Museums in North West England.

Eureka! The National Children's Museum
Eureka! is the UK's National Children's Museum, a place where children play to learn and grown-ups learn to play.
Abbot Hall Art Gallery
The Gallery is housed in one of Kendal's most important buildings, a Grade I listed villa, on the banks of the River Kent. The galleries offer two floors of light-filled spaces in which to see art.
Astley Hall
Discover a 400 year old house, built by the Charnock family in Elizabethan times.
Bankfield Museum
For half a century from 1837-1886, Bankfield House was the home of Edward Akroyd, the largest wool manufacturer in Britain.
Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery is housed in a beautiful Arts and Crafts style building, it offers a lively programme of exhibitions and events for all the family.
Bolling Hall
Tucked away in a leafy garden, less than a mile from the city centre. Bolling Hall is one of Bradford's most precious jewels.
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive
Bolton Museum has many collections of exhibits from fine art to Egyptian archaeology. There is an aquarium where you can see snakes and a piranha fish which is 23 years old.
Bradford Industrial Museum & Horses At Work
Think of industry in Bradford and you think of wool. Think of mills and you think of machinery, steam engines and horses, all of which can be found at Bradford Industrial Museum!
Bronte Parsonage Museum
Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte, were the authors of some of the greatest books in the English language. Haworth Parsonage was their much-loved home and Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were all written here.
Buxton Museum & Art Gallery
The Museum & Art Gallery features geology, archaeology and history of the Peak District displayed in a seven section time tunnel - complete with sounds and smells!
Cheshire Military Museum
An interesting, innovative and attractive museum in a Grade I Listed Building on the very edge of the Castle in Chester. It is always developing new ideas to interpret the stories of the men of four famous regiments connected with Cheshire.
Cottage Museum
The Cottage Museum Lancaster is part of a small vernacular house of 1739.
Fleetwood Museum
Discover this fascinating Museum, close to the quayside and overlooking Morecambe Bay. Fleetwood Museum brings to life the history of Fleetwood and the Lancashire Coast
Gawthorpe Hall
Gawthorpe Hall was built between 1600 and 1605 for the Shuttleworth family who had already been at Gawthorpe for over 200 years.
Harris Museum and Art Gallery
Escape from the bustle of the town centre and spend some time enjoying the best of Preston's heritage in a beautiful Grade 1 listed building.
Holker Hall and Gardens
At Holker you always feel like a welcome guest not a tourist. It is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens merging into parkland, with hills on one side and the expanse of Morecambe Bay on the other.
Imperial War Museum North
Imperial War Museum North tells the story of how war has shaped people's lives from 1900 to the present day. With the story still unfolding, the Museum will continue to develop and change over time.
International Slavery Museum
The International Slavery Museum is a new and exciting contribution to the historic city of Liverpool. The museum explores both the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery.
Isle of Man Railways
Make the most of your holiday on the Isle of Man and take time to enjoy our unique vintage railways.
Kendal Museum
Kendal Museum was founded in 1796 - making it one of Britain's oldest museums.  The museum boasts unique collections of natural history and archaeology, and often hosts exhibitions, events and workshops.
Keswick Museum & Art Gallery
A Victorian experience not to be missed. Keswick's surprising past, from industrial mining centre to peaceful tourist town, is revealed in this fine example of a late Victorian Museum.
Lancaster City Museum
The Museum was founded in 1923 and its displays illustrate the history and archaeology of the county town of Lancaster and the most northerly and rural part of Lancashire.
Lancaster Maritime Museum
Explore Lancaster's 'Golden Age' and rich maritime past inside two splendid Georgian quayside buildings.
Laurel & Hardy Museum
Now in a brand new location, the Laurel and Hardy Museum has everything you could want to know about 'the boys'.
Leece Museum
The Leece Museum is devoted to objects, photographs and documents specifically relating to Peel and its surrounding area.
Macclesfield Silk Museum
Just a short distance from The Silk Heritage Centre are the new Silk Museum Park Lane Galleries.
