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Burghley House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Burghley Park, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY, Tel: 01780 752451

Used in recent films Pride and Prejudice and The Da Vinci Code, the house boasts eighteen magnificent State Rooms and a huge collection of works and art, including one of the most important private collections of 17th century.

 
 
Alnwick Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

The Northumberland Estates Office, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ, Tel: 01665 511350, Email

The stories told in this fascinating exhibition, housed in the Constable's Tower, are based on the real-life personal histories of some of those involved in the Napoleonic Wars with France between 1803 and 1815.

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  • Rail station: Alnmouth Station (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Raby Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Staindrop, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 3AH, Tel: 01833 660202

The Coach Houses at Raby Castle hold a collection of Horse Drawn Carriages on display to the general public.

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  • Rail station: Darlington (15 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
Houghton Hall & Gardens, Norfolk
VistEngland VAQASNorfolk Tourist Attractions Association memberSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Houghton, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE, Tel: 01485 528569, Email

Exquisite Palladian Mansion. Award-winning 5-acre Walled Garden, Model Soldier Museum, Contemporary Sculptures, Deer Park, Café & Gift shop, Picnic & Play Area. Special Richard Long sculpture exhibition in 2017.

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  • Rail station: King's Lynn (13 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Weald & Downland Living Museum
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0EU, Tel: 01243 811348, Email

Come and discover rescued traditional rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape, which tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 950-year period.

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  • Rail station: Chichester (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0EU, Tel: 01243 811348, Email

Come and discover rescued traditional rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape, which tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 950-year period.

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  • Rail station: Chichester (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens
VistEngland VAQAS

Churchgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 2RA, Tel: 01775 764555, Email

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum is housed in a beautiful wool merchant's house built in 1451 on the banks of the River Welland.

 
 
 
Lady Waterford Hall & Gallery
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Ford, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 2QG, Tel: 07971 326177, Email

Built as the village school in 1860 Louisa Marchioness of Waterford decorated the interior with life size murals depicting Biblical scenes. Learn the fascinating history of this remarkable lady & view her stunning artworks. Kid’s activities

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  • Rail station: Berwick upon Tweed (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Gainsborough's House
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU, Tel: 01787 372958, Email

Gainsborough’s House is the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough RA and shows an outstanding collection of his work. A varied programme of temporary exhibitions is also on show throughout the year. Gift shop and garden.

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  • Rail station: Sudbury (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Gainsborough's House
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU, Tel: 08456007245

 
 
 

21 Deanway, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4JH, Tel: 01494 872313, Email

Milton’s Cottage, situated in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, was once the home of John Milton (1608-1674), one of England’s greatest poets. It is now a museum of his work and times.

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  • Rail station: Chalfont & Latimer (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Bewdley Museum
Food Standards Hygiene (Good)Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Load Street, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 2AE, Tel: 0845 607 7819, Email

Housed in a historic and unusual 18th century Butcher's Shambles, this unique museum provides a fascinating insight into the growth and trades of the town, the lives of its people and the crafts of the surrounding Wyre Forest area.

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  • Rail station: Kidderminster (5 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

The Shirehall Museum at Walsingham Abbey Grounds & The Shirehall

 
Walsingham Shirehall Museum
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Common Place, Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6BP, Tel: 01328 820510

Original Georgian Courthouse and Walsingham history museum

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  • Rail station: King's Lynn/Norwich (25 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Leighton House Museum

 
Leighton House Museum

12 Holland Park Road, London, W14 8LZ, Tel: 020 7602 3316

Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). The only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth

 
 
 

Museum - Military at Plas Newydd House & Gardens

 
Visit Wales VAQASNational TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Plas Newydd, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, LL61 6DQ, Tel: 01248 714795

A military museum contains relics from the 1st Marquess of Anglesey's tenure, who commanded the cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo.

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  • Rail station: Llanfairpwll (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Santa’s Grotto at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

 
White Rose Award FinalistDeliciouslyorkshire MemberNational Trust

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY, Tel: 01765 608888

Saturday 30 November
1pm – 3pm

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  • Rail station: Knaresborough (11 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Preston Hall Museum

 

Preston Park, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, Unitary Authority, TS18 3RH, Tel: 01642 526474

Return to a bygone age and stroll down a recreated high street of the 1890s with its shops and working craftsmen.

 
 
 

Gunnersbury Park and Museum

 

Gunnersbury Park, London, Greater London, W3 8LQ, Tel: 020 8992 1612

Gunnersbury Park and Museum is housed in an early 19th century mansion, once home to the Rothschild family.

 
 
 

East Riddlesden Hall

 
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 5EL, Tel: 01535 607075

National Trust owned historic house, garden, shop and tea-room. This award winning attraction offers a lot to discover and explore.

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  • Rail station: Keighley (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Beamish Museum

 
VistEngland VAQAS

Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG, Tel: 01913 704000

Open-air museum vividly recreating life in the North East in the early 1800s and 1900s. Take a tram ride to the town, with period shops, houses and Masonic Hall.

 
 

Erasmus Darwin House

 

Beacon Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 7AD, Tel: 01543 306260

Georgian home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather of Charles Darwin and leading doctor, scientist, botanist, inventor and poet of the 18th Century. Located in the idylic surroundings of Cathedral Close.

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  • Rail station: Lichfield City (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Bronte Parsonage Museum

 

Church Street, Haworth, BD22 8DR, Tel: 01535 642323

The Brontes are the world's most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage was their home from 1820 to 1861.

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  • Rail station: KWVR Haworth Railway (0.4 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Roman Baths

 
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, BATH, Unitary Authority, BA1 1LZ, Tel: 01225 477785

The Roman Baths – which is managed by Bath & North East Somerset Council – has been crowned one of the country’s best Large Visitor Attractions in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013.

 
 

Breamore Countryside Museum at Breamore House and Museum

 
VistEngland VAQASHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

Breamore, Near Fordingbridge, SP6 2DF, Tel: 01725 512468

Breamore Countryside Museum provides a fascinating insight into the days when the village was self-sufficient.