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Museums and Galleries near to Felixstowe
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Hollytrees Museum (20 miles)
Colchester
Hollytrees Museum Follow the story around this beautiful Georgian building taking in domestic life and childhood in Colchester over the past 300 years. Meet many different characters from the past and experience Colchester's fascinating history.
Colchester Castle Museum (20 miles)
Colchester
Colchester Castle Museum Lots of hands-on exhibits of appeal to children and adults alike. Displays on castle prisons, medieval and norman colchester - lots going on.
Natural History Museum Colchester (20 miles)
Colchester
Natural History Museum Colchester A fascinating chance to get closer to nature. Find out about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change in a family friendly environment full of hands on activities.
Museum of East Anglian Life (22 miles)
Stowmarket
Museum of East Anglian Life Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia on this beautiful 75 acre site, get steamed up with the powerful engines, meet the friendly animals including Suffolk Punch Horses and rare breads of cattle and sheep, plus 15 splendidly restored historic buildings and lots more to do.
Moyse's Hall Museum (34 miles)
Bury St Edmunds
Moyse's Hall Museum Provides an excellent setting in which to trace the unfolding story of West Suffolk, through displays which range from prehistoric times right through to the present.
Central Museum (40 miles)
Southend on Sea
Central Museum Houses the collections of local and natural history and archaeology, and tells the story of Southend’s growth as a major seaside destination.
Southend Pier Museum (40 miles)
Southend On Sea
Southend Pier Museum boasts an exciting range of vintage train and tram carriages plus pictorial memorabilia, penny slot machines and period costumes.
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre (41 miles)
Battlebridge
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre Over 80 dealers housed in a variety of old buildings and courtyards, and a vintage motorcycle museum. Great for quieter kids who'll just love all the mysterious stuff!
Powell-Cotton Museum (41 miles)
Birchington
Powell-Cotton Museum Major Powell-Cotton was a pioneer in the use of the diorama to display mounted mammals in representations of their natural habitats. The collections support the study, understanding and simple enjoyment of the zoological, cultural and ecological diversity of Africa and the Indian sub-continent. Further...
Chelmsford Museum (41 miles)
Chelmsford
Chelmsford Museum Set in a park with an adventure play area, the museum offers a nice variety of exhibits, from a fine collection of fossils, a living beehive and British wildlife galleries, to the history of the Essex Regiment and the Essex Yeomanry.
Herne Bay Museum and Gallery (42 miles)
Herne Bay
Herne Bay Museum and Gallery Fun hands-on activities and a family trail keep kids interested throughout this local art and seaside themed facility. Events include creative workshops and special activities for schools and groups.
Castle Point Transport Museum (44 miles)
Canvey Island
Castle Point Transport Museum Home to over thirty old and rare buses and coaches alongside vintage commercials, military and emergency vehicles. Great for kids into all things 'vroom'!
National Horse Racing Museum (45 miles)
Newmarket
National Horse Racing Museum The story of the people and horses involved in racing from its Royal origins to Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori and other modern heroes. Explore the galleries with their Junior Fun Tour and enjoy dressing up in the Practical Gallery.
The Cater Museum (47 miles)
Billericay
The Cater Museum A series of accurately set up Victorian rooms which is great to help kids studying the period visualise it better. They also host displays on local history and have a World War II exhibition room and Victorian garden.
Time and Tide (47 miles)
Great Yarmouth
Time and Tide Discover Great Yarmouths' fascinating history, its rich maritime and fishing heritage and some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea. Hands on displays, games, puzzles, free audio guides and film shows.
Nelson Museum (47 miles)
Great Yarmouth
Nelson Museum Avoid the rats and beware of the cannonfire in Below Decks, a recreation of a man-of-war. Try their hammock, play ship's games, examine cannons from Nelson's time or relax in the picnic area of the Maritime Courtyard.
Yesterdays World (48 miles)
Great Yarmouth
Yesterdays World Discover an amazing 125 years of British social history magically brought to life with life size street scenes and shop displays! Our award winning museum attraction recaptures our amazing past and is considered to be one of the best collections in the UK. New figures and movie theatre.
