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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.

 
 
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
 
 
 

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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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

 
 
 

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
 
 
 

Military museum at Croome (National Trust)

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

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

 
 
 

Swaffham Museum

 
VistEngland VAQAS

Town Hall, 4 London Street, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7DQ, Tel: 01760 721230

Situated in the town hall, an 18thC building, formerly a brewer's home.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

Bodelwyddan Castle Museum

 

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

Family fun - exhibitions, events, extensive grounds, interactive exhibits, Victorian toys and games room, house quiz and free touch screen multimedia guide with a security deposit.

 
 
 

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.

 
 

Apsley House

 
English Heritage

Apsley House, Hyde Park Corner, London, W1J 7NT, Tel: 020 7499 5676

Visit Apsley House, home of the Duke of Wellington after his famous defeat of Napolean at Waterloo in 1815. The Duke enlarged the original house and enriched it with his magnificent art collection.

 
 
 

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

 
VistEngland VAQASAIM CumbriaCumbria Tourism Awards Winner

Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP, Tel: 01228 618718

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is an excellent choice for a great day out for all of the family.

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

Black And White House Museum

 

High Town, Hereford, HR1 2AA, Tel: 01432 260694

The Black And White House Museum is a remarkably well preserved example of a 17th Century timber-framed building and is situated in the heart of Hereford, surrounded by the commercial centre of the city.

 
 
 

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
 
 
 

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 National Trust Museum of Childhood at Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood

 
VistEngland VAQASNational Trust

Sudbury, Nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT, Tel: 01283 585337

The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages with something for everyone. Explore the childhoods of times gone by, make stories, play with toys and share your childhood with others.

 
 
 

St Fagans National History Museum

 
Visit Wales VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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