Alphabetical Listing of UK Museums
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Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal,
Cumbria. 18th,19th, 20th century collections.
Aberdeen Art Gallery &
Museums, Scotland. Fine art, applied art, archaeology,
maritime, numismatics, science, industry & technology.
Museum, Cosford, Shropshire.
Museum, Honiton, Devon. Lace and pottery industry
Almond Valley Heritage Trust,
Northamptonshire. Spencer family's ancestral home. Resting place of
Museum in West Sussex. Outdoor industrial museum.
Museum in Britain Bath, Somerset. American furniture, decorative arts & quilts.
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, in Dunfermline, Scotland.
Apsley House, The
Wellington Museum, London. Home of 1st Duke of Wellington.
Planetarium, Northern Ireland.
Armley Mills, Leeds Industrial Museum
Bristol. Contemporary arts.
Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology,
University of Oxford.
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings,
England Museum & Archive, City of London.
and Museum, Merton, Devon.
Bass Museum, Burton-on-Trent,
Staffordshire. Beer brewing.
Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Oxford.
Bath Preservation Trust, Somerset.
London. Interactive history of the BBC.
Tower & Museum, Bath, Somerset. 1800s retreat for William Beckford.
Jarrow, Tyne & Wear. Anglo-Saxon & medieval collections.
Open Air Museum, County Durham. Recreating life in the north
of England (1800s & 1900s).
Museum, Bathgate, Lothian. Local history.
Beth Shalom Holocaust
Museum of Childhood, London.
Trust, Moat Park, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
The Bill Douglas
Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture , University of Exeter,Devon.
Midland Museum of Transport, Wythall, West Midlands.
Museums and Art Gallery, West Midlands.
Railway Museum, West Midlands. Steam locomotives.
Black Country Living Museum,
Dudley, West Midlands.
Bletchley Park Trust, near
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. WWII code breaking center. Academic Bletchley Park site -
Enigma Cipher machine
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Canal craft.
Gremista Museum, Lerwick, Shetland.
Bodleian Library, University of
Bolton Museum, Art Gallery &
Art Galleries & Museums, West Yorkshire.
Coniston, Cumbria. John Ruskin's home 1872 - 1900.
Steam Museum, Diss, Norfolk.
British Golf Museum, St
Museum, Southport, Merseyside.
British Library, London. Magna Carta
Cracking Codes - The
Rosetta Stone and Decipherment exhibition.
Museum, Weybridge, Surrey. British Motorsport & Aviation.
Museum, Haworth, West Yorkshire.
Engine House, London. Thames Tunnel.
Bath Preservation Trust, Somerset. Creation of Georgian Bath.
Burrell Collection, Glasgow.
Museum & Art Gallery, Hertfordshire.
Farm, near Petersfield, Hampshire. A replica farm.
Theatre, Kursaal, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Mechanical sculpture museum.
Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands. Cadbury's chocolate.
Camborne School of Mines
Museum & Art Gallery, Redruth, Cornwall.
of Technology. Victorian pumping station & working museum on the River Cam.
Castle Museum, Norwich. Archaeology, natural history, art & social history
Centre for the
History of Defence Electronics (CHiDE), Bournemouth University, Dorset.
Centre for the Study of Cartoons
and Caricature, University of Canterbury, Kent. Archive of over 85,000 pieces of original cartoon artwork. Searchable database, exhibition.
Centre for Visual Arts,
Ceredigion Museum Service,
Aberystwyth, Wales. Local history, archaeology, and folk life.
Gallery & Museum, Gloucestershire. Local history.
Museum, Surrey. Local history - Runnymede area.
Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire. Re-erected buildings.
Church Picture Gallery, Oxford.
City Art Centre ,
Edinburgh, Scotland. Scotland's premier temporary exhibition space, and an ideal home to the city of Edinburgh's fine art Collection.
of Norwich Aviation Museum, Norfolk. Military aircraft collection.
Pumping Engines, Stretton, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. A preserved
Victorian pumping station.
of Zoology, University of Reading, Berkshire.
Colour Museum, Bradford,
West Yorkshire. How color is perceived and used.
Discovery Centre, Exeter, Devon. Educational resource centre.
Motor Museum, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.
Woollen Weavers, Filkins, near Lechlade, Gloucestershire.
Institute of Art, Courtauld Gallery, London.
and Newton Museum, Olney, Buckinghamshire. Heritage.
