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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 

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

 
 
 

St Fagans National History Museum

 
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St Fagans, Cardiff, CF5 6XB, Tel: 0300 111 2 333

St Fagans is one of Europe's leading open–air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction.

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  • Rail station: Cardiff Central (5 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • 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.

 
 

Forty Hall Museum and Gardens

 

Forty Hill, Enfield, Greater London Authority, EN2 9HA, Tel: 020 8379 3770

Museum with 17thC and 18thC furniture and pictures, ceramics, glass, maps, local history displays and temporary loan exhibitions.

 
 

Bodelwyddan Castle Museum

 

Bodelwyddan, RHYL, Denbighshire, LL18 5YA, Tel: 01745 584060

Bodelwyddan Castle is a regional partner of the National Portrait Gallery, housing many wonderful portraits from the 19th Century collections of the London-based national museum.

 
 
 

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.

 
 

NCCL Galleries of Justice

 

Shire Hall, High Pavement, Nottingham, Unitary Authority, NG1 1HN, Tel: 0115 952 0555

Recently voted England’s Best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014.

 
 

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)
 
 
 

Caister Castle Car Collection

 

Caister, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5SN, Tel: 01664 567707

Caister Castle Car collection near Caister Great Yarmouth, probably the largest private collection of motor vehicles in Great Britain

 
 
 

Enniskillen Castle Heritage Centre at Enniskillen Castle

 

Castle Barracks, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, BT74 7HL, Tel: 028 6632 5000

Located on the banks of the Erne, the Heritage Centre exhibits the collections of the County Museum in award winning displays enhanced by audio visual programmes spanning the history of Fermanagh, its wildlife and landscapes.

 
 
 

Wollaton Hall and Park

 

Wollaton Park, Nottingham, Unitary Authority, NG8 2AE, Tel: 0115 915 3900

Standing on a natural hill 3 miles west of Nottingham City Centre, Wollaton Hall is a flamboyant 16th century Robert Smythson building set in a scenic 500-acre historic park.