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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
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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
 
 
 
Lady Waterford Hall & Gallery
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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
 
 
 
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
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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
 
 
 
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
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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
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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

 
 
 

Fun for Under 5's at National Trust Nostell

 
National Trust

Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield, WF4 1QE, Tel: 01924 863892

 
 

Assembly Rooms

 

Bennett Street, BATH, BA1 2QH, Tel: 01225 477785

The Ball Room, Octagon, Tea Room and Card Room of the magnificent Assembly Rooms were used in the eighteenth century for dancing, music and card playing, tea drinking and conversation and are still in use for functions and conferences.

 
 

The Stewart Museum at Burnby Hall Gardens

 

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
 
 
 

Mountfitchet Castle

 

Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8SP, Tel: 01279 813567

Mountfitchet Castle Experience is a multi attraction incorporating Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village of 1066, House on the Hill Toy Museum and Dinosaur Encounters.

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  • Rail station: StanstedMountfitchet (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 

Treasury Museum at Carlisle Cathedral

 
Healthy Eating Carlisle Award

The Abbey, Carlisle, CA3 8TZ, Tel: 01228 535169

A display of church plate and artifacts including illustrated panels interpreting the story of Christianity in Cumbria.

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  • Rail station: Carlisle (1 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.

 
 

No.1 Smithery at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

 
VistEngland VAQAS

Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ, Tel: 01634 823807

National Museums at Chatham is a transformational project of national, regional and local significance. It will house and display the national museum partners' maritime model collections, opening summer 2010.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

Royal Pavilion

 

4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE, Tel: 01273 290900

The spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV) transformed by John Nash between 1815 & 1822 into one of the most dazzling and exotic buildings in the British Isles. Open every day of the year except Christmas & boxing day.

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  • Rail station: Brighton (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 

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.