Historical Nottinghamshire

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The Holocaust Centre
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The Holocaust Centre
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum promotes an understanding of the roots of discrimination and prejudice, and the development of ethical values, leading to a greater understanding within society. The Centre uses the history of genocide as a model of how society can break down, and emphasises how current and future generations must...
RUFFORD ABBEY
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RUFFORD ABBEY
OPENING TIMES 1 APRIL - 29 OCTOBER 2017 Monday 10:00 - 17:00 Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00 Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00 Thursday 10:00 - 17:00 Friday 10:00 - 17:00 Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 NOTES Managed by Nottinghamshire County Council in co-operation with English Heritage. Parking charge may apply to all visitors depending on...
The Workhouse - Southwell
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The Workhouse - Southwell
19th-century institution for paupers The best-preserved workhouse in England Explore the workshops and dormitories of this imposing early 'welfare' institution Meet 19th-century inhabitants with our audio guide Interactive displays chart poverty through the ages Play 'The Master's Punishment' game What's new this year ...
Southwell Minster
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Southwell Minster
Said by many to be the best kept secret among the forty two English cathedrals it is a gem. The Cathedral and Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary is popularly known, as it has been for centuries, as ‘Southwell Minster’. Although Christian worship has taken place on this site for over 1000 years, the present Romanesque building...
Papplewick Pumping Station
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Papplewick Pumping Station
This beautiful place was designed in the early 1880s to pump millions of gallons of clean fresh water every day to the rapidly increasing population of Industrial Nottingham. Today, thanks to the endeavours of The Papplewick Pumping Station Trust, a Registered Charity dedicated to the preservation of the Pumping Station, and the enthusiasm of the...
Newark Air Museum
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Newark Air Museum
We are located on part of the former World War Two airfield of Winthorpe in eastern Nottinghamshire close to the border with Lincolnshire. Very little remains of the original wartime buildings and what remains of the original runways are no longer fit for use. This website has been designed to give a taste of what the museum has to offer. Whilst...

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Newstead Abbey
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Newstead Abbey
he Abbey was founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century, and to this day the house retains much of its medieval character. The most famous survival is the iconic West Front of the church that dates from the late 13th century and is now a scheduled ancient monument. Inside the house the medieval cloisters, Chapter House (now the Chapel)...
Creswell Crags
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Creswell Crags
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Further evidence came to light in 2003 with the discovery of Britain's only known Ice...
Mr Straw's House
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Mr Straw's House
A 1920s house captured in time Fascinating collection of household items, costume and memorabilia Recorded memories of people who knew the eccentric Straw family Lovely traditional suburban garden What's new this year Find out more about the Straw family's history in a new exhibition
Bolsover Castle
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Bolsover Castle
‘By an unlikely miracle,’ wrote the architectural historian Mark Girouard,‘the keep at Bolsover has survived into this century as an almost untouched expression in stone of the lost world of Elizabethan chivalry and romance.’ Dominating the countryside from its hilltop, Bolsover occupies the site of a medieval castle built...
BOLSOVER CUNDY HOUSE
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BOLSOVER CUNDY HOUSE
OPENING TIMES 30 APRIL 2017 - 24 MARCH 2018 Open any reasonable time during daylight hours 25 MARCH 2018 ONWARDS Opening times will be available nearer the time
North Leverton Windmill
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North Leverton Windmill
A fine tower mill in working order, built in 1813 by a syndicate of local farmers.  There is also a display of old farm implements and other bygones in the warehouse beside the mill.
Galleries of Justice
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Galleries of Justice
Based at Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol, there are many ways to explore the Galleries of Justice Museum, with free exhibitions, audio & performance led tours and a themed café. Whatever you choose to do, you will be delving in to the dark and disturbing past of crime and punishment. Opening times and costs ...
Greens Windmill and Science Centre
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Greens Windmill and Science Centre
Hands-on experiments in the Science Centre which explore electricity, magnetism and light, ideal for young children.
Nottingham tourism centre
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Nottingham tourism centre
Alongside the official tourist board for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, the centre provides information about countywide attractions, accommodation, offers, events, ticket booking, gifts and souvenirs.