Saffron Walden Museum (48 miles)
Saffron Walden
Saffron Walden Museum We are a family-friendly museum where you can have fun exploring ancient history, natural history, local history and world cultures. We have an archaeological sandpit, where you can come and excavate, animals to stroke, microscopes to peep through, fossils, quizzes and much, much more.
Canterbury Roman Museum (49 miles)
Canterbury
Canterbury Roman Museum Explore the Roman town beneath your feet. Canterbury’s underground Roman Museum is built around the remains of a Roman town house with mosaics preserved where excavated. Discover amazing finds including a hoard of hidden treasure, stroll through the marketplace and look inside recreated Roman...
Canterbury Heritage with Rupert Bear (49 miles)
Canterbury
Canterbury Heritage with Rupert Bear From Roman settlement to Rupert Bear, see the history of Canterbury through fascinating objects, hands on displays and activities all set in the magnificent medieval Poor Priests' Hospital.
The House on the Hill Toy Museum (49 miles)
Stansted Mountfitchet
The House on the Hill Toy Museum This is the largest privately-owned toy museum in Europe with over 80,000 individual items of mixed antiquity on display, based on the collection of one man who started in 1946 by buying a Hornby train set with his pocket money.
City of Norwich Aviation Museum (50 miles)
Norwich
City of Norwich Aviation Museum A great collection of aviation history with plenty to see both in and outdoors. For kids really into planes, remember to take a camera and sketchbook or notepad.
Wroxham Miniature Worlds (52 miles)
Hoveton
Wroxham Miniature Worlds The UK's largest indoor modelling attraction with stunningly intricate scenes from around the world laid out in amazing detail. 10,000 sq ft of 'wow'! Under 5s would require assistance to view some sections.
The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum (52 miles)
Norwich
The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum Tells the story of the development of Radar including how it was used during the Battle of Britain, the Cold War and is now used both in the UK and on deployed Operations. A place that all the family will enjoy, informative atmospheric visitor attraction with a hands on approach to it's exhibits.
Kent Police Museum (53 miles)
Chatham
Kent Police Museum The history of the Kent Police Force from it's start through to modern times. Currently undergoing refurbishment.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham (53 miles)
Chatham
The Historic Dockyard Chatham - is a unique, 80 acre, maritime heritage destination offering exciting maritime galleries, attractions and an amazing programme of temporary exhibitions and school holiday activities.
Imperial War Museum Duxford (53 miles)
Duxford
Imperial War Museum Duxford One of the world's most spectacular aviation heritage complexes with 200 aircraft, the American Air Museum and a fine collection of military vehicles plus special exhibitions including, the Normandy Experience and Monty. The Museum holds four Air Shows, a Military Vehicle Show plus other events...
North Weald Airfield and Museum (54 miles)
North Weald
North Weald Airfield and Museum Still a very active airfield and on most summer weekends visitors can see some of the veteran and classic aircraft based on the airfield in action. The museum focuses on local service personnel and civilian histories.
The Museum of Harlow (54 miles)
Harlow
The Museum of Harlow Uses objects, text and pictures to tell the story of the area now known as Harlow from ancient times to the present day. Free quizzes and trails for kids available.
Cambridge Museum of Technology (54 miles)
Cambridge
Cambridge Museum of Technology The museum shows the history of power through the ages, collections include letterpress-printing and pump station equipment, information and artefacts from local industries.
The Henry Moore Foundation (55 miles)
Much Hadham
The Henry Moore Foundation A great visit for all the family to the beautiful former home of artist Henry Moore. A 70-acre estate including outdoor sculpture gardens, restored house and studios, gallery, refreshments and shop. Please book your visit.
The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey (55 miles)
Waterbeach
The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey Discover farming through the ages and learn about the rural history of Cambridgeshire with objects displays and interactives for all ages.
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (55 miles)
Cambridge
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Varying range of exhibitions, encompassing more than 500 million years of Earth's history, plenty of it dinosaur related. Try the Trail after!
The Fitzwilliam Museum (55 miles)
Cambridge
The Fitzwilliam Museum Houses world-class collections of works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations. Enjoy tales of mighty rulers, warrior kings and powerful armies from Ancient Egypt and closer to home.
