|THE FALSTAFF'S EXPERIENCE||Museums & Galleries|
|The Shrieve's House Barn, Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6EE|
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.
|HENLEY-IN-ARDEN HERITAGE & VISITOR CENTRE||Museums & Galleries|
|Joseph Hardy House, 150 High Street, Henley-in-Arden, Warks, B95 5BS|
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.
|WARWICKSHIRE MUSEUMS||Museums & Galleries|
|Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA|
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.
|ST. JOHN'S HOUSE AND MUSEUM||Museums & Galleries|
|St. John's, Warwick, CV34 4SA|
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.
Chilvers Coton Heritage
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.
Heritage Motor Centre
Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwick, CV35 0BJ
Tel: 01926 641188 Fax:
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.
Nuneaton Museum & Art
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.
The Royal Regiment of
St. John's House, Warwick, CV34 4NF
Tel: 01926 491653
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
Coventry Transport Museum
Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1
Tel: 024 7623 4270
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.