Museums in South East England.

Aldershot Military Museum
Welcome to Aldershot Military Museum & Rushmoor Local History Gallery housed in the only surviving brick-built barrack blocks left in Aldershot. Built in 1894, these bungalow-type buildings once covered the whole of North Camp.
Andover Museum & The Museum of The Iron Age
Trace Andover's history from Saxon times to the present day. Step inside the Museum of the Iron Age and discover a way of life that was destroyed by the Romans
Battle Museum
The town of Battle grew up around the Abbey founded by King William after his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This museum offers a glimpse of Battle's rich history.
Battle of Flowers Museum
The Museum opened in 1971. The exhibits are all made from Harestails and Marram grass and memorabilia of the earlier years are also on display.
Beaulieu
A unique day out in the heart of the New Forest. The list of things to see is as varied as its history which beckons you from across the centuries.
Bekonscot Model Village
Bekonscot is the oldest model village in the world. Portraying rural England in the 1930's, time has stood still in this wonderland of make-believe, which is over 80 years old.
Bembridge Windmill
Built around 1700, Bembridge Windmill is the only surviving windmill on the island and has much of its original machinery intact.
Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum
The renowned waterfowl collection was started by the late Gerald Askew in the 1960's and soon became the largest private collection in the UK.
Bexhill Costume Museum
Bexhill Museum is situated in the attractive setting of the Manor Gardens, Old Town. Exhibits include costumes, accessories and memorabilia from the 18th century to the 1970's.
Bexhill Museum
Newly refurbished and extended, the displays and exhibitions have something for everyone to enjoy.
Bignor Roman Villa and Museum
The Roman villa is situated in a superb rural setting to the north of the South Downs. The mosaic floors, discovered in 1811, are some of the finest in Britain.
Bluebell Railway
The Bluebell Railway was the first preserved standard gauge passenger line in the UK. In 1960 it reopened part of the Lewes to East Grinstead line of the old London Brighton and South Coast Railway.
Bognor Regis Museum
Bognor Regis, the first purpose built holiday resort, its history and development.
Booth Museum of Natural History
The Booth Museum is the creation of the Victorian ornithologist Edward Booth. It was built in 1874 to house his collection of stuffed British birds.
Breamore House & Museum
The magnificent Manor House is set above the picturesque village of Breamore, overlooking the avon Valley on the edge of the New Forest just north of Fordingbridge.
Brenzett Aeronautical Museum
Brenzett Museum is a unique collection of wartime equipment, remains recovered from aircraft crash sites and memorabilia collected and donated to the Museum since its formation in 1972.
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
The museum features state-of-the-art visitor facilities, a series of innovative redesigned galleries and wide-ranging collections brought to life using the latest interpretative techniques.
Broadlands
Broadlands is to undergo major remedial work over the next two years and of necessity this means that the House and Mountbatten Exhibition will be closed to the public until 2012.
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a working Steam Museum, with one of the largest collections of locomotives, vehicles and railway memorabilia in the UK.
Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum
Buckler's Hard is a picturesque 18th century village on the banks of the Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest. Historically, it is famed as the place where some of Nelson's fleet were built for Trafalgar
Canterbury Roman Museum
Canterbury's acclaimed new Roman Museum has been specially constructed underground in the excavated Roman levels below the Longmarket Shopping Centre.
Canterbury Royal Museum & Art Gallery
Canterbury's Art Gallery has a large and varied art exhibitions programme, and significant permanent collection.
Canterbury West Gate Towers
One of England's finest mediaeval fortified gatehouses, with arms and armour displays, prison cells and panoramic views from the battlements.
Castle Cornet
Castle Cornet's amazing history spans more than eight hundred years.  Today visitors will see several fascinating museums within the castle walls.
Chatham Dockyard Historical Society
The Society was founded in 1980 by a group of Dockyard men dedicated to perpetuating the history and work of Chatham Dockyard.
Chichester District Museum
Chichester District Museum, housed in an eighteenth century corn store, explores the history of Chichester and District.
Cromer Windmill
There has been a windmill in the parish of Ardeley (in which Cromer lies) since 1222, and the tree forming the mainpost of the present mill was felled in the spring of 1679.
D-Day Museum & Overlord Embroidery
D-Day was the turning point of the Second World War. Allied troops landed in occupied France as the first stage towards the defeat of the Nazi regime in Germany.
Dolphin Yard Sailing Barge Museum
Unfortunately the museum was destroyed by fire on Sunday October 26th
Dover Roman Painted House
The Roman Painted House, the finest Roman House on show in Britain, was discovered by Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit. wenty five years of excavation across ancient Dover by the Unit have uncovered 50 major structures.
Eastleigh Museum
Take a tour through Eastleigh's past and discover what life was like in the 1930s with our recreation of a local engine driver's family home.