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Mill, Dover, Kent. A working water mill, cafe and gallery.
and District Museum, Kent. Local history museum.
Cricklade Museum, Wiltshire.
Local history museum.
Museum. Collections on local history and landscape.
House Museum, Dunrossness, Shetland.
Dalí Universe, London, next to the London Eye at County Hall near Westminster Bridge.
Heritage Museum (Mosquito Aircraft Museum), Salisbury Hill, Hertfordshire.
Military aircraft collection.
Museum of Industry and History , Derby.
Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester,
Kent. Local history museum.
Picture Gallery, London.
Air Museum, Ayrshire, Scotland. Industrial machinery,
historic buildings, a simulated coal mine
University Oriental Museum, Durham. Art &
archaeology of the 'Orient'.
Folk Museum, Scotland. Local history... slate quarring.
Lothian Council Museums, Scotland.
Eden Camp, Malton, North Yorkshire.
World War II prisoner of war camp
University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music.
Egypt Centre, University of Wales, Swansea. Includes
antiquities from the collection of Sir Henry Wellcome.
Museum, Weybridge, Surrey. Local history museum.
Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire. Re the life & work of
composer Sir Edward Elgar
Museum, Moray. Pictish stones, local fossils, archaeology, geology, natural
history, social history and ethnography.
Museum, Great Yarmouth. Late 16th century merchants's house, with period
Secret Bunker, Mistley. Former Essex County nuclear war hq.
Industrial Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
West Yorkshire. The Museum for Children.
Albert Memorial Museum, St Nicholas Priory, Underground Passages, Exeter
Exploratory Science Centre,
FA Premier League
Hall of Fame, London. The history of football and the legends of the modern
Fan Museum, Greenwich, London. Fans and fan making.
and District Museum, Oxfordshire.
Living Museum of Music, Hammerwood Park house, Sussex.
Collection of historical keyboard instruments.
Forum, Scotland. A group of local museums with shared site.
Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Military aircraft collection.
Police Museum (Sheffield), South Yorkshire. History of a local fire and
Fitzwilliam Museum, University
of Cambridge. Antiquities, applied arts, coins & paintings.
Portsmouth at the Historic Dockyard, Hampshire. Mary Rose (Tudor
warship); HMS Victory (Nelson's flagship); HMS Warrior (1860 ironclad warship);
Royal Naval Museum; and Dockyard Apprentice.
Fleet Air Arm
Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset. Military museum. Over 40 historic aircraft on display.
Florence Nightingale Museum
Green Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. 17th to 18th centuries farmhouse.
Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, London. Britain's original home for abandoned children and London's first ever public art gallery.
Museum, Chippenham, Wiltshire. Commemorates William
Henry Fox Talbot - The Father of Modern Photography.
Freud Museum, London. The home of the founder of psychoanalysis
Justice, Nottingham. Set in Victorian courthouse, with attached gaol
(featuring real warders!), and hands-on exhibitions.
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow.
London. English furniture and decorative arts in a chronological series of
Pottery Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Working pottery.
Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset.
King Arthur and the Holy Grail.
Museum, Surrey. Local history, industry, geology, archeology.
Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen, Scotland. Military museum
Museum and Heritage Trust, Scotland. Brief news of a local museum.
Nottingham. 19th century tower windmill in Sneinton, once owned and operated by
George Green (1793-1841), a mathematical physicist and scientist.
& Galleries.- St Peter Port - Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Cornet; St Peter's - Fort Grey
Mining Museum, Whitehaven, Cumbria. A restored deep coal mine, with two huge steam winding engines.
Hampshire County Council Museums
Service. Includes an on-line catalogue and museums directory
Newcastle upon Tyne. Natural history museum.
Educational Museum, Surrey. Natural science and human history.
University of Newcastle. Contemporary & historical art
exhibitions, African sculpture
Hayward Gallery, South Bank,
London. Modern art, special exhibitions.
Museum, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
Henry Moore Foundation,
Perry Green, Hertfordshire. Exhibitions, research facilities and guided
Institute, Leeds, West Yorkshire. Exhibitions, Collections and Research.
Museum, Bath, Somerset. The home the 18th century astronomer William
Toy Museum, Stansted, Essex. Over 30,000 items.<
Palaces.- The Tower of London; Hampton
Court Palace; The Banqueting House; Kew Palace; Kensington Palace
Museum, Hertfordshire. Local life & historical
and 20th Century Crafts Study Centre, Bath, Somerset.