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Set sail and drop anchor for a fun day out at Merseyside Maritime Museum! You'll find out about the companies, people and ships connected to this great port.
Museum of Liverpool
The Museum of Liverpool tells the story of the City of Liverpool and its residents. The fascinating history of Liverpool is told over the three floors of this modern museum.
National Media Museum
Consistently the most visited museum outside London with an average of 750,000 people coming each year, the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television has amazing interactive galleries to explore.
National Waterways Museum
With its delightful waterside setting, flotillas of historic boats and fascinating displays housed in a fine collection of Victorian buildings, the National Waterways Museum is a great day out whatever the weather.
Ordsall Hall
Ordsall Hall, once home to the wealthy Radclyffe family, is one of the finest examples of Tudor architecture in North West England.
People's History Museum
The People's History Museum tells the dramatic story of the British working classes struggle for democracy and social justice - told at the only national museum in Manchester city centre, the radical city where it belongs.
Portland Basin Museum
Portland Basin Museum is the centrepiece of the recently rebuilt Ashton Canal Warehouse, now looking much as it did in 1834 when it was first built.
Ribchester Roman Museum
Ribchester Roman Museum is located in the picturesque village of Ribchester which is set in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley.
Rochdale Art Gallery
Touchstones is an exciting arts and heritage centre that has something special for everyone. The site consists of Art Galleries, Museum, Local Studies Centre and Tourist Information Centre.
Rossendale Museum
Rossendale Museum is housed in a 19th century mill owner's residence built in 1840 for the Hardman family, overlooking their woollen mill at New Hall Hey
Saddleworth Museum & Art Gallery
Saddleworth Museum and Art Gallery is full of intriguing objects from the past and tells the story of the people who have created Saddleworth's landscape and character
Salford Museum & Art Gallery
Museum of Salford's local history and art, including a recreation of a typical northern street scene from the beginning of the 20th century featuring many original shop fronts.
Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered
Enter an unseen world of smuggling, intrigue and detection where things are not always what they seem.
Senhouse Roman Museum
The Senhouse Roman Museum contains sculpture and inscriptions from the Roman Fort at Maryport, (Alauna), which lies next to the museum.
Shibden Hall
Built in 1420, Shibden Hall with its oak panelled interiors and atmospheric room settings is Halifax's Historic Home. The Folk Museum and Barn also offer you a world without electricity, where craftsmen worked in wood and iron.
South Tynedale Railway
Buy your ticket in the restored Victorian station building for a leisurely ride through the beautiful scenery of the South Tyne valley. The trains are hauled by preserved steam and diesel engines from Britain and abroad.
Tabley House Collection
Grade I listed Palladian house containing The Leicester collection of paintings, furniture and memorabilia from the 17th to 20th century.
The Island's Treasure House
The Story of Mann is full of fascinating stories which bring our unique past alive for you with an Island-wide presentation. The chapters of our story will reveal themselves as you travel through some of the finest cultural landscapes in Europe.
The Salt Museum
Cheshire has been a centre of the salt industry for some 2,000 years and today is the only place in Britain where salt is produced on a large scale. The Salt Museum is housed in the old Northwich Workhouse.
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Our combination of permanent displays (many of them enjoyably interactive and 'hands on'), changing exhibitions and exciting events and workshops makes Tullie House a thriving centre of activity.
West Park Museum
West Park Museum opened in 1898, a gift from Marianne Brocklehurst for the people of Macclesfield. The Museum is located in one of the earliest public parks which opened in 1854 and was funded by voluntary subscription.
Westmorland Motor Museum
At the Westmorland Motor Museum, the visitor can find restored and unrestored trucks and a collection of Automobilia.
World Museum
At World Museum you can enjoy a fantastic family day out and enjoy five floors of historic treasures for free.
Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum
The small town of Earby, on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border, was associated with cotton weaving until the 1960's and has no mining background at all. But it is home to an unrivalled collection of mining relics from the Yorkshire Dales.

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