Inspiring Itineraries

Six of the best collections for groups

From ancient artefacts to Roman remains and from amazing artworks
to priceless jewellery, we have some enthralling collections on display
to wow your groups.

1. Birdoswald Roman Fort

Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD

The visitor centre has an exhibition full of hands-on activities and an introductory film. Here you can discover the history of Hadrian's Wall and Birdoswald Roman Fort. The fascinating Roman Artefacts on display include female burial remains, challenging the view that Hadrian's Wall was the preserve of military men.

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2. Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4EU

Hundreds of fascinating finds from the central section of Hadrian's Wall unearthed by Victorian antiquarian John Clayton. The museum at Chesters Roman Fort was built in the 1890s, and still retains much of its original style. Totally unique along Hadrian's Wall, its collections are made up of around 2000 Roman finds, including a world class assortment of Roman Altar Stones. 

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3. Kenwood

Hampstead Lane, London, NW3 7JR

Kenwood’s collection includes fine historic interiors, sculpture, furniture and jewellery. The world-famous art collection at Kenwood includes paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Dyke, Turner, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Constable.


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4. Osborne

York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JX

Part of the Royal Collection, Osborne's artworks, furniture, furnishings and personal mementos provide and intimate glimpse into the family life of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children.


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5. Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection

Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath, London, SE10 8QX

Featuring more than 700 works of fine and decorative art, from medieval sculptures and glittering enamels to Renaissance paintings, Dutch Old Masters and French tapestries.


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6. Stonehenge

Nr Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7DE

Discover the story of Stonehenge: the stones, the landscape, the people and its meaning, through a powerful combination of cutting-edge audio-visual experiences and incredible ancient objects. The exhibition contains nearly 300 archaeological objects, finds from Stonehenge and other nearby monuments, now displayed on site for the first time. All the objects are on loan from Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum, Devizes. We recommend a visit to these two museums to find out more about the prehistory of the Stonehenge area.


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