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A series of period rooms lead the visitor from colonial times until the eve of the American Civil War.

Open afternoons Tues to Sun, admission charges apply.

Welcome to our map of museums in Britain, ranging from internationally famous national museums such as the Natural History Museum, the National Museum Cardiff and the Imperial War Museum, to specialist and local interest museums, all colour coded for ease of searching.

The sheer diversity of museums in Britain is staggering: for example, you can learn all about the world of money, finance and economics at the Museum on the Mound, Edinburgh, or celebrate all things 20th century at Stella Mitchell’s National Museum of British Popular Culture at Craven Arms in Shropshire.

The museum’s permanent exhibitions include some of Abingdon’s most important and historically significant artefacts, including the 16th century Monk’s Map, a replica of the Anglo-Saxon Abingdon Sword, and one of the last MGB roadsters produced at the nearby MG factory. Type of Museum: Industrial Museum Country: Shropshire, England Owned / Operated by: Shropshire Council Address: Acton Scott, near Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QQ One of Britain’s leading working farm museums, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm specialises in practical demonstrations of historic farming using traditional skills and period horse-drawn machines.

The only museum showcasing American decorative and folk art outside of the United States, it was founded to better promote Anglo-American understanding.

Documenting the development of American decorative arts from the 1680s onwards, exhibits include an extensive collection of quilts, pieces of traditional Shaker furniture, Native American art and original maps of the New World.

Type of Museum: Local Museum Country: Buckinghamshire , England Owned / Operated by: Charity Number 288865 Address: 49 High St, Amersham, HP7 0DP Housed in a 15th century half-timbered house, the museum tells the story of Amersham through collections of archaeological finds and artefacts from Roman times through to the present day.

Open Wed, Thur, Sat & Sun afternoons between late spring to early autumn, admission charges apply.