Museums & Art Galleries Northamptonshire

Sywell Aviation Museum
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Sywell Aviation Museum
Sywell Aviation Museum (SAM) is a voluntary, non-profit-making organisation which aims to preserve the history of Sywell Aerodrome and Northamptonshire's rich aviation heritage from the early days of aviation to the Second World War and beyond. SAM began life in 1998 and the Museum building was opened in 2001 by the legendary aviator Alex...
Harrington Aviation Museum
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Harrington Aviation Museum
Housed in the original Group Operations Building on the site of USAAF Station 179, the CARPETBAGGER AVIATION MUSEUM offers a rare look at life on the top secret base of the 801st / 492nd American Eighth Air Force Bomb Group during World War II. Photographs, maps, exhibits and unique film footage describe the secret missions flown by Harrington...
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
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Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
A visit to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery will give you the opportunity to explore the amazing shoe collection recognised as a collection of national importance. You can also find out about the history of Northampton and see our excellent art and ceramics collection. Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am -...
Abington Museum
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Abington Museum
It is an excellent place to visit if you are out with your family or if you are interesting in exploring things like the domestic life in the town, our costume collection or our displays about the Northamptonshire Regiment. Highlights are: The history of the Northamptonshire Regiment Northampton Life Rolling programme...
Wellingborough Museum
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Wellingborough Museum
The charity is called the Winifred Wharton Trust. It holds the lease on  the building called Dulley's Baths (because it was built as a swimming  pool in 1892). Admission: Free to visit.    Opening Times:  Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm Closed Sundays. Open Bank Holiday Mondays.
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
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Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum  is home to a collection of exhibits and industrial artifacts, which include, steam and diesel locomotives ,  a lifesize diorama of a quarry , along with many other interesting displays. Admission: Free Entry Membership: Adult £10 Child or senior £8 Family £20...
Harborough Museum
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Harborough Museum
Featuring the Hallaton Treasure, one of the most significant Iron Age finds in Britain, in the new Treasure Gallery. A two thousand year old dog that was sacrificed and buried to guard the Hallaton Treasure is now on display at Harborough Museum. Harborough Museum is open at the following times: Monday 10:30 am - 4:15pm ...
The Canal Museum
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The Canal Museum
Found in the heart of the beautiful village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal, The Canal Museum is a treasure trove of stories, films, collections and displays all about our waterways. The Canal Museum is housed in a historic corn mill, and provides a fascinating look at the history of Britain's canals. With a wide range of exhibits and a...
Bromham Mill
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Bromham Mill
A restored water mill dating from the 17th century, set in 7 acres of water meadows. Within the mill buildings are a craft exhibit, art gallery, and a fascinating museum of waterways and milling. Visitors can indulge in activities including milling and baking bread, mask making, and a Teddy Bears Picnic. There was a mill on this site on the River...
Milton Keynes Museum
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Milton Keynes Museum
The Museum is located in the peaceful surroundings of Stacey Hill Farm. Stacey Hill Farm was built early in the Victorian era as a model farm. It was located on the the outskirts of Wolverton, one of the UK's original "railway towns". Today the buildings overlook the "new city" of Milton Keynes but when they were built...
Glenn Miller Museum
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Glenn Miller Museum
View the superb museum dedicated to Glenn Miller, an RAF room dedicated to the RAF personnel stationed at twinwoods and the gallery of wartime aviation art. During World War Two Glenn Miller was based at Milton Ernest Hall which is a couple of miles from The Twinwood Arena and airfield. It was at this Hall that Glenn gave performances with his...
Bedford Museum
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Bedford Museum
With its emphasis clearly focused on the local community the Social History collections reflect both the home and working environments of the people of north Bedfordshire. The collections of some 20,000 items cover the wide range of domestic, corporate, military and agricultural life as well as local crafts and industries. The lives of earlier...
Cecil Higgins Art Gallery
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Cecil Higgins Art Gallery
The Cecil Higgins Art Gallery is set in an attractive location beside Castle Gardens and the River Ouse. The Victorian Mansion is a recreation of an 1880s home including the world-famous Gothic room containing works by William Burges There are changing exhibitions of watercolours, prints, drawings from the Gallery's collection which includes...
John Bunyan Museum
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John Bunyan Museum
The Bunyan Museum tells the story of this renowned author, pastor and preacher. Visitors to the museum are able to take a walk through Bunyan’s life and times. On entering the museum, visitors are greeted with a three-dimensional model of Bunyan towards the end of his life. Visitors are invited by Bunyan to...
Bletchley Park - Milton Keynes
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Bletchley Park - Milton Keynes
Bletchley Park is an estate located in the town of Bletchley, in Buckinghamshire, England, which currently houses the National Museum of Computing. During World War II, Bletchley Park was the site of the United Kingdom's main decryption establishment, the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), where ciphers and codes of several Axis...
