Rainy days

  1. A visit to Blenheim Palace offers an unforgettable experience. It’s a chance to share the splendours of Baroque architecture, to wonder at the collections of art, tapestry and antiques, and to explore the Park and Gardens and discover landscapes crafted by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Whether enjoying a day visit to this magnificent home to the Dukes of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, or as a regular visitor able to appreciate the changing seasons and an annual programme of historical and cultural events, you will be sure to feel enriched by the Blenheim Palace experience. Britain’s Greatest Palace.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    2. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  2. Child and dinosaur
    A large 18th century house, home to the County’s collections. Explore Oxfordshire’s story from the Jurassic period through to Anglo-Saxons and Victorians to modern day. Garden Café, Museum Gift Shop & Gardens.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  3. Honeybourne Pottery
    Fabulous hands-on clay workshops for individuals and groups, all ages and abilities welcome.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  4. The British Motor Museum
    Explore the British Motor Museum - home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars, from the very first Land Rover to Lady Penelope’s FAB1 - over 400 cars to discover.
    1. 2 Jan 202423 Dec 2024
  5. Gloucester Cathedral
    Gloucester Cathedral of honey coloured lime stone is a place of worship and architectural gem with crypt, cloisters, Chapter House set in its precincts. Shop selling souvenirs, cards, CDs and gifts.
    1. Burford Tolsey Museum & Archive
      Exhibits quaintly recall the trades that flourished here - quarrying, bell-founding, rope-making, brewing, farming, leather-working and clarinet-making. There is also a famous doll's house, furnished in style of the Jane Austen period.
      1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
    2. Trampoline Park at Carterton Leisure Centre
      Carterton Leisure Centre has a wide range of activities and facilities to suit all the family; a trampoline park, soft play, two swimming pools, state-of-the-art gym, a spacious dance studio and spin studio with a varied fitness class programme. There's also two cafés for you to relax and enjoy a tea or coffee.
      1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
    3. Crocodiles of the World
      Crocodiles of the World is the UK's first and only crocodile zoo, and is home to over 80 crocodiles, which represent 12 of the 23 extant crocodilian species, making it the largest collection of crocodiles in the UK
      1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
    4. Charlbury Museum
      Charlbury Museum is an independent museum, run entirely by volunteers. Its five rooms are crammed with exhibits revealing the history of this ancient market town. There is plenty here to interest both adults and children.
      1. 26 Mar 202430 Sep 2024
    5. The Pottery Place
      Oxfordshire’s best Paint-Your-Own Pottery and Craft Studio, offering a range of activities to keep the whole family creative.
      1. The recipient will get a personally guided tour of the Mill and will have time under instruction to make a poker and toasting fork to take home with them.
        1. 18 Mar 202426 Aug 2024
      2. Outside the barn theatre
        The Barn Theatre is a 200 seat theatre based in Cirencester, the heart of the Cotswolds. The producing house received The Stage Awards' 2019 Fringe Theatre of the Year Award and are renowned for their unique Built By Barn productions, which include fresh, imaginative takes on classic plays and musicals alongside newly commissioned work from the best UK talent.
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      3. Churchill & Sarsden Heritage Centre (photo CSHC)
        The building may be only 15' by 30' but its ancient walls contain state of the art technology, with touch screens telling the remarkable stories of two eminent sons of the village, Warren Hastings, first Governor-General of India (1732-1818) and geologist William Smith (1769-1839)
        1. 2 Apr 202425 Sep 2024
      4. Corinium Museum, Cirencester
        Discover the treasures of the Cotswolds as you explore its history at this Award Winning Museum. Home to one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities extensively from Corinium, Roman Britain's second largest city.
        1. 1 Apr 202431 Oct 2024
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      5. Chipping Norton Museum of Local History
        An independent museum located on the first floor of the 19th century Chipping Norton Co-op Society Meeting Hall and run by the local history society.
        1. 19 Mar 202431 Oct 2024
      6. Sudeley Castle
        Award-winning gardens surrounding Castle and medieval ruins. Exhibitions, castle rooms, gift shop & cafes, the best adventure play fort in Gloucestershire!
        1. 19 Mar 20242 Nov 2024
      7. Nature in Art
        Nature in Art is the world’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature.