Fawley Court
Fawley Court has a history that dates back to the 11th Century, the current house being designed by the world famous Sir Christopher Wren in 1683.
Finchcocks
Finchcocks is a fine early Georgian manor in a beautiful unspoilt setting which houses a magnificent collection of some ninety historical keyboard instruments.
Fishbourne Roman Palace
Fishbourne's impressive remains came to light in 1960 when a new water main cut into the previously unsuspected foundations and mosaics.
Forge Museum
The Forge Museum is set in attractive Grade II* Listed buildings situated in the picturesque village of Much Hadham.
Fort Grey
Fort Grey, which is known locally as 'the Cup and Saucer', overlooks the magical west coast bays. The Martello Tower now houses a Shipwreck Museum.
German Occupation Museum
The museum gives a picture of life in Guernsey during the German Occupation, 1940 -1945.
Godalming Museum
A friendly, welcoming Museum which tells the story of Godalming and the surrounding area.
Guernsey Folk and Costume Museum
Discover old Guernsey at Saumarez Park Folk Museum.
Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery
Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery is an award winning museum whose design is based on the original Victorian bandstand. It is positioned on an elevated site in the magnificent Victorian Candie Gardens.
Haslemere Museum
Haslemere Educational Museum is the largest independent museum in the area.
Horsham Museum
Horsham Museum stands out as a place you must visit. Rich in history, it is like no other.
How We Lived Then Museum of Shops
In this "late-Regency" town house, built in 1850, you will see 100 years of Shopping and Social History, uniquely captured in many old Shops, Rooms and Displays.
Jane Austen's House Museum
Jane Austen's House Museum is housed in a charming red-brick seventeenth-century house, It was Jane's last home, where she lived with her mother and sister Cassandra from 1809 until 1817.
Jersey Museum and Art Gallery
A visit to this award winning museum is an excellent start to any stay in Jersey.
Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker
Inside a rural bungalow nestling in the Essex countryside lies the twilight world of the Government Cold War. Behind the blast screens that protect this bungalow is the entrance to an amazing labyrinth of rooms built into a hillside.
Kent and East Sussex Railway
Economic pressures forced British Railways to withdraw the passenger service in 1954. Volunteers got together and, in 1974, re-opened a section of the line. The railway now runs for almost 11 miles, making it one of the longest such lines in the UK.
Kent Life
There's so much new to do at Kent's premier heritage farm attraction with 28 acres of fun which includes our timed-daily activities
La Hougue Bie Museum
An impressive 13m high Neolithic burial mound dating back 5,500 years dominates this tranquil site.
Leighton Buzzard Railway
With its sharp curves, its steep gradients, its level crossings and its unique roadside running, the Leighton Buzzard Railway takes you back to a more relaxed age of transport.
Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery
Letchworth Museum opened in 1914 to house the collections of the Letchworth Naturalists' Society. Since then the museum has expanded greatly in both size and scope.
Look Out Discovery Centre
The Look Out Discovery Centre has over 90 interactive exhibits designed to entertain and educate children and adults of all ages.
Lulworth Heritage Centre
A variety of displays illustrate the natural and social history of the area. A modern rocks gallery tells the story of Lulworth from 150 million years ago to the present day.
Maeldune Heritage Centre
Maeldune Heritage Centre is the home of the 42 foot Maldon embroidery which celebrates the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Maldon.
Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery
This exceptionally fine regional museum housed in Chillington Manor a delightful Elizabethan manor house, boasts a rich and impressive variety of historical objects, fine art and natural history.
Mangapps Railway Museum
Mangapps has one of the largest collections of historic railway items on public display in Britain.
Maritime Museum & Occupation Tapestry Gallery
Two of Jersey's most exciting attractions under one roof.
Mary Rose Museum
During action in 1545, Henry VIII's favourite warship, the Mary Rose, sank in the Solent with over 400 men on board. 437 years later, the world held its breath as she was finally recovered.
Mill Green Museum and Mill
The museum is housed in the former Miller's house, dating back to the 16th century. There is also a fully restored eighteenth century working watermill, adjacent to the museum.
Milton's Cottage
Come and visit the Grade 1 listed XVIth Century cottage where John Milton lived and completed "Paradise Lost" and started "Paradise regained".
Mountfitchet Castle Experience
Travel back in time to medieval England of 1066 as you wander through Mountfitchet Castle and Norman village at this world famous unique living heritage site.
Museum of Canterbury with Rupert Bear Museum
A fascinating time-walk of Canterbury's 2000 year story, from the building of the Roman Town to the Rupert Bear Gallery.
Museum of St Albans
At the Museum of St Albans you can discover the fascinating story of our historic cathedral city.
Newport Roman Villa
The Villa was discovered in 1926 when an owner of a nearby house sank foundations for a garage. Subsequent excavations revealed extensive remains of a late Romano-British farmhouse built around 280 AD.
