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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!
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Discover the history of Northampton and its importance in the footwear industry. See LOTS of shoes (they have over 12,00!), plus decorative and fine arts, and an archeology display. Free to visit.
Wellingborough Museum Discover the history of Wellingborough and the surrounding villages through a collection that spans over 2 million years of history! Inexpensive Trench experience available. Family friendly and free to visit.
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Railway museum set in a country park, that is home to a collection of exhibits and industrial artefacts, which include steam and diesel locomotives, over 30 items of rolling stock, a life size diorama of a quarry, and more!
The Canal Museum A treasure trove of collections, stories, films and displays all about the waterways in Stoke Bruerne and the Grand Union Canal. Always plenty to see and do. Free audio guide available.
Harrington Aviation Museum Comprises the Carpetbagger Aviation Museum and the Northamptonshire Aviation Society Museum. These museums offer a rare look at life on this Top Secret base from where aircraft flew Special Forces and Secret Agents into Occupied Europe during World War 2. There is a picnic area, canteen and woodland walks.
Towcester Museum Walk through thousands of years of the history of Towcester in this family friendly museum. Lots of things for kids to do such as interactive games and e learning. Dressing up area. Worksheets, quizzes and puzzles available too!
Milton Keynes Museum is a truly interactive museum where history comes to life with fascinating stories, brilliant recreations and hands on displays. We welcome children and encourage them to touch and try out everything!
Harborough Museum The newly refurbished Harborough Museum is home to the Hallaton Treasure, discovered in 2000 and one of the most important Iron Age finds in Britain.
John Bunyan Museum A must for kids studying local history, a visit will let you help out with their schoolwork and spend some quality time together. Special quizzes and hands-on trails take them through Bunyan's amazing life at their own pace
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.
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.
Bruntingthorpe Aviation Museum Visit the home of a Cold War Jet collection that includes a Hunter, Victor, a Jaguar, plus a Nimrod MR2 and a Sea Harrier. 2 Open Days are held each year when you can see them in action!
St Neots Museum Find out all about St Neots in this small but fascinating museum. A number of hands on activities for kids plus police cells to visit! Free entry for local residents.
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.
Cromwell Museum The purpose of the Cromwell Museum is to interpret his life and legacy through portraits, documents and objects associated with Cromwell. Impressively impartial!
Jewry Wall Museum A fascinating free museum where you can discover one of Leicester’s most famous landmarks, plus see a number of artefacts, including a Roman helmet, mosaics, ancient stone tools and more. There is something to interest the whole family.
National Space Centre The award winning National Space Centre is home to the UK's largest 360 degree planetarium, the National Space Centre is a hands-on, interactive journey through six stunning galleries, Rocket Tower, and S.I.M ride that offers an experience that is out of this world.
Roald Dahl Children's Gallery Boggle your eyes, baffle your brain, and let your imagination run wild! Discover minibeasts in the Giant Peach, explore sound with the BFG, and visit Matilda’s library. Look out for The Twit’s upside down room!
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).
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum Visit us and immerse yourself in arts, history and culture. Winner of the Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award 2010 we have a selection of free galleries and exhibitions, which, with the array of ongoing workshops and events, makes for a great day out for the whole family to enjoy.
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.
British Schools Museum A museum of education in a unique complex of historic classrooms. Children of all ages can dress up in period costume to explore the classrooms, practice their writing in sand trays and on slates, play with Victorian toys and visit the Headmaster’s House to experience Victorian domestic life. Limited...
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...
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.
Railworld A large Wildlife Haven and habitat creation project, with steam engines in the process of restoration, the worldâs first 100MPH hovertrain, a large garden railway, and an amazing 7 track OO gauge model railway - REDUCED admission if you - Take a ride on the NVR Train and make a 'Delightful Day of...
Warwickshire Museum Archeology, geology, natural and social history, this museum is a great all rounder, and kid friendly too! See Roman coins, the skeleton of a giant deer, and the fabulour Sheldon tapestry map! Free to vist with sister museum close by.
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.
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! 2015 welcomes Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea!
Melton Carnegie Museum Free to visit museum covering the history of the local area, and the famous products that orginate here, such as Stilton chese, and pork pies from Melton Mowbray. Discover the history of these, and many other local trades.
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.
Royston Museum is a museum that celebrates local history and local people.
Tudor World is a museum in Stratford upon Avon which shows different aspects of Tudor life and the history of the building in a fun and interesting way. The museum recreates the sounds, smells and ambience of the period.
The MAD Museum is an eccentric indoor treasure trove for inquisitive kids. The MAD Museum encourages you to press buttons and interact with the machines on display. Build marble runs, get inspired and learn about design and physics along the way.
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.
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre Intrepid storymakers enter through the chocolate doors into this great little award winning, and family friendly Museum. We have 2 fun and fact packed biographical galleries, a fantabulous interactive Story Centre, and George’s Crafty Kitchen!
Charnwood Museum There are lots of interactive exhibits: you can dig through the layers of history and find out why archaeologists like old rubbish, peep under rocks, in cracks and crevices to find the hidden creatures or zoom-in on a centipede's head with the video microscope.
Thorney Heritage Museum Concentrates on the time from the first settlement by these monks, but relates human life to the geology and water courses of the natural world.
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 Pitt Rivers Museum is famous for it's period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many world cultures, past and present.
National Motorcycle Museum Recognised as the finest and largest motorcycle museum in the world, it is a place where "Legends Live On" and it is a tribute to and a living record of this once great British industry that dominated world markets for some sixty years.
Museum of the History of Science A free to view unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments and exciting modern exhibitions in the worldÂs 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 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 Cambridge Local social history museum housed in a 17th-century timber framed building, which operated as the White Horse Inn for 300 years. Wondeful, varied collections are displayed in nine room settings, each filled with intriguing objects, some dating back to the1600s.
The Story Museum A most unusual museum celebrating wonderful stories and their ability to inspire, delight and entertain kids. The perfect place for grown-ups and kids to spend time together exploring all the different ways stories can be enjoyed.
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.
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 including microscopes and telescopes, sundials, early slide rules, teaching and demonstration equipment, pocket electronic calculators and laboratory apparatus!
The Fitzwilliam Museum Enjoy tales of mighty rulers, warrior kings and powerful armies, plus explore world class collections of works of art and antiquities, and pick up a Fitz Kit full of adventurous activities for kids to embark on in the galleries!
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.
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!