Museums & Art Galleries Lancashire

Lancashire Infantry Museum
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Lancashire Infantry Museum
Regimental Museum with outstanding opportunities for children to dress up in helmets, uniforms, handle safe equipment, colouring sheets, jigsaws design a medal and see videos. Free admission, Open 10 - 4 Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday. Special schools programmeS . Free parking. Photo ID is needed as this is a military site. Photo driving...
Harris Museum & Art Gallery
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Harris Museum & Art Gallery
The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is part of Preston City Council and is free to visitors. I f you are planning a visit to see our Grade I listed building, our collections of fine and decorative art, an exciting contemporary art show or learn about Preston's history.
Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
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Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
The Museum is free and open all year except on Mondays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Please contact the museum to confirm our opening times if in doubt.

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Clitheroe Castle Museum
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Clitheroe Castle Museum
The museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an image which has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years. The historic landmark of Clitheroe, in the heart of the Ribble Valley offers a day of exploration for all the family. Our intriguing galleries will take you on a journey through 350 million years of...
Ripleys Believe It or Not!
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Ripleys Believe It or Not!
Ripleys Believe It or Not! Blackpool is an exhibition of the strange, unusual and bizarre. The exhibitions is spread out on two floors with eight galleries. Nine TV's and a cinema screen. Items from all over the world. The Ripleys Believe It or Not! exhibition has many show cases, also interactive displays. It's both fun and educational for...
Madame Tussauds Blackpool
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Madame Tussauds Blackpool
Step on the red carpet and mingle with your favourite TV Stars, then go to the locker room and meet your favourite sports stars getting ready for their next game. Then, why not hop on stage with the biggest pop stars before helping TV’s crime fighters solving the latest case? Experience all this and much more at Madame Tussuads… Who...
Dinosaur World Blackpool
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Dinosaur World Blackpool
Dinosaur World Blackpool is Blackpool's newest family attraction! Come and discover your favourite dinosaurs, get up close and personal, have your photos taken, dig for fossils, watch movies about them, complete fun quizzes, explore with our A to Z discovery tour, get the latest dinosaur news and pick up some cool souvenirs. Admission: ...
Fleetwood Museum
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Fleetwood Museum
Fleetwood Museum takes you back through time to find out what the town of Fleetwood was like at different points in history from its fishing heyday to it’s role now as a leisure resort. Discover information about ferry services, cargo trade, lifeboats and brave lifeboat men, plus the heroic role of trawler men during World War II. ...
Farmer Parrs Animal World - Fleetwood
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Farmer Parrs Animal World - Fleetwood
Farmer Parrs is an award winning, family run, Lancashire Tourist Attraction which offers a great day out for all the family. More than just a children's  farm park - kids and grown-ups all love it! Open 7 days a week - all year - from 10am to 5pm, we are easy to find, being only a short distance from Blackpool and the M55. There is a large...
Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
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Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
Nestling side by side in the quiet village of Helmshore in the stunning Rossendale Valley are two original Lancashire textile mills, Higher Mill and Whitaker’s Mill, together known as Helmshore Mills Textile Museum. Here you can... Soak up the atmosphere of the historic mills and witness working original machinery. Follow a journey to...
Queen Street Mill Textile Museum
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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum
Queen Street Mill Textile Museum allows you to experience the days when cotton was king and steam ran the world. You will be amazed to see the fascinating steam engine, called Peace, as it drives over 300 looms in the weaving shed. There are demonstrations showing toweling and dobby looms, pirn winding and weaving. A lot of the original...
Towneley Hall Museum
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Towneley Hall Museum
Burnley's Art Gallery & Museum set in the town's largest park provides a wonderful day out for all the family. With an extensive range of events, activities and exhibitions Towneley provides something for every visitor. There are exhibitions, woodland walks, sculpture trails, an organic community garden, play areas, sports pitches and two...
