Museums in England

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Map of all Museums in England

A highly idiosyncratic list of both public and commercial places to visit, based on the exacting criteria of whatever I think might be fun. There are, of course, thousands of museums big and small throughout the UK. What's your favourite?

Name Town County
Abbey House Museum Leeds Yorkshire
Abbot Hall Kendal Cumbria
Alexander Keillor Museum Avebury Wiltshire
Alford Manor House Museum Alford Lincolnshire
Allhallows Museum of Lace and Local Antiquities Honiton Devon
Almonry Heritage Centre Museum Evesham Worcestershire
Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre Amberley West Sussex
American Museum and Gardens Bath Somerset
Amersham Museum Amersham Buckinghamshire
Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life Thetford Norfolk
Arundel Museum Arundel West Sussex
Ashby de la Zouch Museum Ashby-de-la-Zouch Leicestershire
Ashmolean Museum Oxford Oxfordshire
Astley Hall Museum and Art Gallery Chorley Lancashire
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings Stoke Heath Worcestershire
Axminster Heritage Centre Axminster Devon
Bagshaw Museum Batley Yorkshire
Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick Alnwick Northumberland
Bakelite Museum Williton Somerset
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden St Ives Cornwall
Barley Hall York Yorkshire
Bate Collection of Musical Instruments Oxford Oxfordshire
Bath Postal Museum Bath Somerset
Battle Museum of Local History Battle East Sussex
Beaney House of Art and Knowledge Canterbury Kent
Beatrix Potter Gallery Hawkshead Cumbria
Beck Isle Museum Pickering Yorkshire
Beckford's Tower Bath Somerset
Bentwaters Cold War Museum Woodbridge Suffolk
Bewdley Museum Bewdley Worcestershire
Bexhill Museum Bexhill-on-Sea East Sussex
Bilston Craft Gallery Bilston West Midlands
Black Country Living Museum Dudley West Midlands
Bognor Regis Museum Bognor Regis West Sussex
Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Boscastle Cornwall
Boston Guildhall Museum Boston Lincolnshire
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre Sutton Cheney Leicestershire
Bowes Museum Barnard Castle County Durham
Brantwood Coniston Cumbria
Bridewell Museum Norwich Norfolk
Bridgwater Museum Bridgwater Somerset
Brighton Fishing Museum Brighton East Sussex
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery Bristol Bristol
Bristol's Georgian House Museum Bristol Bristol
British Motor Museum Gaydon Warwickshire
British Schools Museum Hitchin Hertfordshire
Bromyard Local History Centre Bromyard Herefordshire
Bronte Parsonage Museum Haworth Yorkshire
Brooks Experience Winchester Hampshire
Buckinghamshire County Museum and Roald Dahl Childrens Gallery Aylesbury Buckinghamshire
Bude Castle Heritage Centre Bude Cornwall
Burwell Museum and Windmill Burwell Cambridgeshire
Butchers Row House Museum Ledbury Herefordshire
Caister Castle Car Collection Caister-on-Sea Norfolk
Cambridge and County Folk Museum Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Cambridge University Museum of Zoology Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Canterbury Roman Museum Canterbury Kent
Canterbury Tales Canterbury Kent
Carlisle Guildhall Museum Carlisle Cumbria
Castlegate House Gallery Cockermouth Cumbria
Chain Bridge Forge Spalding Lincolnshire
Charlbury Museum Charlbury Oxfordshire
Chart Gunpowder Mills Faversham Kent
Chiltern Open Air Museum Chalfont St Giles Buckinghamshire
Christ Church Picture Gallery Oxford Oxfordshire
Cider Museum and King Offa Distillery Hereford Herefordshire
City Museum Lancaster Lancashire
Clare Ancient House Museum Clare Suffolk
Clock Collection Owermoigne Dorset
Cobbaton Combat Collection Umberleigh Devon
Cogges Manor Farm Museum Witney Oxfordshire
Coggeshall Museum Coggeshall Essex
Cole Museum of Zoology Reading Berkshire
Colour Experience Bradford Yorkshire
Commandery Worcester Worcestershire
Compton Verney House Compton Verney Warwickshire
Congleton Museum Congleton Cheshire
Coningsby Medieval Museum Hereford Herefordshire
Corinium Museum Cirencester Gloucestershire
Cottage Museum Lancaster Lancashire
Cowes Maritime Museum Cowes Isle of Wight
