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491 Museums to explore in England

England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic period but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England's economy is one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, with an average GDP per capita of £28,100 or $36,000.

1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath

This rare and beautiful house is a surviving example of a family home which was built in the 13th century and then modernised in the 17th Century, one of the oldest houses in Leicestershire. It was once owned by a relative of one of the Gunpowder plotters, and is now managed by Leicestershire County Council. All the rooms are fully furnished as they might have been at the time and the mixture of original and replica furniture and household objects can be touched and used - with one exception.

Abbey House Museum
Abbey House MuseumAbbey Walk, Abbey Rd, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, UK

Abbey House Museum is Leeds' primary social history museum. With the northwest gatehouse forming the core of the Museum, this site has a long history which is reflected in its displays. With displays covering the Victorian streets of Leeds, childhood, and life through the ages, plus an annual special exhibition program, it is recognized as Leeds' most family-friendly museum.

Abbey Pumping Station Museum
Abbey Pumping Station MuseumCorporation Rd, Leicester LE4 5PX, UK

Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester’s Industrial Museum, displaying Leicester’s very varied Industrial, Technological and Scientific heritage. Situated adjacent to the National Space Centre, the two attractions tell the story of over 200 years of science and technology from the early days of steam and industry to the space exploration of today. With four working steam-powered beam engines from its time as a sewage pumping station, it also houses exhibits for transport, public health, light and o

Abbot Hall
Abbot HallKirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL, UK

Abbot Hall is one of Britain's preeminent small art galleries, set in a beautifully restored Grade I-listed Georgian house on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal. The building is a Grade I listed Georgian villa on the banks of the River Kent in the historic town of Kendal, gateway to the Lake District. The building contains the highly popular Spirit of 76 painting, the original 1684 Town Deed, a Maritime Museum, Sign Museum, numerous displays and artwork related to the Town, and a Gift Shop.

Abingdon County Hall Museum
Abingdon County Hall MuseumMarket Pl, Abingdon OX14 3HG, UK

Abingdon County Hall Museum’s aim is to present the history of Abingdon and the surrounding locality in the most informative, exciting and accessible way possible. It housed a courtroom on the first floor, raised on arches above a market space. It is now home to the Abingdon County Hall Museum, and there are fine views from the rooftop overlooking the market square.

Aerospace Bristol
Aerospace BristolHayes Way, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5BZ, UK

Aerospace Bristol is an aerospace museum at Filton. It tells the incredible story of Bristol’s amazing aviation achievements and gives you and your family the chance to step aboard Concorde Alpha Foxtrot, the last of the supersonic jets ever to fly.

Aldeburgh Museum
Aldeburgh MuseumMoot Hall, Market Cross Pl, Aldeburgh IP15 5DS, UK

The Aldeburgh Museum is housed in one of the most important timber-framed public buildings in England. Dating from the first half of the 16th Century it originally contained six small shops on the ground floor and a spacious meeting chamber on the first floor. The Town Council still meets here today and it provides an attractive display area for the Museum.

Aldershot Military Museum
Aldershot Military MuseumQueen's Ave, Aldershot GU11 2LG, UK

Aldershot Military Museum tells the story of daily life for both soldiers and civilians in the town since 1854. The Museum tells the story of the British Army in Aldershot, the "Home of the British Army", from the Army's arrival in the area in the 1850s to the present day. Explore the site, admire the tanks and vehicles, join in with the hands-on activities and let your kids take on the assault course challenge.

Alexander Keiller Museum
Alexander Keiller MuseumHigh St, Avebury, Marlborough SN8 1RF, UK

Alexander Keiller Museum houses one of the most important prehistoric archaeological collections in Britain, housed in the Stables Gallery, and including many artefacts from the World Heritage Site monuments. The Barn Gallery uses interactive displays to show Avebury in the wider landscape and in time, helping to put the whole of the World Heritage Site Landscape into perspective.

Almonry Museum and Tourist Information Centre
Almonry Museum and Tourist Information CentreAbbey Gate, Evesham WR11 4BQ, UK

The Almonry Museum and Tourist Information Centre is a museum in Evesham in Worcestershire, England. It is also referred to as The Almonry Museum and just The Almonry. It is governed by Evesham Town Council. The focus of the museum is on the history of the town and Vale of Evesham. The museum derives its name from the original use of the building as the almonry of the 14th-century Evesham Abbey The museum opened within this building in 1957.

