Six of the weirdest Museums to visit in Britain

Dec 20,2013

The festive season offers families the chance to unwind, relax and eat good food. The time off also offers the perfect chance to spend quality time together, visiting places that you wouldn't otherwise have thought of, or considered before.

Britain is full of amazing but unusual museums to visit; places largely ignored in favour of better known museums. However, they are interesting in their own weird ways and therefore well worth a visit.

Here are six of our favourite oddities to see round the UK.

Cuckooland, Cheshire

No need for the talking clock here. Brothers Roman and Maz Piekarski have been collecting ticking timepieces for over 40 years now, so it's an obvious place to calibrate your watch, phone, tablet…anything which tells the time. Visitors to Cuckooland will come across more than 600 artefacts, including cuckoo, quail and trumpeter clocks, which are all timed to play at intervals throughout your visit.

Dog Collar Museum, Leeds Castle, Kent

Leeds Castle has lots to offer visitors, including acres of parkland, sumptuous interiors, Henry VIII memorabilia, but best of all…a dog collar museum.

Not an obvious choice for families, the Dog Collar Museum claims to display a 'unique collection of historic and fascinating dog collars'. The assortment spans five centuries and includes everything from strong collars, used for past hunting trips, to sparkly 21st century collars. There are over 100 collars on display.

Certainly one for canine lovers - they would be 'barking mad' to miss it!

The Cartoon Museum, London

The Cartoon Museum, in central London, gives visitors the chance to admire the very best British cartoon and comic art. This highly entertaining tourist attraction coves the history and development of British cartoons, from the 18th century through to the present day.

There are over 900 hundred pieces on display, including rare pieces of cartoon art, and the museum regularly hold events for both adults and children to participate in.

Booking in advance is recommended.

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Wycombe Local History and Chair Museum

Run by Wycombe District Council, this museum offers free entry and is located in the town of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. It presents exhibitions on the crafts and history of the local area, including the furniture industry, especially chair-making.

Set in beautiful grounds, and with exciting hands-on activities, Wycombe Museum is a great place to discover the varied history of the district and admire the famous collection of chairs.


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