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- At Bede’s World you can learn all about Bede and the Anglo-Saxon way of life in Northumbria. IncludesDemonstration farm and meet the animals including wild boar pig, goat and goose. Replica buildings made of wattle and daub – built with truly original materials and methods using skills that would have been present around 700AD. Cafe. Souvenir and gift shop.
- Castle Point Transport Museum has a collection of over thirty preserved commercial vehicles and a functioning Model Railway. The building that houses the Museum is fascinating itself and was built in 1934 for the Canvey & District Motor Transport Co. Ltd. Limited opening thought (could be worth checking) to be 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month between April and October, and every Sunday in the month of August.
- The Merseyside Maritime Museum is a museum based at Royal Albert Dock on the Liverpool waterfront. Liverpool’s seafaring heritage is brought to life within the historic Albert Dock. The museum’s collections reflect the international importance of Liverpool as a port, including its role in the transatlantic slave trade and emigration, the merchant navy and the RMS Titanic. The UK Border Agency National Museum, ‘Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered’ is located in the building.
- Yarmouth Castle, the last and most sophisticated of Henry VIII’s coastal defences. Displays inside the castle include atmospheric recreations of how the rooms were used in the 16th century, and an exhibition about the many wrecks which occurred in the treacherous stretch of sea which the castle overlooks. Also a magnificent picnic spot, with views over the Solent.
- The Holburne Museum of Art is an art collection situated in Sydney Gardens in central Bath, Somerset. Housed in a grade I listed building designed by Charles Harcourt Masters, the museum showcases a large collection of 18th century portraits from English artists, including Gainsborough, Turner and Stubbs. The collection was originally started by Sir William Holburne in the late 19th century and along with paintings includes silver, Italian bronzes, porcelain, glass and furniture. The museum is open all year round and admission is free, although there may be a charge for some temporary exhibitions.
- The Durlstone Head Globe is on the cliffs of Durlston Head and is often refered to as the “Large Globe” or the “Great Globe”. Erected 1891 the globe is constructed of Portland stone, weighs about 40 tonnes, is 3 metres (10 ft) in diameter and surrounded by a circle of cast iron railings. At the base is a tablet recording distances between stars and planets. To the rear are a series of panels with quotations from the Bible, Shakespeare, the Aeneid and Tennyson and further tables of distances.
- The Campbeltown Cross is a medieval cross located in the centre of Campbeltown in Argyll. The cross has some fine medieval carving, with Celtic designs, dates from around 1380. The cross was erected at a church at Kilkivan before being moved to Campbeltown after the Reformation.
- Blarney Castle is now a partial ruin with some accessible rooms and battlements. At the top of the castle lies the Stone of Eloquence, better known as the Blarney Stone, visitors can be seen hanging upside-down over a sheer drop to kiss the stone, which is said to give the gift of eloquence. Surrounding the castle are extensive gardens.
- Russborough House is a stately house reputed to be the longest house in Ireland, with a frontage measuring 210 m/700 ft. The house is an example of Palladian architecture, designed by Richard Cassels for Joseph Leeson, 1st Earl of Milltown and built between 1741 and 1755. The interior of the house contains some ornate plasterwork on the ceilings by the Lafranchini brothers, who also collaborated with Cassels on Carton House. As well as the house itself you will find a wide range of activities across 200 acres of scenic parklands, including children’s playground, maze, walled garden, parkland walks and wood trails.