The Portico Library is a 212-year-old independent subscription library and exhibitions space in Manchester City Centre. Still housed in its original purpose-built venue on Mosley Street, it is now open free to the public six days a week for an eclectic calendar of exhibitions and events, complementing the unique collection of books, archives and illustrations spanning over 450 years. Previously a members’ […]
This award winning visitor attraction offers two floors of interactive exhibits. It takes you on a journey through the history of Stockport’s once thriving hatting industry. The museum is home to a recreated hat factory with some 20 Victorian-style machines. Plus a fantastic collection of over 400 hats from around the world. Hat Works offers a full programme of family friendly activities and millinery […]
Opening Soon! Newstead Abbey is a beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire. Founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century, Newstead was home to the poet Lord Byron between 1808–1814. Inside the Abbey there is much to explore including Victorian room settings, and the poets private apartments.
Dating back to 1460, Staircase House is Stockport’s oldest town house. Lovingly restored following a devastating fire in 1995 it is one of Stockport’s 7 museums. The Grade II* listed house is furnished in different period styles from the 1600s to 1940 to illustrate that the house was occupied for over 500 years. It also boasts one of only three surviving Jacobean cage-newel staircases in the country. […]
Bramall Hall is one of England’s most striking black and white timber framed buildings, a superb Tudor Manor House with Victorian extensions. The hall is set in 70 acres of beautiful parkland with lakes, woodland and gardens. This magnificent house has witnessed 7 centuries of colourful history from Medieval beginnings to the present day. The Hall re-opened in 2016 following a 2.2 million restoration […]
Opening Soon! Situated on a natural hill, and built between 1580 and 1588, Wollaton Hall is one of the country's finest Grade 1 listed Elizabethan mansions. Located within the hall is the Natural History Museum housing wildlife exhibits and collections of rare and unique curiosity.