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Bear Museum (Petersfield)
Homepage of the world's first Bear Museum, in Petersfield, Hampshire, UK. Museum guide, identifying your bear, history of teddy bears, online store selling Steiff, Kosen, Deans, Merrythought and other bears.
Beaulieu, including Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, the National Motor Museum and Buckler's Hard, offers the best day out in England!
Bekonscot Model Village
Bekonscot.com is the ultimate Model Website. Bekonscot Model Village is the oldest model village in the world; and is located in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, in England. It's a wonderland in miniature for children and adults alike.
Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum
See the fascinating collection of over 1000 swans, geese and ducks from all over the world, along with a superb collection of gleaming Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage Cars and Motorcycles. Visit Bentley House, a Palladian-style mansion restored by Raymond Erith.
From the Giant Crab of Japan to tiny Goldcrests; from Egyptology to ethnography, Bexhill Museum's displays have a variety and scope to interest everybody.
Booth Museum of Natural History
The Booth Museum is the creation of the Victorian ornithologist Edward Booth. It was built in 1874 to house his collection of stuffed British birds.
Breamore House Museum
The magnificent Manor House is set above the picturesque village of Breamore, overlooking the avon Valley on the edge of the New Forest just north of Fordingbridge.
Brenzett Aeronautical Museum
Brenzett Aeronautical Museum on Romney Marsh is a unique collection of wartime equipment, remains recovered from aircraft crash sites and memorabilia collected and donated to the museum since it's opening in 1972.
Canterbury Roman Museum
The Roman Museum is underground at the level of the Roman town. It's an exciting mix of excavated real objects: authentic reconstructions; and preserved remains of a Roman town house with its famous mosaics.
Canterbury Royal Museum & Art Gallery
A splendid Victorian building houses decorative arts and picture collections - including a gallery for T.S. Cooper, England's finest cattle painter.
Castle Cornet is Guernsey's ancient harbour fortress, which was isolated upon a rocky islet, until the construction of a breakwater and bridge in the 19th century. The castle contains a number of museums.
Chichester District Museum
Chichester District Museum, housed in an eighteenth century corn store, explores the history of Chichester and District. Come and find out about Boxgrove Man, as well as Roman, Saxon and Medieval life in Chichester.
Dolphin Yard Sailing Barge Museum
The site includes the original sail loft and forge which have been converted to a museum devoted to the history of the Thames Sailing Barge and the associated industries of brick and cement making which once sustained the local fleet of barges.
Dover Roman Painted House
The Roman Painted House, the finest Roman House on show in Britain, was discovered by Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit. Twenty five years of excavation across ancient Dover by the Unit have uncovered 50 major structures.
Eastleigh Museum, a local museum for the hsitoric railway town of Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK.
Fort Grey is located on Guernsey's rocky west coast, near the infamous Hanois reefs and the site of many historic shipwrecks. The small martello tower contains a museum about Guernsey shipwrecks, with many salvaged artefacts and related illustrations.
Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery
The main permanent displays, interpreting the natural and human history of the island were renewed in 1994. The building also houses an art gallery, audio-visual/lecture theatre, shop and café.
Hamptonne Country Life Museum
You can get close to 300 years of Jersey's rural heritage in this collection of farm buildings and meadows. The site is brought alive by talkative characters from the past demonstrations of by-gone skills, guided tours and plenty of small animals.
In 1888 the renowned surgeon, Sir Jonathan Hutchinson, founded the museum in the grounds of his home, Inval, in Haslemere. In 1926 the Museum arrived at its present site in the High Street.
Herne Bay Museum & Gallery
Bright and modern in design this museum highlights the history of the Victorian seaside resort of Herne Bay and its surrounding area.
With a myriad of rooms and galleries squeezed into a timber framed merchants house the Museum displays over 100 years of collecting.
How We Lived Then Museum of Shops
In this late-Regency town house, built in 1850, you will see 100 years of Shopping and Social History, uniquely captured in many old Shops, Rooms and Displays.
Jersey Maritime Museum
Set in the historic harbour area of St.Helier, the Maritime Museum takes as its theme, the sea and our relationship with it.
A visit to the award-winning museum is an excellent start to any stay in Jersey. Here you will find the real history, traditions and culture of the island explained in a way that is both exciting and understandable.
La Hougue Bie Museum
A Neolithic burial mound, dating back 5,500 years dominates this tranquil site. Following recent excavations, the entrance to the tomb has now been restored to its original glory.
Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery
Letchworth Museum opened in 1914 to house the collections of the Letchworth Naturalists' Society. Since then the museum has expanded greatly in both size and scope.
Mangapps Railway Museum
Mangapps Railway Museum is a privately owned working museum established on a 400 acre farm at Burnham on Crouch, Essex. It features a ¾ mile standard gauge passenger carrying line, with restored stations, signal boxes and ancillary equipment removed from various sites throughout East Anglia.
Mary Rose Exhibition
The Mary Rose - built by Henry VIII around 1511, lost in 1545 and raised in 1982 is on display in a purpose built maritime museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, England. This web site tells her story.
Mountfitchet Castle and Norman Village of 1066
A Norman Mott & Bailey Castle & Village of 1066, reconstructed on it's original site. The only one of its kind. The toy museum is a nostalgic experience, dipicting toys from the mid victorian up to the late 70's.
Museum of Canterbury
The award-winning museum is housed in the beautiful medieval Poor Priests' Hospital (once an almshouse for poor or elderly priests) built in 1373. The building was restored in the 1980s and officially opened as a museum by The Queen.
Museum of Kent Life - Cobtree
As you stand beside the Oast house in the middle of our site, it's hard to believe that Maidstone town centre is only a few minutes away. A visit here is an opportunity to leave the modern world behind and experience the sights, sounds and smells of country life in Kent over the last 300 years.
Museum of St Albans
The collections and services of St Albans museums including the Roman Verulamium museum, 3rd largest city in Roman Britain and Museum of St Albans with new exhibitions every few months.
Museum Of The Royal Dockyard
The Society was founded in 1980 by a group of Dockyard men dedicated to perpetuating the history and work of Chatham Dockyard.
The museum gives a picture of life in Guernsey during the German Occupation, 1940-1945.
Pallot Steam Museum
An absorbing evocation of times past. There is something to excite the interest of everyone in this fascinating collection of steam, farm and other machinery.
The Park, gardens and woodlands provide an attractive and tranquil backdrop to Quex House, one of Kent's finest Regency houses, and the Powell-Cotton Museum a vast collection of treasures gathered on twenty-eight expeditions to Africa and Asia.
Priest's House Museum
The Priest's House is an historic town house dating from the 16th century. This Grade II listed building retains many original architectural features.
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
Home of the award winning Stonehenge Gallery, fascinating displays of history of Salisbury, costume, ceramics, pictures and changing temporary exhibitions.
Local history museum with many unusual displays of domestic and office equipment and tableaux of 19th & 20th century. The museum is in the Seaford Martello Tower on the seafront.
St Barbe Museum Art Gallery
St. Barbe Museum offers colourful, interactive, displays on the history and culture of Lymington and the New Forest. Two art galleries provide a changing programme of high quality exhibitions.
St Margaret's Museum
The Museum has a wealth of local and maritime interest and an exhibition of Noel Coward who was once a celebrated resident of St. Margaret's in the early 1950's.
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