Museums

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village

There’s so much to learn and enjoy for all the family – including your dog!

 

Come and experience a trip back in time, to the home of the National Tramway Museum.  Vintage trams transport you along the period street into open countryside with breathtaking views of the Derwent Valley, and you can take as many rides as you wish during the day.

 

New for this season is the Arms to Armistice exhibition, which reflects the challenges women faced to be treated as equals on the tramways during the First World War, as well as their quick dismissal when the men returned from War.

 

Blists Hill Victorian Town Holds its first Steampunk Weekend Festival

Steampunk Weekend Festival

‘The Town that Never Was’ 1st – 2nd July

Steampunks and their friends are invited to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the weekend of 1st and 2nd July for its first ever Steampunk Festival. The fantastical ‘Town that Never Was’ day and evening event is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

A neo-Victorian scientific fantasy, steampunk is all about mixing the old and new. It re-imagines today’s technology powered by 19th century steam, combined with lots of good humour, fun, games and elaborate fashions inspired by Victorian and Edwardian costumes, reinvented for the 21st century and beyond. 

Green Tourism GOLD for Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre

Manchester United Museum GOLD Green Tourism Award

Manchester United's Museum and Tour Centre at Old Trafford has been recognised for its commitment to ‘green business' with a recent award from not-for-profit sustainability accreditation programme, Green Tourism.

Achieving the highest standard GOLD accolade the award winning tourist attraction has worked to increase sustainability across the business - from the kitchen to the stadium.

Every aspect of the building and management has implemented new practices to ensure savings are met on energy usage, wastage costs and bills.

The Edinburgh dungeon welcomes cast of wonderfully wicked women

the edinburgh dungeon welcomes cast of wonderfully wicked women

Is it time for your royal appointment?

Scotland is home to some of the world's most wicked women, and joining the cast at The Edinburgh Dungeon, is one of the nation’s most notoriously feisty females – Mary Queen of Scots. 

Branded wicked by many of her contemporaries and ultimately given the chop  by her cousin - Queen Elizabeth I - Mary has divided opinions for centuries. Now, The Edinburgh Dungeon’s new summer show – Wicked Women – is set to settle the debate for good… 


Competition now closed - Win A Family Ticket To Visit Amberley Museum During The 2017 Season

Amberley Museum

Win A Family Ticket To Visit Amberley Museum During The 2017 Season

Amberley Museum is an amazing place tucked away in the South Downs between Storrington and Arundel, with a focus on industrial and transport history, with over 40 buildings. Most days the bus service is running as well as the narrow gauge railway which takes visitors from near the entrance right to the far end where the electricity, communications and railway exhibition halls can be found.


‘The doctor will see you now’ Pump Room museum reveals medical measures from the 1920s

Doctors bag circa 1920

How sickness and injuries were treated nearly 100 years ago will be revealed at the Royal Pump Rooms Museum in Harrogate on Friday 13th May.

From 6pm – 8pm, young visitors will have the opportunity to step back in time to find out what medicine and treatments were like back in the 1920s.

Aimed at families and pre-teens, when visitors arrive at the museum they will be given a ‘character card’ containing a description of an illness which is ‘theirs’ for the evening.

British Museum brings Renaissance treasures into the 21st century with its new permanent digital interactive exhibit

The British Museum has launched a permanent interactive digital exhibit to bring its Renaissance treasures to life for visitors to itsnewly developed Waddesdon Bequest collection and Enlightenment galleries.

AllofUs created the bespoke interactive digital display and designed it to sympathetically fit with the historical features of the galleries. 

The display allows the visitors to learn more about the wide range of exhibits in the collection through carefully crafted animated stories. Each exhibit’s location is clearly identified as part of the digital experience, encouraging visitors to explore the galleries further. 

Peter Pan Treasures To Be Seen for First Time in Public 12th May – 30th October 2016

 

Original items from the Peter Pan Collection in Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity are about to go on public for the first time in a special exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum at St Thomas’ Hospital. Take Me To Neverland: Peter Pan From Play to Book and Beyond opens on 12th May 2016 and examines the true story behind the much-loved classic, Peter Pan.