Dinosaur Museum (9 miles)
The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester is unique - it is Britain's only museum solely devoted to dinosaurs and their fascinating world. It was recently voted Dorset's Family Attraction of the Year.
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum (9 miles)
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum
The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is Dorchester's
Unmissable family museum, with Edward Bear and his family of people-sized bears, in Teddy Bear House.
Crewkerne and District Museum (11 miles)
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum (11 miles)
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum
Be amazed by this huge fun collection! See nostalgic vintage radios and TVs, enjoy your favourite programmes through TV and radio related toys, books, games full size characters and more: a wonderful experience for all the family!
Fleet Air Arm Museum (14 miles)
Fleet Air Arm Museum
- representing the flying arm of the Royal Navy. With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts the Museum is the world's second largest naval aviation Museum.
Haynes International Motor Museum (16 miles)
Haynes International Motor Museum
UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. A living and working museum, with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50's and 60's, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars of today, like the Jaguar XJ220.
The Tank Museum (17 miles)
The Tank Museum
The Tank Museum in Bovington Dorset houses
the world's largest and finest collection of Armoured Fighting Vehicles from unique World War 1 tanks to the latest main battle tank of the British Army - Challenger. The Museum has a collection of almost 300 vehicles from over 26 countries.
Lyme Regis Museum (17 miles)
Lyme Regis Museum
is a family oriented museum on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast offering frequent fossil hunting walks, family fun days, quizzes, dressing up and lots more for all ages. Come and see the Lyme Bay Ichthyosaur, learn about Mary Anning’ s fossil hunting prowess and William Buckland’s dinosaur pooh table.
Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery (17 miles)
Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery
Among the spectacular collection are archaeological finds, fine and decorative arts and natural history specimens representing Gloucester’s rich heritage.
Chard Museum (18 miles)
Detailed and fascinating collections of exhibits about local history from the Stone Age onward including lots of Dening agricultural equipment, the story of John Stringfellow's powered flight in 1848 and James Gillingham's innovative prosthetics.
Axminster Museum (19 miles)
Located in the courtroom of the old Police station built around 1860, discover Axminster's history!
Somerset Rural Life Museum (23 miles)
Somerset Rural Life Museum
The magnificent fourteenth-century Abbey Barn is the centrepiece of the Somerset Rural Life Museum. The barn and the farm buildings surrounding the courtyard contain displays illustrating the tools and techniques of farming in Victorian Somerset. Unusual local activities like willow growing, mud horse fishing, peat digging and cider making are included.
Somerset Cricket Museum (27 miles)
Museum of Somerset (27 miles)
Museum of Somerset
tells the county's story from prehistoric times to the present day using real objects combined with evocative films, sounds and images.
The Blake Museum (28 miles)
The Blake Museum
A quaint museum boasting battle of Sedgemoor relics, a maritime Robert Blake room, John Chubb picture gallery and various education exhibits and temporary displays.
Bournemouth Aviation Museum (32 miles)
Bournemouth Aviation Museum
What kid wouldn't want to sit at the controls of a real aircraft - well here we have a fab lot of military and civilian planes. Loads of other flying exhibits including a collection of model aircraft and an area for picnics close to the main runway at the airport in Bournemouth.
Fairlynch Museum (36 miles)
Small quirky thatched museum detailing local social, maritime and prehistoric history, including smugglers' cellar
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum (38 miles)
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
Offering interactive galleries and workshops for children, the Museum provides entertainment and an educational experience for children of all ages.
Trowbridge Museum (38 miles)
You will discover the story of the town from it’s early days as a Saxon settlement to its position as the “Manchester of the West” and beyond. It’s here that you will find out about the textile industry, the lives of everyday folk and the important people that built the town. Special 'Stumpy' Club for kids held regularly and a Mouse Hunt around the museum!
The Helicopter Museum (39 miles)
Weston Super Mare
The Helicopter Museum
The World's largest dedicated helicopter museum.
Weston-super-Mare's largest undercover all weather attraction.
