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HMS Belfast, London

Located in Southwark, London, England

A museum ship on the River Thames. HMS Belfast was launched in 1938, served throughout WWII and took part in operations against the Turpitz and during D-Day. HMS Belfast served in the Korean War. Opened to the public in...

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National Maritime Museum, London

Located in Greenwich, London, England

The UK's foremost maritime museum. Opened in 1937, the National Maritime Museum has over two million items. Art, maps, scientific instruments and the world's largest maritime historical reference library. The museum uses...

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Winchester Westgate Museum

Located in Winchester, Hampshire, South East England, England

Museum in former debtors' prison. Stunning views of Winchester from the roof. Museum contains armour, a gibbet, brass rubbing, a Tudor ceiling from Winchester College...

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Winchester Public Museum

Located in Winchester, Hampshire, South East England, England

Local museum covering the history of the city. Situated between Winchester Cathedral and the high street. Contains a second century Roman mosaic pavement and fourth century wall-paintings...

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Wiltshire Heritage Museum

Located in Devizes, Wiltshire, South West England, England

The Wiltshire Heritage Museum, together with its associated Library and Art Gallery, holds collections covering the archaeology, recent history, natural history and art of Wiltshire. Includes what are arguably some of th...

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Kennet and Avon Canal Museum

Located in Devizes, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Excellent small museum exploring the history of the Kennet and Avon Canal. Takes visitor from the eighteenth century to the modern day. Describes how the canal was conceived, built, used. Outlines its decline with the co...

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Fox Talbot Museum

Located in Lacock, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Born at Lacock, William Fox Talbot was a pioneering photographer in the nineteenth century. Fox Talbot discovered the negative/positive photographic process. The museum explores his life and work. Located by the entrance...

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HMS Warrior

Located in Portsmouth, Hampshire, South East England, England

Completed in 1861, the first iron-hulled, armour-plated warship. HMS Warrior was by far the largest, quickest and most powerful warship of its time. HMS Warrior triggered a race to build better warships and paradoxically...

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Bank of England and Museum, London

Located in City of London, London, England

The UK's central bank. Founded in 1694 to act as the government's banker. Moved from its original location to where we see it today in Threadneedle Street in the 1730s. There's free entry to the Bank of England Museum...

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St Mungo Museum

Located in Glasgow, Glasgow, The Lowlands, Scotland

Said to be the world's only museum of religion. Opened in 1993. Located on the site of the medieval Bishop's Castle and near Glasgow Cathedral. Exhibits cover the world's six main religions: 'Buddhism, Christianity, Hind...

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Georgian House and Museum Shop, Bath

Located in Bath, Somerset, South West England, England

Part of the Royal Crescent. The house shows how wealthy owners of the period might have furnished the house. Now a museum. No 1 Royal Crescent (or the Georgian House and Museum Shop) is maintained by the Bath Preservatio...

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Bletchley Park

Located in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England

The UK's centre for codebreaking in the Second World War. From their wesbite (URL below): 'Historic site of secret British codebreaking activities during WWII and birthplace of the modern computer'. Since the 1960s the t...

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Black Country Living Museum

Located in Dudley, West Midlands, West Midlands, England

A living museum examining the working and living conditions of people in the Black Country. Located by Dudley Castle in the Black Country (the West Midlands to the north west of Birmingham)*. Exhibits include a coalmine,...

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Marischal College & Museum, Aberdeen University

Located in Aberdeen, Aberdeen, The Lowlands, Scotland

Founded in 1593, a college of Aberdeen University. 'The second-largest granite structure in the world' (source: Marischal Museum website). Built in the nineteenth century on the site of a much earlier Franciscan Friary w...

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Imperial War Museum, Greater Manchester

Located in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, North West England, England

One of five Imperial War Museum sites in the UK* and opened to the public in 2002. The Imperial War Museum North is located in Trafford Park in Greater Manchester. Their website says: 'Imperial War Museum North is about...

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Royal Museum

Located in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, The Lowlands, Scotland

The Royal Museum and Museum of Scotland make up the National Museums of Scotland. Exhibits covering geology, archaeology, natural history, science, technology and art. Home to 'Dolly The Sheep', the first successful clon...

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Gordon Russell Museum, Broadway Village, The Cotsw

Located in Broadway, Worcestershire, West Midlands, England

Local museum in the Cotswolds AONB. Their website says: 'The creation of the Gordon Russell Centre brings together a unique collection of furniture and archival records spanning the history of the company from 1920 to 19...

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Shipwreck Heritage Centre

Located in Hastings, East Sussex, South East England, England

Hastings museum exploring the history of shipwrecks. 'Its aim is to illustrate the history of ships and seafaring in north­west Europe primarily from archaeological remains which have been rescued and preserved and which...

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Overbeck's Garden and Museum

Located in Salcombe, Devon, South West England, England

Exotic National Trust garden that overlooks The Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary. The museum was created by Otto Overbeck. It contains children's toys, natural history and maritime exhibits. The upper gardens at Overbeck's p...

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York Castle Museum

Located in York, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and The Humber, England

Museum in central York next to Cliffords Tower, York Castle. Includes a well known recreation of a Victorian street. 'York Castle Museum is one of Britain's leading museums of everyday life' (source: York Castle Museum w...

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