Attractions in North West England
SILK MUSEUMS IN MACCLESFIELD
Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6TJ
The Silk Museums in Macclesfield tell the definitive story of silk. Compelling exhibits on three sites show a working Victorian Silk Mill, costume and silk manufacturing displays. Demonstrations of jacquard handloom weaving, exhibitions of tex...
THE PUZZLING PLACE
Museum Square, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DZ
The Puzzling Place where seeing is not always believing! A unique exhibition based on optical illusion. Witness balls rolling uphill in the antigravity room. Visibly grow and shrink in the Ames room. Be amazed by our interactive optic...
LAKELAND MINIATURE VILLAGE
Coach House, Winder Lane, Cumbria, LA11 7LE
Over 100 buildings made from local Coniston slate. Houses, farms and barns create the Lakeland landscape. The model village has been growing since 1992, but it will be a few years yet before it is completed. VISIT LAKELAND IN A DAY - these miniatu...
CUMBERLAND PENCIL MUSEUM
Southey Works, Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5NG
Home to the worlds longest coloured pencil! Enter the museum through a replica of the Seathwaite mine where graphite was first discovered 250 years ago. Through words, pictures and carefully restored machinery you can trace the history of pencil m...
Tourist Attraction / Castle Estate & Gardens
CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE GARDENS
Off A49 Whitchurch/Tarporley Road, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8ET
One of Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction with its extensive ornamental gardens, beautiful Temple Water Garden, Rose Garden and many mixed borders and dominated by a romantic Castle built in 1801 of local sandstone the Gardens are a must for everyb...
Museum & Art Gallery
HARRIS MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Market Square, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2PP
The Harris Museum & Art Gallery is located right in the heart of Preston City Centre and hosts a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions and events each season. Discover contemporary art, fine art, decorative art and historic collections of national...
Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ
The Lake District's best large visitor attraction. Rheged is Europe's largest grass covered building and is an all weather, all year round visitor centre. Enter it and experience epic adventures on our giant cinema screen - bigger than six double ...
Mill lane, Stretton, Near Farndon, Cheshire SY14 7JA
A small working watermill set in beautiful countryside only ten miles from Chester. Visitors see the two waterwheels driving the ancient wooden mill machinery and turning the millstones. The Miller demonstrates the whole skilled operation ...
Museums & Galleries
Pillory Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5BQ
Nantwich Museum is full of fascinating displays that reveal the history of the ancient market town of Nantwich together with a Cheshire Cheese making room and the new Millennium Gallery for temporary exhibitions. A permanent exhibition for the ...
Castles & Historic Monuments
Chapel Lane, Beeston, Nr Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9TX
Standing majestically on sheer rocky crags which fall sharply away from the castle wall, Beeston has possibly the most stunning views of the surrounding countryside of any castle in England. Its history stretches back over 4,000 years to when ...