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Bleak House, Broadstairs

Bleak House is a four-storey Grade II listed building locating on the cliff overlooking Viking Bay in Broadstairs, Kent. Originally known as Fort House, it was built in 1801 as a residence for a captain of the nearby coastal forts. Charles Dickens spent his summer…

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Mary Anning plaque, Lyme Regis

Mary Anning (1799 –1847) was a prolific fossil collector who made important contributions to the new field of palaeontology, influencing ideas about geology and prehistoric life. She collected fossils in the cliffs near her home in Lyme Regis, Dorset, from a young age. Anning’s father…

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Darlington Railway Museum, Darlington

The world’s first steam locomotive public railway was The Stockton and Darlington Railway (S&DR), first opened on 27 September 1825. The North-East was a coal-mining area and from the early 1600s wagonways, made from wood and powered by horse-power, were used to convey coal along…

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South Cliff Lift, Scarborough

The first passenger funicular railway in Britain was opened in the seaside town of Scarborough in 1875 by the Scarborough South Cliff Tramway Company, linking The Spa and seafront promenade to the South Cliff. It would be the first of five cliff railways for the…

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Wilberforce House

Wilberforce House, Kingston Upon Hull

William Wilberforce (d.1833), abolitionist and social reformer, was born at Wilberforce House in 1759. As the Member of Parliament for Yorkshire, Wilberforce famously campaigned against the slave trade. Today’s building, conveniently located next to the quayside and high street, was originally on the site of…

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Sir John Soane’s Museum

Entry fee? – Free entry  Brief description of the collection? – Sir John Soane’s museum is a home to an eclectic mix of paintings, architectural pieces and antiquities collected by the famous architect himself throughout his lifetime. Aiming to bring the nature of the ‘Grand…

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William Morris Gallery

Entry Fee? – This museum is free to enter and the temporary exhibition ‘The Enchanted Garden’ is also free to visit.  Brief Description of the museum? – Located ‘Water House’ the former family home of William Morris himself in Walthamstow, the William Morris Gallery is…

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The National Gallery

Entry Fee? – This Gallery is free to enter. Temporary exhibitions may, however, have an admission free, so please check online before visiting.  Brief Description of the museum? – Founded in 1824, The National Gallery is one of the World’s most visited Art Museums and…

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