Museums in North East England.

Jorvik Viking Centre
Explore York's Viking history on the very site where archaeologists uncovered remains of the Viking-Age City of 'Jorvik'.
National Railway Museum
For a free, fun-packed family day out visit the National Railway Museum in York and get up close to amazing locomotives and over 300 years of fascinating railway history.
Abbey House Museum
Step back in time at the Abbey House Museum for an experience you will never forget. After your 1880's shopping trip you can find out more about Victorian Leeds, Chidhood in the 19th century and the history of nearby Kirkstall Abbey.
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum
Situated beyond the easternmost point of Hadrian's Wall, Arbeia Roman Fort stood guard at the mouth of the River Tyne.
Armley Mills
Formerly one the largest woollen mills in the world, Armley now illustrates Leeds city's impressive industrial past.
Bagshaw Museum
This stunning Victorian Gothic former mill owner's house is set in 36 aces of parkland and ancient woodland. The home of George Sheard from 1875-1902, the house became a museum in 1911 and was named after its first curator, Walter Bagshaw.
Bamburgh Castle
Standing on a rocky outcrop overlooking miles of beautiful sandy beach, Bamburgh Castle dominates the Northumbrian landscape.
Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life
An extensive museum containing a magnificent assortment of items curious, mysterious, marvellous and common place from the last 200 years.
Beverley Guildhall
The Guildhall is a Grade One listed historic seat of civic governance featuring an 18th century court room.
Cannon Hall Museum
Cannon Hall was designed by John Carr of York and is set in over 70 acres of historic parkland which includes beautiful formal gardens providing a perfect setting for picnics or relaxing strolls.
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum marks the site of Cook's birthplace in Marton on the outskirts of Middlesbrough and is situated in the beautiful landscaped grounds of Stewart Park.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum
In Whitby's narrow, winding Grape Lane close by the busy Harbour, stood the handsome house of 18th century Quaker shipowner John Walker and his family - and - in the attic, his 'other family' of seventeen apprentices, lodging there.
Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum

In 1884, the Rev. Charles Tiplady Pratt, the parish vicar, founded the Cawthorne Museum Society.  He wanted to encourage local youngsters to become interested in Natural History and start a museum collection.