Bolton Steam Museum - Bolton
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Bolton Steam Museum - Bolton
Bolton Steam Museum has over 27 old stationary steam engines, which our volunteers have rescued from scrap and restored to run in steam once again. Most of these are running on our occasional Steaming Days. We have a wide range, with many different types of steam engine. Some are now unique - the only engine of this particular type left anywhere...
Bolton Museums - Art Gallery & Aquarium
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Bolton Museums - Art Gallery & Aquarium
Museum: Ranging from Egyptian mummies to local history and wildlife, Bolton's collection has something for everyone. You can browse some of our collections on this site or look at some of our collection highlights. AQUARIUM: All of the fish at Bolton Aquarium are freshwater fish, whose natural habitats are streams, rivers or lakes. This...
The Fusilier Museum - Bury
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The Fusilier Museum - Bury
The Fusilier Museum is home to the collection of the XX Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, commemorating over 300 years of history and heritage . Special exhibitions and events will be held throughout the year to highlight the extensive collection and its significance to those associated with the Regiments past, present...
World of Glass
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World of Glass
Visit The World of Glass for a great Day out - so much to see and do! You can see live glassblowing demonstrations with Sarah & Vicki. or why not try your hand at blowing a glass bauble on one of our glass blowing courses Experience our amazing special effects film show. It will blow you away! For history buffs we have two great...
Prescot Museum
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Prescot Museum
Knowsley is the home of Prescot Museum which is located in a Georgian Town House, which was once the site of the local cockerel fighting pit. During the 19th century it was used as Parr's Bank and eventually as the National Westminster Bank. In 1982 it opened as Prescot Museum.

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Museum of Transport - Manchester
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Museum of Transport - Manchester
The Tram Depot houses a display area as well as part of the Society's fleet of trams and our workshop facilities in which restoration and maintenance are carried by the team of volunteers. The display is made up of large photographs and many artefacts related to the history of trams in the Manchester area from the early horse trams right through...
Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour
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Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour
Seize your opportunity to gain exclusive access behind the scenes at one of the worlds true sporting cathedrals - Anfield, soaking up the peerless heritage of England's most successful Football Club. Take your seat in the Manager's Dugout and then finish your tour in The Kop. Your ticket includes entry to the Club's interactive museum, The...
Everton FC Stadium Tour Experience
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Everton FC Stadium Tour Experience
Have you ever wondered just what goes on behind the scenes at Goodison Park? Have you dreamed of walking down the tunnel to the roar of 40,000 fans? Do you want to know where exactly in the dressing room your favourite players get changed or where the players relax after the game? If so, then Everton Football Club is offering you the...
The Lowry - Salford Quays
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The Lowry - Salford Quays
Set in a magnificent waterside location at the heart of the redeveloped Salford Quays in Greater Manchester, The Lowry is an architectural flagship with a unique and dynamic identity. Rising from the regenerated docklands, it is a welcoming building, designed to reflect the surrounding landscapes and flourishing waterways, in its glass and...
Imperial War Museum North - Manchester
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Imperial War Museum North - Manchester
One of the most talked about Museums in Britain today, Imperial War Museum North is about people and their stories, about how lives have been and still are shaped by war and conflict. The award-winning building by international architect Daniel Libeskind is a symbol of our world torn apart by conflict and is situated at The Quays, a waterfront...
Imperial War Museum North
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Imperial War Museum North
Imperial War Museum North, or IWM North, provides an exciting free day out for all the family and brings to life stories of how war has shaped lives over the past century. A varied programme of events, activities and hands-on interactive displays makes the subject matter accessible to all ages. Discover how war shapes lives through revealing...
Museum of Science and Industry - Manchester
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Museum of Science and Industry - Manchester
Located on the historic site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, housed in five listed buildings, MOSI’s amazing galleries and outstanding collections tell the story of Manchester’s scientific and industrial past, present and future. MOSI is a fascinating and fun day out for all the family. Located on the...
