Hall & Park - Nottingham
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Wollaton Hall & Park - Nottingham
Set in over 500 acres of historic deer park, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Tudor building, designed by Robert Smythson and completed in 1588, it is now the home to the city's Natural History Museum. Wollaton's Courtyard Stables are home to the city's Industrial Museum, Steam Engine House, Wollaton Visitor Centre and the Yard Gallery, a vibrant...
Nottingham Industrial Museum
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Nottingham Industrial Museum
Nottingham Industrial Museum is located in the 17th century stables block of Wollaton Hall, on the western edge of Nottingham. The museum is run entirely by volunteers, and is open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. The museum contains a unique collection of working steam and diesel engines as well as examples of textile and transport...
The Donnington Grand Prix & Military Collection
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The Donnington Grand Prix & Military Collection
THE DONINGTON GRAND PRIX COLLECTION IS, QUITE SIMPLY, THE LARGEST SHOWCASE OF GRAND PRIX RACING CARS IN THE WORLD NOW ALSO INCORPORATING THE WHEATCROFT MILITARY COLLECTION IN THE FIRST TWO HALLS. Four halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motorsport from the turn of the 20th Century, where visitors can get close to the cars...
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Things to see and do The Lovell Telescope The giant Lovell Telescope is an internationally renowned and awe inspiring landmark. Visitors can walk along a pathway close to the base to gain a deeper understanding into how it works and the history of Jodrell Bank. Planet Pavilion Within the Planet Pavilion you will find our Café with outside...
Tales of Robin Hood
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Tales of Robin Hood
Welcome, Traveller! You can ride through medieval Nottingham in unique adventure cars and see, hear, touch and smell expertly captured scenes from the days when Robin stole from the rich and gave to the poor – with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his men in hot pursuit. In the evenings you can join Robin and the lovely maid...
Nottingham Castle
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Nottingham Castle
Nottingham today is a modern City steeped in history and legend. Situated in the heart of England, its relationship with the Robin Hood story is forever fixed in the hearts of people throughout the world. Many religions are now represented in Nottinghamshire. Nottingham itself was the birthplace of William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army....
Nottingham Castle Caves
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Nottingham Castle Caves
Beneath the Castle a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels continue to tell the turbulent story of this historic site. Come along for a memorable tour and discover the secret passageways, King David's legendary dungeon, the Duke of Newcastle's Wine Cellar and Mortimer's Hole. Take a tour to experience the caves for yourself, learning on the...
City Of Caves
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City Of Caves
 Discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham. Explore our original and historic site with sandstone caves with our actor led tours and meet our friendly characters Archie and Annie the Archaeologists or wander through at your own pace with our fantastic audio tour. You will be taken on an archaeological...
Creswell Crags
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Creswell Crags
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Further evidence came to light in 2003 with the discovery of Britain's only known Ice...
Galleries of Justice
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Galleries of Justice
Based at Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol, there are many ways to explore the Galleries of Justice Museum, with free exhibitions, audio & performance led tours and a themed café. Whatever you choose to do, you will be delving in to the dark and disturbing past of crime and punishment. Opening times and costs ...
Greens Windmill and Science Centre
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Greens Windmill and Science Centre
Hands-on experiments in the Science Centre which explore electricity, magnetism and light, ideal for young children.
Vernon Park Museum - Stockport
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Vernon Park Museum - Stockport
This historic building has many of its original features and is full of fascinating historic information about Stockport. Summer months: 1st April to 29th September Monday – Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Weekends 11.00am till 5.00pm Bank holidays and Event days 11.00am till 5.00pm Winter months: 30th September to 1st April Monday...
Stockport Air Raid Shelters
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Stockport Air Raid Shelters
Come and experience life as it was during a 'black out' in war torn Britain. A labyrinth of tunnels under part of the town centre provided shelter, and a way of life, for families from Stockport and roundabout, through the dark days of the Blitz. The Air Raid Shelters have been imaginatively restored to give visitors the feel of the era and...
Hat Works - Stockport
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Hat Works - Stockport
This award winning visitor attraction offers two floors of interactive exhibits taking you on a journey through the history of Stockport’s once thriving hatting industry. The museum is home to a recreated hat factory with some 20 fully restored working Victorian-style machines and a fantastic collection of over 400 hats from around the...