Centre for Life
The Centre for Life is an award-winning science centre where imaginative exhibitions, interactive displays and special events promote greater understanding of science and provoke curiosity in the world around us.
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
On the site visitors can enjoy an exciting and authentic underground experience and discover the special skills and customs of the Cleveland miners.
Courthouse Museum
The Georgian Courthouse is virtually unchanged since it was built in 1830.
Creswell Crags Museum and Education Centre
Creswell Crags is a world famous archaeological site, set in a limestone gorge with caves and lake.
Cusworth Hall, Museum and Park
Cusworth Hall, Museum and Park has now re-opened to the public after several years of extensive restoration work.The Hall and its surrounding parkland have been transformed
Dales Countryside Museum and National Park Centre
This is an award-winning museum, managed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, housed in Hawes railway station in the north of the National Park.
DIG-An Archaeological Adventure
One of the best family day outs. No other experience gets you as close to the excitement of archaeological discovery. It's unique!
Discovery Museum
Discovery Museum is the ideal place to find out all about life on Tyneside, from the region's shipbuilding heritage to inventions which changed the world.
Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery
Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery is full of exciting collections depicting various aspects of natural history, archaeology, local history and fine and decorative art.
Dorman Museum
Town in Time is a permanent exhibition about Middlesborough and its people from earliest times. Middlesborough as a religious community, rural life, industrial revolution to the present day. The Dorman Museum also has a programme of temporary exhibitions
Eden Camp Modern History Museum
The site was named Eden Camp and the first inmates were two hundred and fifty Italian prisoners. These prisoners were put work constructing a larger permanent camp, consisting of forty-five huts. This is now a Modern History Theme Museum.
Epworth Old Rectory
Samuel Wesley, the Rector of Epworth, built the house in 1709 after fire had destroyed the earlier building from which his son, John was rescued as a 'brand plucked from the burning'.
Fairfax House
Come and unlock the splendour within the finest Georgian town house in England. A classical architectural masterpiece of its age, Fairfax House was originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax.
Filey Museum
The Museum building was originally two single storey cottages and is the oldest domestic building in Filey, 1696 being the date above the doors.
Great North Museum
The Great North Museum is the North East's premier natural science museum. Permanent Displays include Land of the Pharaohs, Living Planet and Earthworks.
Green Howards Regimental Museum
Visit the Green Howards Museum and find out how this distinguished Infantry Regiment had an impact on the story of Britain, Europe and the world.
Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum
The museum collection covers the railways of North-East England, with particular emphasis on the Darlington area. Of greatest significance is Stephenson's "Locomotion" (1825), which hauled the inaugural train on the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
Hull and East Riding Museum
Located in the attractive Museums Quarter, the Hull and East Riding Museum boasts some of the most spectacular natural history and archaeology displays in Britain.
Lotherton Hall
Lotherton Hall is a beautiful Edwardian country house with a bird garden, red deer park and formal gardens.
Malton Museum
Malton Museum is currently closed whilst a new home is found for it.The Museum is located in the old Town Hall right in the centre of Malton's Market Place. It is renowned for its imaginatively displayed Roman Collection.
Merchant Adventurers' Hall
The Merchant Adventurers' Hall is one of York's medieval marvels. Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of historical York, it is open for public use.
Middleton Railway
The Middleton Railway was established by Act of Parliament in 1758 to carry coal from Middleton to Leeds and has operated continuously since that time.
Monkwearmouth Station Museum
The museum is housed in an outstanding grade 2* listed 1840s station building commissioned by the famous railway entrepreneur George Hudson.
Mother Shiptons Cave and the Petrifying Well
Mother Shipton is England's most famous Prophetess. She lived 500 years ago in the times of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. She was born in a cave beside Knaresborough' s mysterious Petrifying Well.
National Coalmining Museum for England
A visit to Caphouse Colliery is great day out with a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain's oldest working mines.
Nidderdale Museum
A truly fascinating collection of exhibits is displayed in the original Victorian workhouse, beautifully illustrating the life and history of our Dalesfolk.
Normanby Hall Country Park
Nestling in the heart of North Lincolnshire's tranquil countryside Normanby Hall Country Park is the ideal day out for all the family.
North East Aircraft Museum
The North of England's Premier Aviation Collection. Classic aircraft on display include : Avro Vulcan, Hawker Hunter and Falklands veteran - the Pusara. Over 30 aircraft and a collection of aeroengines all under cover.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
The 24 mile North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs through the beautiful North York Moors National Park, between the market town of Picering through to Whitby.
Richmondshire Museum
Richmondshire Museum, which was opened in 1978, began in a former joiner's workshop and has gradually grown.
Royal Air Force Holmpton - Bunker Tours
Behind the Massive Blast Doors, the vast Nuclear Bunker extends almost 100ft below ground and covers nearly 35,000 square feet.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens
Situated in a dramatic cliff-top position, forming the gateway to the Flamborough Heritage Coast, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, set in 50 acres of early 19th century parkland, enjoys spectacular views over Bridlington Bay.
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
An exciting day out for all the family, South Shields Museum & Art Gallery explores the story of South Tyneside through sensational displays, hands-on exhibiits and stunning art.
Temple Newsam House and Estate
Temple Newsam is one of Yorkshire's greatest country houses. This stunning Tudor-Jacobean mansion has a history full of mystry and intrigue.
Thackray Medical Museum
The Thackray Museum has been England's Small Visitor Attraction of the Year and is a fantastic day out, transporting you into a living experience of health and medicine, past, present and future.
The Bowes Museum
Where else in the world can you see a 230-year-old mechanical silver swan, still in working order, alongside a Turner or a Canaletto?
The Prison And Police Museum
Sit in a prison cell, hear the door slam shut and imagine the harsh conditions of Vitorian prison regimes.
The Royal Pump Room Museum
Housed in Harrogate's premiere Spa building and site of Europe's strongest Sulphur Well, The Royal Pump Room Museum tells the story of Harrogate as a Spa.
The Traditional Heritage Museum
This Sheffield museum comprises a fascinating collection of artefacts, housed in small reconstructed workshops representing typical local trades.
The Workhouse Museum
Almost all the buildings of the 1854 Ripon Union Workhouse have survived.
Thwaite Mills Water Mill
At Thwaite Mills you will find a fully-restored working watermill in an attractive riverside setting.
Treak Cliff Cavern
Treak Cliff cavern is an underground Wonderland of Stalactites, Stalagmites, Rocks Minerals and Fossils. It is also home to Blue John Stone, a rare form of Fluorite with beautiful colours.
Wakefield Art Gallery
Significant early works by the highly acclaimed locally born sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, and important work by other major British modern artists, form the core of this collection.
Wakefield Museum
Wakefield Museum closed to the public on Saturday 26 November 2011 in preparation for the move to its new home within the new civic building - Wakefield One - at Merchant Gate, opening in early October 2012.
Woodhorn Museum
Woodhorn, just 20 minutes north of Newcastle Upon Tyne, is an amazing day out for all ages at any time of year.Inspired by monster coal cutting machines once used deep underground, the stunning Cutt
York Guildhall
The Guildhall is an integral part of York's history. Building work on the present Guildhall began in 1445 and the accounts still survive.
Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial
The largest independant Air Museum in Britain and the sole Allied Air Forces Memorial in Europe. Situated on a 20 acre parkland site it is the largest original RAF Bomber Command Station open to the public.
Yorkshire Museum
The Yorkshire Museum houses some of the finest collections of archaeological finds in Europe, spanning Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Medieval times.
Zetland Museum
Zetland - The Oldest Lifeboat in the World, was built in 1802 by Henry Greathead. She remained in service until 1880 and saved more than 500 lives.

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