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Museums and Art Galleries

Museums and Art Galleries have changed substantially recently. Many museums contain hands-on or interactive displays or have created much more interesting and stimulating displays.

A major development is the introduction of discovery centres. These types of museums try to educate, stimulate and engage visitors using a variety of displays and techniques. Many museums contain live demonstrations, others present hands-on activities to stimulate an enquiring mind. Traditional museums such as the British Museum, the Science museum and the Natural History museum still exist but are much more appealing. Often exhibits contain moving parts or interactive digital information points.

Hands-on Museums and Discovery Centres


The Exploratory

Bristol



Eureka

Halifax


Xperiment!

Manchester

Snibston Discovery Park

Coalville - CLOSED



Techniquest

Cardiff


National Media Museum

Bradford

Our Dynamic Earth

Edinburgh



Magna Science Adventure

Rotherham


Life Science Centre

Newcastle

Making it!

Mansfield



Sensation

Dundee


Thinktank

Birmingham

Glasgow Science Centre



The Observatory

East Sussex


Environmental Centres

The Eden Project


The Eden Project is an educational visitor attraction overlooking St Austell Bay in Cornwall.


It was constructed at the bottom of 50 metre deep disused clay-pit and contains 5 massive artificial biodomes or greenhouses containing the largest indoor rainforest in the world.


This attraction contains plants collected from all over the world and gives visitors the opportunity to experience different environments all in one place – mother nature meets modern science and creates great beauty.

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The London Challenge


The London Challenge is just a bit of fun and should be treated like a Treasure hunt. There are no prizes at stake unless you decide to set up a competition between your family or friends.

London has many fantastic museums and art galleries containing some of the finest treasures in the world. The aim of the challenge is for each person to find as many of the items on the list as possible.

However, each person needs to prove that they have visited the items with photos, descriptions or sketches. Have fun !!!

These are the items you need to find:

 British Museum


Victoria & Albert ( Art and Design )


Royal Museum in Greenwich


Imperial War Museum


The Science Museum




 Natural History Museum


Museum of London


National Gallery

National Portrait Gallery


CAT Centre

The centre for alternative technology - Mid Wales


The Centre for Alternative Technology is a pioneering eco-centre with exciting interactive displays that demonstrate the incredible power of wind, water and sun.

The centre has working examples and practical solutions for sustainable living, environmentally responsible buildings, energy conservation, organic growing and composting.

It comprises an educational centre running residential courses on eco-construction methods, renewable energy and organic food production, as well as the visitor centre giving information on sustainable living and green technologies.

The London Pass


The only problem with London is that nothing seems to be Free! If you want to see lots of attractions the cost can quickly rise. The London Pass can help you save money as it has a fixed cost and you get Free entry to over 60 attractions, museums and tours.

 

Download a free London guidebook at London Pass

Popular Museums and Galleries

The Tate

Liverpool, London & St Ives

The Lowry

Salford Quays, Manchester

National Rail Museum

York

National Space Museum

Leicester


Submarine Museum

Gosport

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Beatles Story

Liverpool

Tank Museum

Bovington, Dorset

Museum of Science & Industry

Manchester

Leeds Armouries


Beamish  & Blist Hill Victorian Towns

Open air museums


National Media Museum Bradford

Big Pit Coal Museum

Torfaen, Wales


Coventry Transport Museum

World Museum

Liverpool