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Museums & Exhibitions

Our most recommended East Midlands Museums & Exhibitions

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden Entry Ticket

1. Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden Entry Ticket

Walk in the footsteps of the great Tudor queen and imagine the opulence and splendor of Elizabethan Kenilworth. Wander the pathways to discover the marble fountain, the ornate aviary, and the Earl of Leicester's emblem of the bear and ragged staff. Choose between a single or a family ticket. Visit the fascinating exhibition about the famous royal romance between the queen and her ambitious courtier, Robert Dudley. Explore the Elizabethan bedroom and Oak Room which contains a beautifully ornate alabaster fireplace that once stood in Elizabeth I's private rooms. Have fun with the family-friendly displays in the interactive exhibition bringing Kenilworth's past to life. Housed in the magnificent Tudor stables, see how the castle has changed throughout its 900-year history. Children can get hands-on with history as they try on dress up clothes and see and touch the mighty trebuchet balls which were hurled at Kenilworth Castle 800 years ago. Admire the mighty Castle keep - the heart of castle life for 500 years. Unwind with a visit to the Stables Tearoom, which offers a delicious selection of cakes and light lunches, made from seasonal ingredients and sourced from local suppliers.

Warwick: British Motor Museum Entry Ticket

2. Warwick: British Motor Museum Entry Ticket

Explore the British Motor Museum and discover the world's largest collection of historic British cars. Learn more about the British motor industry and see how cars have changed through the decades as well as their role in and impact on our society. Take a walk down the 'Time Road' and discover how both motoring and family life has changed through the decades including period music and memorable events such as the introduction of double yellow lines. Travel through 'Making British Cars' and see how influential the motor industry has been over the years and where it is heading in the future. Get 'Under The Skin' and unravel the mystery of how cars work with interactive exhibits. Experience how suspension has improved over time and compare the difference between rack and pin and power steering. The Museum's enthusiastic staff and volunteers are there to help bring the cars to life and are happy to answer any questions you may have during your visit. There is also an onsite café serving hot and cold meals and snacks.

Warwickshire: Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass

3. Warwickshire: Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass

Choose a pass valid for 1, 2, or 3 days. Benefit from free entry to 10 attractions, tours, and museums. Visit Shakespeare’s Schoolroom to see where he first put quill to paper, immersing yourself in a world of literary wonder. Enjoy the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world’s most spectacular and colorful butterflies flying all around at Stratford Butterfly Farm. You can see them feeding and flying in a wonderful tropical environment. Walk along the ramparts of some of the oldest medieval ruins in England at Kenilworth Castle. Cruise the Avon River, and enjoy the breeze and river sounds. Then, explore the grounds of Stoneleigh Abbey. Visit the British Motor Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars. Discover a hidden Victorian Garden at Hill Close Gardens. Explore the crazy world of the MAD Museum, which is a hands-on experience for kids. Spend the afternoon learning about the juniper berry at Shakespeare Distillery, with a guided gin distillery tour.

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What people are saying about East Midlands

absolutely a fantastic day, definitely one of the best day we've had in a long time. Took my dad,partner and father in-law for a late father's day present, they loved it especially due to we went to the British history cars,it was great hear they olden saying my dad had that car I had that car and at some point brought a tear to my eye of the pure happiness of seeing them living their childhoods can't wait for the next event x

We visited the British motor museum on good Friday. Such a fantastic trip out, my 2 boys loved every second. There were lots of activities going on with it being Easter weekend which added that extra special touch for the kids. The staff were extremely lovely and very helpful and the museum itself is immaculately kept.

Great day out and reasonably priced compared to some “ places of visit “ ! Lots to see and do! Cater very well for children and lots of grassed areas to have a picnic coupled with the on site cafe and picnic tables. All in all a great day out !

Hubby always wanted to go - thoroughly enjoyed the experience, so much information and fantastic cars. Staff were keen and eager to pass on their knowledge and assist in getting the most from the experience.

Brilliant experience especially for my husband and kids