Highlights 26 treasures from each of England, Scotland and Wales, and examines what they mean to the people.
Agricultural Museum Brook
Kent based museum displaying items of an agricultural interest such as steam engines, farming machinery and oak barns. Offers images, school trip and an overview of their collection.
Art Fund Prize
Annual award of £100,000 awarded to a UK museum or gallery for innovation and excellence. Contains news, podcasts and information on current and previous winners.
The Bakelite Museum
Somerset museum housing the largest collection of vintage plastics in Britain housed in a picturesque historic watermill.
Birmingham Proof House Museum
A historic firearms museum that dates back to 1858 founded by a retired police officer. Includes collection details with visiting information.
The British Museum
The national museum for the whole of the UK, with wide ranging collections covering history and cultures of the world. Includes a guide for visitors, with information about their international partnerships, conservation, research programmes, and touring exhibitions.
A Regency town house, home to collections of Mycenaean, Cypriot, Italian and Greek pots, and artifacts, photographs, and documents exploring the history of the Runnymede area. With opening times, events diary, and visitor information.
The City of Edinburgh Museums & Galleries
Official guide to the museums, galleries and monuments owned and managed by the City of Edinburgh Council. Includes information about their collections, services, and locations.
Previews historic keyboard instruments, painting collections, and composer instruments. Provides booking forms, catalogs, and concert schedules and availability.
An online database of information about more than 6,000 collections in the UK's museums, galleries, archives and libraries. Offers searches by subject, period, place, or culture.
Latest news, exhibition reviews, links, event listings and education resources from UK museums, art galleries, heritage sites, archives and libraries.
Think tank which concerns itself with the UK cultural sector and its future. Includes downloadable reports covering topics such as museum technology, museums and mental health and how museums and galleries can further tolerance.
Providing details and locations of more than 70 museums in Devon covering trains and shipwrecks through to farming and industrial life.
The Dog Collar Museum
An unusual but unique collection of historical dog collars with more than 100 collars on display inside Leeds Castle.
The Fire Services National Museum Trust
A project to build a museum near Northampton to celebrate the history of firefighting; includes progress reports and an account of their collections currently in store.
The Guardian: Unusual Museums
Providing details and images of some of the more obscure and unusual museums in England including a gnome reserve in Devon and Louis Tussaud's in Norfolk.
The Happy Museum Project
Examines how the UK museum sector can respond to the challenges presented by the need for creating a more sustainable future.
Collections include visual arts, online exhibitions, archaeology, natural history, history, archives, and conservation.
Heritage Open Days
Annual voluntary cultural event which celebrates England's architectural heritage by opening interesting properties that are either not usually open, or would normally charge an entrance fee; with programme, news, and contacts.
Scotland's oldest public museum and home to one of the largest collections outside the National Museums. Includes a guide to its collections and exhibitions, events, and contacts.
London's Quirkiest Museums
Highlighting some of the lesser-known museums located throughout London including the British Optical Association Museum and the Grant Museum of Zoology.
The Mary Rose
The Mary Rose is a Tudor ship, built in 1510, in service for 34 years, sank in 1545, discovered in 1971 and
raised in 1982. Now in the final stages of conservation, she takes her place in a unique museum.
Milton Keynes Museum
A home and country life museum highlighting the past of Milton Keynes and its changes since the 1960's.
A fascinating Somerset museum displaying nostalgic television and radio artefacts. Includes collection details and future exhibitions.
The Museum of English Rural Life
Contains details of the museum's history and its current aims and exhibitions. Includes what's on list and information about educational opportunities.
Museums and Galleries Month
Annual UK-wide celebration of museums and galleries held in May. Overview and information for organisers as well as what's on and news.
National Museum Wales
The country's national museum service. Includes a guide to their museums celebrating the heritage of Wales, with information about collections, research, exhibitions, services, and locations.
National Museums Northern Ireland
The national museum service, responsible for four museums celebrating the history, culture and people of Northern Ireland. Includes details of locations and collections, visitor guides, and information about their education services and research.
National Museums of Scotland
The country's national museum service; includes details of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, and their other specialist museums around the country. Includes a guide to their collections, exhibitions, research, and education services.
The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum
Constituting an impressive collection of aircraft and equipment, the Museum also houses the Royal Observer Corps Museum, the 446th (H) Bomb Group Museum, the RAF Bomber Command Museum and the Air Sea Rescue and Coastal Command Museum.
Rochdale Pioneers Museum
Preserves the original store of the Rochdale Pioneers, birthplace of the modern co-operative movement. Includes a visitor guide and resources.
Royal Cornwall Museum
Information about their exhibitions and collections covering Cornish and European archaeology, social history, and world cultures. Also includes information for visitors, and about their education services.
Rural Museums Network
Registered charity, aimed at promoting learning and encouraging a wider understanding of the UK’s rural heritage.
Science Museum Group
An association of school museums throughout the UK; includes a directory, with details of their annual conference.
The Stained Glass Museum
Located within Ely Cathedral and telling the story of stained glass with exhibitions, lectures and events.
The Telephone Museum
A fascinating museum in Milton Keynes highlighting the history of the telephone with collections including exchanges and switchboards.
Tyne & Wear Museums
Information about eleven museums and galleries in the north east of England, each with their own unique collections. Includes exhibition and event programmes, archaeology department, and education services.
Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd
Providing tours and highlighting the history of bell making in Whitechapel that dates back more than 500 years.
The Workhouse Network
Aims to promote the understanding of the history and contemporary relevance of poverty, welfare and the poor.
York Museums Trust
An independent charity which manages important York attractions in the ownership of the city council. Includes information about the institutions and their services, with news, FAQ, and corporate profile.