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Great 'Free UK Museums & Galleries' Hunt

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  • Coventry Transport Museum is free - my kids love it!

    http://www.transport-museum.com/
  • edited 9 November 2009 at 5:13PM
    KazipooKazipoo Forumite
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    edited 9 November 2009 at 5:13PM
    The kids and I absolutely love Tropical World in Leeds, which is free for under 8's, Breeze card and Leeds card holders, otherwise its a mere £3.19 for adults and £1.96 for kids!

    http://www.roundhaypark.org.uk/tropical-world-leeds/

    Leeds art gallery is also free and is right in the centre of Leeds, meaning you can do a bit of window shopping at Harvey Nicks etc.

    We also have Kirkstall abbey, which is free, although Abbey House Museum charges a small fee, and last but by no means least, we have the Royal Armouries, which is also free!!!

    Don't ya just love Leeds??? lol
    Starting weight 17st 4lb - weight now 15st 2lbs

    30lb lost of 30lb by June 2012 :j:j:j (80lb overall goal)

  • Bristol Museum is free http://visitbristol.co.uk/site/things-to-do/bristol-city-museum-art-gallery-p24581

    and so is Truro http://www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk/

    and the Holburne Museum of Art in Bath http://www.bath.ac.uk/holburne/collection/ (although it's closed at the moment for refurbishment)

    M_o_3
  • nick_bnick_b Forumite
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    Here in Portsmouth there's the Natural History Museum, the City Museum and the Eastney Beam Engine House. Southsea castle's also free if you have a Portsmouth museum card!:T
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  • All of the National Museums of Wales museums are free. These include the Museum of Welsh Life and the National Museum, both in Cardiff, the Big Pit Mining Museum, the Roman Museum in Caerleon and the National Slate Museum in North Wales.
  • Leeds Royal Armouries

    Huge building housing every weapon ever used on this island since the dawn of man to the modern day - Extremely interesting and informative and not just for the boys, my girlfriend really enjoyed it..

    Should be top of this list imo. It's Free and awesome!
  • KazipooKazipoo Forumite
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    Eleanory wrote: »
    All of the National Museums of Wales museums are free. These include the Museum of Welsh Life and the National Museum, both in Cardiff, the Big Pit Mining Museum, the Roman Museum in Caerleon and the National Slate Museum in North Wales.

    Thanks for that, you've just reminded me of the National Coalmining Museum in Wakefield, which is just fantastic, the kids love it cos you get to go down the mine in the pitch black with a torch on your head!!

    http://www.ncm.org.uk/default.asp

    Again free!!
    Starting weight 17st 4lb - weight now 15st 2lbs

    30lb lost of 30lb by June 2012 :j:j:j (80lb overall goal)

  • doughnut12 wrote: »
    :rotfl:Would highly recommend the World Museum in Liverpool. It is free for all the family, even adults. The planetarium inside the museum is also free with a variety of shows, but you do need to get tickets on arrival from the Information Desk. The staff are all very helpful. There is even an inside picnic area so you can save even more money by taking your own food. We especially enjoyed the aquarium, Egyptian display and all the stuffed insects and animals.

    Another recommendation is the Science Museum in Manchester. Again totally free for all the family, but parking can be expensive in the city centre. There is lots of hands on stuff for the children to explore.

    Also had fantastic family days at both these venues - would definitely recommend them, especially The World Museum Liverpool, however do get tickets for Planetarium etc as soon as you arrive as they go very quickly.
  • The Nottingham Contemporary is a free gallery/contemporary art museum that is opening with a fabulous David Hockney exhibit on 14th November 2009. It all seems to be free and is easily accessible, right next to the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre and a ten-minute walk from the train station. Unfortunately, the free talk on Hockney seemed to be 'sold out' (even though it was free) before they even notified of ticket availability. It might be busy on the opening weekend if that is any indication of popularity but is on until 24th January 2010 and is sure to be followed with more exhibits. It will not let me post the link so just Google Nottingham Contemporary.
  • The Great North Museum (used to be the Hancock) in Newcastle is completely free for both kids and adults. :p
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