Bridlesmith Gate Caves
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Bridlesmith Gate Caves
Bridlesmith Gate has a long history with references to Bridilsmethisgate dating to 1304 . In earlier days it was known by the name Lorimers Street or by the latin translation vicus lorimorium . A lorimer was somebody who made the metal portions of a horse’s bridle. There are several known cave systems below properties on Bridlesmith...
City Of Caves
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City Of Caves
 Discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham. Explore our original and historic site with sandstone caves with our actor led tours and meet our friendly characters Archie and Annie the Archaeologists or wander through at your own pace with our fantastic audio tour. You will be taken on an archaeological...
Tales of Robin Hood
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Tales of Robin Hood
Welcome, Traveller! You can ride through medieval Nottingham in unique adventure cars and see, hear, touch and smell expertly captured scenes from the days when Robin stole from the rich and gave to the poor – with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his men in hot pursuit. In the evenings you can join Robin and the lovely maid...
Nottingham Castle
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Nottingham Castle
Nottingham today is a modern City steeped in history and legend. Situated in the heart of England, its relationship with the Robin Hood story is forever fixed in the hearts of people throughout the world. Many religions are now represented in Nottinghamshire. Nottingham itself was the birthplace of William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army....
Nottingham Ghost Walk
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Nottingham Ghost Walk
Welcome, fellow spirit, and join us, as we reveal the ghostly secrets of this ancient city of Nottingham! In the shadows of the Castle, in a graveyard, and underground in the living sandstone rock, we weave our web of chilling tales. Rich and poor, noble and treacherous, young and old, Nottingham’s ghosts all await you (quite literally...
Nottingham Castle Caves
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Nottingham Castle Caves
Beneath the Castle a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels continue to tell the turbulent story of this historic site. Come along for a memorable tour and discover the secret passageways, King David's legendary dungeon, the Duke of Newcastle's Wine Cellar and Mortimer's Hole. Take a tour to experience the caves for yourself, learning on the...
Nottingham Heroes and Villains Tour
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Nottingham Heroes and Villains Tour
Touring the key sites of interest in the City, you will hear fascinating and intriguing tales of Nottingham’s past, focusing on the principal characters of interest throughout time - Nottingham’s “Heroes and Villains”! And we of course look in detail ‘behind the legend’ of Nottingham's most famous character, ...
Wollaton Hall & Park - Nottingham
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Wollaton Hall & Park - Nottingham
Set in over 500 acres of historic deer park, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Tudor building, designed by Robert Smythson and completed in 1588, it is now the home to the city's Natural History Museum. Wollaton's Courtyard Stables are home to the city's Industrial Museum, Steam Engine House, Wollaton Visitor Centre and the Yard Gallery, a vibrant...
WINGFIELD MANOR
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WINGFIELD MANOR
PRICES ENTRY TITLE WITHOUT GIFT AID WITH GIFT AID Member - Join now Free Free Adult £ 6.60 £6.90 Child (5-15 years) £ 4.00 £4.10 Concession tool-tip £ 5.90 £6.20 Family £ 17.20 £19.00 ABOUT GIFTAID The Gift Aid admission price includes a voluntary donation of 10%. Provided you have paid enough UK Income or Capital Gains Tax * (to cover all...
Renishaw Hall - Sheffield
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Renishaw Hall - Sheffield
Renishaw Hall has been the family home of the Sitwells for nearly 400 years. We have a beautiful 300-acre park, eight acres of the most important Italianate gardens in England, and a house full of treasures large and small collected over many centuries. This is open by appointment to the public for exclusive and intimate tours with knowledgeable...
Hardwick Hall
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Hardwick Hall
One of Britain's greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses     Spectacular Tudor treasure house     Built for 'Bess of Hardwick', Elizabethan England's second most powerful and wealthy woman     Outstanding 16th and 17th-century tapestries and embroideries     Fine historic...