        1. Court Barn Museum
          Court Barn Museum celebrates the talented designers and craftspeople who have worked in Chipping Campden and the North Cotswolds since the beginning of the twentieth century.
          1. 1 Apr 202430 Sep 2024
          2. 1 Oct 202431 Mar 2025
        2. Wilson Art Gallery cafe
          Cheltenham has an outstanding museum and art gallery with a programme of exciting temporary exhibitions and permanent galleries. Also home to The Wilson Kitchen arts café with its stylish mix of colourful interiors, artwork, music and great food.
          1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
        3. Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
          The GWSR is a volunteer run steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds.
          1. 7 Mar 20243 Jan 2025
        4. Tewkesbury Heritage Centre
          This superbly restored 17th century building, once a shop selling hats, is home to our innovative heritage centre. Using our state of the art portable guides and interactive games, so you can get a taste of our fascinating local history.
          1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
        5. Kelmscott Manor
          The country home of William Morris - poet, craftsman and socialist - from 1871 until 1896, this is an essential experience for anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts movement.
          1. 1 Apr 202429 Oct 2024
        6. The British Motor Museum
          Explore the British Motor Museum - home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars, from the very first Land Rover to Lady Penelope’s FAB1 – there’s something for everyone!
          1. 2 Jan 202423 Dec 2024
        7. Wild keeper experiences at the UK's only crocodile zoo. We have a keeper experience for a range of budgets and requirements, from feeding our Giant Galapagos Tortoises to a whole day VIP experience.
          1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
        8. Combe Mill
          Take part in steam raising and preparing the beam engine before learning to drive it.
          1. 18 Mar 202426 Aug 2024
        9. Combe Mill
          A 19th century sawmill with rare working steam beam engine and waterwheel. Other small steam engines and model engines. Rural artefacts, visiting craftsmen and working forge
          1. 18 Mar 202431 Oct 2024
        10. New Brewery Arts
          New Brewery Arts is the home of craft and making in the heart of the Cotswolds, with galleries, artists’ studios, café and shop, and guest accommodation, and an extensive programme of courses and workshops (over 200 each year). Admission is free.
          1. 1 Mar 202431 Dec 2024
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        11. The Roman Baths
          Walk around the steaming Great Bath where people bathed nearly 2,000 years ago, see the ruins of the temple of Minerva where Roman worshippers gathered, and explore the fascinating museum.
          1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
        12. Typewriter and other items
          A historical collection of items used by the police in the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
          1. 2 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
        13. The Museum in the Park
          The Museum in the Park is set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park. Our collection tells the story of the Stroud Valleys and the wider district, giving you the chance to find out about the people who lived and worked here.
          1. 1 Jan 202430 Nov 2024
        14. A family of 5 sits inside a mock up of a Horsa glider, the type used on D-Day, while wearing miliatry-style costumes.
          SOFO is dedicated to military heritage. Appealing to all visitors, families, historians, and groups, the museum is thematically led and tells fascinating stories using personal archive and accounts from across Oxfordshire.
          1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
        15. Oxford Bus Museum
          A museum containing 30 preserved buses dating back to 1913, an 1881 horse drawn tram, the Morris Motors Museum with vehicles from 1925 to 1977 and 45 vintage bicycles dating back to 1817.
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        16. Witney Museum
          A local history museum highlighting the changes that have taken place in Witney over the last 1,000 years.
          1. 1 Apr 202431 Oct 2024
        17. Tetbury Goods Shed
          The Goods Shed is a vibrant arts centre and cafe in Tetbury. Based in a stunning Victorian railway building set in a park, it features live music, cinema nights and craft workshops.
          1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
        18. The Theatre Chipping Norton
          A feisty producing theatre. Touring nationally. Made in the Cotswolds. Arts and social charity based in Chipping Norton.
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        19. Exterior of Cineworld Witney
          Modern five screen multiplex cinema
          1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
        20. Giffords Circus
          Giffords Circus is a magical village green circus that tours the Cotswolds and beyond during the summer months. A unique blend of bohemian artisan entertainment.
          1. 17 Sep 202427 Sep 2024
        Saltridge Woods (Credit: Ken Long)