6 unique museums to explore across the UK
18th May 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 important history. Many of these museums are supported thanks to National Lottery players, which allows them to continue their important work.
Glasgow Science Centre
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.
Ulster American Folk Park
Take a trip through time, from the Old World of Ulster to the New World on the American frontier in Northern Ireland.
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, allowing visitors to enter authentic shops and buildings from the time.
World Rugby Museum
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 in England, including the 2003 Webb Ellis Trophy, the Calcutta Cup, and the world’s oldest international football jersey.
Yr Ysgwrn, located in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park in Wales, was the home of Ellis Humphrey Evans, better known as Hedd Wyn, one of Wales’ most famous poets. Although the farmhouse and its story represent the tragedy of the losses of the First World War, the farmhouse also reflects the social, cultural and agricultural history of the turn of the twentieth century.
Discover the powerful story of Hedd Wyn here.
National Science & Media Museum
Browse the museum’s galleries and exhibition spaces to investigate and celebrate photography, film, television, animation, videogames and sound technologies.
The Tank Museum
The Tank Museum 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 in Dorset, 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.