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Westonzoyland Pumping Station   

Registered museum on the Somerset Levels, exhibiting many old stationary steam engines and land drainage machinery. In live-steam monthly during the summer including Bank Holidays.

William Cookworthy Museum   

In the Old Grammar School you find an historic building, a collection and a local history archive. Each one of these would be worth visiting on its own, but to experience the three is exceptional.

Wookey Hole Caves   

Wookey Hole - spectacular caves in the Mendip hills, Somerset, home to the famous Witch and Victorian papermill where paper is still made by hand.

Allerford Museum   

Allerford Museum is home to the West Somerset Rural Life Museum. It displays a wide range of artefacts, mostly from the Exmoor area. There is a photograph archive and an original Victorian schoolroom.

Allerford Museum   

Allerford in Porlock Vale, Exmoor National Park, Somerset, UK.

American Museum in Britain   

The American Museum in Britain is the only museum in Europe devoted to American Furniture and decorative arts. The collections illustrate thedomesic arts in America from the late seventeenth century to the end of thenineteenth century.

Bath Assembly Rooms   

The Ball Room, Octagon, Tea Room and Card Room of the magnificent Assembly Rooms were used in the eighteenth century for dancing, music, card playing, tea drinking and conversation.

Bath Postal Museum   

Bath Postal Museum in the West of England covers the history of the post office stamps and biographies of Ralph Allen, Thomas More Musgrave and John Palmer.

Blaise Castle House Museum   

Situated in the beautiful parkland of the Blaise Estate at Henbury - the Museum is situated in an 18th century house and holds most of the Museums Service's social history collection.

Bradford on Avon Museum   

Bradford on Avon Museum displays the natural and historical heritage of an attractive small town near Bath at the southern end of the Cotswolds, including a reconstructed chemist shop.

Brewers Quay   

Situated at the heart of Weymouth's picturesque Old Harbour, Brewers Quay is an imaginative redevelopment of the former Devenish Brewery and an innovative restoration of part of Weymouth's unique heritage.

Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery   

Bristol's major museum and art gallery houses an outstanding and diverse range of objects, from sea dinosaurs to magnificent art.

Bristol Industrial Museum   

Bristol Industrial Museum is situated in the Floating Harbour in an old transit shed for goods coming into the city.

British Cycling Museum   

Our Museum, the nations foremost museum of cycling history is housed in an old Victorian Railway Station - A history of cycling from 1818.

The British Empire & Commonwealth Museum   

The dramatic story of how Britain's overseas empire evolved into the modern Commonwealth is told through exciting, informative displays, using film, video, sound recordings and authentic artefacts

Cobbaton Combat Collection   

Hidden in deepest North Devon, at the Cobbaton Combat Collection, one man's magpie collection of items from the 39/45 war.

Dinosaur Museum   

Acclaimed as one of Britainís top hands-on attractions, the Dinosaur Museum is unique. The incredible world of dinosaurs comes alive in a new way that visitors of all ages will love and enjoy.

Frome Museum   

The current Exhibition at Frome Museum is the art of JW Singer & Sons Ltd of internationsl remown that originally specialised in church ornaments, plate and memorials.

Helicopter Museum   

The Helicopter Museum, the largest dedicated helicopter museum in the world. Located in Weston-super-Mare, on the South West Coast of England.

Holburne Museum of Art   

Displays the treasures collected by Sir William Holburne: superb English and continental silver, porcelain, maiolica, glass and Renaissance bronzes.

The Isles of Scilly Museum   

Museum of Scillonian archaeology, history and shipwrecks.

The Keep Military Museum   

A modern military museum housing creative displays telling the stories of the regiments of Devon and Dorset who have served the country for more than 300 years.

Lyn & Exmoor Museum   

A charming, rural museum with a collection of agricultural and domestic tools from Lynton and Exmoor.

Museum of Costume   

One of the world's finest collections of fashionable dress and accessories.

Museum of East Asian Art   

Based in a restored Georgian building, this unique Museum houses a fine collection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian treasures.

Roman Baths & Pump Room   

The Official Roman Baths Museum Web Site in the City of Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, includes detailed information on Roman Britain, the Thermal Springs and an online Virtual Tour.

Royal Cornwall Museum   

Royal Cornwall Museum - online collections, exhibitions, news and information.

Sherborne Museum   

Sherborne Museum, with over 15,000 items of local history, is in the heart of the town close to five of the most ancient buildings in its history: the Abbey, Sherborne School, the Almshouse, the Conduit and the Old Church House.

The Sid Vale Heritage Centre   

Local Museum, Shop and Guided Town Strolls.

Tintagel Toy Museum   

Cornwalls only Toy Museum where you can view three generations of childhood toys.

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life   

Houses probably the largest Social History collections in the South West of England.

Topsham Museum   

Topsham Museum is housed in one of a group of late 17th century buildings overlooking the Exe Estuary.

Watchet Museum   

The museum houses an exhibition of the history of this ancient seaport and the surrounding area from prehistoric times to the present day.

Wayside Folk Museum   

Cornwall's oldest private museum, the collection has over 5,000 items in 16 display areas and includes an extensive collection of photographs and information on people who have lived in the area.

Wellington Museum & Local History Society   

The exhibits in the museum feature famous firms and individuals that are or were based in Wellington.

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