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Museum from Home 'We care for Aberdeen's Nationally-Recognised collections of art and history on behalf of the people of Aberdeen. Every object tells a story, and we want to share some of them with you - through music, personal insights, strange connections, conversations and more. With contributions from experts, enthusiasts, musicians, school children and other Aberdonians. Why not discover a new way to enjoy our collections and venues today?  ... We are part of Aberdeen City Council’s Place: City Growth Team and through our collections, buildings, exhibitions and events we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of everyone who lives, works, studies and visits our city. Our colletions are recognised by UNESCO and the Scottish Government as nationally and internationally important. The historical records of Aberdeenshire Council are also preserved and managed by the Team.'

'The Abingdon Museum Friends ... work with Abingdon County Hall Museum as a focal point for Abingdon’s residents and interested parties. Abingdon County Hall, completed in 1682, dominates the centre of this ancient town, once the county town of Berkshire. Its principal creator, Christopher Kempster, was one of Sir Christopher Wren’s masons ... The Abingdon Museum Friends raise funds mainly through membership subscriptions, as well as historical talks, quizzes, and events.'

'Amersham Museum reopened in summer 2017 after a major refurbishment and expansion. The museum’s medieval hall house is now more clearly visible for visitors to see and enjoy. The new museum displays explore life in the town in 1580, 1775, 1892, 1939 and 1964. Complete your visit with a wander through our wonderful herb garden, which is packed with plants used for medicinal purposes ... We are an independent museum and registered charity, run almost entirely by volunteers. We do not receive funding from local or central government ... The Friends of Amersham Museum  (FOAM) promote, support and assist the museum by raising money through subscriptions, donations and fund raising events. Members benefit from free entry to the museum, preferential rates to talks & lectures, early and private viewings to exhibitions and a calendar of social events.'

'Steel tycoon, stockbroker, writer, lecturer, entrepreneur, philanthropist - Andrew Carnegie was one of the great Scots of the 19th century. His life has left a huge legacy, but as his birthplace cottage testifies he came from humble beginnings ... Discover how Carnegie set up his businesses in Pittsburgh, USA and how he became the richest man in the world.'

'Arundel Museum’s collection include clothing, photographs, documents, artworks and objects found locally and donated from businesses in and around the town. Our treasures date from the first inhabitants of the surrounding area, through Roman occupation, Medieval religious buildings, a "Piece of Eight" and Tudor coins, railway and Port of Arundel artefacts ... Arundel Museum is run by a board of trustees. Their work is supported by over 100 dedicated volunteers, without whom the Museum could not operate.'

'The primary purpose of Bexhill Museum is to collect, conserve, display and interpret objects and information related to the history and natural environment of our surrounding area. This work is undertaken for the benefit of the public and, in particular, the residents of Bexhill and district, local schools & colleges and visitors to the 1066 Country area.

'Birmingham Museums has 9 extraordinary venues that provide a fascinating glimpse into Birmingham's rich and vibrant past and showcase world class museum collections.' Access to 'a comprehensive guide to what's happening at Birmingham's museums'. Also, the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery organize occasional talks, as well as other events.

'John Bowes and his French wife Joséphine created a magnificent chateau in rural Teesdale to house their collections of European fine and decorative art, ceramics and textiles ... The Bowes Museum is very conscious of its history, and the remarkable survival of the collections and associated bills under one roof. It is also conscious of its position in the North of England as providing an aspect of European art history and collecting for the people of the North East, and a starting point for the more detailed researches into related history for local people and beyond. To that end, it has instigated a variety of research and cataloging projects that aim to make its collections better known, and provide access to the library and archive via a newly built reference library and reading room in the Museum’s dome. '

'The London Borough of Brent was formed in 1965, combining the boroughs of Wembley and Willesden ... Collecting material about the history of Brent for over 50 years and we have over 10,000 objects in our collection ... The Archives holds a variety of material relating to the local areas of Brent, from Alperton to Uxendon ... We produce a lively and varied programme of exhibitions, events and projects throughout the year.'

