Museums in South East England
REDOUBT FORTRESS & MILITARY MUSEUM
Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AQ
Arguably one of Eastbourne's hidden treasures, this impressive circular fortress was built between 1804-1810 to defend the coast from possible invasion from Napoleonic France. Now restored, it houses one of the south's largest military museums. Co...
Museums & Galleries / Tourist Attractions
THE SHIPWRECK MUSEUM
Rock A Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW
This award winning museum is devoted to the history of wrecked ships. Hastings has one of the richest displays of shipwrecks at low tide in Europe. An exciting audio-visual presentation tells the story of the ships featured in the display. Thes...
THE BRIGHTON TOY & MODEL MUSEUM
52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4EB
With a collection of teddy bears, dolls, planes, forts and trains and Toy & Model film memorabilia. The museum is located in four of the arches under Brighton Railway Station. The museum covers over 4,000 square feet with over 25,000 exhib...
THE OLD GAOL MUSEUM
Market Hill, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1JX
The Old Gaol is the landmark building in Buckingham town centre. Restored extensively by the Buckingham Heritage Trust, it contains a fascinating Museum reflecting the building's history through an audio visual display, aspects of Buckingham's...
Museums & Galleries
Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH
One of Britain's finest museums, housing the University's internationally renowned collections of European and Oriental paintings, glass, silver, ceramics and artefacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. The shop stocks a comprehensive range...
306TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP MUSEUM
Bedford Autodrome, Thurleigh Airfield Business Park, MK44 2YP
A visit to the museum will transport you back in time with many fascinating themed displays. The large collection of 306th memorabilia includes the famous Norden Bomb Site, and the first Medal of Honour awarded to an enlisted man. There are displa...
SHOREHAM AIRCRAFT MUSEUM
High Street, Shoreham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 7TB
Exhibition of aviation relics and homefront memorabilia from the Battle of Britain and the air war over southern England. Aviation paintings and prints for sale. Teas and home made cakes served in the Old Bakery or cottage garden.
ALDERSHOT MILITARY MUSEUM
Evelyn Woods Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2LG
Housed in the only surviving brick-built barrack blocks left in Aldershot and built in 1894, these bungalow-type buildings once covered the whole of North Camp. Today they tell the story of daily life for both soldier and civilian since 1854, as A...
THE BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1DB
A rich and fascinating display of some eighteen hundred historical woodwind, brass and percussion instruments; over a dozen early keyboards including 'Handel's harpsichord'; and a unique bow maker's workshop and bows. Workshops and concerts throug...