Athelstan Museum (5 miles)
Corinium Museum (10 miles)
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.
Gloucester Waterways Museum (16 miles)
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 interactive displays.
STEAM - Museum of the GWR (17 miles)
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.
Dean Heritage Centre (17 miles)
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 across the year.
Kingswood Heritage Museum (19 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.
American Museum in Britain (19 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.
Fashion Museum (20 miles)
A World-class collection of contemporary and historical dress.
The Jane Austen Centre (20 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!
Bath Abbey Vaults Museum (20 miles)
Wiltshire Heritage Museum (21 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.
Trowbridge Museum (22 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!
At-Bristol (23 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!
Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery (23 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.
Cotswold Motoring Museum (24 miles)
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 boxes!
Museum of Mazes (26 miles)
Museum of Mazes
Museum of Mazes is designed for you to browse awhile, then take a break and return to it again and again. It's fascinating for adults and fun for children - just have a go! Great idea if you are lokking for family days out in Herefordshire.
Oakham Treasures (27 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.
National Roman Legion Museum (34 miles)
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 (36 miles)
Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museums (36 miles)
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.
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery (37 miles)
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, has been exhibiting artefacts and works of fine and decorative art connected with the local area since 1874. Although the exterior of the building has changed very little the museum and gallery have kept up with the times.
The Oxfordshire Museum (37 miles)
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 Commandery (38 miles)
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 (38 miles)
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.
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.
The Ashmolean (39 miles)
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.
Modern Art Oxford (39 miles)
Modern Art Oxford
Lots of family related things to do: The Modern Art Trolley introduces children of all ages to the Gallery through a range of fun and creative activities. Family Guides are available for most exhibitions and can be enjoyed by all family members. The guide encourages a creative pathway around the exhibition and suggests activities to try out at home plus loads more family days out activities.
The Pitt Rivers Museum (40 miles)
The Pitt Rivers Museum
is a great place for family days out. It is famous for it’s period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many world cultures, past and present. Due to building works only the ground floor is currently open.
Oxford Univ Museum of Natural History (40 miles)
Museum of the History of Science (40 miles)
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
Science Oxford Live (40 miles)
Science Oxford Live
Science Oxford Live is a great place for children to discover science by playing. All exhibits are interactive and families can go at their own pace, with the help of one of our friendly guides.
Time Machine Museum (40 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.
North Somerset Museum (40 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.
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways (41 miles)
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways
At Pendon we aim to recapture, in detailed and colourful miniature, scenes showing the beauty of the English countryside as it used to be in the years around 1930.
Big Pit National Coal Museum (42 miles)
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Prepare to be lowered 300 feet down the mineshaft for our famous underground tour with a real miner! Wear the same equipment (helmet, cap lamp, battery) and see what life was like for thousands of men and boys who worked at the coalface.
Big Pit National Mining Museum (42 miles)
Big Pit National Mining Museum
World-famous underground tour - go 300 feet underground with a real miner and see what life was like for the thousands of men who worked at the coal face. Plus new multi-media tours and exhibitions.
Somerset Rural Life Museum (42 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.
Museum of Army Flying (42 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.
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum (43 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.
The MAD Museum (43 miles)
Stratford Upon Avon
The MAD Museum
THE newest, craziest attraction to come to Stratford upon Avon. It houses an eccentric assortment of weirdly wonderful Kinetic Art, Automata and Steampunk machines, gadgets and gismos. Perfect for the whole family, MAD offers lots of interactive fun for the little kids and the big kids!
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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