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WEAVER HALL MUSEUM AND WORKHOUSE

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Northwich Cheshire. Tel 01606 271640 Full of displays and tales of the history and industry of Cheshire. The stories are told through films, reconstructions, models and displays of intriguing artefacts relating to market towns, transport, archaeology, the famous Cheshire salt industry and the museum building's former history.

Link to www.weaverhallmuseum.org.uk

HACK GREEN NUCLEAR BUNKER

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Nantwich Cheshire. Tel 01270 629219 Welcome to one of the nations most secret defence sites. Green has played a central role in the defence of Britain for almost sixty years. In 1941 Hack Green was chosen to become RAF Hack Green, to protect the land between Birmingham and Liverpool from hostile attack.

Link to www.hackgreen.co.uk

DEWA ROMAN EXPERIENCE

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Chester Cheshire. Tel 01244 343407 The actual Dewa Roman fortress is now buried under modern day Chester, but it lives on through the Dewa Roman Experience. Visit the Roman gallery to see exhibits of Roman Chester where you can handle pottery, try on suits of Roman armour, fire the catapult and design mosaics.

Link to www.dewaromanexperience.co.uk

NATIONAL WATERWAYS MUSEUM - BOAT MUSEUM

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Ellesmere Port Cheshire. Tel 0151 355 5017 We bring Britain's canal history back to life with exhibitions where you can experience life aboard our collection of canal and river craft boats over 7 acres of historic canal port. The archive displays documents as well as our extensive photographic collection.

Link to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/national-waterways-museum

THE CUMBERLAND PENCIL MUSEUM

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Keswick Cumbria. Tel 01768 773626 At the Cumberland Pencil Museum Journey through the history of pencils and pencil making, with indepth information on graphite mining in Borrowdal, machinery displays, brass rubbings, artists workshops, video shows and the story of our world famous Derwent pencils.

Link to www.pencils.co.uk

SOUTH YORKSHIRE AIRCRAFT MUSEUM - AEROVENTURE

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Doncaster South Yorkshire. Tel 01302 761616 A treasure trove of aviation history most of which most is under cover, exhibitions from commercial light aircraft, Royal Observer corps, piston engine collection, jet engine collection, Sheffield blitz exhibition and the WWII home front exhibition. A great day out for all.

Link to www.southyorkshireaircraftmuseum.org.uk

MACCLESFIELD SILK MUSEUM

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Macclesfield Cheshire. Tel 01625 613210 The three museums explore the wonders of a working silk mill as it was in the 1930's. The Silk Museum houses exhibitions exploring the properties of silk, Paradise Mill demonstrates the intricate processes of weaving, The Heritage Centre tells the story of the silk industry.

Link to www.silkmacclesfield.org.uk

A WORLD IN MINIATURE MUSEUM

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Carlisle Cumbria. Tel 01228 400388 This truly amazing museum contains of one the world's top three collections of quality miniatures, from remarkable 1/12 scale copies of antique furniture, paintings and china in beautiful room settings, to everyday items. Our museum is sure to thrill and delight collectors and the curious alike.

Link to www.aworldinminiature.com

THACKRAY MEDICAL MUSEUM - TELLING THE STORY OF MEDICINE

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Leeds West Yorkshire. Tel 01132 444343 One of the UK's leading medical museums, telling the story of medicine and explaining how advances in medicine are changing our lives. Step back in time and explore how medicine has changed with our hands-on exhibitions plus fun activities, fantastic games and resources for teachers.

Link to www.thackraymedicalmuseum.co.uk

PEOPLE’S HISTORY MUSEUM

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Spinningfields Manchester. Tel 01618 389190 The museum collection is the largest collection of political material in Britain, spanning working people’s demand for a better world to organisations that represented them. The objects are hugely varied from from trade union and political banners, political cartoons to badges and tokens.

Link to www.phm.org.uk
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