Cowper and Newton Museum Olney Buckinghamshire
Cranbrook Museum Cranbrook Kent
Crawley Museum Centre Crawley West Sussex
Cuckfield Museum Cuckfield West Sussex
Dartmouth Museum Dartmouth Devon
De Montfort University Heritage Centre Leicester Leicestershire
Derby Museum and Art Gallery Derby Derbyshire
Derby Museum of Making Derby Derbyshire
Didcot Railway Centre Didcot Oxfordshire
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft Ditchling East Sussex
Dock Museum Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria
Donington Collection of Grand Prix Racing Cars Castle Donington Derbyshire
Dorset County Museum Dorchester Dorset
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum Dorchester Dorset
Dover Museum Dover Kent
East Grinstead Museum East Grinstead West Sussex
Eastbourne Heritage Centre Eastbourne East Sussex
Eden Camp Malton Yorkshire
Edward Elgar Birthplace Museum Worcester Worcestershire
Elstow Moot Hall Elstow Bedfordshire
Ely Museum Ely Cambridgeshire
Eyam Museum Eyam Derbyshire
Fashion Museum, Bath Bath Somerset
Felixstowe Museum Felixstowe Suffolk
Finchcocks Goudhurst Kent
Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Forge Mill Needle Museum Redditch Worcestershire
Fort Paull Paull Yorkshire
Fox Talbot Museum Lacock Wiltshire
Geevor Tin Mine Pendeen Cornwall
George Marshall Medical Museum Worcester Worcestershire
Gilbert White's House and Oates Museum Selborne Hampshire
Glastonbury Tribunal Glastonbury Somerset
Gloucester Waterways Museum Gloucester Gloucestershire
Gold Hill Museum Shaftesbury Dorset
Gordon Boswell Romany Museum Spalding Lincolnshire
Gordon Russell Museum Broadway Worcestershire
Green Howards Museum Richmond Yorkshire
Greene King Brewery Museum Bury St Edmunds Suffolk
Grosvenor Museum Chester Cheshire
Guildford House Gallery Guildford Surrey
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker Nantwich Cheshire
Halesworth Airfield Museum Halesworth Suffolk
Harwich Maritime Museum Harwich Essex
Haslemere Educational Museum Haslemere Surrey
Hastings Fishermen's Museum Hastings East Sussex
Hastings Museum Hastings East Sussex
Haynes Motor Museum Sparkford Somerset
Helston Museum Helston Cornwall
Henfield Museum Henfield West Sussex
Herbert Museum & Art Gallery Coventry West Midlands
Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum Hereford Herefordshire
Hertford Museum Hertford Hertfordshire
Higgins Art Gallery & Museum Bedford Bedfordshire
Historic Dockyard Chatham Chatham Kent
Holburne Museum of Art Bath Somerset
Hollytrees Museum Colchester Essex
Holst Birthplace Museum Cheltenham Gloucestershire
Honeywood Museum Carshalton Greater London
Hornsea Museum Hornsea Yorkshire
Horsham Museum Horsham West Sussex
Hungate Medieval Art Norwich Norfolk
Imperial War Museum Duxford Duxford Cambridgeshire
Ipswich Museum Ipswich Suffolk
Jamaica Inn Smugglers Museum Bolventor Cornwall
Jane Austen Centre Bath Somerset
Jane Austen's House Museum Chawton Hampshire
Jorvik DIG York Yorkshire
Jorvik Viking Centre York Yorkshire
Keep Military Museum of Devon and Dorset Dorchester Dorset
Kent Museum of the Moving Image Deal Kent
Keswick Museum Keswick Cumbria
King John's House and Heritage Centre Romsey Hampshire
King John's Hunting Lodge Axbridge Somerset
Kings Royal Hussars Museum Winchester Hampshire
Lakeland Motor Museum Backbarrow Cumbria
Lawrence House Museum Launceston Cornwall
Laxield Guildhall Museum Laxfield Suffolk
Ledbury Heritage Centre Ledbury Herefordshire
Leicester Guildhall Leicester Leicestershire
Leighton Buzzard Railway Museum Leighton Buzzard Bedfordshire
Leominster Museum Leominster Herefordshire
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre Spilsby Lincolnshire
Little Hall Lavenham Suffolk
Little Holland House Carshalton Greater London
Littlehampton Museum Littlehampton West Sussex
Looe Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol Looe Cornwall
Lulworth Heritage Centre East Lulworth Dorset
Lynn Museum King's Lynn Norfolk
Maelmin Heritage Trail Wooler Northumberland
Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery Maidstone Kent
March Museum March Cambridgeshire
Marlipins Museum Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex
Maryport Maritime Museum Maryport Cumbria
