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Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport

Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport

Museums

If you haven’t been to a museum in years for fear of drab venues and broken pots in glass cases, you may be interested to hear that museums in England have been transported into the 21st century. Prepare yourself for a surprise as the South East has some of the most dynamic museums in England, with more hundreds across the region.

In place of stuffy rooms and wardens shushing for quiet, you’ll find inspirational and interactive spaces with engaging and accessible exhibits from retro cars to animatronics. Whether you’re into heritage, maritime, wildlife, or sport, you’re bound to find a museum that’s right up your street.

The South East is home to two brilliant Dockyards: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in Hampshire and The Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent. Discover maritime history onboard some of the most famous war ships in British Naval history and find out what life was like for sailors in years gone by.

Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the world-famous National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in Hampshire’s New Forest. See one of the largest car collections held by any of the museums in England, with 250 cars of every age including land speed record-breakers Golden Arrow and Bluebird.

Many of Britain’s best-loved authors lived in the South East and found the region inspirational for their work. Explore the Jane Austen House Museum in Hampshire, the  house where Jane Austen wrote some of her famous novels, and visit the many locations in Kent that tell of the life and works of Charles Dickens, such as the Guildhall Museum in Rochester and the Dickens House Museum.

Other museums in the South East that will help expand your curiosity include the Ashmolean Museum and the River & Rowing Museum, both in Oxfordshire; Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey; Dinosaur Isle on the Isle of Wight; The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Buckinghamshire; and The Look Out Discovery Centre in Berkshire.

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Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

Let off steam and travel by one of our lovingly restored Steam trains through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside. It’s the perfect way to...

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  1. Add Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line' to your Itinerary

    Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

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    Steam Railway

    Location

    Alresford

    Let off steam and travel by one of our lovingly restored Steam trains through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside.

  2. Add Museum of Army Chaplaincy to your Itinerary

    Museum of Army Chaplaincy

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    Museum

    Location

    Andover

    The Museum of Army Chaplaincy is a unique museum covering the story of Chaplains in the British Army since 1796.

  3. Add REME Museum of Technology to your Itinerary

    REME Museum of Technology

    Type

    Museum

    Location

    Reading

    The museum shows the developing technology used by the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in maintaining and repairing the army's equipment since 1942.

  4. Add Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum to your Itinerary

    Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

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    Castle / Fort

    Location

    Lewes

    Climb the zig-zag steps of this 1000 year old Norman castle for stunning views of Sussex. in Barbican House Museum, explore the archeological history of Sussex and the changing exhibitions in the upper gallery.

  5. Add Manor Farm (Farm and Museum) to your Itinerary

    Manor Farm (Farm and Museum)

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    Farm

    Location

    Southampton

    Traditional Hampshire farmstead - range of buildings, farm animals, machinery and equipment, pre-1950's farmhouse and 13thC church set for 1900 - living history site.

  6. Add St. Barbe Museum and Art Gallery to your Itinerary

    St. Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

    Type

    Museum

    Location

    Lymington

    St. Barbe Museum explores the unique history of Lymington and the New Forest Coast.
    The colourful, hands-on displays provide a fascinating journey of discovery for all ages.

  7. Add The Lightbox to your Itinerary

    The Lightbox

    Type

    Gallery

    Location

    Woking

  8. Add Marlipins Museum to your Itinerary

    Marlipins Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Location

    Shoreham-by-Sea

    Twelfth-century secular building with unusual architectural features. Housing the museum of the history of Shoreham as a port, and a film centre in the early 20th century. Includes maritime paintings, models and special exhibitions.

  9. Add The Llama Park to your Itinerary

    The Llama Park

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Location

    Forest Row

    Llamas, alpacas and reindeer. Play area, information barn. Coffee shop serving light lunches and cream teas and Gift Shop selling Peruvian gifts, toys and alpaca knitwear. 'Walking with Llamas' gift vouchers available - booking essential.

  10. Add Old Town Hall Museum to your Itinerary

    Old Town Hall Museum

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    Museum

    Location

    Hastings

    Housed in a Regency town hall, the displays include seaside holidays, wartime, fishing, Victorian life, smuggling, Titus Oates, the Cinque Ports and the Hastings mint.