Relive the past, see the latest exhibitions, a great selection of venues to explore and discover!
A visit to the medieval Northumberland market town of Alnwick, famed for its twisting cobbled streets with an eclectic collection of individual shops which are teamed with some top attractions including Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Castle was the location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.
See how life used to be in North East England. Explore the old town, visit the farm, jump on a tram, meet costumed folk and lots more plus most of our visits in 2017 are when special events are on to enhance your visit, or spend the day exploring the city of Durham at leisure.
Visit the award-winning Black Country Living Museum and you’ll be joining in with 300 years of history like no other. The Museum immerses visitors into the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the past. Explore 26 acres of original period shops and houses and meet the Museum’s costumed characters along the way - they’ll explain what it was like to live and work in one of the world’s most heavily industrialised landscapes.
At the heart of the Palace, the State Rooms are used for ceremonial occasions and entertaining and are furnished with many treasures from the Royal Collection. A special exhibition, 'Royal Gifts' tells the story of the Queens reign with a display of gifts presented to Her Majesty during the past 65 years, including gifts from world leaders.
From this spring, the live, working TV set located within the Harewood Estate in Leeds, that has played witness to many-a spectacle, will open its gates as cast and crew down scripts for the weekend and allow guests to tread the tarmac and indulge in a fully guided tour of the popular, fictional village.
Hartlepool Maritime Experience is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport, telling the story of life at sea at the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar which dares you to experience life aboard a real British Naval frigate two centuries ago.
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death. And, opening in February 2017, a new exhibition at Kensington Palace will celebrate her life and the evolution of her image and style. Contained within 6 rooms the exhibition features a variety of items from her wardrobe worn to compliment the occasions from formal or charity engagements to glamorous gala events.
Experience the fascinating history of the Poppy Factory, where for nearly 90 years it has been making poppies, crosses and wreaths for the Royal Family. Enjoy a presentation and then explore the ‘shop floor’, to see how poppies and wreaths are made. There is a souvenir shop at the end of the tour.
Warwick’s mainly independent businesses offer an enticing blend of the old and the new, from gift shops, antique centres and traditional tea rooms to fashion shops, art galleries and fine restaurants. Market Place is the heart of the town, hosting a variety of cafes, pubs and shops and a thriving market every Saturday.
Set in stunning landscaped grounds, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is one of the world’s leading open air galleries. With 500 acres of landscape, historical features, five indoor galleries, outdoor sculpture, a changing programme of displays there is always something new to discover on every visit. We later continue to The Hepworth Gallery at Wakefield, an award winning venue with world-class displays.