'Our first collections were brought together more than 200 years ago and we’ve been adding ot them ever since. From art to archaeology, history to industry, the natural and wider world, they are amongst the UK’s finest. In 2012, the collections of the former British Empire and Commonwealth Museum were transferred to the care of Bristol Museums. Since then, we’ve been working to photograph and digitise the vast collection ... Find out what’s on at Bristol’s free museums – world class exhibitions and events for the whole family to enjoy.'

'Discover the pioneers of speed, flight and adventure at the birthplace of British motorsport, aviation and home of Concorde ... The Brooklands Members organise many events specifically aimed at members throughout the year. These include a series of Classic Talks, interviews with Motoring Legends, lunches, coach trips, shows, our own annual Classic Car Show, and a special black tie annual dinner.'

'The Culture Trust Luton, is an arts and cultural charity for the people of Luton and beyond. We showcase high quality arts and cultural activity across our four inspiring sites; Stockwood Discovery Centre, Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, the Hat Factory Arts Centre and Luton Library Theatre. We also deliver community-focused arts in the public realm engagement projects.'

'From weekend fun to expert insights, there’s something for everyone, all year round. Explore our incredible collections on a tour of our four stunning galleries, or of our new Collections Discovery Centre. Maybe you’d like to get up close to historic objects in handling sessions or hear an expert talk about what fascinates them. Spark your imagination with bookable art and craft session, or a facilitated workshop with a local artist.'

'Celebrating the history of fans and the art of fan making ... Nestled in the heart of historic Greenwich, The Fan Museum is home to a diverse collection of fans from around the world, dating from the 12th century to the present day. Our collections are displayed in changing exhibitions exploring the different themes which have inspired fan makers throughout history: politics, fashion, fine art and architecture to name but a few.'

'The Fashion Museum Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress. The Museum of Costume was opened in the Assembly Rooms on 23 May 1963. It was founded by Doris Langley Moore, a designer, collector, writer and scholar, who gave her famous private collection of costume to the city of Bath. The Museum of Costume changed its name to the Fashion Museum in summer 2007. The Fashion Museum is owned by Bath and North East Somerset Council and is managed by the Heritage Services section. It is housed in the Assembly Rooms building, which is owned by the National Trust.  We welcome about 100,000 visitors to the museum each year. Our visitors are a mix of tourists, fashion specialists, students and locals.'

'The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. We aim to inspire adults and children to make a positive contribution to society, by celebrating the power of individuals and the arts to change lives.'

'The Friends are from a wide range of backgrounds with interests ranging from archaeology through natural, social & industrial history to fine art and artefacts.The Museums & Gallery contain an extensive range of subjects which allows us to explore our broad range of interests & the relationships between them.The money we raise by subscriptions and from the talks, visits and holidays which we organise goes entirely to support the Museums & Gallery.'

'There are two themes in this unusual London museum. London's canals have a fascinating past and you will learn not only how they came to be built but about the lives of the workers, the cargoes, horses and how canals work. We are a waterways museum first and foremost, but also an industrial museum telling the story of the ice industry in London. It is the only London museum of inland waterways.'  Monthly programme of illustrated lectures.

'We explore the powerful link between transport and the growth of London, its culture and society since 1800. By sharing this story of innovation, ingenuity, creativity and design, we ignite curiosity about the world around us and how to shape its future.'

'The Louth Naturalists' Antiquarian and Literary Society (Ants & Nats for short) was founded by a group of young men in 1884, who met each week to discuss local and natural history. The Louth Ants & Nats is still a thriving society today. As well as operating Louth Museum, the society owns and controls other historic buildings in the town. Our present-day aims : * To promote interest in and research into the history, natural history, archaeology and literature of Louth; * To organise lectures and excursions connected to the local history and natural history of our area; * To provide a museum for Louth and the local area, which is open to the public and tells the story of our town and its people.'

