My favourite museums and other places

National coal mining museum ******* website

This  Wakefield  museum is at the top of my list – a must visit site for all ages.


Kids love it and so do the adults.



Don your hat and go below to see how our hard won coal was extracted.

farmer parrs, country life museum & animal,park
******* website

 This is farmer parrs at rossall nr fleetwood lanc’s

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Ok when visiting blackpool, it is so easy to overlook what is in our opinion one of the fylde coasts best attractions, farmer parrs,easy to find just take the fleetwood rd past cleveleys, and when you get to rossall, you will see a sign on the left to farmer parrs, containing one of the finest collections of local history, and loads of animals and birds for the kids to get hands on experience.

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With a large collection of farm animals, and show and amusements for the kids the farm has also a great little cafe, where you can get tea and coffee, cakes, and good cooked meals for under a fiver, (and this is blackpool!)while you are there please take the time to say hello to our lovely ferrets, donated by us to farmer parr, to get a good home, and be well looked after.

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there are games, pony rides, shooting gallery, tractor rides,and much more for the kids to do. give em a treat.

please note I have only space to give you some small details of what farmer parrs has to offer, please pay a visit and allow yourselves 3 hrs to see it all you won’t be dissapointed we love on the website link to go to farmer parrs.





Armley mills industrial museum ******* website

This Leeds museum is absolutely stacked with machines from the industrial revolution.

Covering textiles, steam engines, engineering, photography, printing, cars, trams, buses.

Don’t miss out on this museum – allow yourself plenty time to browse.

The red house museum **** website

Only a small museum but plenty to interest you

Tolson Memorial Museum ** website

The Tolson Museum




Ravensknowle Park, Huddersfield, HD5 8DJ (map)
Telephone: 01484 223830

Please note, I can no longer recommend tolson museum as most of the exhibits have now vanished, and been replaced by pictures ,this is a shame as this was once one of the best museums in the country.

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