Beautifully conserved Tudor house built for Henry VIII. Must be pre-booked.
Tel: 01454 228 224
Avon Valley Railway
The Avon Valley Railway is more than just a train ride, offering a whole new experience for some or a nostalgic memory for others. Take a trip on a steam train into the scenic Avon Valley, midway between Bristol and Bath, and catch a glimpse of the past when steam was king. Experience the unique sights, sounds and smells of a bygone age. See the trains being lovingly restored and find out about the work to extend the line towards Bath at this working museum dedicated to the glorious days of steam
Bath Road, Bitton,
Tel: 0117 932 5538 - Booking Office 0117 932 5538
Bristol Aero Collection
90 years of Bristol aviation and space heritage
Gloucestershire GL7 6BA
Tel: 01285 771204 / 0117 950 0908
Dyrham Park House
National Trust property crowned with a balustrade and with fine views over its ancient deer park.
Tel: 01179 372501
Frenchay Village Museum
Step inside to discover the story of a unique village Situated a few miles north-east of Bristol, this community museum gives an insight into an unusual village that from the 17th century was a community made up of largely non-conformist Quakers and Unitarians.
Tel: 0117 957 0942
National Trust property A Norman hall and an exceptionally fine detached ambulatory are all that remain of what is probably the oldest rectory in England. There are interesting early Renaissance features including stucco caricatures of classical figures.
nr Chipping Sodbury,
Tel: 01249 730141
Kingswood Heritage Museum
Celebrating Kingswood social, industrial and religious history Located in the former William Champion 18th century zinc and brass works, which includes an ice house (not open to the public) and a windmill tower. Permanent exhibits include: coal mining and the boot and shoe trade
Tel: 0117 9564896
Monica Britton Memorial Hall
Medicine through time Modern building housing artefacts and photographs of life in local hospitals and 100 years of X-rays, survey of surgical operations before and after discovery of anaesthesia 150 years ago. This collection of medical artefacts is the best to be found in the South West. Organised visits are possible by prior arrangement.
Tel: 0117 975 3704
Oldown Country Park
All that's best in the countryside. Country Park just north of Bristol with farm and farm museum with exciting models and graphic displays to look at, which show the history of farming; produce; forestry and the wildlife that can be found at Oldown. Nature trails throughout the woods with woodland sculptures.
Old Down House,
Tel: 01454 413605
Rolls Royce Heritage Trust
Maintaining and promoting the aero engineering heritage of Rolls-Royce The Trusts major activity is the collection and restoration of aero engines connected with Rolls-Royce and its corporate predecessors. An extensive collection of books, technical manuals, photographs, paintings, videos, films, sales literature and models is also maintained within the former engine test houses at Patchway. The Trust is a focal point for the company's heritage from the earliest days to the present time. Aero engines in the collection include the Jupiter, Lucifer and Cherub progressing through Mercury, Hercules, Proteus, Olympus and on to present day Pegasus and RB199. Although the exhibits are viewabl,e the centre is primarily a collection and restoration centre. Visits by individuals or groups are possible by prior arrangement.
Tel: 0117 979 5256
Museum of the local and social history of Thornbury and the lower Severn Vale Thornbury & District Heritage Trust has been operating as a museum since 1986 and is Provisionally Registered with South West Museums Council. The collections are mainly agricultural, craft and domestic, with changing displays by the trust and exhibitions mounted by local community groups. A growing collection of photographs, documents, maps and pictures can be consulted in the study room. There is a small shop where publications of local interest may be purchased
Tel: 01454 857774
Yate Heritage Centre
Free admission - everyone welcome - it's your heritage centre Yate Heritage Centre has scope for a multitude of activities. The building contains two galleries on two floors, not only for displays, but also a host of other events and activities for the whole community. All visitors, researchers and schools are welcome to use the centre's extensive collection, covering a wide range of documents, photographs and journals.
South Glos BS37 5BG
Tel: 01454 862200