history museums in Warwickshire
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Warwickshire Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Warwickshire...



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Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Warwickshire Museums and Galleries

 
blank tabTHE FALSTAFF'S EXPERIENCEMuseum
The Shrieve's House Barn, Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6EE
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Hidden behind the huge oak gates and situated along the Elizabethan cobbled courtyard of the magnificent Shrieve’s House, Falstaff's is a museum like no other. It offers an informative yet theatrical glimpse into 16th Century life. Educational and fun for adults and children alike.
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blank tabHENLEY-IN-ARDEN HERITAGE & VISITOR CENTRETourist Attraction / Museum
Joseph Hardy House, 150 High Street, Henley-in-Arden, Warks, B95 5BS
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A museum of the history of a market town from the time of the Norman conquest to the present day, housed in a building dating from 1345.

Exhibits describe the origins and development of the town, illustrate the changes in social, business and domestic life and commemorate notable local personalities.

Extensive document and picture archives and audio diaries.

Entertaining "observation quiz" for children.

Groups visits by prior arrangement.
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blank tabWARWICKSHIRE MUSEUMSMuseums
Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA
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The Warwickshire Museum Service is housed in the 17th century Market Hall. It is one of the few buildings in the centre of Warwick that survived the disastrous fire that swept through the town in 1694. Displays of Geology, Natural History and Archaeology illustrate the natural and historical heritage of the county that lies at the heart of England. The museum is noted in particular for the famous Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire, habitat displays and live bees. There are also two giant 200 million years old plesiosaurs from the Jurassic period, exiting and unique fossil amphibians! The Museum shop has a good selection of souvenirs and greeting cards at affordable prices.
Tel: 01926 412827    Fax: 01926 419840
E-mail: museum@warwickshire.gov.uk
Web: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/museums
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blank tabST. JOHN'S HOUSE AND MUSEUMStately Home & Museum
St. John's, Warwick, CV34 4SA
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St. John's House is a charming Jacobean house and gardens dating from about 1620. It became a branch of the Warwickshire Museum in 1961, when it was bought by Warwickshire County Council to house the collections of social history that the museum had built up over the previous twenty years. The galleries have interesting themes such as period costume, domestic life and school days but are changed frequently. St John's is also the centre of the Warwickshire Museum's educational activities so visitors may well find the Victorian schoolroom or the Victorian kitchen in full use by school children. On the first floor of the house visitors can find the museum of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment of Fusiliers.
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Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre

Avenue Road, (directly opposite Chilvers Coton, All Saints Church), Nuneaton CV11 4LU
Tel: 02476 325822

 

The Heritage Centre is a grade II listed building that started its life being a free school founded by Lady Elizabeth Newdigate in 1735. The building was further extended by Sir Roger Newdigate in 1766. With a Victorian schoolroom and a designated 1880's parlour, the Centre is full of local history with various exhibitions run throughout the year. There are function rooms available for hire and the building is accessible by wheelchair with toilet facilities for disabled persons. Admission FREE.

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Heritage Motor Centre

Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwick, CV35 0BJ
Tel: 01926 641188    Fax: 01926 641555
Email: enquires@heritage-motor-centre.co.uk   Web: www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk

Visit the Heritage Motor Centre and you'll discover much more than just our amazing collection of cars. There's the all-new Time Road, a fascinating journey through Britain's motoring and social history, and features such as our motoring cinema and 'get behind the wheel' section. Outside, the Land Rover 4x4 off-road experience is fun for all the family, and there are other outdoor activities for the children too. Add to this our licensed café, 65 acres of grounds with picnic areas and a mini nature trail and you'll enjoy a great day out for all the family. Situated just minutes from M40 Junction 12. Open daily 10-5, Closed 24 Dec - 1st Jan inclusive.

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Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

Riversley Park, Coton Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5TU
Tel: 024 7635 0720

The Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, is set in beautiful Riversley Park. The Museum and Art Gallery has a George Eliot Gallery, a Local History Gallery and three galleries for art exhibitions. A variety of art works are displayed, including touring exhibitions. Level access and a lift for disabled visitors.

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The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum

St. John's House, Warwick, CV34 4NF     Tel: 01926 491653
Email: rrfhqwark@btconnect.com   Web: www.warwickfusiliers.com

The museum tells the story of the 6th Foot (Royal Warwickshire Regiment) from its raising in 1674 to the Fusilier of the present day. Greeted on arrival by a soldier of 1744 the story of the "Warwickshire Lads", be they Private or Field Marshal, is revealed through an exciting mixture of real objects, uniforms, weapons, equipment, medals, pictures, documents and curios. We also run a programme of family activities.

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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
Tel: 024 7623 4270     Web: www.transport-museum.com

Coventry Transport Museum is no ordinary transport museum - with thrills, nostalgia, inspiration and a little bit of education - experience an exciting journey through history and the people that made it happen.

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