Top Museums Worth Traveling For in the UK & Ireland

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The United Kingdom has been a hot bed of culture, education, and class for hundreds of years. The history within the borders of this territory is well documented. Thousands of castles, historical buildings, artifacts, statues, books, and more are still in use today or available for tours. The UK also boasts a wide variety of museums to be enjoyed by locals and travelers alike. We’ve complied a list of those museums or historical buildings we feel are worth traveling for when you’re in the UK.

England

Beamish: The Living Museum of the North (County Durham)
Victoria and Albert Museum (London)
Brunel’s SS Great Britain (Bristol)
The Science Museum (London)
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Wakefield)
The Beatles Story (Liverpool)
Natural History Museum (London)
National Football Museum (Manchester)
National Media Museum (West Yorkshire)
National Railway Museum (York)
York Castle Museum (York)
Lakeland Motor Museum (Backbarrow)
The Polar Museum (Cambridge)
Stanley Spencer Gallery (Cookham)
Tower Bridge Exhibition (London)
Soane Museum (London)
Pushkin House (London)
Jewish Museum (London)
Geffrye Museum (London)
Museum of Witchcraft (Cornwall)
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (Exeter)
Museum of Liverpool (Liverpool)
The Charles Dickens Museum (London)
British Museum (London)
The Manchester Museum (Manchester)
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead)
People’s History Museum (Manchester)

Ireland

Cork Butter Museum (Cork)
Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin)
National Gallery of Ireland (Dublin)
National Leprechaun Museum (Dublin)
Ulster Museum (Belfast)
Cork City Gaol (Cork)
GAA Museum (Dublin)
The Little Museum of Dublin (Dublin)

Scotland

Surgeons’ Hall Museum (Edinburgh) ***Closed until Summer 2015 for redevelopment project
National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)
Scottish National Portrait Gallery (Edinburgh)
The Hunterian (Glasgow)
National Mining Museum (Newtongrange)

For more activities to travel for stateside, check out our lists of RestaurantsMarathonsFamily AttractionsCampuses, Wineries/Breweries and Museums.

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