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Museums and Galleries near to Kidlington
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The Oxfordshire Museum (4 miles)
Woodstock
The Oxfordshire Museum A wide range of natural and social history exhibits, the more exciting of which include the interactive dinosaur gallery and gardens, and the special family drop in sessions.
Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museums (4 miles)
Witney
Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museums All aboard! See how engines work; what buses are made of; go aboard some; see old tickets and uniforms once used. View the workshop and on special days ride on a vintage bus. Morris Museum: see a 1970s police car; 1920s Bullnose Morris and a Mini in the original style.
The Pitt Rivers Museum (4 miles)
Oxford
The Pitt Rivers Museum is famous for it's period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many world cultures, past and present.
Oxford Univ Museum of Natural History (4 miles)
Oxford
Oxford Univ Museum of Natural History A classic series of collections housed in stunning architecture. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the dodo, and the swifts in the tower.
The Ashmolean (5 miles)
Oxford
The Ashmolean is packed full of archaeology and art works from all over the world. Families can discover mummies in ancient Egypt, find coins from ancient Greece, and travel through time to find modern paintings, statues and more.
Museum of the History of Science (5 miles)
Oxford
Museum of the History of Science A free to view unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments and exciting modern exhibitions in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum building. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Oxford with kids.
The Story Museum (5 miles)
Oxford
The Story Museum A gallery of rogues and rascals, wizards, witches and wild things unfolds throughout the atmospheric spaces of The Story Museum in our immersive exhibition '26 Characters'.
Modern Art Oxford (5 miles)
Oxford
Modern Art Oxford Introduces children of all ages to the Gallery for free through a range of fun and creative activities. Dedicated Family Guides encourages a creative pathway around the exhibition and suggests activities to try out at home plus loads more family days out activities.
Museum of Oxford (5 miles)
Oxford
Museum of Oxford is a free museum about the history of Oxford and its people. Families can explore the interactive galleries and come along to monthly family craft workshops in the learning centre to handle real objects.
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways (13 miles)
Abingdon
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways Highly realistic models recall the landscape of the period and trains provide a fascinating record of the railways of the time and how they operated. Enjoy an informative and interactive 90 minute tour covering three indoor galleries.
Banbury Museum (17 miles)
Banbury
Banbury Museum A family friendly museum with a busy programme of events and activities for all ages. A number of Prize trails to follow, an ArtCart to use plus activity backpacks for the little ones. Free to visit.
Buckingham Old Gaol Museum (18 miles)
Buckingham
Buckingham Old Gaol Museum Tells the story of Buckingham and north Bucks rural life, including the Flora Thompson Collection (Lark Rise to Candleford author) and Buckinghamshire Military Trust exhibits. A number of the original cells form part of the museum visitor's experience.
Roald Dahl Children's Gallery (20 miles)
Aylesbury
Roald Dahl Children's Gallery In the Roald Dahl children's gallery you can boggle your eyes and baffle your brain and let your imagination run wild!
Buckinghamshire County Museum (20 miles)
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire County Museum The museum showcases the County's rich heritage alongside a changing programme of exhibitions in the Buckinghamshire Art Gallery and they also have the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery (please note this operates on limited times).
Cotswold Motoring Museum (21 miles)
Bourton-on-the-Water
Cotswold Motoring Museum Fun packed indoor museum covering motoring right through the 20th Century. Brum lives here and this is where he was filmed. He loves having his photo taken so don't forget your camera! Throughout the museum there are quizzes, feely boxes, building games, brass rubbings, old fashioned toys and dressing-up...
Racing and River Boat Museum (23 miles)
Lower Basildon
Racing and River Boat Museum A chance to see racing dinghies and river craft from around the world. There is a Treasure Hunt for the kids, plus the chance to tie some nautical knots and see boats being restored.
River and Rowing Museum (26 miles)
Henley On Thames
River and Rowing Museum There are always family activities at the River and Rowing Museum, with lots of extra school holiday events. Many exhibitions, designed for all the family, including the stunning Wind in the Willows. Gallery trails and drawing activities are always available.
