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East Yorkshire

ART GALLERY Gallery of local art etc Beverley

BURNBY HALL GARDEN & STEWART COLLECTION Garden, 2 lakes & a national collection of water lilies Pocklington

BURTON AGNES HALL Eccentric 16c house & gardens Burton Agnes

BURTON CONSTABLE HALL 16c house in 200 acre parkland Sproatley

GUILDHALL Historic building, now county court & Mayor's Parlour Beverley

THE HALL 18c building now used as council offices Beverley

HORNSEA FREEPORT Leisure park with many attractions Hornsea

HORNSEA MUSEUM Museum of the local life & history Hornsea

MAISTER HOUSE Impressive 18c house Hull

MUSEUM OF ARMY TRANSPORT The history of army transport Beverley

NORMAN MANOR HOUSE The house that Burton Agnes Hall replaced Burton Agnes

RSPB NATURE RESERVE Set on chalk cliffs, it is the nesting place for 1000s of seabirds Bempton

SEWERBY HALL & GARDENS 18c Hall & Gardens Bridlington

'STREETLIFE' - HULL MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT 150 years of road transport Hull

THORNTON ABBEY 12c Augustinian abbey Thorton

TOWN DOCKS MUSEUM Hull's maritime history Hull

WILBERFORCE HOUSE 17c Merchant's House Hull

North Yorkshire

THE ARC Hands on archeological experience York

BEDALE HALL museum illustrating 18c life Bedale

BENINGBROUGH HALL 18c hall housing many artistic & historic treasures Beningbrough

BOLTON CASTLE 14c Medieval castle Castle Bolton

BORTHWICK INSTITUTE OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH Ecclesiastical archives - part of York Uni Peasholme Green

BRIMHAM ROCKS A natural oddity sitiuated in NT moorland Brimham

BYLAND ABBEY 'A hauntingly lovely ruin' Coxwold

CAPTAIN COOK BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM The early life of James Cook Middlesbrough

CASTLE HOWARD 18c palace with impressive grounds Malton

CITY ART GALLERY Art Gallery, including works by Lowry, Reynolds etc York

CLIFFORD'S TOWER Historic tower York

CRAVEN MUSEUM Museum with something for everyone Skipton

DALES COUNTRYSIDE MUSEUM CENTRE History of local countryside & communities Hawes

DORMAN MUSEUM Middlesbrough's social & industrial past Middlesbrough

DUNCOMBE PARK 18c house with 30 acre garden, set in parkland Helmsley

EASBY ABBEY 12c Premonstratensian abbey Easby

EDEN CAMP MODERN HISTORY THEME MUSEUM Re-live the military & civilian experiences of World War II Eden Camp

FAIRFAX HOUSE 18c house with impressive interiors York

FLAMINGO LAND THEME PARK & ZOO 375 acres of rides & attractions Kirby Misperton

FOUNTAINS ABBEY & STUDLEY ROYAL 12c Cistercian abbey, a Jacobean Mansion, & Georgian Water Garden Ripon

FRIARGATE MUSEUM Over 70 waxwork figure help bring history to life York

GEORGIAN THEATRE ROYAL 18c theatre still holding performances Richmond

GISBOROUGH PRIORY Augustinian priory Guisborough

GREEN HOWARDS MUSEUM The military history of the Green Howards Richmond

GUILDHALL 15c hall York

HARLOW CARR BOTANICAL GARDENS 60 acres of ornamental & woodland gardens Harrogate

HELMSLEY CASTLE 12c castle Helmsley

JORVIK VIKING CENTRE The sights, sounds and smells of viking Britain York

KIRKHAM PRIORY Ruins of Augustinian Priory Kirkham

KNARESBOROUGH CASTLE 14c castle ruins Knaresborough

LIGHTWATER VALLEY THEME PARK & VILLAGE Rides & attractions in 175 acres of park and lakeland North Stainley

MALTON MUSEUM Displays of prehistoric, Roman, and medieval artifacts Malton

MERCHANT ADVENTURER'S HALL The history of the powerful 'Merchant Adventurers' Company' York