Amberley Museum
Amberley MuseumNew Barn Rd, Amberley, Arundel BN18 9LT, UK

Located in the heart of the South Downs national park, Amberley Museum is dedicated to preserving the industrial heritage of the South East. With 36 acres to explore and over 40 exhibits to visit, you can discover the South’s working past. Holdings and exhibitions at the museum cover a diversity of industrial and local heritage collections, including narrow gauge railways, local bus services, and a multitude of light and rural industrial subjects.

American Air Museum
American Air Museum106 A505, Cambridge CB22 4RQ, UK

The American Air Museum in Britain is home to the best collection of American military aircraft on public display outside of North America. It has the finest collection of American aircraft outside the United States. Nineteen of its thirty-eight aircraft are airworthy and it attracts over 350,000 visitors each year to its summer air displays.

Amersham Museum
Amersham Museum49 High St, Amersham HP7 0DP, UK

Amersham Museum is an award-winning museum located in a 15th-century building in the heart of old Amersham. The new museum displays explore life in the town in 1580, 1775, 1892, 1939, and 1964. Complete your visit with a wander through our wonderful herb garden, which is packed with plants used for medicinal purposes. It has collections of fossils and archaeological finds, including objects from Roman and medieval times, and displays on local crafts including chairmaking, lace making, and straw

Anson Engine Museum
Anson Engine MuseumAnson Rd, Poynton SK12 1TD, UK

The Anson Engine Museum is situated on the site of the old Anson colliery in Poynton, Cheshire, England. It is the work of Les Cawley and Geoff Challinor who began collecting and showing stationary engines as a hobby. The museum now has one of the largest collections of engines in Europe. The museum site also includes a working blacksmith's smithy and carpentry shop and a café.

Army Flying Museum
Army Flying MuseumArmy Flying Museum, Kentsboro, Stockbridge SO20 8FB, UK

The Army Flying Museum is located beside the Army Air Corps Centre in Middle Wallop, close to Andover in Hampshire. The museum is about the history of flying in the British Army, from the Balloon sections of the Royal Engineers, through the establishment of the Royal Flying Corps in 1912 and Air Observation Post Squadrons. It contains flight simulators, an outdoor play park with interactive aviation-themed play pieces, and a control tower based on that at Middle Wallop.

Arundel Museum
Arundel MuseumMill Rd, Arundel BN18 9PA, UK

Arundel Museum is the south coast's newest museum, revealing the story of the historic town of Arundel. It has been designed to provide visitors to Arundel with a fascinating insight into the history of the town and its people. There's something for all the family including a Children's Trail and a chance to handle and learn more about some of the exhibits. The Museum Society set out to rescue and conserve as much as possible of Arundel's past, and aimed to create a town museum with the advice o

Ashmolean Museum
Ashmolean MuseumBeaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH, UK

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford's museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Its collection representing most of the world’s great civilizations, with objects dating from 8000 BC to the present day. Among its treasures are the world’s greatest collection of Raphael drawings, the most important collection of Egyptian pre-Dynastic sculpture and ceramics outside Cairo and so more.

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Ashmolean Museum of Art and ArchaeologyAshmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford OX1 2PH, UK

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford was established in 1683 and is the oldest museum in the United Kingdom. It houses the University of Oxford’s collections of art and antiquities. Its many riches include the world’s greatest collection of Raphael drawings; the most important collection of Egyptian pre-Dynastic sculpture and ceramics outside Cairo; the only great Minoan collection in Britain; outstanding Anglo-Saxon treasures; the most famous violin in the world, Stradivari’s M

Astley Hall
Astley HallAstley Hall, Chorley PR7 1XA, UK

One of the most beautiful houses in Lancashire. It is now a museum and art gallery. The Hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and modern facilities for visitors to enjoy. Astley Hall today contains Tudor, Stuart, and Georgian architecture that reflects the times and building tastes of the three families that owned it throughout most of its history.

Astley Hall
Astley HallAstley Hall Dr, Astley, Tyldesley, Manchester M29 7TX, UK

Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic house. The Hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and modern facilities for visitors to enjoy. From medieval times Damhouse was the site of the manor house for the lords of the manors of Astley and Tyldesley.

Map of Museums to explore in England