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Museums and galleries

Want a day out that is both educational and fun? Why not try visiting a museum or gallery? There are hundreds all over the UK catering for a wide range of interests and tastes. From local history to modern art, dinosaurs to space rockets, there's something for everybody.

What's on

In addition to their featured exhibitions, museums and galleries often hold special workshops, activities and events. These are often aimed at children and are usually arranged to coincide with the school holidays.

You can also use the 24 Hour Museum website to search for all museum and gallery events taking place across the UK. By using this facility, you can find out what's happening at a local venue today.

Online exhibitions

If you don't want to venture far, you can always take an online tour of a virtual exhibition - such as those featured on the 24 Hour Museum website. Online exhibitions enable you to explore works of art and photography or historical artefacts from the comfort of your own home. However, visitors to these sites should be aware that content can follow adult themes and may not be suitable for children.

How to get there

If you've chosen a museum or gallery to visit and want to get there using public transport, you can use Directgov's online journey planner to work out how to get there.

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