Sum­mer Her­itage Col­lec­tion

BBC History Magazine - - Out & About -

1. BLARNEY CAS­TLE

Situated 8 km from Cork City, this his­toric cas­tle is most fa­mous for its stone, which has the tra­di­tional power of con­fer­ring elo­quence on all who kiss it. info@blar­n­ey­cas­tle.ie | 00 353 21 438 5252

5. QUARRY BANK

Step back into the early in­dus­trial revo­lu­tion at Quarry Bank. Situated just a few miles south of Manch­ester, Quarry Bank is home to a com­plete in­dus­trial com­mu­nity of mill own­ers, work­ers and child ap­pren­tices. na­tion­al­trust.org.uk/quarry-bank

9. VALENTINES MAN­SION

Dis­cover Valentines Man­sion & Gar­dens – a grade II* listed coun­try house with en­chant­ing his­toric gar­dens dat­ing back to 1696, with pe­riod fur­nished rooms, gor­geous out­doors and a charm­ing Gar­dener’s Cot­tage Café. Free En­try. valen­ti­nes­man­sion.com | 020 8708 8100

2. THE LI­BRARY AND MU­SEUM OF FREEMASONRY

Visit our ex­hi­bi­tion at Freema­sons’ Hall, London to dis­cover three cen­turies of English freemasonry and ex­plore how mod­ern freemasonry fits into to­day’s world. lib­mus@freemasonry.london.mu­seum

6. ACTON COURT

A beau­ti­fully con­served Tu­dor manor house built in 1535 for the Royal Progress of Henry VIII and Anne Bo­leyn. Dur­ing our sum­mer season we of­fer guided tours and Spe­cial Events. ac­ton­court.com | 01454 228 224

10. HOPEWELL MINE TOURS

Your guide will en­able you to see the mar­vels of coal, the ar­du­ous work­ing con­di­tions and ge­ol­ogy in their nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment. It’s the clos­est ex­pe­ri­ence any­one can get to Freem­i­ning without hav­ing to dig coal! hopewell­col­liery.com | 01594 810706

3. THE SPRING ARTS & HER­ITAGE CEN­TRE

One of the UK’s few in­te­grated arts and her­itage cen­tres. Visit us to ex­plore our lo­cal his­tory mu­seum, watch a per­for­mance, view our ex­hi­bi­tions and re­lax in our café. thes­pring.co.uk | 023 9247 2700

7. G F WATTS: ENG­LAND’S MICHELANGELO

Ex­plore colour and cos­mos in an ex­hi­bi­tion of the most stun­ning paint­ings by G F Watts. See Watts’ finest works and dis­cover why he be­came known as Eng­land’s Michelangelo. watts­gallery.org.uk | Guild­ford, Sur­rey

11. FROGMORE MILL, HEMEL HEMP­STEAD

Learn about the his­tory of pa­per, make your own sheet, see a work­ing 1902 pa­per ma­chine and much more at the world’s old­est mech­a­nised pa­per mill. thep­a­per­trail.org.uk | 01442 234600

4. CHILLINGHAM CAS­TLE

Grade 1 Star Listed Chillingham Cas­tle, with its fine rooms, gar­dens, lakes, foun­tains and tea room is a 12th cen­tury strong­hold famed for ac­tion and bat­tles. chillingham-cas­tle.com | 01668 215 359

8. DE HAVILLAND MU­SEUM

The UK’s old­est avi­a­tion mu­seum, and ded­i­cated to the preser­va­tion and restora­tion of the de Havilland Her­itage. We are a “work­ing” mu­seum staffed by volunteers – al­ways will­ing to an­swer your ques­tions. de­hav­il­land­mu­seum.co.uk | 01727 826400

12. SPRING GALA, 27th - 29th MAY

A rare op­por­tu­nity to see three Is­land lo­co­mo­tives in op­er­a­tion, in­clud­ing the newest ad­di­tion to the fleet - 41298. This year’s event in Mine­head is loosely themed on the ‘Mer­stone to Vent­nor West Branch.’ iw­steam­rail­way.co.uk

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