National Football Museum
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National Football Museum
The biggest and best football museum in the world, is the perfect place for young children and families to discover our national game, and best of entry is free! Where ever you go there will be something to excite and entertain, and kids of all ages will enjoy getting up up close and personal with stories from ‘everyone’s favorite...
The Peoples History Museum
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The Peoples History Museum
This is a booming national centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in Britain. A bit of a mouthful but what it means is studies of industry and employment in our country, with interesting information about long forgotten jobs and curious callings. Information about...
Chinese Arts Centre - Manchester
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Chinese Arts Centre - Manchester
Chinese Arts Centre works to promote, support and create opportunities for artists of Chinese descent. As the leading UK Chinese arts organisation, we offer a range of services for artists, arts organisations, businesses, schools and the general public. These include the following workshops: - Origami, Paper Cutting, Kite Making, Lantern...
Greater Manchester Police Museum - Manchester
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Greater Manchester Police Museum - Manchester
Imagine stepping back in time to a Victorian Manchester, not the city of commerce and corporate splendour but a hidden city of gas lamps and narrow alleys, of slums and unruly alehouses. Explore Manchester’s hidden past - a labyrinth of alleyways and slums, interrupted only by the huge mills casting shadows below. An eerie underworld, lit...
The Dock Museum
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The Dock Museum
A striking modern building on a scenic channelside site with free admission Built in a historic nineteenth century dock, the museum is home to a wealth of objects on the social and industrial history of the Furness area.  Barrow-in-Furness was a small farming village rapidly transformed into a bustling industrial town within a few decades. ...
Manchester Art Gallery
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Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Art Gallery was a finalist in the 2010 Guardian Family Friendly Museum of the Year award. That’s because we have lots on offer for families, including the new Clore Art Studio, free family friendly resources and facilities, plus a cafe that offers children’s meals. Whether you have half an hour or the whole day, this is a...
World Museum Liverpool
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World Museum Liverpool
From the oceans to the stars World Museum Liverpool combines historic treasures from across the globe with the latest interactive technology to make an unbeatable family day out. Our internationally important collections include archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences as well as Britain’s only free Planetarium. With...
International Slavery Museum- Liverpool
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International Slavery Museum- Liverpool
Hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery. The International Slavery Museum opened in August 2007 and in March 2010 welcomed its millionth visitor. It is the only museum of its kind to look at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery as well as being an international hub for resources on...
Walker Art Gallery
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Walker Art Gallery
The esteemed Walker Art Gallery is known for it's Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art and Tudor Portraits, but it's also surprisingly child friendly, with free activities and special sections laid on just for them! Big Art for Little Artists is a gallery for children up to and including the age of eight. Admission: Entry to Big Art and all of...
Williamson Tunnels - Liverpool
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Williamson Tunnels - Liverpool
The Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre is the only tourist attraction in Liverpool dedicated to 19th Century philanthropist Joseph Williamson. Opened in 2002 the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre has welcomed over 100,000 visitors into the fascinating underground world created beneath the streets of the Edge Hill district of Liverpool by...
Underwater Street - Liverpool
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Underwater Street - Liverpool
Paint the car, step inside a giant bubble, join in Battle of the Scientists, pan for gold, see a volcano erupt, design a car, make a fridge magnet, enjoy a science show, walk down imagination street, be a star in the t.v studio, climb the wall,  experiment with light, make  shadows , crawl through a dark cave, build a house, dig for...
Victoria Gallery and Museum - Liverpool
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Victoria Gallery and Museum - Liverpool
The Victoria Gallery & Museum is housed in the Grade II listed Victoria Building on Brownlow Hill, the University's original site.
Museum of Liverpool - Pier Head
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Museum of Liverpool - Pier Head
The Museum of Liverpool reflects the city's global significance through its unique geography, history and culture. Visitors can explore how the port, its people, their creative and sporting history have shaped the city. Find out more about the galleries and displays inside in the Your visit section. The museum opened on 19 July 2011 in a...