Mechanical Music Museum Northleach Gloucestershire
Merchants House Museum Plymouth Devon
Mevagissey Museum Mevagissey Cornwall
Mevagissey Sealife Aquarium Mevagissey Cornwall
Micklegate Bar Museum York Yorkshire
Military Wireless Museum Kidderminster Worcestershire
Mill Green Mill & Museum Hatfield Hertfordshire
Mill House Cider Museum Owermoigne Dorset
Modern Art Oxford Oxford Oxfordshire
Morwellham Quay Morwellham Devon
Moyses Hall Museum Bury St Edmunds Suffolk
Much Hadham Forge Museum Much Hadham Hertfordshire
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Museum of Bath Architecture Bath Somerset
Museum of Bath at Work Bath Somerset
Museum of Berkshire Aviation Woodley Berkshire
Museum of English Rural Life Reading Berkshire
Museum of Lincolnshire Life Lincoln Lincolnshire
Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard Nottingham Nottinghamshire
Museum of Oxford Oxford Oxfordshire
Museum of Royal Worcester Worcester Worcestershire
Museum of Somerset (Taunton Castle) Taunton Somerset
Museum of the History of Science Oxford Oxfordshire
Museum of the Manchester Regiment Ashton-under-Lyne Greater Manchester
National Centre for Craft and Design Sleaford Lincolnshire
National Coal Mining Museum for England Overton Yorkshire
National Holocaust Centre Laxton Nottinghamshire
National Justice Museum Nottingham Nottinghamshire
National Maritime Museum Cornwall Falmouth Cornwall
National Media Museum Bradford Yorkshire
National Railway Museum York Yorkshire
Natural History Museum at Tring Tring Hertfordshire
Natural History Museum, Colchester Colchester Essex
Navigation House Visitor Centre Sleaford Lincolnshire
New Walk Museum Leicester Leicestershire
Newarke Houses Museum Leicester Leicestershire
Newhaven Museum Newhaven East Sussex
Norris Museum St Ives Cambridgeshire
North Yorkshire Moors Railway Pickering Yorkshire
Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum Wisbech Cambridgeshire
Old Gaol Museum Buckingham Buckinghamshire
Old House Museum Bakewell Derbyshire
Otterburn Mill Otterburn Northumberland
Overbeck's Museum and Garden Sharpitor Devon
Oxford University Museum of Natural History Oxford Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Museum Woodstock Oxfordshire
Pallant House Gallery Chichester West Sussex
Peak District Lead Mining Museum Matlock Bath Derbyshire
People's History Museum Manchester Greater Manchester
Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery Peterborough Cambridgeshire
Petworth Cottage Museum Petworth West Sussex
Pickford's House Museum of Georgian Life and Costume Derby Derbyshire
Pinchbeck Engine Museum Spalding Lincolnshire
Pirates Quest Newquay Cornwall
Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford Oxfordshire
Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens Birchington Kent
Priest's House Museum Wimborne Minster Dorset
Primavera Gallery Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Quay House Exeter Devon
Rayleigh Town Museum Rayleigh Essex
Reading Museum Reading Berkshire
Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum Eastbourne East Sussex
REME Museum of Technology Lyneham Wiltshire
Richard III Centre Leicester Leicestershire
Richard III Museum York Yorkshire
Richmondshire Museum Richmond Yorkshire
Riverside Museum at Blake's Lock Reading Berkshire
RNLI Grace Darling Museum Bamburgh Northumberland
Roald Dahl Museum Great Missenden Buckinghamshire
Rochester Guildhall Museum Rochester Kent
Royal Cornwall Museum Truro Cornwall
Royal Crown Derby Derby Derbyshire
Royal Engineers Museum Gillingham Kent
Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum Winchester Hampshire
Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum Winchester Hampshire
Royal Signals Museum Blandford Camp Dorset
Ruskin Museum, Coniston Coniston Cumbria
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum Bournemouth Dorset
Rutland County Museum Oakham Rutland
Rye Art Gallery Rye East Sussex
Rye Castle Museum Rye East Sussex
Saffron Walden Museum Saffron Walden Essex
Salcombe Maritime Museum Salcombe Devon
Salisbury Museum Salisbury Wiltshire
Sally Lunns House Bath Somerset
Scott Polar Research Institute Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Seaford Museum of Local History Seaford East Sussex