Whipple Museum of the History of Science (55 miles)
Cambridge
Whipple Museum of the History of Science - holds a pre-eminent collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present. The Museum's collection includes microscopes and telescopes, sundials, early slide rules, teaching and demonstration equipment, pocket electronic calculators and laboratory apparatus.
Thurrock Museum (55 miles)
Grays
Thurrock Museum Here you can explore the history of Thurrock through 40 permanent display cases and 20 temporary display cases, containing over 1,500 objects, interpreting 250,000 years of Thurrock's past.
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse (55 miles)
Dereham
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk. With a thrilling woodland adventure playground, a historic workhouse, traditional farm and many indoor displays, Gressenhall is the perfect setting for the perfect day out whatever the weather!
Kettles Yard (55 miles)
Cambridge
Kettles Yard Family friendly, on top of the fantastic exhibitions they also offer an Education Room where the kids (4+) can make their own artwork from a selection of free materials.
Museum of Cambridge (55 miles)
Cambridge
Museum of Cambridge is a local social history museum housed in a 17th-century timber-framed building, which operated as the White Horse Inn for 300 years. The wonderful and varied collections are displayed in nine room settings, including a children’s attic playroom, each filled with intriguing objects, some dating back to...
Green Britain Centre (56 miles)
Swaffham
Green Britain Centre Unique windmill with internal viewing platform, educational and environmental displays and projects, organic gardens and orchard. Plus see the Greenbird: the world record holding, fastest wind powered vehicle on the planet.
Dover Transport Museum (56 miles)
Dover
Dover Transport Museum has a fascinating collection of vintage transport and transport models of all types including a few unusual ones like Romany Caravan, charabanc and steam roller. Seasonal opening.
Royston Museum (59 miles)
Royston
Royston Museum is a museum that celebrates local history and local people.
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery (59 miles)
Maidstone
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery Housed in an Elizabethan manor house, our museum is one of the best in the South-East. See our 2,500 year old Egyptian mummy; journey through time to when dinosaurs walked the Earth (and Maidstone) as well as local, archaeological and regimental history. There’s always something to see and do!
Havergate Island (9 miles)
Aldeburgh
Havergate Island A haven for large numbers of ducks and wading birds, also a great place to see brown hares at close range. Access is by boat only and pre-booking is essential.
Oasis Camel Centre (27 miles)
Halesworth
Oasis Camel Centre A great family day out with all the friendly animals: camels, alpacas, llamas, donkeys, goats, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs and even ferrets!Indoor and outdoor play areas,crazy golf, mini maze and land train ride (weather permitting) all included in admission price
Africa Alive (35 miles)
Lowestoft
Africa Alive Take your family on a walking safari at one of the UK's largest and most exciting wildlife attractions. Explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover, giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, hyaenas and hundreds more African animals and birds. See The Plains of Africa an awe-inspiring recreation of the...
Pets Corner (39 miles)
Lowestoft
Pets Corner For monkeys, meerkats and more, take the whole family down to Oulton Broad where you can feed and pet many of the animals from the terrific range on show. Plus bouncy castle!
The Suffolk Punch Trust (8 miles)
Woodbridge
The Suffolk Punch Trust is a 200 acre farm with an array of sights and activities for kids of all ages so families can make a real day out of visiting the Trust. Including pets paddock, activity room, stamp trail, farm animals and much more.
Jimmys Farm (10 miles)
Wherstead
Jimmys Farm An exciting day out for all the family. We are a working farm and breed rare breed pigs but also have cows, sheep, chickens and more! We have a nature trail, butchery and shop, cafe and playground. We hold farmers markets on 1st Saturday of every month.
Easton Farm Park (15 miles)
Woodbridge
Easton Farm Park There is always lots to do on the Farm. There are daily pony rides, hug-a-bunny, meeting Star, one of the big Suffolk Punch cart horses, barrel bug and train rides, meet the animals and 2 heated indoor playbarns. A great idea for family days out in Suffolk.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near Felixstowe with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Suffolk can enjoy the great day out as well.



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