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre (26 miles)
Great Missenden
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre - Intrepid story-makers enter through the chocolate doors into this great little award-winning and family-friendly Museum. We have two fun and fact-packed biographical galleries and a fantabulous interactive Story Centre.
The National Museum of Computing (26 miles)
Milton Keynes
The National Museum of Computing - is a museum housing the world's largest selection of working vintage computers. It tells the story of computing from the 1940s Colossus computer through the monster mainframes of the 1970s, home computers of the 1980s to the Touchtable of the present. Most machines are working and many are hands-on.
Milton Keynes Museum (26 miles)
Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Museum Try the working period telephones and switchboards. Visit the Victorian Parlour and Schoolroom. Listen to an air raid in the Museum's Anderson Shelter. Make toast in the period kitchen. Visit the street of period shops. Visit the Hall of Transport. The Museum's local social history collections allow...
Wycombe Museum (26 miles)
High Wycombe
Wycombe Museum Here you can enjoy hands-on activities, exhibitions and special events in a lively and friendly atmosphere. As members of the Thames Valley Museums Family Friendly campaign Wycombe Museum is committed to giving you a warm welcome whenever you visit. General entry to the Museum is FREE.
Natural History Museum at Tring (27 miles)
Tring
Natural History Museum at Tring Visit the galleries and come face to face with a full-sized gorilla, a huge anaconda or an extinct giant moa, just a few of the 4,000 animals on display!
Tring Local History Museum (27 miles)
Tring
Tring Local History Museum A lovely little museum that covers the local history of the small market town of Tring from its earliest days to the recent past. Dress up in Victorian costume and learn how to plait straw.
Compton Verney (27 miles)
Warwick
Compton Verney is an art gallery and park which love to welcome families. With an adventure playground, willow tunnels, nature trails, explorer backpacks and arty activities every school holiday there's plenty to capture the imagination and keep your children happy and interested.
Museum of Computing (28 miles)
Swindon
Museum of Computing There is a mixture of permanent and temporary displays. Collections on display range from vintage handheld video games and antique typewriters through to modern Robot Revolution exhibit with state of the art technology involved. Please note the limited opening hours.
STEAM - Museum of the GWR (28 miles)
Swindon
STEAM - Museum of the GWR Follow the incredible story of the GWR through lots of imaginative displays and plenty of hands-on exhibits. Build a bridge and shunt wagons. Have a go at putting a locomotive together. Take a ride on our train-driving simulator.
Reading Museum (28 miles)
Reading
Reading Museum Reading Museum Service offers learning experiences that are fun and suitable for all the family. From the serious student to the youngest child, all levels are catered for. We offer opportunities for both formal and informal learning including the chance to handle real objects.
Museum of English Rural Life (29 miles)
Reading
Museum of English Rural Life The Museum of English Rural Life houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology (30 miles)
Reading
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology The museum's 2000 objects include an exciting collection of Egyptian antiquities, including a funeral boat and a mummified cat's head! They also have exciting family events running during school holidays.
Amersham Museum (30 miles)
Old Amersham
Amersham Museum Come to our original Tudor building to find out about the history of Amersham through interactive displays, trails and special events. Enjoy our relaxing Herb Garden or join one of our Guided Walks around the town.
Corinium Museum (30 miles)
Cirencester
Corinium Museum Visitors can trace the story of the Cotswolds from Prehistory to the late 19th Century, with hands-on exhibits, interactive displays and a wealth of precious artefacts. There are animated and practical games, and audio-visual screens to bring the past to life for everyone from schoolchildren to grandparents.
The MAD Museum (31 miles)
Stratford Upon Avon
The MAD Museum The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum showcases Kinetic Art and Automata. It is the only one of its kind in the UK and appeals to the whole family: big and little kids alike!
Falstaff's Experience (31 miles)
Stratford Upon Avon
Falstaff's Experience Set within one of the most historic buildings in Stratford upon Avon, Tudor World bring the 16th century to life. Terry Deary of Horrible Histories devoted his latest book on Stratford to the attraction and described it as one of his books come to life. Fun for all ages.
