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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
 
 
 
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.

 
 
Croome Park
Food Standards Hygiene (Very Good)National TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Visitor Centre, Croome D'Abitot, Nr High Green, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW, Tel: 01905 371006, Email

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Weald & Downland Living Museum
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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.

 
 
 
Gainsborough's House
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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Leighton House Museum

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

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

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

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
 
 
 

The Stewart Museum at Burnby Hall Gardens

 
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33 The Balk, Pocklington, York, YO42 2QF, Tel: 01759 307125

The Stewart Museum is dedicated to the collection of our benefactor Major Percy Marlborough Stewart, who lived at Burnby Hall between 1901 and 1962.

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  • Rail station: York (13 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Selly Manor

 

Maple Road, Bournville, West Midlands, B30 2AE, Tel: 0121 472 0199

A museum steeped in history, in one of Birmingham's oldest buildings.

 
 

Beckford's Tower & Museum

 

Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 9BH, Tel: 01225 422212

The 120 foot neo-classical Tower was built for wealthy eccentric William Beckford in 1827 as a study retreat which housed part of his art collection & library.

 
 

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum

 

Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR, Tel: 01912 772169

Discover what life was like on Hadrian's Wall, with fascinating displays combining finds unearthed at the fort with exciting computer interactives.

 
 
 

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

 
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Ambion Lane, Sutton Cheney, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, CV13 0AD, Tel: 01455 290429

Get a hands on experience of what is was like to part of the Battle of Bosworth. With interactive displays, medieval villages and re-enactments find out how King Richard III came to a gruesome end!

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  • Rail station: Hinckley (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Fleet Air Arm Museum

 

RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HT, Tel: 01935 840 565

This is a must-see attraction if you are visiting the South West, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire or Somerset with its wide range of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft exhibits. A perfect all weather venue for family holidays.

 
 

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey

 
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9PQ, Tel: 01223 860988/489

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey is on the doorstep of Cambridge, just off the A10 from Waterbeach. A fascinating historical site for all the family to enjoy!

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  • Rail station: Waterbeach (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Redoubt Fortress

 

Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AQ, Tel: 01323 410300

Discover over 200 year of history at this iconic seafront fortress, recognised by English Heritage as being of national importance.

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  • Rail station: Eastbourne Railway (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 

Museum of the Order of St John

 

St John's Gate, St John's Lane, London, Greater London Authority, EC1M 4DA, Tel: 020 7324 4070

This 16thC gatehouse was formerly the southern entrance to the Priory of the Medieval Order of St John and contains furniture, painting, silver, coins and medals relating to the Knights' history.