The Horniman Museum and Gardens,
Forest Hill, London.
The oldest public museum in Scotland
Imperial War Museum,
London. Also includes the
Cabinet War Rooms,
HMS Belfast and RAF
Duxford (including the
American Air Museum in Britain).
Transport Museum, Suffolk.
Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Telford,
Shropshire. Birthplace of the industrial revolution.
Isle of Skye Toy Museum, Scotland.
Austen's House, Chawton, Hampshire. Where the early 19th century novelist
lived and worked.
Jersey Heritage Trust,
Channel Islands. Collections relating to local history, archaeology, art, and
The Jewish Museum,
John Paul Jones
Cottage Museum, Kirkbean, Dumfries and Galloway.
Viking Centre, York.
Lodgings (Llety'r Barnwr), Presteinge, Powys, Wales. Restored historic
rooms, local history, and two interactives on 'King Offa' and 'Voices from the
Kendal Museum, Cumbria. One of
the UK's oldest.
Steam Museum, Brentford, Middlesex.
Kew Transport Museum, London.
Kilmartin House Museum,
Argyll. Centre for archaeology and landscape
Museum, Kingston upon Thames. Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) photo collection.
Museum, University of Birmingham, West Midlands. Geology and fossils.
University Gallery, University Library, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Leicester City Museums,
Leicestershire. Egyptology; natural history,
fine art; paintings; sculpture; pre-historic, Roman and
medieval artefacts and costume
Museum, Herfordshire. Natural history, art, archaeology.
The Lion Salt
Works, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire.
Liverpool Scottish Museum Trust,
Merseyside. Military Museum (no premises at moment)
Museum, King's Cross. Transport Museum
London Transport Museum,
Cockney Museum. Home of London's Guild of Pearly Kings and Queens,
and London's Eels Pie and Mash Club.
Gallery, London. Part of the NatWest Group art collection.
Madame Tussaud's London - London. Includes news, tour, the story behind the wax and links to info on the works in Amsterdam, Las Vegas, New York. A slow loader...
City Art Galleries. Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, silver, glass and
furniture, especially by 19th and 20th century artists, including the
The Manchester Museum. Botany,
Mediterranean, ethnology, mammal and Egyptology galleries.
Manchester United Museum
and Tour Centre, Greater Manchester. Football club history 1878 -2000.
House Museum, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Horology and art collections.
University of Aberdeen
for East Anglia, Great Yarmouth.
Mary Rose Maritime Museum, Portsmouth,
Hampshire. 16th century warship from the time of
King Henry VIII on display.
Midland Air Museum,
Coventry Airport, Warwickshire.
Castle, Stansted, Essex. Recreation of a Norman castle on the original site.
Council Museums Service, Scotland
Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Archaeology and local history.
Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon
Tyne. Archaeology in north east England.
Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge.
Museum of Army Transport, Beverley, East Yorkshire. Military museum.
Berkshire Aviation, Woodley, near Reading.
Museum of British Road Transport,
Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge. Includes a cast collection.
Museum of Costume and Assembly Rooms, Bath, Somerset
East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk.
Museum of East
Asian Art, Bath, Somerset.
English Rural Life, Rural
History Centre, University of Reading, Berkshire.
of Farnham, Willmer House, Surrey. Georgian house.
Garden History, St Mary-at-Lambeth Church, Lambeth Palace, London.
Museum of Installation,
London. An artist led organisation dedicated to the research, production and
dissemination of installation art.
Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.
Includes Shockwave Flash, VRML, QTVR, streaming video and CD quality music.
Museum of the History of Science,
University of Oxford. See special exhibitions and an
image library. Latest
exhibition: The Garden,
the Ark, the Tower, The Temple: Biblical metaphors of knowledge in early modern
Museum of London. The largest,
most comprehensive city museum in the world, telling the fascinating story of
London from prehistoric times to the present day.
Museum of the Moving
Image (MOMI), British Film Institute,
South Bank, London. History of film and television.
Museums of the Potteries,
The Potteries Museum and Art
Gallery; The Gladstone
Pottery Museum; Etruria
Industrial Museum and Ford
Museum of St. Albans, St. Albans, Hertfordshire
the Welsh Woollen Industry, Dre-fach Felindre.
Museum of Transport, Manchester. The
biggest collection of restored vintage buses and coaches in the United Kingdom,
with associated objects and archives.
