It’s been an exciting journey for us to prepare this website, and we hope it will help you make your own equally exciting trips around Britain’s rich resource of lesser known visitor attractions. Our mission has been to present information about those places where enthusiasm, effort and care has created something special, and often unique from the UK’s heritage, social history, or natural environment.
On this site, you will find the quirky, the unexpected and the enchanting – ranging from underground caves and feats of engineering to time capsules of everyday life and industry from the past. There are also romantic rural landscapes and gardens, and fascinating animal and bird sanctuaries. Plus a selection of specific areas with much variety to offer the visitor, and a calendar of special themed events to enjoy during the coming months. We hope this website will lead to more people enjoying what they have to offer, and in turn supporting their continued existence and development.
FUNDING BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO POPULAR MUSEUM
EXCITING improvements await visitors to the Elgar Birthplace Museum near Worcester in 2012, thanks to grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and The Foundation for Sport and the Arts.
New interactive exhibitions will feature old film and photographs, which will transport visitors back to Elgar’s...
The HOLBURNE MUSEUM in Bath re-opened on 14 May 2011 following its major development project. The transformed museum building dating from 1795 will have new galleries showing its wonderful collection, which ranges from the Renaissance to the 18th century and includes paintings, sculpture, silver and...
INSPIRATIONAL TAPESTRY HEADS TO ELY
On tour to Ely Cathedral in February 2012 will be a major exhibition of 39 captivating and colourful panels of embroidery – a masterpiece of storytelling and celebration of life, people and events across the centuries. The Quaker Tapestry is often compared with the Bayeux Tapestry and both use a...
MUSEUM CELEBRATES ‘RELUCTANT CELEBRITY’
In the true spirit of the lifeboat service, Grace Horsley Darling risked her life in the 19th century to rescue others from certain death in a terrible storm. The Grace Darling Museum in Northumberland relives the life and times of the fearless girl who became a reluctant celebrity.
Please do let us know if you are, or have come across a Little Treasure in Britain that you think we should include on our website.
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