HARDWICK OLD HALL
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HARDWICK OLD HALL
Discover the stately ruins of the birthplace of Bess of Hardwick, one of the richest and most remarkable women of Elizabethan England.  Ascend through four floors to enjoy spectacular views over the Derbyshire countryside and Hardwick New Hall.  Take your time and admire the spectacular decorative plasterwork on your way up.   ...
SUTTON SCARSDALE HALL
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SUTTON SCARSDALE HALL
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Revolution House
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Revolution House
In 1688, three local noblemen, the Earl of Devonshire, the Earl of Danby and Mr John D'Arcy met at Whittington disguised as a hunting party, to begin planning their part in the overthrow of James II. A rainstorm sent them seeking shelter to the Cock and Pynot alehouse. Now known as Revolution House, it is a free public museum. There is a display...
RAF Scampton Heritage Centre
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RAF Scampton Heritage Centre
RAF Scampton, was one of the few airfields which started life during World War One. With war clouds gathering it was re-activated in 1936. RAF Scampton has had a rich and varied history. Our most famous squadron is 617 also known as the Dambusters. Post-war Scampton was home to one of the United Kingdoms nuclear deterrents - the Blue Steel...
MATTERSEY PRIORY
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MATTERSEY PRIORY
OPENING TIMES 30 APRIL 2017 - 24 MARCH 2018 Daily 9am-5pm or dusk if earlierp.
Great Central Railway
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Great Central Railway
Voted number 12 on the list of the 50 greatest railway journeys in the world the Great Central Railway is the UK's only double track, main line heritage railway. It’s the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other – just as it was when steam ruled the rails. Trains run every weekend of the...
Gainsborough Old Hall
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Gainsborough Old Hall
Regularly described as a “hidden gem in Lincolnshire” this exciting visitor attraction offers a variety of events and exhibitions and an award – winning schools’ education programme. Owned by English Heritage the Hall is operated by Lincolnshire County Council. Gainsborough Old Hall is a large, late- medieval manor house...
Belton House
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Belton House
Restoration country house with magnificent interiors, gardens and park Film location for the BBC's Pride and Prejudice , Jane Eyre and Tom Jones Stunning silver and furniture collections Children and parents can dress up in Victorian clothing Orangery, Italian Garden with fountain and Dutch gardens Landscaped deer park for...
Original Lincoln Ghost Walk
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Original Lincoln Ghost Walk
The Original Lincoln Ghost Walk runs every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm from the Tourist Information Centre in Castle Square. . The Lincoln Ghost walk has been running since 1996. My interest started when we moved to Lincolnshire and bought (unbeknownst to us) a haunted cottage. We had a ghost cat and a rather unfriendly...
LINCOLN MEDIEVAL BISHOPS' PALACE
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LINCOLN MEDIEVAL BISHOPS' PALACE
Standing almost in the shadow of Lincoln cathedral, with sweeping views over the ancient city and the countryside beyond, the medieval bishops’ palace was once among the most important buildings in the country. The administrative centre of the largest diocese in medieval England, stretching from the Humber to the Thames, its architecture reflected...
Lincoln Castle
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Lincoln Castle
By Norman times, Lincoln was the third city of the realm in prosperity and importance. In 1068, two years after the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror began building Lincoln Castle on a site occupied since Roman times. For 900 years the castle was used as a court and prison with many being executed on the ramparts. Many original...
Mrs Smiths Cottage - Lincoln
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Mrs Smiths Cottage - Lincoln
Mrs Smith's Cottage Museum in Navenby is a preserved example of a simple, early Victorian, brick-built, Lincolnshire cottage. With walls only a single brick thick and the only modern innovations an inside toilet, cold water tap and electricity, it offers a glimpse into life in a bygone age. The Cottage and Visitors Centre at the museum display...
Roche Abbey
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Roche Abbey
Beautifully set in a valley landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century, the most striking feature of this Cistercian abbey is the eastern end of its church, built in the new Gothic style c. 1170. It has one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations. The story of...
Elvaston Castle
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Elvaston Castle
Set four miles south-east of the city of Derby is Elvaston Castle Country Park, a picturesque site featuring over 200 acres of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens. At the heart of the estate lies Elvaston Castle - a Gothic Revival masterpiece designed by James Wyatt in the early 1800s, based on the original house dating back to 1633. Wyatt's...
