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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.

 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
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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
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
 
 
 

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
 
 
 

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

 
 
 

The Shirehall Museum at Walsingham Abbey Grounds & The Shirehall

 
Walsingham Shirehall Museum
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

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
 
 
 

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.

 
 

Servant Quarters at Shugborough Estate

 
VistEngland VAQAS

Milford, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 0XB, Tel: 0845 459 8900

You mustn't miss taking a couple of hours touring the Shugborough Servants' Quarters, preserved just as they were centuries ago, complete with a Servants' Hall plus interactive galleries.

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  • Rail station: Stafford/Lichfield (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 

Old Hall at Tatton Park

 
VisitEngland Award For ExcellenceNational Trust

Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, Tel: 01625 534400

If Tatton Park is a jewel in the crown of Cheshire, then the Old Hall is its hidden gem. The building stands near the diappeared Tatton village whose humps and hollows show where houses once stood. The site is a `Scheduled Ancient Monument'

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  • Rail station: Knutsford (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • 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.

 
 

Easter At Rosemoor at RHS Garden Rosemoor

 
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Rosemoor, Torrington, North Devon, EX38 8PH, Tel: 01805 626815

The days are lengthening and warming....spring is here! Celebrate the new season with us, whatever the weather.

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  • Rail station: Barnstaple (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 

Ironbridge Gorge Museums

 

Coalbrookdale, Telford, Unitary Authority, TF8 7DQ, Tel: 01952 433424

The Museum of the Gorge is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

 
 
 

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

 

19 New King Street, BATH, BA1 2BL, Tel: +44 (0)1225 446 865

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy – Home of William and Caroline Herschel.

 
 

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
 
 
 

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
 
 
 

Jane Austen's House

 

Winchester Road, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD, Tel: 01420 83262

A 17thC house where Jane Austen lived from 1809-1817, and wrote or revised her 6 great novels. Copy letters, pictures and memorabilia. There is also a garden with old- fashioned flowers.