Liverpool War Museum
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Liverpool War Museum
Throughout the years of WW2, Liverpool was Britain's main convoy port, the vital lifeline was maintained with the United States and Canada, it was crucial both for Britain's survival and the ultimate Allied victory. During WW2, over 1,000 convoys arrived in the Mersey, on average 3 or 4 per week. Many warships and Merchant ships were...
The Bluecoat
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The Bluecoat
Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, Bluecoat showcases talent across visual art, music, dance, live art and literature. As the most historic building in Liverpool’s city centre, Bluecoat has four galleries. It houses a creative community of artists and businesses and runs a participation programme with local communities. ...
Manchester United Museum and Tour
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Manchester United Museum and Tour
The story of Manchester United is unlike any other club in the world. Beginning more than a century ago, it combines eras of total English and European domination with some of the greatest adversity faced by any football club. Only at the Manchester United Museum & Tour can you experience the story in all its glory, and immerse yourself in a...
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre
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Catalyst Science Discovery Centre
Experience an amazing journey of discovery in Catalyst's new Interactive Theatre and enter a colourful world of science and technology in our three hands-on galleries. Catalyst is an interactive science centre and museum devoted to chemistry and how the products of chemistry are used in every day life. Our key aim is to make science exciting and...
Spaceport - Wallasey
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Spaceport - Wallasey
Spaceport is a visitor attraction which takes you on an inspirational journey through space, as you walk through several themed galleries, which all feature a large variety of interactive hands-on exhibits and audio visual experiences. Admission Days,Times & Prices Spaceport Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30am, last admission 4.30pm,...
Tate Liverpool
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Tate Liverpool
Tate Modern is the the UK's national gallery of international modern art. Located in St, Ives, Liverpool and London,. The Collection comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and of international modern art.
Merseyside Maritime Museum - Liverpool
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Merseyside Maritime Museum - Liverpool
Opening times Open daily 10am-5pm. The Piermaster's House open daily 10am-4.30pm. FREE ADMISSION to the museum and all exhibitions and events. Closed from 2pm on 24 December and all day on 25 and 26 December and 1 January. Maritime Archives and Library Maritime Archives and Library open Tuesday-Thursday, 10.30am-4.30pm. Tours of...
Beatles Story - Liverpool
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Beatles Story - Liverpool
Located in the Fab Four's hometown of Liverpool, the award-winning Beatles Story experience is an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles. Join us on a magical mystery tour to see how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of worldwide fame and fortune to become the greatest band of...
Bronte Parsonage Museum
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Bronte Parsonage Museum
Bronte Parsonage Museum in the Haworth Parsonage, was the home of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte from 1820 to 1861. The Bronte sisters were the authors of some of the best loved books in the English language, and this museum offers a great opportunity to learn more about them. The beautifully preserved Georgian house, set between the unique...
Manchester City Football Club
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Manchester City Football Club
Packages Tours of the City of Manchester Stadium are available 7 days per week. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance or please check availability before you travel.  We also have a limited number of tours available on matchdays. The Stadium Tour centre is located on the first floor of the City Centre building. Full...
The Manchester Museum
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The Manchester Museum
We're the Museum on Oxford Road with the dinosaurs, mummies and live animals. We also have loads of other great stuff from the natural world and different cultures.
Dunham Massey
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Dunham Massey
During the First World War this magnificent Georgian house set in a peaceful deer park was dramatically transformed into a military hospital, becoming a healing sanctuary for almost 300 soldiers direct from the trenches. Admission: Whole property: Adult: £13.50 Child: £6.70 Family: £33.70 Garden only: Adult: £8.40...
Cliffe Castle Park and Museum
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Cliffe Castle Park and Museum
Cliffe Castle Park and Museum With the recent reopening of the new and improved museum there are naturally a wealth of exciting new displays and activities for you and yours to enjoy - including atmospheric period reception rooms with sparkling chandeliers and renovated historic light fittings, plus a new Dining With The Butterfields display that...
