Once a school that provided a free education for destitute children, a row of 19th century warehouses is now a free museum giving visitors a chance to step back in time – and into the classroom – for a strict Victorian lesson
Science, technology, art or history … readers recommend fun and educational museums around the country in time for half-term
Louis Tussauds House of Wax in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, achieved cult status with thousands of visitors – because none of the models looked like the people they were supposed to represent. Sadly, this national treasure closed in 2013, so these images are your only chance to see what you’ve missed.
After an alternative to the usual museum trips? This roundup of new and improved exhibition spaces and galleries should be just the ticket
It’s not always a case of avoiding the ‘exit through the gift store’ bit. These striking and creatively stocked museum shops are worth a visit in their own right
Head to Europe on a city break and a museum trip is likely, but why not take a detour from the big hitters and try one of these excellent alternatives instead?
This weekend hundreds of museums across the UK will open up at night to offer activities ranging from pop-up planetariums to re-enacting Viking battles, ghost tours to loud music in the British Library. Here’s our pick of the highlights