Belvoir Castle
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Belvoir Castle
We very much hope you will come and visit us and enjoy a wonderful day out at Belvoir Castle. Our hilltop setting commands stunning views over the Vale of Belvoir and with glorious gardens and fascinating magical castle to explore, there’s something for everyone at our family home. Events take place in the castle and park every weekend...
Crich Tramway Village - Matlock
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Crich Tramway Village - Matlock
Voted East Midlands ‘Best Day Out’ by viewers of BBC East Midlands Today, Crich Tramway Village has developed into one of Derbyshire's most unique family attractions. Trams run to and fro down a cobbled street past the former Derby Assembly rooms before passing under the Bowes-Lyon Bridge and climbing a mile and a half of track that...
Sheffield Manor Lodge
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Sheffield Manor Lodge
Sheffield Manor Lodge is the last remains of what was once the Great Sheffield Deer Park. Today you can visit the Discovery Centre to find out how it has changed over its 600 year history and explore the ruins of the once grand Tudor mansion where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned for 14 years. Come on a Saturday tour and you may even run into...
Temple Mine - Matlock Bath
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Temple Mine - Matlock Bath
Visit Temple Mine which was acquired by the ancient custom of 'Nicking'. The mine has been worked since 1922 for fluorite and lead ore and shows a variety of mining methods have been used. Temple Mine is a working 1920s lead and fluorspar mine, just across the road from the Museum. A guide will take you around the mine, providing an authentic...
Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills
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Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills
Sir Richard Arkwright’s 1783 Masson Mills at Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England, are the finest surviving and best preserved example of an Arkwright cotton mill. Working textile museum illustrating Arkwright’s legacy. Shopping village, restaurant, conference centre and onsite parking facilities. Admission: Self guiding, no need...
Boston Castle and Park
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Boston Castle and Park
Originally built as a shooting lodge by the esteemed Earl of Effingham, Boston Castle is a 2 story cuboid building standing tall on one of Rotherham's highest points in the grounds of Boston Park and Gardens which are themselves a lovely place to take a picnic. Recently restored to former glory, the Castle is a Grade II listed building with...
Clifton Park Museum - Rotherham
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Clifton Park Museum - Rotherham
The record breaking Clifton Park Museum is a day out with a difference! One of the most modern and user-friendly Museums in the country, the two time nominated Museum of the year features famous exhibits such as Nelson the Lion and the breath-taking Rhinoceros Vase, the first ever porcelain vase cast in one piece! Redesigned with the help of a...
Toys of Yesteryear
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Toys of Yesteryear
TOYS of YESTERYEAR is a fantastic collection of Vintage Toys from around the turn of the century (1900) to the mid 1970's. It takes you back to your childhood days and helps you to re-live your childhood memories. We have over 6000 toys on display. Some of them can be seen working. These working models include Meccano, Hornby, Steiff,...
NINE LADIES STONE CIRCLE
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NINE LADIES STONE CIRCLE
A small early Bronze Age stone circle traditionally believed to depict nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday. It is part of a complex of prehistoric circles and standing stones on Stanton Moor. PRICES ENTRY TITLE WITHOUT GIFT AID WITH GIFT AID Member - Join now Free          ...
HOB HURST'S HOUSE
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HOB HURST'S HOUSE
A square prehistoric burial mound with an earthwork ditch and outer bank.  It was named after a local goblin. PRICES ENTRY TITLE    WITHOUT GIFT AID     WITH GIFT AID Member - Join now  Free                          Free Adult  ...
Conisbrough Castle
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Conisbrough Castle
The Settlement of Conisbrough The name of the town of Conisbrough is older than the establishment of the present castle. It is derived from the Anglo-Saxon Cyningesburh  - ‘the defended burh of the King’- and suggests that the area belonged to one or other of the Anglo-Saxon kings, before the Norman Conquest. At the time of the...
