Historical Days Out For All The Family
From railways to quirky museums and Georgian houses your little historians will love these ideas for great days out in the North West of England with one foot in the past. What are you waiting for?
Greater Manchester Police Museum
57a Newton St., Manchester (map)
Step back in time to Victorian Manchester at the Police Museum. Find out how the 'new' Bobbies on the beat upheld the law over all the narrow alleys, slums and unruly alehouse of this hidden city.
Queen Street Mill Textile Museum
Harle Syke, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 2HX (map)
Visit the last surviving and operational steam-powered weaving mill in the world, watch the weavers turn cotton into cloth and experience what it was like to work in a mill.
Visit this beautiful manor house on the banks of the River Mersey to find out the history behind the mix Tudor architecture and the Victorian arts and craft movement. Once you've taken a tour of the house, get lost in the maze and surrounding gardens and then treat yourself to homemade cakes and scones in the new Stable Tea Room.
Go behind the scenes of one of the greatest football teams of all time and discover why over 200,000 people visit the Manchester United Museum every year.
National Waterways Museum
South Pier Road, Halton (map)
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