MIDDLEHAM CASTLE Childhood home of Richard III Middleham

MOORS CENTRE North York Moors National Park Information Centre

MOUNT GRACE PRIORY The best preserved Carthusian monastry in England Osmothereley

MUSEUM OF AUTOMATA 2000 years of ingenious machinery

NATIONAL PARK CENTRE Yorkshire Dales National Park visitor centre Aysgarth

NATIONAL PARK CENTRE Information Centre for the Yorkshire Dales National park Grassington

NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM The life & history of railways York

NEWBY HALL & GARDENS 17c house set in 25 acres of award-winning gardens Ripon

NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY Operational steam trains Pickering

NORTON CONYERS 17c house with 18c walled garden, and orangery Ripon

NUNNINGTON HALL 17c manor house Nunnington

ORMESBY HALL 18c mansion Ormesby

PARCEVALL HALL GARDENS Attractive gardens belonging to an Elizabethan house

PICKERING CASTLE well preserved motte & baily castle, with spectacular views Pickering

RICHMOND CASTLE Medieval fortress with 12c keep Richmond

RIEVAULX ABBEY 12c Abbey Rievaulx

RIEVAULX TERRACE & TEMPLES 0.5m long grass covered terrace, plus 2 mid 18c temples Rievaulx

RIPLEY CASTLE castle set in a beutiful estate, with lakes, deer park etc Ripley

RIPON PRISON & POLICE MUSEUM A museum, set in 19c prison, illustrating the last 100yrs of justice Ripon

RNLI ZETLAND MUSEUM Maritime & local history Redcar

THEAKSTON BREWERY VISITOR CENTRE Discover how Theakston Ales are brewed Masham

TOM LEONARD MINING MUSEUM Reconstructions illustrating the mining methods of Loftus mine Skinningrove

TREASURER'S HOUSE 17/18c town house originally home to the treasurer's of York Minster York

WHITBY ABBEY 13c Benedictine Abbey (ruins of) Whitby

WHITBY MUSEUM Whitby's local history Whitby

YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM & ALLIED AIR FORCES MEMORIAL Air museum with many original planes Elvington

YORKSHIRE CARRIAGE MUSEUM Collection of Victorian horse drawn carriages Aysgarth

South Yorkshire

ABBEYDALE INDUSTRIAL HAMLET
A wide range of collections including art, sculpture, ceramics and silver Sheffield

ART GALLERY
Ongoing programmme of temporary exhibitions Rotherham

BISHOPS HOUSE
Museum of local & social history Sheffield

BRODSWORTH HALL
One of England's most beutiful Victorian country houses Doncaster

CITY MUSEUM & MAPPIN ART GALLERY
The natural history, geology, and archeology of the Peak District, plus temporary art exhibitions Sheffield

CONISBROUGH CASTLE
Spectacular white circular keep of a 12c castle Conisbrough

DONCASTER MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Collections of art, sculpture, ceramics and silver plus historical & archeological displays Doncaster

KELHAM ISLAND INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM
Museum illustrating the story of Sheffield Sheffield

MONK BRETTON PRIORY
Ruins of a 12c Cluniac monastery Barnsley

MUSEUM
Museum noted for its Roman relics & collection Rockingham china Rotherham

THE MUSEUM OF SOUTH YORKSHIRE LIFE / CUSWORTH HALL
A museum illustrating local history, housed in the 18c Cusworth Hall Cusworth

ROCHE ABBEY
A 12c Cistercian monastery Maltby

SHEPHARD WHEEL
Early water powered 16c cutlery grinding works Sheffield

West Yorkshire

ARMLEY MILLS INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM
The history of the 18c woolen industry plus a 1920s cinema, & more. Leeds

AUTOMOBILIA TRANSPORT MUSEUM
Over 100 vintsge & classic vehicles & other motoring memerobelia. Hebden Bridge

BAGSHAW MUSEUM
Displays on local history, oriental arts, natural history & Egyptology. Batley

BANKFIELD MUSEUM
19c Renaissance-style building housing an impressive collection of costumes & textiles. Halifax

BATLEY ART GALLERY
Temporary & permanent exhibitions of 20c & contemporary art. Batley

BOLLING HALL
Mainly 17c manor house. Has a haunted room. Bradford

BRADFORD INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM & HORSES AT WORK
The story of the woolen industry in Bradford. Bradford

