Museums

The World of James Herriot

The World of James Herriot

Nidderdale Museum
 

Nidderdale Museum

Green Howards Regimental Museum

Green Howards Regimental Museum

National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum

Jorvik Viking Centre

Jorvik Viking Centre

The World of James Herriot

The World of James Herriot

The World of James Herriot pays a unique tribute to the life and times of the author Alf Wight, otherwise known as the world renowned vet James Herriot. The original veterinary surgery and home has been restored to the 1940’s, with original props from the BBC series “All Creatures Great and Small”.
Distance from Swinton Park 14 miles.
http://www.worldofjamesherriot.org

Nidderdale Museum

Nidderdale Museum

Nidderdale Museum is situated in the dales town of Pateley Bridge (a lovely drive from the hotel over the moors) and shows how ordinary people lived and worked in the Yorkshire Dales. The majority of the items on display have come from the homes of local people over the years. Highlights of the museum are the village store, the Victorian Parlour and the cobbler’s workshop.
Distance from Swinton Park 13 miles.
www.nidderdalemuseum.com

Green Howards Regimental Museum

Green Howards Regimental Museum

The Green Howards Regimental Museum is in the centre of the market square in Richmond and tells the story of the illustrious Green Howards Regiment from its very beginnings to the present day. Artefacts and photographs of the Crimean War, the North-West Frontier of India, the Boer War and archive film of World War I form just a small part of the vivid presentation of the Green Howards’ story in both peace and war.
Distance from Swinton Park 14 miles.
www.greenhowards.org.uk

National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum displays a collection of over 100 locomotives and nearly 200 other items of rolling stock, virtually all of which either ran on the railways of Great Britain or were built here. The permanent display includes the Royal Train saloons and The Flying Scotsman. It is the largest museum of its type in Britain and has more visitors than any other British museum outside London./ Distance from Swinton Park 36 miles.
www.nrm.org.uk

Jorvik Viking Centre

Jorvik Viking Centre

The Jorvik Viking Centre stands on the site of one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology. Between the years 1976-81 archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik as it stood 1,000 years ago. The visitor experience of Viking-Age York takes you through a reconstruction of what was discovered.
Distance from Swinton Park 37 miles.
www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk

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This is the most beautiful time of year at Swinton Park. The Walled Garden beds are brimming over with peonies, delphiniums and roses as well as young vegetables and fragrant herbs. Enjoy these at our Garden Lunches and Garden Design Days while learning how to create a productive garden.

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