The National Museum of Computing
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The National Museum of Computing
The National Museum of Computing is located on the secret wartime codebreaking campus of Bletchley Park. You can see: a rebuild of Colossus, the world's first modern computer in action (used during World War II to crack Nazi codes); the WITCH, the world's oldest working digital computer (it's the size of a wall and flashes and clatters as...
Buckingham Old Gaol Museum
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Buckingham Old Gaol Museum
Located in the heart of historic market town of Buckingham, the iconic Old Gaol was built in 1748 in the style of a castle as a purpose built prison, with later additions in 1839 by the famous local architect George Gilbert Scott. It is one of the key visitor attractions of Buckingham with a museum, a tourist information centre, a gift shop,...
Bruntingthorpe Aviation Museum
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Bruntingthorpe Aviation Museum
Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome is home to the Cold War Jet Collection  including a Victor, Hunter, Canberra, Comet, 2 off Lightnings ,  Starfighter, Mystere, Sea Vixen, 4 off Buccaneers, 4 off Jet Provosts,  Super Guppy, Iskra and a Jaguar. April 2010 saw a Nimrod MR2 arrive  at the airfield. The latest aircraft to join the...
St Neots Museum
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St Neots Museum
Welcome to St Neots Museum website. We are a lively local museum telling the story of our busy market town on the River Ouse, from prehistoric times to the present day. Our displays tell our story with a fascinating selection of photographs, objects and hands-on activities. Admission: Adult £2 Children and concessions £1 Local...
Shuttleworth Collection
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Shuttleworth Collection
The Shuttleworth Collection home of the 'Edwardian Flying Machines'! The Shuttleworth Collection - a unique flying collection showcasing the first one hundred years of flight. The Collection is famous for its regular flying displays. During the season, all of the airworthy aircraft are flown in displays, alongside visiting aircraft from other...
De Grey Mausoleum, Flitton
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De Grey Mausoleum, Flitton
Among the largest sepulchral chapels attached to any English church, this cruciform mausoleum houses a remarkable sequence of 17 sculpted and effigied monuments, spanning nearly two and a half centuries (1614-1859), to the De Grey family of Wrest Park. Read more about the history of the mausoleum. Before You Go Opening Times: The mausoleum is...
Rutland County Museum
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Rutland County Museum
Rutland County Museum and Visitor Centre is the perfect introduction to England’s smallest county. The museum displays tell the story of the county, and are complimented by exhibits of archaeology, history and rural life. The museum has a varied and exciting programme of Exhibitions and Events. Opening Times : Tue - Fri 10.00...
Banbury Museum - Oxford
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Banbury Museum - Oxford
Welcome to Banbury Museum. PLEASE NOTE - we're in the process of creating a brand new, much improved website for Banbury Museum which will be launched in the coming months. Please bear with us whilst we make these changes. Opening  hours Galleries, Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Tourist Information Centre and Shop, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday...
Rutland Railway Museum
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Rutland Railway Museum
We are an open-air Museum based in the heart of the rural East Midlands where the now extinct industry of home iron ore production is preserved for visitors. The industrial revolution and the subsequent development of the British economy relied on the presence of a number of basic raw materials, notably coal and iron ore. The history...
Jewry Wall Museum
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Jewry Wall Museum
You can discover the archaeology of Leicester’s past and find out about the people of Leicester from prehistoric times to the medieval period. Complementing our Roman archaeology collections, there are fascinating artefacts from other eras. From ancient stone tools to striking medieval decorated tiles from Leicester Abbey, there's...
Prebendal Manor House - Peterborough
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Prebendal Manor House - Peterborough
On our site you can discover the history of the manor and find out about prebends; you can learn about our recreated medieval gardens and see some photographs of both the manor and the gardens. You can also read the archeological research report.
Cromwell Museum
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Cromwell Museum
Oliver Cromwell is one of the most significant and controversial individuals in history. He was head of state of the first and only British republic, and remains to this day the only commoner ever to have been offered the Crown. He was born in Huntingdon in 1599, lived in the town for over half his life, and became its MP in 1628. The Cromwell...
National Space Centre - Leicester
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National Space Centre - Leicester
Great Day Out... With so Much More The award winning National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. From the minute you catch sight of the Space Centre's futuristic Rocket Tower, you 'll be treated to hours of breathtaking discovery and interactive fun. Human Spaceflight: Lunar Base 2025 is the new fantastic experience...
Lunt Roman Fort - Coventry
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Lunt Roman Fort - Coventry
Lunt Roman fort is in Baginton, near Coventry and is partial reconstruction of the fort that was established there in AD60 following the Boudiccan rebellion. In 1960 initial excavations uncovered the remains of the defensive ditches of the Roman fort which led to extensive excavations between 1965 and 1973. The goal was to completely uncover the...