Welsh Life, St Fagen's, Cardiff.
Museums of the Royal Regiment of Wales.
South Wales Borderers
Museum , Brecon; Welch Regiment Museum, Cardiff
Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Museum of myth and fable.
Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales.
Army Museum, Chelsea, London.
Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne.
National Centre for Popular Music,
Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
National Coal Mining Museum
for England, Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
National Galleries of
Scotland, Edinburgh. National collection of European painting, sculpture and graphic art from the Renaissance to the present day
The National Gallery, London.
National Library of Scotland,
National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich,
National Motor Museum,
National Museums & Galleries of
National Museums & Galleries on
National Museum &
National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire.
National Museum of Science and Industry.
Science Museum, London
National Railway Museum, York
National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh
National Portrait Gallery, London
National Railway Museum
Natural History Museum, London
National Tramway Museum
National Waterways Museum
Nature in Art,Trigworth, Gloucestershire
and Maritime Museum, East Sussex.
Museum , Weston-super-Mare.
North West Film Archive,
Manchester Metropolitan University. Searchable on-line catalogue
Aviation Museum, Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Nothe Fort and
Museum of Coast Defence, Weymouth, Dorset.
Royal Crescent Museum, Bath, Somerset.
Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology, Durham.
Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret , London. History of
herbal medicine, surgery, nursing at Old St. Thomas's (the original home of
Florence Nightingale's Nursing School.
Glasgow. (Unofficial.) Community led outreach service.
Ordsall Hall Museum,
Salford, Greater Manchester. Family home of the Radclyffes.
Museum of Natural History. Entomology, geology, mineralogy, zoology
collections in a
Impressions On-line Museum, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Water Mill, Blaydon, Tyne and Wear.
Museum of Miniature Landscape & Transport, Long Wittenham, Oxfordshire.
Penlee House Gallery
& Museum, Penzance, Cornwall. Archaeology, costumes,
textiles, decorative art, fine art... local
People's History Museum, Bridge Street, Manchester. The national centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in Britain
Scott Gallery, University of Lancaster. Fine arts, contemporary ceramics & Royal Lancastrian Pottery.
Pitt Rivers Museum,
University of Oxford.
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno, Cornwall.
Potteries Museum & Art
Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Staffordshire ceramics collection.
Drainage Engine Museum, Cambridgeshire.
Public Record Office, Kew,
London. Domesday Book (1086)... records from the 11th century to the present. Online catalogues.
Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast.
Quarry Bank Mill,
Styal, Cheshire. Industrial Revolution museum with a working
Queen's Gallery at Buckingham
Palace, London. See also
Windsor Castle and
the rest of the Royal
Museum, London. Re-created Victorian classroom,local history, and life in the East End.
Rural Museum, Cambridgeshire. Artifacts from the
Berkshire. Bayeux Tapestry replica , Roman artifacts,
Town House, Hove, East Sussex. History of the Brighton area.
Museum of Technology (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers),
Arborfield, near Reading, Berkshire.
Ripon Law and Order
Museums, North Yorkshire.
River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames,
Roman Baths Museum
and Pump House, Bath, Somerset.
Legionary Museum, Caerleon.
Rotherham Museums and Arts
Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon,
Memorial Museum, Exeter, Devon.
Royal Armouries: Leeds, West Yorkshire; Fort Nelson, Fareham, Hampshire; and the Tower of
Royal Botanic Gardens,
The Royal Collection Art, photos, jewels...
College of Surgeions Museum (Hunterian Museum), London.
Cornwall Museum, Truro.
Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth,
Submarine Museum, Gosport, Hampshire.
Norfolk Regimental Museum, Norwich.
Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London.
Royal Photographic Society,
Signals Museum, Blandford Camp, Dorset.
Courts and Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey
Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Virtual Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Centre Old Kiln Museum, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey.
Russell Cotes Art Gallery
and Museum, Bournemouth, Dorset.
Ryhope Engines Museum,
Ryhope Pumping Station, near Sunderland.
Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk.
Sainsbury's Virtual Museum.Photographs & documentary sources on
shopping (1869 to 1900).
Salts Mill, Saltaire, Shipley,
West Yorkshire. Pictures by David Hockney.
Museum, Lymington, Hampshire.
Transport Museum, Merseyside. Historic buses, coaches, trams...
St. Peter Hungate
Church Museum, Norwich.