Pallot Steam Motor and General Museum
An absorbing evocation of times past. There is something to excite the interest of everyone in this fascinating collection of steam, farm and other machinery.
Pines Garden and The Pines Calyx
The Museum has a wealth of local and maritime interest and an exhibition of Noel Coward who was once a celebrated resident of St. Margaret's in the early 1950's.
Portsmouth City Museum & Records
Stroll through a 17th century Stuart bedroom, a 19th century Dockworker's kitchen, an art deco dining room and a 1950's living room.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
No visit to Southern England is complete without a great day out at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Powell-Cotton Museum
The Park, gardens and woodlands provide an attractive and tranquil backdrop to Quex House, one of Kent's finest Regency houses, and the Powell-Cotton Museum a vast collection of treasures gathered on twenty-eight expeditions to Africa and Asia.
Priest's House Museum
The Priest's House is an historic town house dating from the 16th century. This Grade II* listed building retains many original architectural features.
Ramsgate Maritime Museum
Ramsgate Maritime Museum focuses strongly on Ramsgate and its immediate environs, with a brief introduction to the rest of the region's maritime past.
Rockbourne Roman Villa
Why not visit the remains of the largest known Roman villa in the area?
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
Today the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is open to the public, including a wide range of schools, adult education, disabled people and community groups offering many activities and workshops.
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
Let Salisbury Museum take you on a journey through one of the most fascinating areas of Britain.
Shaws Corner
Visit the home of George Bernard Shaw from 1906 until his death in 1950.
Southampton Maritime Museum
The Wool House was built as a warehouse for the medieval wool trade. Now it is a museum telling the story of the port of Southampton.
St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery
The St Barbe Museum tells the story of the area between the New Forest and the Solent.
Steyning Museum
The museum draws together a wealth of objects which recall days long gone and others which seem like only yesterday
Story of Rye
700 years of Rye history are brought to life in this fascinating and informative show, centred on the beautifully crafted model created to show Rye as it was in the early 19th century.
Swanage Railway
The award-winning Swanage Railway currently operates on the six miles of track between Swanage and Norden, through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle.
Tank Museum
The Tank Museum brings the history of tanks and tank crew to life, supported by the world's best collection of tanks, and boasting action-packed live displays during school holidays.
The Canterbury Tales
Ever wondered what it would be like to step back in time and experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era? At The Canterbury Tales you can do just that.

The Channel Islands Military Museum
A visit to the Channel Islands Military Museum is a must for all visitor'swho want to experience a little bit of what it was like during the GermanOccupation.
The Old Mill
Outwood Windmill, Britain's oldest working windmill, is Listed Grade 1 by English Heritage. It was built in 1665 by Thomas Budgen of Nutfield, and is what is known as a Post Mill.
The Seaside Museum Herne Bay
The Herne Bay Museum has entertaining displays about this popular seaside resort and the fate of its famous pier and the Gallery has a collection which focusses on local views and on work by artists connected to the area.
Tom Browns School Museum
The Museum is housed in the 380 year-old schoolroom which was featured in the novel "Tom Brown's School Days", first published in 1857. Its author, Thomas Hughes, was born in Uffington.
Tudor House Museum
Tudor House Museum re-opens in summer 2011.Tudor House is arguably Southampton's most important historic building, encompassing over 500 years of history on one site.
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery shares the special story of the borough of Tunbridge Wells.
Ventnor Heritage Museum
Apart from the exhibition hall, we also have an extensive archive section with many hundreds of items referring to Ventnor and the surrounding area. Research enquiries are welcomed.
Verulamium Museum
Discover the life and times of a major Roman city at St Albans, Hertfordshire. This is the Museum of Everyday Life in Roman Britain.
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
At the heart of the Museum's collection are over 45 historic homes, farms and workplaces that have been rescued from destruction and restored as far as possible to their original form.
White Mill Rural Heritage Centre
The Windmill was built around 1760. It was used to grind wheat, barley and oats. In 1889 a steam engine was installed to drive the mill when there was no wind.
Whitstable Museum & Art Gallery
Whitstable Museum has displays of Whitstable's seafaring traditions - the oyster industry, diving and fascinating aspects of the natural world. The Special Exhibitions are a popular feature.
Willesborough Windmill
Willesborough is one of the largest smock mills in the south of England. The Mill, a Grade II listed building, was built in 1869 and had enough power to turn four mill stones.
Willis Museum
Travel back in time, and experience some of the major changes that have created the Basingstoke that we know today.
Winchester City Mill & Shop
Positioned over the River Itchen the mill was rebuilt in 1744 using materials dating back to the 15th century. There is a delightful island garden and an impressive millrace and restored waterwheel.
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
An elegant Edwardian building houses one of the most interesting museum and art galleries in the South! Collections are diverse and include local history, archaeology and geology as well as ceramics and glass.

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