Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is popular with locals and tourists alike,” says Sharon. “Its whole approach is based on telling stories and it is not afraid of tackling difficult subjects such as sectarianism and domestic violence.
The Llanberis Slate Museum tells the history and politics of this important natural resource.
Barbara Nicholson (1906-1978) illustrated a number of botanical books in addition to a series of educational posters that were commissioned by the Natural History Museum. These compositions showed the diverse range of British ecological communities which were not only very popular and informative and most importantly, scientifically accurate.
The collections at Northampton Museums include social history, fine and decorative art as well as 5000 items of military history, 35,000 geological specimens and 5000 items of leather. The shoe collection of 12,000 shoes, is the largest collection of shoe heritage in the world.
A 25-foot Alaskan totem pole outside the main entrance gives a clue as to what’s in here: a wealth of quirky anthropological and natural history treasures. You can while away hours perusing the place, but the Grade II-listed natural history gallery possibly contains the most memorable: a comically over-stuffed walrus (the work of an over-zealous 1880s taxidermist).
Extraordinary collection of natural history, ethnography and fine and decorative arts. Quex House, the Powell-Cotton family home, invites you into the lives of this remarkable family. You can also step back into the world of Victorian horticulture by exploring the beautiful gardens
The Great North Museum sells itself as “the world under one roof”, and it’s easy to see why. The dramatic entrance hall is decorated from floor to ceiling with animals and birds ranging from elephants to multi-coloured fish in aquariums, a graphic illustration of the wonder and diversity of the animal kingdom.
Travel back in time and discover the history of The Potteries including the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics, a World War II Spitfire, decorative arts and natural history.
Naturalist and collector Edward Thomas Booth founded the Booth Museum in 1874. The collection features over 300 dioramas displaying birds in their natural habitat along with a vast quanitity of butterflies, fossils, and bones.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s collection is of international importance covering fine art, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery, natural history, archaeology, ethnography, local history and industrial history.