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Abbeydale Works was once the largest water-powered industrial site on the River Sheaf: a dedicated place of highly skilled metal working from 1697 to 1933 where scythes and other edge tools were made. Almost all of the industrial processes were carried out on this very site, from making the steel to grinding the blades. Their new exhibition gives...
Kedleston Hall
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Kedleston Hall
Take a trip back in time to the 1760s at this spectacular Neo-classical mansion framed by historic parkland. Designed for lavish entertaining and displaying an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings, Kedleston is a stunning example of the work of architect Robert Adam. Admission: Whole property: Adult:...
AeroVenture
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AeroVenture
Commercial Light Aircraft Collection Royal Observer Corps Exhibition Piston Engine Collection including Rolls Royce Merlin and Griffon Jet Engine Collection including DeHavilland Ghost, Rolls Royce Avon and Conway Sheffield Blitz  Exhibition   A treasure trove of Aviation history is available to all from a short...
The Donnington Grand Prix & Military Collection
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The Donnington Grand Prix & Military Collection
THE DONINGTON GRAND PRIX COLLECTION IS, QUITE SIMPLY, THE LARGEST SHOWCASE OF GRAND PRIX RACING CARS IN THE WORLD NOW ALSO INCORPORATING THE WHEATCROFT MILITARY COLLECTION IN THE FIRST TWO HALLS. Four halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motorsport from the turn of the 20th Century, where visitors can get close to the cars...
Weston Park Museum - Sheffield
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Weston Park Museum - Sheffield
Weston Park you can explore the world and its past, from millions of years ago to the present day. Children and adults will love the animated new displays, specially designed to delight even our littlest explorers. From Egyptian Mummies, to a traditional butchers shop. From Snowy the polar bear, to living ants and bees. The citys amazing...
Wentworth Family Farm - Rotherham
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Wentworth Family Farm - Rotherham
Wentworth Family Farm: Home to a range of rare breed such as Soay sheep, Jacobs sheep, Shetland cattle, middle white pigs, Saannen, Pygmy and Bagot goats. View red squirrels, British barn, snowy and tawny owls, horses and ponies. Also a bunny barn with rabbits, guinea pigs and other baby animals.Situated in sixteen acres of historic walled...
The Vulcan Experience
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The Vulcan Experience
The Vulcan Experience gives you a chance to get up close to a plan that was one of 3 RAF V Bombers, designed to carry one of Britain’s first atomic bombs to Russia if there was a Soviet nuclear attack! This is just part of the fascinating history of the Vulcan XH558, the oldest complete Vulcan in the whole world and the last to leave RAF...
National Emergency Services Museum - Sheffield
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National Emergency Services Museum - Sheffield
National Emergency Services Museum is the worlds larges joint 999 museum showing an insight into all of our Emergency Services through hands-on learning with history. With 30+ vehicles on site, 3 floors of exhibits to explore, discover and learn including real Victorian Police Cells (including smells!) there really is something for everyone. The...
Brodsworth Hall & Gardens
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Brodsworth Hall & Gardens
Explore the changing fortunes of a wealthy Victorian family in this once opulent Yorkshire country home. Discover 150 years of family life documented at Brodsworth Hall: from silk and chandeliers, to the austerity of life during WWII. Take a walk around the labyrinthine ‘grand gardens in miniature’, now restored to their Victorian...
Cogglesford Mill
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Cogglesford Mill
Cogglesford Mill Cottage, a delightful and historic building nestled  adjacent to the River Slea, was once home to the millers who worked  the mill next door where flour has been produced for hundreds of years  and still is today.The cottages were almost derelict until they were  renovated in 1990 and then used as offices....
Melton Carnegie Museum
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Melton Carnegie Museum
Melton Carnegie Museum re-opened fully on Saturday 13th November 2010 following a major building project which has created a new state-of-the-art gallery, study area and community space for museum activities, schools, volunteers and community groups. The museum, which has now doubled in size, features displays on local history, trades, foxhunting...

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Charnwood Museum - Loughborough
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Charnwood Museum - Loughborough
Charnwood Museum features a wide range of exhibits reflecting the history, geology, archaeology and industries of Charnwood and the surrounding area. Permanent displays include ‘Coming to Charnwood’, ‘The Natural World of Charnwood’, ‘Living off the Land’ and ‘Earning a Living’. Each contains...
