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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.
Axminster Museum Discover the history of Axminster in this free to visit museum that was once the local police station and courthouse! Various collections ranging from agricultural tools to carpets, old photographs to archeology and more! Open between May and September.
Seaton Jurassic is an adventure-filled museum stuffed with history, dinosaurs, time travel and more.
Chard Museum 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.
Crewkerne and District Museum Come and discover various aspects of the history of Crewkerne and the local area. Visit Bryant’s Bakery, a traditional kitchen, and a prisoner in his cell. Quizzes available for the kids, and they get in for free!
Thelma Hulbert Gallery Get creative at this art gallery where as well as art on the walls, there is a learning room, activity trolley and loads of activities and workshops for families.
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!
Fairlynch Museum Small quirky thatched museum detailing local social, maritime and prehistoric history, including smugglers' cellar!
Museum of Somerset An underfloor Plesiosaur, the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain and a chilling recreation of the infamous Bloody Assizes: you’ll find them all here! The museum tells the county's story from prehistoric times to the present day, using real objects, interactive games and...
Somerset Cricket Museum A small museum dedicated to the history of cricket, with particular emphasis on Somerset Cricket Club. Full of memorabilia, with a section devoted to the England women’s cricket team. A great place for cricket lovers of all ages!
The Keep Military Museum Military Museum covering the history of the regiments of Devon and Dorset over three hundred years. A number of exhibits, including lots of medals and weapons. An excellent view from the top if you like heights
The Tutankhamun Exhibition Meticulously recreated chambers and treasures (plus the genuine articles too) provide a thrilling historical experience akin to discovering the tomb yourselves without the curses!
Dinosaur Museum Britain's only museum solely devoted to dinosaurs and their fascinating world.Actual fossils, skeletons, and life size dinosaur reconstructions combine with hands onand multimedia displays to excite, enthral, and entertain the visitor.
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum Visit Edward Bear and his family of people sized bears, in loveable Teddy Bear House! It's really just bears… but there are loads and loads of them!
Exmouth Museum Discover the rich history of Exmouth in this great local museum that offers free entry to kids and students! Visit a Victorian kitchen, learn about local war heroes, and see loads of interesting items, including antique lace, photographs, and memorabilia.
Clyston Mill Historic working watermill in a beautiful riverside setting with hands-on activities that will be certain to engage the kids.
Fleet Air Arm Museum The 2nd largest naval aviation museum in the world has 4 Exhibition halls, over 90 aircraft, plus thousands of artefacts to discover, plus ‘The Aircraft Carrier Experience’ to enjoy. Exciting family activities and events held throughout the year.
Portland Museum Learn about the people, maritime history and Jurassic history of Portland plus enjoy the beautiful grounds at this reasonably priced museum
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) Discover how optical entertainment has developed through the years at this great museum that is open daily and free to vist. There is plenty to see, from shadow puppets to magic lanterns!
Tiverton Museum Discover the fascinating history of Mid Devon from the late 19th century onwards at this great little museum that is packed with interesting items. Lively programme of exhibits, events and fun family activities. Accompanied kids under 16 visit free!
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 Blake Museum A quaint local museum boasting battle of Sedgemoor relics, maritime Robert Blake room, John Chubb picture gallery, and various education exhibits and temporary displays. Discover the archaeology, photographs, art, history of the area, and more. Free to visit!
The Tank Museum Houses the world's largest and finest collection of Armoured Fighting Vehicles from unique World War 1 tanks onwards. The Museum has a collection of almost 300 vehicles from over 26 countries.
Torquay Museum Family-friendly museum with games, quizzes and trails plus blockbuster exhibitions designed to engage children and adults alike.
Torquays Dinosaur World Bringing dinosaurs and their worlds to life! See amazing life-like dinosaurs, learn about their lives, uncover incredible fossils, enjoy the family quiz and even sit on a dinosaur!
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery Medieval Abbey Ruins plus a Historic House and Gardens, Interactive Galleries and Art Collections plus Childrens Trails, Events and Activities.
House of Marbles Featuring the largest marble run in the United Kingdom and quite 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! Go early, or you won't to leave!