Ashby de la Zouch Museum
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Ashby de la Zouch Museum
Local history museum with special events for families and children. Open all the year round with interesting exhibitions, models and children's activity sheets. Specially designed hands-on activities for pre-booked school groups and other organised children's groups. The Museum closes for Christmas on Saturday 22nd December and reopens Monday 7th...
Thoresby Park
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Thoresby Park
Thoresby Park, within the heart of Nottinghamshire, is a lovely place to visit all year round with a range of attractions for all of the family no matter how young or old. Our extensive grounds cover over 1000 acres of rich unspoilt English countryside, with a range of facilities and attractions open to the public all year round. Opening...
Manchester Airport Tour Centre
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Manchester Airport Tour Centre
Tours are available for groups of all ages from aged 4 to GNVQ students and beyond! Groups can be accommodated at most times during the day and the tours can be tailor-made to meet the needs of the group. Trained guides with a vast knowledge of the airport accompany groups on a two hour tour visit, typically involving a one hour guided tour and a...
Portland Basin Museum
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Portland Basin Museum
Portland Basin Museum is housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne. The museum combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal side setting and is an exciting family friendly museum. Step back in time on a 1920s street, as the sights and sounds of bygone Tameside are brought to life. ...
Cannon Hall Museum
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Cannon Hall Museum
Cannon Hall Museum is a charming country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland. Kids will love the childrens room with costumes, puzzles and hands-on learning plus the war zone with sights and sounds of war through the ages helping history come to life. The gardens outside the museum are beautiful with plenty to explore and a great...
Donington le Heath Manor House
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Donington le Heath Manor House
The museum is based in a Medieval Manor House dating back to 1280. The house has a fascinating history and is now restored with fine oak furnishings. Visitors to the house can now see restored rooms and displays on medieval life as well as a series of temporary exhibitions on a wide range of subjects. The house is set in recently recreated 17th...
Experience Barnsley
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Experience Barnsley
Experience Barnsley is a Museum and Discovery Centre dedicated to the people and history of Barnsley through documents, recordings, films, and centuries old artefacts, that have been donated by people living in the Borough. It is located in Barnsley town centre, and is free to visit, making it a great all weather attraction. There is also a...
The Workhouse - Southwell
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The Workhouse - Southwell
19th-century institution for paupers The best-preserved workhouse in England Explore the workshops and dormitories of this imposing early 'welfare' institution Meet 19th-century inhabitants with our audio guide Interactive displays chart poverty through the ages Play 'The Master's Punishment' game What's new this year ...
Snibston
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Snibston
Take a fascinating journey around Snibston where you can discover 500 years of technological innovation and its impact on our everyday lives. From the earliest mining tools, proto-type jet engine to the largest fashion display outside London, there is plenty to explore at this must see museum! As the region's largest interactive museum, Snibston...
The Holocaust Centre
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The Holocaust Centre
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum promotes an understanding of the roots of discrimination and prejudice, and the development of ethical values, leading to a greater understanding within society. The Centre uses the history of genocide as a model of how society can break down, and emphasises how current and future generations must...
Lichfield Heritage Centre
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Lichfield Heritage Centre
In the Market Square at the very heart of the city of Lichfield is St Mary`s Church, now also the home of the Lichfield Heritage Centre. This church is in fact the fifth one on this site since the first one in 1260, with the present building dating from 1868. With the gradual decline of the city centre population from the 1930`s onwards, this...
Charnwood Museum - Loughborough
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Charnwood Museum - Loughborough
Charnwood Museum features a wide range of exhibits reflecting the history, geology, archaeology and industries of Charnwood and the surrounding area. Permanent displays include ‘Coming to Charnwood’, ‘The Natural World of Charnwood’, ‘Living off the Land’ and ‘Earning a Living’. Each contains...
Manchester City Football Club
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Manchester City Football Club
Packages Tours of the City of Manchester Stadium are available 7 days per week. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance or please check availability before you travel.  We also have a limited number of tours available on matchdays. The Stadium Tour centre is located on the first floor of the City Centre building. Full...
The Manchester Museum
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The Manchester Museum
We're the Museum on Oxford Road with the dinosaurs, mummies and live animals. We also have loads of other great stuff from the natural world and different cultures.
Manchester United Museum and Tour
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Manchester United Museum and Tour
The story of Manchester United is unlike any other club in the world. Beginning more than a century ago, it combines eras of total English and European domination with some of the greatest adversity faced by any football club. Only at the Manchester United Museum & Tour can you experience the story in all its glory, and immerse yourself in a...