Chatsworth
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Chatsworth
Chatsworth is one of Britain’s best loved historic houses and estates. The house, garden, farmyard, adventure playground, gift shops and restaurant are open every day until 23 December 2007. We offer something for everyone to enjoy, from famous works of art, young animals and the spectacular fountains in the garden to the finest shopping,...
Haddon Hall
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Haddon Hall
Haddon Hall has welcomed visitors for hundreds of years and never fails to enchant. Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, parts of the house date from the 12th century, sitting like a jewel in its Elizabethan terraced gardens, and overlooking the River Wye. Haddon Hall is CLOSED to the public in January, February, March...
ARBOR LOW STONE CIRCLE AND GIB HILL BARROW
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ARBOR LOW STONE CIRCLE AND GIB HILL BARROW
The most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland. Within an earthen bank and ditch, a circle of some 50 white limestone slabs, all now fallen, surrounds a central stone ‘cove’ – a feature found only in major sacred sites. Nearby is...
Elsecar Heritage Centre
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Elsecar Heritage Centre
Elsecar Heritage Centre is built on the site of industrial workshops dating to the 1800s and the charmingly restored historical buildings now house a nice little antique centre, individual craft workshops, and exhibitions of Elsecar's past, so it's a great trip to take the grandparents along with you as they can potter around some of that while...
Tattershall Castle
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Tattershall Castle
Dramatic 15th-century red-brick tower, with six floors to explore Explore six floors from the cellar to the battlements Find out more about 15th-century life using our audio guide Walk in the grounds, over bridges over moats Dress up and play with Tudor toys and medieval costumes
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Centre
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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Centre
A unique partnership between the Royal Air Force and Lincolnshire  County Council provides the public with a gateway to the home of  the RAF Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Admission: Visitor Centre free to visit. Hangar Tours: Adult £6.50 Concession £4.50 Family Ticket (2...
MONK BRETTON PRIORY
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MONK BRETTON PRIORY
OPENING TIMES 1 APRIL 2017 - 29 MARCH 2018 Monday 10:00 - 15:00 Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00 Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00 Thursday 10:00 - 15:00 Friday 10:00 - 15:00 Saturday 10:00 - 15:00 Sunday 10:00 - 15:00 NOTES Managed by a keykeeper. HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES FOR THIS PERIOD Good Friday 14 Apr 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Easter Sunday 16 Apr...
Snibston
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Snibston
Take a fascinating journey around Snibston where you can discover 500 years of technological innovation and its impact on our everyday lives. From the earliest mining tools, proto-type jet engine to the largest fashion display outside London, there is plenty to explore at this must see museum! As the region's largest interactive museum, Snibston...
Ashby-de-la-zouch Castle
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Ashby-de-la-zouch Castle
 A visit to Ashby Castle makes a great family day out in Leicestershire. The property began as a manor house in the 12th century and reached castle status in the 15th century. Come and find out about the castle’s colourful history with our lively audio tour. Hear how Edward IV’s Chamberlain Lord Hastings added the chapel and the...
Ashby de la Zouch Museum
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Ashby de la Zouch Museum
Local history museum with special events for families and children. Open all the year round with interesting exhibitions, models and children's activity sheets. Specially designed hands-on activities for pre-booked school groups and other organised children's groups. The Museum closes for Christmas on Saturday 22nd December and reopens Monday 7th...
Blue John Cavern - Castleton
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Blue John Cavern - Castleton
The Blue John cavern at Castleton is world famous. It is home to eight of the fourteen known varieties of Blue John Stone, a beautiful and ornamental fluor-spar. The mineral has been mined here for centuries and continues to be so in the winter months. The traditional methods of turning Blue John are still used, and the skill of our craftsmen...
Peveril Castle
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Peveril Castle
Perched high above the pretty village of Castleton, the castle offers breathtaking views of the Peak District. Founded soon after the Norman Conquest of 1066 by William Peverel, one of King William’s most trusted knights, it played an important role in guarding the Peak Forest area. When ‘Castle Peak’ (as it was known in the...