Brixham Heritage Museum Great local museum telling the complete history of this small fishing town. Family friendly, with loads of different displays and exhibits, plus dressing up, activity areas, plus quizzes and competitions. Free entry for kids under 6 years of age.
Burcott Mill A working traditional water powered flour mill and museum that makes and sells its own flour. Play area for the kids. Tours led by the miller available during the Summer months.
Market House Museum Lovely little free museum to enjoy maritime and railway history. Fossils, anglo saxona and pre history exhibitions.
Gold Hill Museum and Garden Local life and history are portrayed here through artifacts, costume, photos, ceramics, tools, domestic items and the town’s first fire engine. Plus award winning garden.
Dunster Museum and Doll Collection Open from 12th April 2014, see more than 800 dolls from many periods, in varied costumes, a dolls house, childrens favourites and other artefacts on display at this local museum.
Dartmouth Museum Local museum with hands on exhibits for big kids and the grownups they turn into! Hands on science, learn to tie knots, put your Granny in the stocks! Amazing model ships; things about Dartmouth in the two world wars, quizzes, not stuffy at all!
The Helicopter Museum Museum home to the world’s largest collection of Helicopters with interactive zone, cockpit days and loads of special events!
Weston super Mare Museum Currently closed for refurbishment, reopening 2017!
Radstock Museum Museum dedicated to the history and heritage of coal mining in the area with loads of family friendly things to do and see and interactive hands-on exhibitions.
Museum of Dartmoor Life Explore the history of Dartmoor throughout the ages, from the Bronze age to present day. Over 3 floors of exhibits and interactive displays. Discovery zones and dressing up for younger visitors.
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 plus new aviation trail.
Dartmoor Prison Museum Discover the history of one of the most notorious prisons in the world, and learn about ‘life inside’. Plenty to see, from bone carvings to escape items, makeshift weapons to manacles, and more! Exciting!
Cobbaton Combat Collection Military museum containing the larges collection in the South West. Over 60 combat vehicles, plus thousands of other items, including deactivated weapons, uniforms, ration books, gas masks, and more! Free entry for children under 5 years old.
Bath Abbey Vaults Museum A magnificent Abbey with hundreds of years of history to discover, plus some amazing architectural features to marvel at, including lovely stained glass windows, and a fantastic vaulted ceiling. Tower tours also available, with spectacular views from the top!
Trowbridge Museum You will discover the story of Trowbridge from its early days as a Saxon settlement. The town's position as the Manchester of the West and beyond. Itâs here that you will find out about the textile industry, the lives of everyday folk and its famous residents such as Isaac Pitman and George Crabbe.
The Jane Austen Centre Learn more about the famous Jane Austen at this permanent exhibition. Visit the delightful Regency Tea Rooms with serving staff wearing period costume, see a waxwork of Austen, and even try on Regency clothing!
M Shed Explore 3 galleries of local history and information including a Thecodontosaurus and buried treasure! Plus actually ride the crane, train and boat exhibits!
Fashion Museum Discover a world class collection of historical and modern fashion, from the 17th century to present day, with over 165 dressed figures to see! Activity backpacks and trolley available, plus free Welcome Tours, and audio guides.
Oakham Treasures A family run and family friendly museum, with loads of farming and retail memorabilia to discover. See vintage tractors and farm equipment, plus retail exhibitions divided into shop, including a Sweet Shop, Haberdashery, and Chemist. Literally thousands of things to see!
The Holbourne Museum A charming and extensive collection from a Baronet's travels, but great for families of all ages as it also features loads of fun workshops, hands on activities and an animal trail!
At-Bristol With hundreds of action-packed exhibits to explore, explosive live shows and a Planetarium, At-Bristol is one of the UK's biggest and most exciting interactive science centres. There's always something new for the whole family to discover in At-Bristol, so visit the website to find out what's...
The Georgian House Museum 18th century, six storey townhouse displayed as it might have looked when John Pinney and his slave Pero lived there. Loads to see and imagine as you stand within the rooms in this museum open from 19 April 2014 to end October 2014.
The American Museum in Britain Museum of Americana unique outside the USA where you will find events during school holidays plus a kids trail, dressing up and exhibition spaces with touch screen interaction too.