Museums in United Kingdom
An immersive experience from start to finish, Black Country Living Museum is an award-winning open air museum that tells the story of one of the very first industrialised landscapes in Britain. Set across 26 acres, you'll explore over forty carefully reconstructed shops, houses and industrial areas that represent the Black Country's story. You'll learn how steam power, human ingenuity and an increasingly interconnected world transformed this region into a manufacturing powerhouse.
Museum founder, Colin Anderson, is a James Bond enthusiast and this is reflected in both the classic cars on display and the theme of the whole venue. Memorabilia, period signs & displays make this not only an interesting exhibition in it’s own right but also educational. The collection also features cars from both TV and film, 007 stage props and posters.
Bradford's Industrial Museum has permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing machinery and motor vehicles, along with an exciting exhibitions programme. You can enjoy the splendour of Moorside House where the Mill Manager lived, or visit the Mill-workers' terraced houses dressed to reflect three different time periods.
Bressingham has been the official home to the Dad's Army Appreciation Society's collection since 2000. The Motor vehicles on display are all Dad's Army related. The Leyland Fire Engine, Ford Model AA Jones' Butcher's Van, the Dust Cart from the 1971 film and an Austin 8 that was used in one of the episodes. The Television Series 'Dad's Army' ran from 1968 to 1977 with a total of 80 episodes.
The British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland Lancashire has been dedicated to preserving the history of the road transport industry in the United Kingdom. Its exhibits and archives contain not just examples of the vehicles themselves, but evidence of their interaction with a century of daily life. This is one of Britians most important heritage collections - a unique display of historic commercial vehicles and buses spanning a Century of truck and bus building.
The British Motor Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of historic British Cars; it boasts nearly 300 cars in its collection which span the classic, vintage and veteran eras. Situated in the small village of Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off junction 12 of the M40. The Museum building is a spectacular piece of architecture with an art deco design, whilst the Collections Centre building is a modern contrast. Together they stand proudly in a beautifully landscaped setting of 65 acres, which rolls out onto the Warwickshire countryside.
Built in 1907 by Hugh and Ethel Locke King, Brooklands became the place where this country’s most daring drivers and inventive engineers came during the sport’s most formative years. The World Land Speed Record was set here on three separate occasions, the Track hosted the first two RAC British Grands Prix in 1926 and 1927. Motorcycle racing started at Brooklands in 1908 and the Track quickly became home of many motorcycle riders, including Eric Fernihough and Noel Pope.
We have over 50 microcars on display, many in thought provoking dioramas. Examples of Bond, Isetta, Reliant, Frisky and Bamby to name but a few
Set among beautifully preserved historic farming buildings, Burwell Museum tells the story of a bustling fen-edge village. Alongside the 19th-century mill, displays from the everyday to the amazing vividly recreate Burwell life over the ages. There is a Vintage Vehicles Gallery, displaying the last remaining ‘Burwell and District’ bus, rare carriages and vintage vehicles including a working (though slightly temperamental) 1907 Holsman, an Austin 7 and a mobile butcher’s shop.
The industrial heritage of the North West is brought to life before your very eyes at Bury Transport Museum. Through stunningly restored vehicles, original artifacts and interactive exhibits, your family can explore the lives and jobs of people in the early 20th Century.