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 […]
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. […]
The D-Day Story tells of the Normandy Landings through the personal accounts of those who were there. Visitors get taken on a journey through the planning of the operation, landing on the beaches, and the legacy of D-Day. The museum also houses the Overlord Embroidery, which tells the story through 34 hand-stitched panels measuring a total of 83 metres.
Ticket Bookings Opening Soon! Discovered by chance in 1835, the subterranean Grade I listed Shell Grotto’s curving chalk walls are studded with 4.6 million shells. They create a magical mosaic of strange patterns and symbols. We don’t know who built this amazing place, or why, but since its discovery visitors to Margate have been intrigued by the magnificent shellwork and the unsolved […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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’ […]
Portsmouth’s Museums celebrate the rich history of the Great Waterfront City. They include the Charles Dickens’ Birthplace, Southsea Castle, and Portsmouth Museum and Art gallery itself – showcasing some of the world’s largest collection pertaining to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his iconic detective, Sherlock Holmes. Go on a journey with notorious kings, renowned authors and some of the greatest […]