A fun place for all the family, with a coffee shop, children's play area.
Exmouth Museum (39 miles)
Historic building commemorating and presenting Exmouth's history, come discover it for yourself!
Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum (40 miles)
Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum
This spectacular motorcycle museum houses over 350 rare and classic motorcycles, many being the only remaining examples in the World.
Bath Abbey Vaults Museum (40 miles)
American Museum in Britain (40 miles)
American Museum in Britain
Has period rooms showing how Americans lived from 17th century to 1865 also has a renowned American quilt collection. American Heritage display in the basement with interactive displays also Native American displays.
The Jane Austen Centre (40 miles)
The Jane Austen Centre
Learn more about the famous Jane Austen, visit the delightful Regency Tea Rooms and even make your own Regency Dress!
Fashion Museum (40 miles)
A World-class collection of contemporary and historical dress.
Tiverton Museum (41 miles)
'Come along and explore some of our outstanding collections and trace the fascinating history of Mid Devon, its environment and the people who have lived and worked here.'
North Somerset Museum (41 miles)
Weston Super Mare
North Somerset Museum
A family-friendly museum where you can find out about the area from pre-history to the present. Plenty of things to see and do.
Time Machine Museum (41 miles)
Time Machine Museum
The displays range from the archaeology of the earliest inhabitants to the wildlife that you can find today. Other displays cover the local history of the area. The Seaside Holidays Gallery is a speciality of the museum, and the cottage next door is laid out as a landlady's lodging house of 1900.
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) (42 miles)
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema)
'Founded in 1994, the Centre contains an enormous collection relating to the history of film and visual media. From shadow puppets to Shirley Temple dolls, from magic lanterns to Marilyn Monroe postcards, there is something to fascinate every visitor.'
At-Bristol (44 miles)
With hundreds of action-packed exhibits to explore, explosive live shows and a Planetarium, At-Bristol is one of the UKâs biggest and most exciting interactive science centres.
Thereâs always something new for the whole family to discover in At-Bristol, so visit the website to find out whatâs on!
Kingswood Heritage Museum (44 miles)
Kingswood Heritage Museum
An exciting museum inside the 18th Century brass mill at Warmley, with its icehouse and windmill tower - and the gardens nearby, with grottoes, echo pond and huge statue of Neptune.
Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery (44 miles)
Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery
Younger visitors can tell stories in the crystal cave, act out a performance on stage, bring stories to life using puppets, make a pot or try the animuddle game: just some of the activities for your child to enjoy in their own mini-museum.
Wiltshire Heritage Museum (44 miles)
Wiltshire Heritage Museum
Has an international reputation and attracts visitors from all over the world. There are great activities for Children as you walk around the museum which includes dressing up boxes, brass rubbing, and puzzles, find the face walk round game, re-build Stonehenge and much more.
Oakham Treasures (45 miles)
- one of the largest privately owned museums of retail and farming history in the UK, Whether you are 8 or 80, you'll be fascinated by this vast and unique collection of memorabilia from the last century. There really is something for everybody, from the thousands of items in the historic stores, to the impressive display of vintage tractors and farm equipment.
Underwater Archaeology Centre (47 miles)
Underwater Archaeology Centre
A centre where you can discover the wonders of Maritime history and archeology through artefact displays, videos, interactive games and activities.
Museum of Army Flying (49 miles)
Museum of Army Flying
Is home to an amazing collection of army aviation history including over 40 different aircraft. The Museum has a range of interactive displays, simulators and trails for children and big kids can enjoy.
Brixham Heritage Museum (51 miles)
House of Marbles (51 miles)
House of Marbles
Featuring the largest marble run in the United Kingdom and possibly the world! Glass Making, Game and Marble Museums, push button marble runs, a GIANT floating marble, and a great new outdoor play structure to enjoy (3 to 12s).
Techniquest (52 miles)
Become absorbed in the fascinating world of science and technology with over 160 hands-on exhibits to explore plus daily science shows on varying themes.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near Frome 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 Dorset can enjoy the great day out as well.
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