'Our small, independent museum is located in the centre of Great Malvern, within 5 minutes walk of Malvern Priory and the Tourist Information Centre. The museum is a registered charity, and is run entirely by enthusiastic and friendly volunteers ... Lectures are held on the last Friday of every month from September through to April.'

'A warm welcome to Nantwich Museum, situated on Pillory Street, close to the centre of the historic market town of Nantwich in Cheshire. The building was once a Victorian library and stands on the site of the town’s former jail. We have a full programme of events including talks, school visits and changing exhibitions.'

'The National Horseracing Museum is a 5-acre site in the heart of Newmarket. It comprises three complementary attractions; National Horseracing Museum in the Trainer’s House and King’s Yard Galleries, the Packard Galleries of British Sporting Art in Palace House, and a chance to meet former racehorses in the flagship home of Retraining of Racehorses ... Make sure you find out if we have any special events, talks, or demonstrations on before your visit.'

Opened in 2012, The Novium Museum is Chichester District's award-winning museum.  Built over the remains of a Roman bathhouse and with three floors of fantastic exhibitions, The Novium Museum tells the fascinating story of Chichester District and its rich heritage. It looks after 500,000 artefacts, both on display and in its store. The museum is free for people to visit ... Throughout the year, residents and visitors can enjoy a wide variety of permanent, temporary and travelling exhibitions at the museum. The team also organises numerous activities including a mixture of bookable and drop in events plus talks, the annual Chichester Roman Week during the May half term, finds identification sessions, Father Christmas and lots more.'

'Housed in the attic of the early eighteenth-century church of the old St Thomas’ Hospital, this atmospheric museum offers a unique insight into the history of medicine and surgery. The original timber framed Herb Garret was once used to dry and store herbs for patients’ medicines and in 1822 an operating theatre was included. Predating anaesthetics and antiseptics, it is the oldest surviving surgical theatre in Europe.'

'The national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future ... The home of ideas worth fighting for – where our radical past can inspire and motivate people to take action – to shape a future where ideas of democracy, equality, justice and co-operation are thriving ... We welcome everyone and we connect people. We believe in the importance of conversation, discussion and debate. Our museum is full of passion and emotion – triggering memories, reminding people of ideas worth fighting for today, provoking change in people’s thinking and doing.'

'We have bold aims: to be a pioneering institution challenging and crossing boundaries; to influence the lives of a diverse local, national and international audience; and to be a place of welcome, where difficult conversations can take place alongside enjoyment, awe and surprise. In a world that is increasingly divided and opinionated, and with so many people from so many communities, countries and backgrounds visiting, we want to be a place that can be of personal relevance to each and every visitor. We want to be a place that inspires people to find new ways to look at things, new ways of thinking about things but also to be a space which cares for people as well as things.'

'Risca Industrial History Museum houses one of the best collections of artifacts relating to the industrial heritage of the South Wales valleys ... Oxford House Industrial History Society was formed in 1971 following a course of lectures given by the late Ray Bowen on industrial archaeology at Oxford House Adult Education Centre. The Museum displays its collection of artefacts, memorabilia and photographs illustrating some of the industrial history of the area: coal mining, the iron industry, tram roads, railways etc ... OHIHS meet in the Risca Colliers Institute, home of the Risca Industrial History Museum.'

'In 1901 Merton Russell-Cotes gave his wife Annie a dream house on a cliff-top, overlooking the sea. It was an extraordinary, extravagant birthday present – lavish, splendid, and with a touch of fantasy.  They filled this exotic seaside villa with beautiful objects from their travels across the world, and lined the walls with a remarkable collection of British art, creating a unique atmosphere in a most dramatic setting. A home, an art gallery, and a museum. Then they sealed it in time, and gave it to the future.'

'Explore the rich history of St Albans with a visit to one of our fascinating museums. Discover the Roman heritage of St Albans at Verulamium Museum or visit St Albans Museum + Gallery for cutting edge art installations, historic exhibitions and touring blockbuster shows.'

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