Portland Basin Museum
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Portland Basin Museum
Portland Basin Museum is housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne. The museum combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal side setting and is an exciting family friendly museum. Step back in time on a 1920s street, as the sights and sounds of bygone Tameside are brought to life. ...
Lakeland Motor Museum
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Lakeland Motor Museum
The fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere. A diverse and unique collection of some 30,000 exhibits, carefully assembled over a period of almost 50 years, has been painstakingly displayed afresh, alongside many non motoring additions, in fully DDA...

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Port Sunlight Museum
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Port Sunlight Museum
The new Port Sunlight Museum has exhibits for all types of visitor, including a reconstruction parlour room, state-of-the-art audio-visuals and interactives, a model of the village and a typical Port Sunlight house, and historical items from the village's past. Admission: Adult: £3.95 Concessions: £3.50 Child (aged 5 to 16):...
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens
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Norton Priory Museum and Gardens
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is a fantastic day out, with an award winning museum, excavated medieval ruins, the spectacular St Christopher statue, the lovely Walled Garden and the extensive woodland and sculpture trail. The stunning 18th century Walled Garden offers orchards, a fruit garden and a beautiful rose walk, surrounded by woodland...
Eureka Museum For Children - Halifax
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Eureka Museum For Children - Halifax
Everything at Eureka! has been designed to inspire children to find out about themselves and the world around them through 100s of hands-on exhibits. Eureka! The Museum for Children in Halifax, West Yorkshire is the first and foremost hands-on children's museum in the UK and is designed especially for 0-11 year olds. With more than 400...
Stockport Air Raid Shelters
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Stockport Air Raid Shelters
Come and experience life as it was during a 'black out' in war torn Britain. A labyrinth of tunnels under part of the town centre provided shelter, and a way of life, for families from Stockport and roundabout, through the dark days of the Blitz. The Air Raid Shelters have been imaginatively restored to give visitors the feel of the era and...
Manchester Airport Tour Centre
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Manchester Airport Tour Centre
Tours are available for groups of all ages from aged 4 to GNVQ students and beyond! Groups can be accommodated at most times during the day and the tours can be tailor-made to meet the needs of the group. Trained guides with a vast knowledge of the airport accompany groups on a two hour tour visit, typically involving a one hour guided tour and a...
Hat Works - Stockport
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Hat Works - Stockport
This award winning visitor attraction offers two floors of interactive exhibits taking you on a journey through the history of Stockport’s once thriving hatting industry. The museum is home to a recreated hat factory with some 20 fully restored working Victorian-style machines and a fantastic collection of over 400 hats from around the...
Vernon Park Museum - Stockport
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Vernon Park Museum - Stockport
This historic building has many of its original features and is full of fascinating historic information about Stockport. Summer months: 1st April to 29th September Monday – Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Weekends 11.00am till 5.00pm Bank holidays and Event days 11.00am till 5.00pm Winter months: 30th September to 1st April Monday...
Ilkley Toy Museum
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Ilkley Toy Museum
How many times have you wondered just what happened to those little cars you used to play with, or that old dolls house that appeared one Christmas morning all those years ago? Well, they're here - complete with all the memories. The exhibits represent a journey back to childhood and each one must be keeping the secrets of thousands of happy hours...
Colne Valley Museum
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Colne Valley Museum
Colne Valley Museum is an 1850s revival exhibit and features a recreated period kitchen and other historical elements that add great atmosphere to the experience, so it's a pleasure with curious and imaginative kids. Visit the Loom Chamber, Spinning and Cropping room to help them foray into textile history, and venture into the clog-maker's...
National Waterways Museum - Ellesmere Port
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National Waterways Museum - Ellesmere Port
Unlock the wonders of our waterways at National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port. With its delightful waterside setting, flotillas of historic boats and fascinating displays housed in fine Victorian buildings, the museum is a great day out whatever the weather. Visitors can take a boat trip through an industrial landscape, visit the museum...
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