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Shuttleworth Collection Biggleswade Bedfordshire
Sleaford Museum Sleaford Lincolnshire
Somerset and Dorset Railway Museum Washford Somerset
St Albans South Signal Box and Railway Museum St Albans Hertfordshire
St Barbe Museum Lymington Hampshire
St Ives Museum St Ives Cornwall
St Neots Museum St Neots Cambridgeshire
Stained Glass Museum Ely Cambridgeshire
Stanley Spencer Gallery Cookham-on-Thames Berkshire
Stanmer Rural Museum Brighton East Sussex
Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway Swindon Wiltshire
Steyning Museum Steyning West Sussex
Stockwood Discovery Centre Luton Bedfordshire
Storrington and District Museum Storrington West Sussex
Stott Park Bobbin Mill Finsthwaite Cumbria
Strangers Hall Norwich Norfolk
Suffolk Regiment Museum Bury St Edmunds Suffolk
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Tangmere West Sussex
Tank Museum Bovington Dorset
Tate St Ives St Ives Cornwall
Tenterden and District Museum Tenterden Kent
The Arthurian Centre Camelford Cornwall
The Bayle Bridlington Yorkshire
The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne Stoke Bruerne Northamptonshire
The Collection Museum Lincoln Lincolnshire
The Dinosaur Museum Dorchester Dorset
The Gurkha Museum Winchester Hampshire
The Mary Rose Portsmouth Hampshire
The Novium Museum Chichester West Sussex
The Regency Town House Hove East Sussex
The Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Museum Arreton Isle of Wight
The Time Machine Museum of Science Fiction Bromyard Herefordshire
Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth Norfolk
Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum Tolpuddle Dorset
Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum Burnley Lancashire
Trues Yard Fisherfolk Museum King's Lynn Norfolk
Tudor World Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire
Tullie House Museum Carlisle Cumbria
Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery Tunbridge Wells Kent
Tutankhamun Exhibition Dorchester Dorset
Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology Reading Berkshire
Usher Gallery Lincoln Lincolnshire
Vale and Downland Museum Wantage Oxfordshire
Victoria Art Gallery Bath Somerset
Victoria Gallery and Museum Liverpool Merseyside
Wandle Industrial Museum Mitcham Surrey
Wardown Park Museum Luton Bedfordshire
Watchet Boat Museum Watchet Somerset
Watchet Market House Museum Watchet Somerset
Waterworks Museum, Hereford Hereford Herefordshire
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum Singleton West Sussex
Wedgwood Museum & Visitor Centre Barlaston Staffordshire
Wellington Museum Wellington Somerset
Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre Hawes Yorkshire
Weobley Museum Weobley Herefordshire
Wesley Cottage and Museum Altarnun Cornwall
West Berkshire Museum Newbury Berkshire
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village Bury St Edmunds Suffolk
Westgate Museum Winchester Hampshire
Westonzoyland Pumping Station Westonzoyland Somerset
Whipple Museum of the History of Science Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Whitehall Tudor House Museum Cheam Greater London
William Herschel Museum Bath Somerset
Willows and Wetlands Centre Stoke St Gregory Somerset
Winchelsea Court Hall Museum Winchelsea East Sussex
Winchester City Mill Winchester Hampshire
Winchester City Museum Winchester Hampshire
Winchester Guildhall Winchester Hampshire
Wisbech and Fenland Museum Wisbech Cambridgeshire
Wolverhampton Art Gallery Wolverhampton West Midlands
Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery Worcester Worcestershire
World of James Herriot Thirsk Yorkshire
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery Worthing West Sussex
Wycombe Museum HIgh Wycombe Buckinghamshire
Wymondham Heritage Museum Wymondham Norfolk
York Castle Museum York Yorkshire
York Dungeon York Yorkshire
York Model Railway Gainsborough Lincolnshire
Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial Elvington Yorkshire
Yorkshire Museum York Yorkshire
Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Yorkshire
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