BRAMHAM PARK
Queen Anne mansion with 66 acres of 17c French styled formal gardens. Wetherby

BRONTE PARSONAGE MUSEUM
Home to the Bronte family before Maria's death with displays of their personal treasures. Haworth

CALDERDALE INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM
100 years of local industry, demonstrated by working machines. Halifax

CARTWRIGHT HALL ART GALLERY
19 & 20c British Art. Bradford

CITY ART GALLERY
One of the best collections of 20c British art outside London. Leeds

CITY MUSEUM
Wide range of exhibits includng a Bengal Tiger, an Egyptian Mummy, Roman remains & more. Leeds

CLIFFE CASTLE MUSEUM & GALLERY
19c mansion housing collections of French Furniture along with displays on local & natural history. Keighley

COLOUR MUSEUM
Discover the world of colour & dyeing. Bradford

EAST RIDDLESTON HALL
17c manor house & grounds. Keighley

EUREKA! THE MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN
Interactive museum for 12 & unders, with many exciting features. Halifax

HAREWOOD HOUSE & BIRD GARDEN
18c house with 'Capability' Brown grounds offering lakeside & woodland walks. Harewood

HOLMFIRTH POSTCARD MUSEUM
Displays of Bamforth & Co's sentimental & comic postcards and lantern slides. Holmfirth

HUDDERSFIELD ART GALLERY
British paintings, watercolours drawings and sculpture from mid 19c on. Huddersfield

KEIGHLEY & WORTH VALLEY RAILWAY & MUSEUM
Approx 36 steam engines & eight diesals run along this historic line. Keighley, Haworth, Oxenhope & Ingrow West

KIRKSTALL ABBEY & ABBEY HOUSE MUSEUM
This 12c Cistercian Abbey is the most complete example in the country. Leeds

LOTHERTON HALL
Edwardian hall, now a country house museum displaying collections of art, furniture, silver etc. Lotherton Hall

MANOR HOUSE GALLERY & MUSEUM
Elizabethan House built on the site of a Roman fort, with part of the Roman wall still visable. Ilkley

MIDDLETON COLLIERY RAILWAY
The first authorised railway. Steam trains still run every weekend. Hunslet

NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM FOR ENGLAND
One of Britain's oldest working mine shafts. Middlestown

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM & TELEVISION
Intercative displays & reconstructions illustrate the history & future of the media. Bradford

NOSTELL PRIORY
A fine Palladian house, with delightful lakeside walks through the grounds. Nostell Priory

OAKWELL HALL
Moated Elizabethen manor house within extensive Country Park. Birstall

PIECE HALL
Piece hall, formally a trading place for pieces of cloth, now houses an industrial museum, art galleries, and shops. Halifax

PONTEFRACT MUSEUM
Pontefract's history from prehistoric times to the present day. Pontefract

RED HOUSE
The 1830s home of a Yorkshire clothier & merchant, frequently visited by Charlotte Bronte. Gomersal

REED ORGAN & HARMONIUM MUSEUM
Europe's first reed organ museum featuring 70 models, plus harmoniums. Shipley

ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM
The history & development of arms & armour. Leeds

SHIBDEN HALL
15c house, with period rooms, a collection of horse drawn vehicles & craft workshops. Halifax

SMITH ART GALLERY
Est 1907, with a fine collection of Victorian Art, plus displays of contemporary art. Brighouse

TEMPLE NEWSAM HOUSE & PARK
Tudor & Jacobean mansion set in 1200 acres of 'Capability' Brown parkland. Leeds

TETLEY'S BREWERY WHARF
The history of the English pub. Leeds

THWAITE MILLS
Water powered mill, used in the 19c to crush stone for use in putty & paint. Leeds

TOLSON MEMORIAL MUSEUM
The history & development of the cloth industry, plus a collection of horse drawn vehicles & more. Holmfirth

TRANSPERIENCE
The history of transport brought to life with vehicle simulators & spectacular displays. Bradford

TROPICAL WORLD
The environment & atmosphere of the Tropics recreated, with its plantlife & wildlife. Leeds

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Research by R. Hunt.