Maidenhead Heritage Centre (32 miles)
Maidenhead
Maidenhead Heritage Centre Explore the amazingly varied history of Maidenhead at this Heritage Centre with lots of hands-on activities for families.
REME Museum of Technology (32 miles)
Wokingham
REME Museum of Technology Home of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers with lots of army related exhibitions and activities inside and out.
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery (33 miles)
Northampton
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery A visit to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery will give you the opportunity to explore the amazing shoe collection recognised as a collection of national importance. You can also find out about the history of Northampton and see our excellent art and ceramics collection.
The Almonry Heritage Centre (34 miles)
Evesham
The Almonry Heritage Centre Loads of displays on different angles of history, spread across 12 interesting rooms and the garden. Join the Junior Almoners' Club for bonus trails and activities.
Abington Museum (34 miles)
Northampton
Abington Museum A free museum with an intriguing Victorian Cabinet of Curiosities, historic fashion gallery, displays on the Northamptonshire Regiment and huge collections of leather works including some really interesting costumes!
St Johns House Museum (34 miles)
St Johns
St Johns House Museum For the curious but less boisterous child you can't beat a kitchen full of drawers to open and cupboards to explore, a Discovery Room for the under 5's and a Victorian school room. Really experience how people lived in the past.
Warwickshire Museum (35 miles)
Warwick
Warwickshire Museum Archeology, geology, natural and social history: this museum is a great all rounder and kid friendly too. If they haven't had enough there's a sister museum close by.
Eton College Natural History Museum (37 miles)
Windsor
Eton College Natural History Museum Berkshire’s only museum dedicated to Natural History with over 70 interesting displays to enjoy. A selection of trails to follow plus a hands on exhibit to get to grips with. Free to visit.
Museums of Eton Life and Natural History (37 miles)
Windsor
Museums of Eton Life and Natural History Two museums within Eton College that bring the history of Eton College to life and give your eyes a feast of natural history collections as well.
Alexander Keiller Museum (37 miles)
Avebury
Alexander Keiller Museum Significant prehistoric archaeological collections and informative displays on this World Heritage Site.
Stockwood Discovery Centre (37 miles)
Luton
Stockwood Discovery Centre With interactive display, variety of gardens, children play area, special events and activities, bee gallery and much more, it is a wonderful visitor attraction and museum. Collection highlights include the Wenlok Jug, the Shillington gold coin hoard and the Mossman collection Ãâ€"...
The Look Out Discovery Centre (38 miles)
Bracknell
The Look Out Discovery Centre Has over 90 hands-on science and nature activities, fun for everyone! Leave your shadow on the wall, make a mini animation, dam up "The Stream" and much more! Plus, a fantastic adventure play area, coffee and gift shops and 1000 hectares of Crown Estate woodland.
Jet Age Museum (38 miles)
Gloucester
Jet Age Museum A museum dedicated to preserving the rich aviation history of Gloucestershire. Find out about the Gloster Aircraft Company and the first jet flight, plus stories of people and places that put the county at the head of the aerospace industry.
Athelstan Museum (39 miles)
Malmesbury
Athelstan Museum A museum capturing the history of Malmesbury.
Milestones - Living History Museum (39 miles)
Basingstoke
Milestones - Living History Museum Imagine an open-air museum inside a massive modern building, a network of streets with shops, a village green and even a pub dating from Victorian times and the 1930s, it's fun: a surprise around every corner!
Tewkesbury Town Museum (39 miles)
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury Town Museum A community museum displaying the rich heritage of the town and surrounding villages from pre history to present day. Plenty to see and play with. Family friendly and free to visit.
Verulamium Museum (40 miles)
St Albans
Verulamium Museum recreated Roman rooms - hands-on Discovery Areas - video presentations - touch screen databases - some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the Mediterranean

Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near Kidlington 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 Oxfordshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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