Donington le Heath Manor House
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Donington le Heath Manor House
The museum is based in a Medieval Manor House dating back to 1280. The house has a fascinating history and is now restored with fine oak furnishings. Visitors to the house can now see restored rooms and displays on medieval life as well as a series of temporary exhibitions on a wide range of subjects. The house is set in recently recreated 17th...
Rutland Railway Museum
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Rutland Railway Museum
We are an open-air Museum based in the heart of the rural East Midlands where the now extinct industry of home iron ore production is preserved for visitors. The industrial revolution and the subsequent development of the British economy relied on the presence of a number of basic raw materials, notably coal and iron ore. The history...
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
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Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Two totally different experiences sitting side by side. The country home of the Lords Vernon, a delight of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. Be amazed by the grandeur of the Great Staircase and Long Gallery. The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages with something...
National Space Centre - Leicester
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National Space Centre - Leicester
Great Day Out... With so Much More The award winning National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. From the minute you catch sight of the Space Centre's futuristic Rocket Tower, you 'll be treated to hours of breathtaking discovery and interactive fun. Human Spaceflight: Lunar Base 2025 is the new fantastic experience...
Oakham Castle
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Oakham Castle
Only the great hall of the Norman castle is still standing, and is surrounded by steep earthworks marking the inner bailey. The hall dates from c. 1180—90 and according to Nikolaus Pevsner (in his "The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland" ) "It is the earliest hall of any English castle surviving so...
Rutland County Museum
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Rutland County Museum
Rutland County Museum and Visitor Centre is the perfect introduction to England’s smallest county. The museum displays tell the story of the county, and are complimented by exhibits of archaeology, history and rural life. The museum has a varied and exciting programme of Exhibitions and Events. Opening Times : Tue - Fri 10.00...
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station
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Claymills Victorian Pumping Station
The Trust is embarking on an exciting new venture "Ratty Tails", with the launch of a children's book whose story features Claymills Pumping Station. For several years now, the rats of Claymills Victorian Pumping Station have led young people on an exciting trail around the site. So, when someone said, "Why don't we write...
JEWRY WALL
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JEWRY WALL
A length of Roman bath-house wall over 9 metres (30 feet) high, near a museum displaying the archaeology of Leicester and its region. Please note: Dogs on leads are welcome. Parking is available by the museum, within St Nicholas Circle. OPENING TIMES 30 APRIL 2017 - 24 MARCH 2018 Visits to the Wall can be made at any reasonable time...
King Richard III Discovery Centre
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King Richard III Discovery Centre
Less than two years have passed since Leicester City Council purchased an old school building with the aim of creating a centre that would tell the story of the remarkable search for –and at that point unconfirmed  discovery of – King Richard lll. Admission: Adult (16+ Years) £8.95 Child (5 – 15 Years)...
Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens
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Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens
Grimsthorpe is a historic house, park and garden in Lincolnshire, open in the summer for adults and children to enjoy the countryside, nature and history.
KIRBY MUXLOE CASTLE
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KIRBY MUXLOE CASTLE
This picturesque fortified mansion was built for Lord Hastings, who was dramatically seized and executed by Richard III in 1483. Hastings’ descendants still believe they have a direct line to the throne of England. Explore the atmospheric moated remains, the fine gatehouse, and complete corner tower of this brick-built mansion, which have been...

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CROXDEN ABBEY
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CROXDEN ABBEY
OPENING TIMES 1 APRIL - 31 OCTOBER 2017 Monday 10:00 - 17:00 Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00 Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00 Thursday 10:00 - 17:00 Friday 10:00 - 17:00 Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES FOR THIS PERIOD Good Friday 14 Apr 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Easter Sunday 16 Apr 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Easter Monday 17 Apr...
Please find all castles and Stately homes, ancient abbeys and cathedrals in the Nottinghamshire area, if your looking  for a great day out at lush tree and flowered gardens and take in the sights of wonderful buildings and castles. These historic buildings also are steeped in rich history and visits to these buildings are extremely educational and informative.
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