The Museum of the Trolleybus, Doncaster South Yorkshire.
Science Museum, London.
Secret Bunker, near St Andrews. Cold War's nuclear command bunker.
Polar Research Institute Archives 7 Museum, University of Cambridge.
History, East Sussex.
of Geology, University of Cambridge.
Roman Museum, Caernafon.
Shakespeare and the Globe Renaissance Text Centre, University of Reading. Original and
reconstructed theatre info.
Heritage Centre, Derbyshire.
of Greek Art and Archaeology, Department of Classics, University of
Newcastle upon Tyne.
Shropshire County Museum
Sir John Soane's Museum,
Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. Sir John Soane, R.A.,
City Cultural Services, Hampshire. Important archaeology
collections, RMS Titanic info..
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. English pottery, ceramics, bone china,
Stained Glass Museum, Ely,
Folk Museum, Reeth, near Richmond, North Yorkshire.
Museums and Art Galleries, Wales.
The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset.
Tate Galleries, London,
Liverpool, Merseyside and
St Ives, Cornwall.
Hands-on science discovery centre.
Covent Garden, London.
Toll House Museum
and Brass Rubbing Centre, Great Yarmouth.
Brown's School Museum, Uffington, Oxfordshire. Includes the
and Sir John
Abbey Historic House & Gallery, Torquay, Devon.
Town House Museum
of Lynn Life, King's Lynn. Furniture and domestic life from medieval period
to 20th century.
Hall Art Gallery and Museums, Burnley. A country house museum, set in
parkland. Includes a Natural History Centre and a Museum of Local Crafts.
Museum, Wiltshire. Local history
Wells Museum & Art Gallery, Kent.
Gallery, Penarth. Part of
National Museums & Galleries of
Ulster-American Folk Park,
Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. An outdoor museum which tells the story
of emigration from Ulster to America in the 18th and 19th centuries. Includes an interactive map
Ulster Folk and
Transport Museum, Holywood, Northern Ireland. Reconstructed buildings.
Includes exhibition on
Titanic ocean liner.
Ure Museum of
Greek Archaeology, University of Reading, Berkshire.
Vale and Downland
Museum, Wantage, Oxfordshire.
Museum, St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A),
London. What's on exhibit, collections, features and news, education, research.
Virtual Museum of Computing. On the WWW, about the WWW. Includes galleries, exhibits, corporate histories from Amdahl and Apple to Unisys and Lilinx. Microsoft history too. Links to Internet Society, history of the internet and more. Computer related museums...fascinating stuff.
of the Iron Lung.
Buckinghamshire. Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild's
collection of 18th Century art treasure.
The Wallace Collection,
Hertford House, London. One of the greatest private art collections given to the nation by Sir Richard Wallace. Site includes visitors info, collection history, painting reviews, minitures, armour..
Rothschild Zoological Museum, Tring, Hertfordshire.
The Wardrobe, Salisbury,
Wiltshire. Collections & archives of the Royal Berkshire, the Wiltshire and the Duke of
Edinburgh's Royal Regiments.
Weald and Downland Open
Air Museum, Chichester, West Sussex. 40
domestic & agricultural buildings dating from the 13th -19th century.
Industrial & Maritime Collections, Cardiff.
Museum, Llanberis. Industrial Museum.
Pumping Station Museum, Somerset. Stationary steam
engines and land drainage equipment.
Wheal Martyn China
Clay Museum, near St Austell, Cornwall. Heritage centre.
North Yorkshire, Local history & archaeology.
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
Modern & contemporary art.
Whitworth Art Gallery, University
of Manchester. Watercolours, drawings, textiles, prints, wallpapers, modern art.
Pier, Lancashire. Local history presentations and Mill & Engine House.
William Morris Gallery,
Waltham Forest, London.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis
Gallery, West Midlands. Contemporary, Pop, mid 20th century and Victorian art.
The Wordsworth Museum, Dove
Cottage, Grasmere, Cumbria. Maintained by the Wordsworth Trust.
World of Glass, St.Helens, Merseyside. Celebrates the past, present and
future of glass and the glass industry.
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Local history, especially the furniture industry, with a renowned collection of Windsor chairs. The grounds also house the British Regional Furniture Study Centre.
Museums: York Castle Museum, The
Yorkshire Museum, The York Story, and York City Art Gallery,
The York Dungeon,
York. Museum of horror.
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