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British Museum
The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture in London. Its collections, which number more than 13 million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present.

D-Day Museum
The D-Day Museum was opened in 1984 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of D-Day. Its centrepiece is the magnificent Overlord Embroidery commissioned by Lord Dulverton of Batsford (1915-92) as a tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of those men and women who took part in Operation Overlord.

National Coal Mining Museum
The National Coal Mining Museum for England is located at Caphouse Colliery, on the western edge of the Yorkshire coalfield, where mining has been carried out for centuries. A plan dated 1791 and showing workings from 1789 to 1795 includes a shaft on the Caphouse site. It is probably the oldest coal-mine shaft still in everyday use in Britain today.

East of England Tank Museum
Welcome to the East of England Tank Museum home page. If you haven’t heard of us before, we specialise in restoring, preserving and exhibiting historic military vehicles from all over the world. The East of England Tank Museum vehicles have been exhibited and driven at a variety of prestigious museums and open-air events.

Bank of England Museum
Museum housed within the Bank of England which traces the history of the Bank from its foundation by Royal Charter in 1694 to its role today as the nation's central bank. There are gold bars dating from ancient times to the modern market bar, coins and a unique collection of banknotes, as well as many items you might not expect to find - such as the pikes and muskets used to defend the Bank; the Roman pottery and mosaics uncovered when it was rebuilt in 1930 and documents relating to famous customers such as Horatio Nelson, George Washington and the Duchess of Marlborough.

Bedford Museum
Bedford Museum is the principle museum in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. Housed in the former Higgins and Sons Brewery (built in 1838), the museum is situated within the gardens of Bedford Castle mound, beside the River Great Ouse Embankment. Bedford Museum is situated next to the Cecil Higgins Gallery. The museum itself opened to the public on its current site in 1982.

John Bunyan Museum
John Bunyan Museum is a museum primarily dedicated to the life, times and works of John Bunyan. The museum is located in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. John Bunyan (November 28, 1628 – August 31, 1688), a Christian writer and preacher, was born at Harrowden (one mile south-east of Bedford), in the Parish of Elstow, England. He wrote The Pilgrim's Progress, arguably the most famous published Christian allegory. In the Church of England he is remembered with a Lesser Festival on 30 August.

Thurleigh Museum
Thurleigh Museum is a small museum located within the Autodrome complex. The museum itself is housed in one of the few remaining buildings on the original airfield built during World War 2. The museum is primarily concerned with World War 2 and the history of the airfield rather than the village. A collection of artifacts has been assembled to re-create the activities and atmosphere of the airfield and surrounding area during the war years. The museum is supported and funded by the 306th Bombardment Group.

Stockwood Craft Museum
Stockwood Craft Museum is based in Stockwood Park, Luton, Bedfordshire. The collection of rural crafts and trades held at Stockwood Park Museum was amassed by Thomas Wyatt Bagshawe who was a notable local historian and a leading authority on folk life. Bagshawe was born in Dunstable in 1901 and became a director of the family engineering firm.


Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is one of three large museums on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London (the others are the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum). Its main frontage is on Cromwell Road.

National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum (NMM) in Greenwich, England is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom and may be the largest museum of its kind in the world. The historic buildings forming part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, it also incorporates the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and 17th-century Queen’s House.

Museum of Liverpool Life
The Museum of Liverpool Life in Liverpool, England, celebrated the contribution of the people of Liverpool to national life. It closed on Sunday, 4 June 2006, to make way for the new Museum of Liverpool that is due to open in 2010.

Museum of London
The Museum of London documents the history of London from the Prehistoric to the present day. The museum is located close to the Barbican Centre, and a few minutes walk north of St Paul's Cathedral, overlooking the remains of the Roman city wall and on the edge of the oldest part of London, known as the City, now the financial district. It is primarily concerned with the social history of London and its inhabitants throughout history. Admission is free.

Theatre Museum
The Theatre Museum in the Covent Garden district of London, England, was the United Kingdom's National Museum of the Performing Arts. It was a branch of the UK's National Museum of Applied Arts, the Victoria and Albert Museum. It closed in 2007, and will be replaced by new galleries at the V&A's main site in South Kensington.

Black Museum
The Black Museum of Scotland Yard is a famed collection of criminal memorabilia kept at the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police in London, England. Established in 1948, it was intended to help the police in their study of crime and criminals. Despite being intended primarily for use by the police, the public could see it by special arrangement. The name "Black Museum" was a nickname; the collection was formally referred to as the "Museum."

Sherlock Holmes Museum
The Sherlock Holmes Museum is the most popular privately run museum in London, dedicated to the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. It is situated at 239 Baker Street,[1] near the north end of Baker Street in central London close to Regent's Park.

Museum of Rail Travel
The Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT) is a charity based just north of Ingrow (West) railway station on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in West Yorkshire, England. Founded in 1965, it became a Registered Charity in 1981 and opened the Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow in 1990.

National Media Museum
The National Media Museum (formerly the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television) is a museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Part of the National Museum of Science and Industry, it is now one of the most popular museums in the United Kingdom outside London, with 615,431 visiting in 2005.

National Railway Museum
The National Railway Museum (NRM) is a museum in York forming part of the British National Museum of Science and Industry and telling the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society. It has won many awards including European Museum of the Year in 2001. It is the home of the National Collection of historically significant railway vehicles and other artefacts.