Manchester Art Gallery
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Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Art Gallery was a finalist in the 2010 Guardian Family Friendly Museum of the Year award. That’s because we have lots on offer for families, including the new Clore Art Studio, free family friendly resources and facilities, plus a cafe that offers children’s meals. Whether you have half an hour or the whole day, this is a...
Dunham Massey
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Dunham Massey
During the First World War this magnificent Georgian house set in a peaceful deer park was dramatically transformed into a military hospital, becoming a healing sanctuary for almost 300 soldiers direct from the trenches. Admission: Whole property: Adult: £13.50 Child: £6.70 Family: £33.70 Garden only: Adult: £8.40...
Greater Manchester Police Museum - Manchester
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Greater Manchester Police Museum - Manchester
Imagine stepping back in time to a Victorian Manchester, not the city of commerce and corporate splendour but a hidden city of gas lamps and narrow alleys, of slums and unruly alehouses. Explore Manchester’s hidden past - a labyrinth of alleyways and slums, interrupted only by the huge mills casting shadows below. An eerie underworld, lit...
Chinese Arts Centre - Manchester
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Chinese Arts Centre - Manchester
Chinese Arts Centre works to promote, support and create opportunities for artists of Chinese descent. As the leading UK Chinese arts organisation, we offer a range of services for artists, arts organisations, businesses, schools and the general public. These include the following workshops: - Origami, Paper Cutting, Kite Making, Lantern...
The Peoples History Museum
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The Peoples History Museum
This is a booming national centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in Britain. A bit of a mouthful but what it means is studies of industry and employment in our country, with interesting information about long forgotten jobs and curious callings. Information about...
National Football Museum
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National Football Museum
The biggest and best football museum in the world, is the perfect place for young children and families to discover our national game, and best of entry is free! Where ever you go there will be something to excite and entertain, and kids of all ages will enjoy getting up up close and personal with stories from ‘everyone’s favorite...
Museum of Science and Industry - Manchester
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Museum of Science and Industry - Manchester
Located on the historic site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, housed in five listed buildings, MOSI’s amazing galleries and outstanding collections tell the story of Manchester’s scientific and industrial past, present and future. MOSI is a fascinating and fun day out for all the family. Located on the...
Imperial War Museum North - Manchester
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Imperial War Museum North - Manchester
One of the most talked about Museums in Britain today, Imperial War Museum North is about people and their stories, about how lives have been and still are shaped by war and conflict. The award-winning building by international architect Daniel Libeskind is a symbol of our world torn apart by conflict and is situated at The Quays, a waterfront...
Imperial War Museum North
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Imperial War Museum North
Imperial War Museum North, or IWM North, provides an exciting free day out for all the family and brings to life stories of how war has shaped lives over the past century. A varied programme of events, activities and hands-on interactive displays makes the subject matter accessible to all ages. Discover how war shapes lives through revealing...
The Lowry - Salford Quays
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The Lowry - Salford Quays
Set in a magnificent waterside location at the heart of the redeveloped Salford Quays in Greater Manchester, The Lowry is an architectural flagship with a unique and dynamic identity. Rising from the regenerated docklands, it is a welcoming building, designed to reflect the surrounding landscapes and flourishing waterways, in its glass and...
Museum of Transport - Manchester
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Museum of Transport - Manchester
The Tram Depot houses a display area as well as part of the Society's fleet of trams and our workshop facilities in which restoration and maintenance are carried by the team of volunteers. The display is made up of large photographs and many artefacts related to the history of trams in the Manchester area from the early horse trams right through...
Cusworth Hall and Park
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Cusworth Hall and Park
Cusworth Hall and Park offers plenty to see and do with the kids, is open throughout the year, and it’s free to visit! The Museum has an extensive collection of items ranging from costumes and accessories, to agricultural and mining hand tools. There are also toys and games, household equipment, plus plenty of photographs to discover (more...
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
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Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The only one of its kind, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, experienced and enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year. Explore open-air displays by some of the world’s finest artists, enjoy fascinating exhibitions throughout four stunning galleries, be inspired by the natural...
National Coal Mining Museum
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National Coal Mining Museum
Welcome to the National Coal Mining Museum for England . Underground Tour  To discover the depths descend 140 metres underground down one of Britain's oldest working mines. Your guide will take you around the workings, sharing his mining experiences with you. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Each visitor is...
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