Museums in United Kingdom
Housed in the only surviving brick-built barrack blocks left in Aldershot, the museum tells the story of daily life for both soldier and civilian since 1854. The story of Aldershot Military Town and the civil towns of Aldershot, Farnborough and Cove is told using our vibrant collections within the fascinating, original buildings. Explore the site, admire the tanks, jeeps etc. and join in with the hands-on activities.
Aldridge Transport Museum is the home of Aston Manor Road Transport Museum showing more then 10 buses, around 10 commercial vehicles and cars including trams and other machinery and memorabilia.
Amberley Museum is a 36 acre open-air site set in the South Downs National Park dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south east. Take a ride around the Museum on the narrow-gauge railway and historic bus. Exhibits include the telecommunications hall, electricity hall, working printshop, lime kilns, road steam engines, radio and TV exhibition, stationary engines and more. The Museum is also home to traditional craftspeople, such as the woodturners, wheelwrights and blacksmith, with a café, gift shop, nature trails and numerous picnic areas.
Tacla Taid, the Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum, is the largest of its kind in Wales. It features displays of cars, motorbikes, commercial and farm vehicles and static engines. Walk back in time and see over 60 gleaming classic cars and vehicles from the 1920s onwards. Set in a replica of a 1940s cobbled village street, which includes two houses a garage and a shop, with a window displaying old merchandise.
Oozing luxury and old Hollywood glamour, the Aston Martin brand is known and loved across the world. This dedicated museum space in Oxfordshire celebrates the rich history of the masterfully crafted cars that bear its name.
Classic cars are the beating heart of this museum, as they boast gorgeous Aston Martin models from the 50s and 70s, well-known Nimrod racing models and the star in the collection, the Aston Martin A3. One of the most significant Aston Martin cars in existence, the elegant A3 is also the oldest known model.
According to the official blurb: "We are a small friendly museum situated in the heart of Wiltshire. The majority of our 100+ exhibits are cars from the 1920s onwards. We also have a collection of motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles. You can also see interesting motoring memorabilia, our Jack Spittle Model Lorry Collection and a reconstructed 1930s style garage complete with vehicles."
This little museum evokes an ambience of motorcycling through the ages with assorted memorabilia scattered between the classic and vintage motorcycles. A must for any motorcycle enthusiast, come and view the extensive range of vintage motorcycles and accessories housed in the museum. Staffed by a really friendly group of guys who all ride their vintage bikes down to the museum rain or shine!
Beamish is a world famous open air museum telling the story of the people of North East England at two important points in their history – 1825 and 1913. Beamish stands in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside, eight miles south west of Newcastle upon Tyne, twelve miles north west of Durham city. It is not a traditional museum. Most of the houses, shops and other buildings have been dismantled, brought to Beamish and rebuilt here. Some - Home Farm, Pockerley Manor and the Drift Mine - were here already.
Bexhill Museum offers something for everyone from local history and archaeology to fashion and Bexhill's motor heritage The Technology collection is devoted to celebrating Bexhill’s role as the birth place of British Motor racing. You can see three vehicles representing different eras and technology: a reproduction steam driven 1902 Serpollet or ‘Easter Egg’, a 1958 mk III Elva sports racing car and the 1993 world record breaker Volta electric car. There are hands on displays so you can have a go at changing a car’s tyre, installing spark plugs and see how engines work.
Biggar Museum’s collections explore 14,000 years of rural and small-town life in Biggar and Upper Clydesdale. Part of the Museum is the Gladstone Court, which is an amazing interactive experience that recreates the sights and sounds of a bustling Victorian High Street. The display includes an Albion car, on loan from the National Museum of Scotland.