6 unique museums to explore
18th Mai 2022
From the highlands of Scotland to the beaches of Cornwall, the UK is home to thousands of museums which inspire and educate visitors, as well as preserve our important history. Many of these museums are supported thanks to National Lottery players, which allows them to continue this important work.
To celebrate International Museum’s Day, we’ve rounded up six amazing National Lottery funded museums…
1. Glasgow Science Centre (Glasgow, Scotland)
The Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland’s most popular attractions, bringing science and technology alive through hundreds of interactive exhibits on four floors. You’re sure to have a blast visiting the Glasgow Science Centre, with hundreds of interactive exhibits, a Planetarium, Scotland’s biggest-screen IMAX cinema, and much more!
Location: Omagh, Northern Ireland
Travel back in time from the Old World of Ulster to the New World on the American frontier. In the 18th and 19th Century, millions of people from Ulster embarked on a perilous voyage to carve out a new life in a New World. Ulster American Folk Park recreates that extraordinary journey.
Location: Twickenham, England
The award-winning World Rugby Museum is the definitive home for everything and anything about rugby. It houses the world’s most prestigious collection of rugby memorabilia, including the 2003 Webb Ellis Trophy, the Calcutta Cup, and the world’s oldest international football jersey.
Location: Cardiff, Wales
This museum is situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre and houses world-class art, Wales’s natural history and geology collections, as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions.
Visit National Museum Cardiff to discover gigantic dinosaurs, world-class art, and so much more…
Location: Bradford, England
In the heart of Bradford, the National Science and Media Museum explores the science and culture of image and sound technologies and their impact on our lives. Browse the museum’s galleries and exhibition spaces to investigate and celebrate photography, film, television, animation, videogames and sound technologies.
Location: Dorset, England
The Tank Museum in Dorset brings the story of tanks and their crews to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks in awe-inspiring, modern exhibitions.
The museum houses 300 military machines, representing the key battles of every major conflict since the First World War. Their moving exhibitions tell the story of this British invention; from the mud of the Somme to the beaches of Normandy and the deserts of Iraq – featuring powerful stories from the soldiers that fought in them.