9 Museums to explore in Warwickshire
Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, and the largest town is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon and Victorian novelist George Eliot, at Nuneaton. It is a popular destination for international and domestic tourists to explore both medieval and more recent history.
A majestic motor museum which was home to world’s largest collection of historic British cars - from the very first Land Rover to Lady Penelope’s FAB1. Take a walk in the 'Time Road' and discover how motoring and family life has changed through the decades as the cars are brought to life by their costumed explainers or join one of their free guided tours.
Market Hall Museum is a museum in Warwick. England. The Market Hall forms part of The Warwickshire Museum, alongside St John's House. The Warwickshire Museum is operated by Heritage and Culture Warwickshire. The museum features exhibits related to: natural sciences, coins and medals and archaeology.
The Midland Air Museum is one of the country's leading self-funded independent aviation museums. The museum includes the Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre, where many exhibits are on display in a large hangar. It also has a small hangar, and a fenced-off green area where many aircraft are on display in the open. It welcomes visitors of all ages to experience the world of aviation in a friendly and informal environment.
Nash’s House is a Grade I listed building, constructed in the early 16th century. It is the house next door to the ruins and gardens of William Shakespeare's final residence, New Place. It is a grade I listed building. It is now a museum traces the history of Stratford-upon-Avon from the earliest settlers in the Avon Valley to Shakespeare's time.
The Museum and Art Gallery is set in the beautiful Riversley Park and has three galleries which house regularly changing temporary and touring art exhibitions. There is a gallery dedicated to the writer George Eliot, together with two others focusing on local history and fine art. There is a small display of objects which belonged to the comedian Larry Grayson.
A majestic historic museum housed in a building originally built as officers' quarters. The museum tells the history of the County infantry Regiment. This includes the present Regiment, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and the antecedent Regiments going down the line of the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers.
The Rugby Art Gallery and Museum is a combined art gallery and museum in central Rugby, Warwickshire, in England. The purpose-built building housing it is shared with Rugby library; it was opened in 2000 and was built in the place of Rugby's previous library. The art gallery holds "The Rugby Collection", over 170 items of 20th century and contemporary British art, including prints, drawings and paintings by artists such as L. S. Lowry, Stanley Spencer, Paula Rego and Graham Sutherland.
Shakespeare's Birthplace is a rambling half-timbered house on Henley Street where, it is believed, playwright Wiliam Shakespeare was born and spent his childhood years. It was now home to a library, archive and museum collections which have been designated as world class. As well as caring for the largest collection of Shakespeare related material in the UK. It has been referred to as "a mecca for all lovers of literature".
Stratford Armouries is an Arms and Armour museum on the outskirts of Stratford-upon-Avon. The museum contains the personal arms and armour collection of James Wigington and is open to the public. The museum features a wide range of exhibits - the most noteworthy include a life-sized armoured Indian elephant, a cannon dating from 1450, and a giant crossbow modelled on Leonardo da Vinci's original design.