Athelstan Museum A small local museum covering the fascinating history of this ancient town, with lots of interesting artefacts on display, including a Roman coffin! Interactive activities for the kids, and friendly volunteers to answer any questions. Free to visit.
Corinium Museum Trace the story of the Cotswolds from Prehistory to the late 19th century at this brilliant museum full of interactives, hands on exhibits and audiovisual displays. 2 floors of Roman artefacts, plus Anglo Saxon treasure, Medieval sculpture, and more!
Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery Among the spectacular collection are archaeological finds, fine and decorative arts and natural history specimens representing GloucesterâÂÂÂÂs rich heritage.
Gloucester Waterways Museum Delve into the fascinating world of Gloucester's Victorian docks at this museum and meet the people and wildlife of our wonderful waterways. Discover impressive facts about the ingenious engineering of the waterway system and explore home life aboard a narrow boat. Plenty of hands on fun and...
Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum A chance to experience what war was like over the last three hundred years for soldiers and their families. A fun way to show history to the kids.
Atwell Wilson Motor Museum A small friendly museum with an impressive collection of classic cars and motor memorabilia from a Green Goddess fire engine all the way through to vintage pushbikes with everything in between!
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.
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.
Dean Heritage Centre The history of the Forest of Dean including the Gruffalo woodland trail; a reconstructed Victorian cottage, an adventure playground; a chainsaw carving demonstration pitch; animals and an onsite gift shop and cafe. With a full programme of special events, exhibitions, art shows and educational workshops...
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.
Nature in Art The first museum in the world dedicated to different forms of art that have been inspired by nature. Great for art and nature fans. Family friendly with a playground and an attractive garden.
Kingswood Heritage Museum An exciting museum inside the 18th Century brass mill at Warmley, with its massive icehouse, and windmill tower. Lovely gardens nearby, with grottoes, pond, elm walk, lake, huge statue of Neptune, and more!
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.
Alexander Keiller Museum Significant prehistoric archaeological collections and informative displays on this World Heritage Site.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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. Awesome!
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.
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...
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!
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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
Malvern Museum of Local History A small museum packed with fascinating information, and full of fun things to do and see. Dress up as a monk, build a castle, see an observation beehive and more. Free audio guide available.
National Roman Legion Museum Meet the Romans! The Museum and surrounding town of Caerleon has enough stuff about the Romans to keep all budding soldiers and gladiators happy. With ruins of buildings, Roman objects, dressing up, trails and plenty of events and activities throughout the year.
Newport Museum and Art Gallery Since 1888 Newport Museum and Art Gallery has been collecting evidence of Newport's history, culture and environment.
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.
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, offering works of fine and decorative art plus hands on elements and varying art exhibitions.
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.
The Waterworks Museum Trace the history of drinking water, from the time of cave dwellers to present day, through a number of great displays and wonderful working engines. A number of Open Days in Steam throughout the year.
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.
The Cider Museum Hereford A charming museum where you can discover the many different aspects of the apple and what can be done with it, including the cider making process. Historical artefacts, vintage film clips, plus other memorabilia to see.
The Commandery has exciting stories to tell you about power, greed, war, wealth, romance, death, society and industry. Step back in time to catch a glimpse of the lively characters that have inhabited this ancient building during the past seven centuries.
George Marshall Medical Museum is a free museum where the whole family can explore the history of medicine. Be terrified by our death masks and find out what an amputation looked like in the 19th century! Stop at the apothecary for a cholera remedy and have a go at our mystery object game.
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum See an amazing range of objects relating to the city of Worcester through a collection that covers Natural History, Archaeology, Social History, Geology, and more. Actvity Space for all the Family. Free to vist.
The Helicopter Museum Visit the largest dedicated helicopter museum in the world, with over 80 helicopets and autogyros! See rotorcraft from across the globe, including 2 world record holders! Regular Open Cockpit days available, plus Flight Experiences, and special events throughout the year.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Museum of the History of Science A free to view unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments and exciting modern exhibitions in the worlds 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.
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 3 indoor galleries.
Weston super Mare Museum Currently closed for refurbishment, reopening 2017!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near Tetbury 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 Gloucestershire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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