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum - Coventry
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Herbert Art Gallery and Museum - Coventry
The Herbert, Coventry's award winning museum and art gallery, celebrates the city's culture, history and arts. A registered educational charity, situated at the heart of the city centre, the Herbert is also Coventry's creative media centre and history centre. It brings under one roof the unique heritage and creative aspiration of one of...
Stondon Transport Museum
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Stondon Transport Museum
Take trip down Memory Lane, seeing bygone vehicles from the beginning of the century up to modern day classics, most of which originate from the largest private collection in the country plus more recent aquisitions making a total of over 350 exhibits. If you would like to find out just what classic vehicles of yesteryear we have in our...
Coventry Transport Museum
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Coventry Transport Museum
Whether it’s inspiration, thrills or nostalgia you’re looking for Coventry Transport Museum has it all. From bone rattling cycles to mind blowing speed records, it takes you through the history of road transport and the people who made it happen. All ages will be fascinated by this nationally important Museum.
Railworld - Peterborough
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Railworld - Peterborough
"In the heart of Peterborough, Railworld is a fun and informative visitor attraction for the whole family."  Our theme of sustainable transport spells out the need to cut global emissions of CO2 and how this is being achieved today. See how much progress has been made in the field of transport since the age of steam. Learn how...
Railworld
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Railworld
    To advance the education of the public in all aspects of Sustainable Transport;     To advance the education of the public in all aspects of railway travel as a widely acknowledged form of sustainable transport;     To create an eco-transport centre to be opened to the public for the aforesaid...
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
In 1968 the London Railway Preservation Society chose Quainton Road to establish its Centre. From modest early beginnings on a few metres of weed grown track the volunteer members of the renamed Quainton Railway Society have established the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre as one of the leading steam museums in the country - covering nearly 30 acres...
Wardown Park Museum
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Wardown Park Museum
Discover displays, objects and old photographs about the history of Luton and its people as well as activities, events and exhibitions for all ages and interest.     Free entry*     A good display of Luton history     A history of the development of Luton industries     Ever changing...
Melton Carnegie Museum
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Melton Carnegie Museum
Melton Carnegie Museum re-opened fully on Saturday 13th November 2010 following a major building project which has created a new state-of-the-art gallery, study area and community space for museum activities, schools, volunteers and community groups. The museum, which has now doubled in size, features displays on local history, trades, foxhunting...
St Johns House Museum
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St Johns House Museum
Housed in a Jacobean mansion, St John’s Museum showcases the social history collections. Galleries include a Victorian Kitchen and Schoolroom (used by local school children during term time for activities and learning sessions), displays on childhood, toys and games, costume and an under 5s discovery room. St John’s also has lovely...
Warwickshire Museum
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Warwickshire Museum
The Warwickshire Museum collects, safeguards and makes accessible artefacts, specimens and associated information which we hold in trust. The Museum also promotes the conservation of Warwickshire’s natural and cultural heritage. We work for the benefit of the whole community, present and future, to enable exploration, inspiration, learning...
Stonehurst Family Farm & Museum - Loughborough
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Stonehurst Family Farm & Museum - Loughborough
Enjoyment for the whole family at Stonehurst Farm and a warm welcome from the Duffin Family. Visitors can experience many farm activities such as:     See and touch friendly farm yard animals     Farm walks and go pond dipping     Tractor & trailer rides and Pony rides     Play areas...
Bosworth Battlefield and Country Park - Nuneaton
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Bosworth Battlefield and Country Park - Nuneaton
Visit the location of the Battle of Bosworth. Re-live this famous turning point in British history - the death of a King and the birth of the all powerful Tudor dynasty! In Leicestershire on an August morning just over five centuries ago the armies of Richard III and Henry Tudor faced each other on Ambion Hill. The battle that followed -...
Roald Dahl Children's Gallery - Aylesbury
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Roald Dahl Children's Gallery - Aylesbury
In the Roald Dahl children's gallery you can boggle your eyes and baffle your brain and let your imagination run wild! Discover inventions with Willy Wonka Investigate minibeasts inside the giant peach Crawl along Fantastic Mr Fox's tunnel See the Twits' upside down room Explore sounds with the BFG and lots lots more ...
Buckinghamshire County Museum - Aylesbury
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Buckinghamshire County Museum - Aylesbury
The County Museum was founded by the Bucks Archaeological Society in the mid 19thc and was operated by the County Council from 1957. In 2014 we started a new existence as the Bucks County Museum Trust which receives regular revenue support from the County Council and Milton Keynes City Council and is governed by an independent  Board of...
Stockwood Discovery Centre
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Stockwood Discovery Centre
The Centre is designed with environmentally green and sustainable principles in mind. It tells the stories of real people behind the collections, exploring the history of the region from prehistoric times to the evolution of Stockwood House and the Farley estate. The display collections include: ...
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