Richard III Museum
The Richard III Museum is located in the tallest of the four gatehouses, Monk Bar, in the historical city walls of York, England. It presents to visitors the life of Richard III, the last king of the Plantagenet dynasty. Visitors to the museum are asked to consider the alleged guilt of King Richard for the murder of the Princes in the Tower.

Yorkshire Museum
The Yorkshire Museum is a museum in York, England. It is the home of the Cawood sword, and has four permanent collections, covering biology, geology, archaeology and astronomy.

Kelham Island Museum
The Kelham Island Museum is an industrial museum on Alma Street, alongside the River Don, in the centre of The City of Sheffield, England. It was opened in 1982. The island on which it is located is man-made, resulting from the construction of a mill race, in the 12th. century, which diverted water from the River Don to power a corn mill belonging to the Lord of the Manor. It is reported that the island was subsequently named after the Town Armourer, Kelham Homer, who owned a grinding workshop on the neighbouring goit (mill race) in 1637.

York Castle Museum
York Castle Museum is a museum located in York, North Yorkshire, England, on the site of York Castle, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. The museum itself was founded by Dr John Kirk in 1938, and is housed in prison buildings which were built on the site of the castle in the 18th century, the Debtors Prison (built in 1701-05 using stone from the ruins of the castle) and the Female Prison (built 1780-1785).

Pollock's Toy Museum
Pollock's Toy Museum is a small museum in London, England. It was started in 1956 in a single attic room at 44 Monmouth Street, near Covent Garden, where Pollock's Toy Theatres were also sold. As the enterprise flourished, other rooms were taken over for the museum and the ground floor became a toyshop. By 1969 the collection had outgrown the Monmouth Street premises and Pollock's Toy Museum moved to 1 Scala Street, with a museum shop on the ground floor to contribute to its support. The museum continues today to be run by the grandson of the founder Marguerite Fawdry.

Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture
The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) is a museum in North London, England, housing one of the most comprehensive collections of 19th- and 20th-century decorative arts for the home. The collections include the Silver Studio collection of wallpapers and home textiles and the Crown Wallpaper Archive among others.

Vestry House Museum
Vestry House Museum, is the local history museum for the London Borough of Waltham Forest, and stands within the village of Church End, Walthamstow. This secluded area still preserves a rural atmosphere, although it lies only a quarter of a mile from Walthamstow's main shopping centre and barely six and a half miles from the City of London.

London Fire Brigade Museum
The London Fire Brigade Museum covers the history of firefighting since 1666 (the date of the Great Fire of London). The museum houses old fire appliances and other equipment. It is also possible to see fire brigade recruits training.

Royal Air Force Museum
The museum was officially opened at the Colindale (then part of Hendon) London site on November 15, 1972 by Her Majesty The Queen. The hangars housed just 36 aircraft at opening. Over the years, the collection increased and aircraft were stored at RAF stations around the country when they were not on display. While they were being so stored, these aircraft were not publicly displayed.

Fleming Museum
The laboratory where Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin has been restored to its cramped condition of 1928 and incorporated into a museum about the discovery and his life and work. It is open to the public from Monday to Thursday from 10am to 1pm and can be visited by appointment outside of these times.

Cogges Manor Farm Museum
Cogges Manor Farm Museum is in Church Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, England. It is a working museum that depicts Oxfordshire rural life in Victorian times. It is set in an historic Manor house and Cotswold stone farm buildings.

Oxfordshire Museum
The Oxfordshire Museum is in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. It is a local museum covering the county of Oxfordshire. The museum features collections of local history, art, archaeology, the landscape and wildlife relating to the county of Oxfordshire, and to the town of Woodstock in particular. The museum is run by Oxfordshire County Council and is located in a large historic house, Fletcher’s House, in the centre of Woodstock. There is also a large garden behind and a coffee shop. Admission is free.

Dorchester Abbey Museum
Dorchester Abbey Museum is a local museum in the town of Dorchester, Oxfordshire, England. It is attached to Dorchester Abbey. The museum occupies two buildings on the site of Dorchester Abbey. The Old Schoolroom, part of the former 14th-century guest house of the abbey, has displays of artefacts, illustrations and maps concerning the history of Dorchester and its surroundings. The area has been inhabited for over 6,000 years. It also houses a historical archive.

Papplewick Pumping Station
Papplewick Pumping Station, based in the picturesque Nottinghamshire village of Papplewick, was built between 1881 and 1885 as a means of pumping water from the Bunter sandstone to provide drinking water to the City of Nottingham. The building has outstanding cast iron fittings and stained glass which are much admired. Papplewick Pumping Station is the only one in the Midlands which has been preserved as a complete pumping station in full working order. The pumping station is now open to the general public as a museum.

Imperial War Museum Duxford
The Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire, England, commonly referred to simply as 'Duxford' , houses the Imperial War Museum's aircraft collection, as well as having a large collection of tanks, military and naval vehicles. The museum has seven main exhibition buildings with nearly 200 military and civil aircraft.

Time and Tide Museum
Time and Tide: The Museum of Great Yarmouth Life, located in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, United Kingdom, is set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian herring curing works and is Norfolk's third largest museum. The museum is centred around Great Yarmouth's rich maritime and fishing heritage, mainly focusing on the history of Yarmouth and the herring curing works.