London Transport Museum is offering groups exclusive London underground online tours to disused stations, with two sites available that are never open to the public.
From a major new garden project to museum improvements, a poetry library and something for the adrenaline junkies, there is plenty to look out for in Greater Manchester throughout 2021 and into next year.
Make up for lost time in 2021 with this list of new openings, theatre shows and celebrations.
The Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle in County Durham will host an exhibition showcasing some of the remarkable North Country quilts it has added to its collection over the last 20 years.
Group tickets are now available for what will be the UK’s first chance to see the world’s largest touring collection by notorious artist Banksy, showcasing works rarely seen by the general public. It opens in March 2021 and runs until September.
The Florence Nightingale Museum in London is offering groups exclusive online talks, as well as future tours which all help bring the story of ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ to life.
From finding out about the toilet habits of astronauts to a journey through Britain’s fascinating car heritage, there’s a museum to suit family groups, whatever your age range and interests.
How a series of lectures on Zoom during lockdown led to a fascinating day out in Southampton for Gwen Wright and her Cranleigh Arts Society group.
John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird has welcomed the arrival of her brother’s piano, used to compose and record Imagine, to Liverpool’s Strawberry Field attraction.
The annual attractions survey by VisitEngland has revealed the most popular free and paid-for attractions visited during 2019.
The Box in Plymouth has opened its doors for the first time - the largest arts and heritage museum space to open in the UK this year.
The Royal Air Force Museum has opened new exhibitions at its London and Cosford sites to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Cornwall’s Bodmin Jail is set to reopen on 1st October after undergoing a major £8.5 million redevelopment, bringing new features to the historic prison.
The first coach group has visited the World of James Herriot since before lockdown, ahead of the return of All Creatures Great and Small to our television screens.
In this instalment, we shine a spotlight on Wiltshire, where green landscapes, atmospheric ruins and even a former Prime Minister’s house awaits…
Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, home of the World War Two code-breakers, has revealed a host of activities to welcome back families with discounts available.
The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has released its 2019 visitor numbers with gardens, museums and historic properties seeing an especially successful year.
We asked more readers to share some of their best group days out - and they did not disappoint. Have a look at these…
We speak to visitor services manager Rachel Chivers about the exciting developments happening at Aerospace Bristol.
Sasha Greig, head of visitor experience and retail at the Old Royal Naval College reflects on the successes and challenges of the last year.
From a virtual festival to ringing bells for the local community, there’s plenty being organised for the day and beyond. Share these with your group so you can all enjoy them as we continue to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Geoff Allen, who organises trips for Travallen Travel & Events, reports back on a recent stellar visit to Aerospace Bristol.
These online virtual tours bring the beauty and wonder of the continent to you and your group - think of it as a fam trip for next year’s outings.
More than 60 works of art will go on display at London’s RAF Museum to shine a spotlight on different artist’s responses to the Battle of Britain and the Blitz.
The free London museum has been busy sharing details about its 2020 programme – and there’s some unique events going on.
Fantasy and fairy tales are brought to life at the Barnard Castle-based museum’s spring exhibition.
Beamish has announced a full programme of events for the year ahead inspired by national and local heritage.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has seen more than 50,000 visitors through its doors since opening last summer in York, sparking a further extension and plans to open the attraction in Leicester.
2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the remarkable homecoming journey of the world’s first great ocean liner.
The Group Leisure & Travel team have been here, there and everywhere in 2019. We’ve picked out a handful of our favourite visits to help inspire your next group trip.
Applications have now closed for this Reader Club trip which includes some of Wiltshire’s top attractions.
The Museum of the Home in London will reopen next summer after an £18.1 million development, doubling in size.
The Science Museum in South Kensington has opened one of the most significant medical collections in the world, featuring 3,000 different and interesting objects.
The World Heritage Site in Shropshire has plenty for groups to discover, from remarkable landscapes to fascinating stories.
Groups can now book events and exhibitions at the royal residences next year, including exclusive private tours.
GLT’s deputy editor Katherine Payne got an early look at the rare relics from Tutankhamun’s tomb in all of their remarkable detail.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh opening this weekend at the Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea.
Get planning for next year with our round-up of the art and photography displays at the Royal Collection Trust (RCT)’s attractions.
The London Transport Museum has launched Hidden London tours for groups for the very first time, taking visitors down into some of the capital’s disused tube stations and secret spaces at a discounted rate.
This autumn, the city’s World Museum will display the first ever exhibition of Taki Katei’s work outside Japan as part of the UK-Japan Season of Culture.
The historic Welbeck estate has reopened its Portland Collection gallery following an extended closure after the theft of its Portland Tiara last November.
VisitBritain’s annual study on the number of visits to different attractions has been released, with two London sites taking first place in the top ten paid and free places to go.
Visit Buckinghamshire & The Chilterns has created new itineraries, suitable for groups, linking to various films, TV series and authors.
The Royal Collection Trust’s display George IV: Art & Spectacle will open at The Queen’s Gallery this November.
Our pick of some of the most unique places to take your members for a group trip with a difference.
The first building in a new 1950s Town being created at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, has opened to the public.
The RAF museums, located in London and Cosford, have revealed their programme of events which will pay homage to the iconic World War Two plane.
The Science Museum has opened a new exhibition named Driverless: Who is in control?, exploring ‘how close we are to living in a world driven by thinking machines.’
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will make its UK debut this summer in York city centre, allowing visitors to literally step inside his paintings.
The display, which opens this July and runs into 2020, will look at the latest car technology allowing visitors to design their own ‘car of the future’.
As well as learning about the human body through Dr Gunther von Hagens’ amazing plastination process, you can now get a free body-mapping service as part of a visit to BODY WORLDS London in a new interactive area of the museum.
The largest display of the artist’s work, in more than 65 years, is now open to the public at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
The shepherdess Alison O’Neill will have an exhibition about her life and work on display at the Dales Countryside Museum in Yorkshire from 22nd May.
A self-portrait of William Blake will be on display for the first time in the UK as part of a new exhibition showcasing more than 300 original artworks.
The Naze Tower in Essex has opened to the public for its 15th year, and will remain accessible for visitors until 3rd November, with a range of exhibitions, events and activities lined up.
With 2019 marking the 200th anniversary Queen Victoria’s birth, here are some of the places you can go to learn more about the second-longest reigning monarch, this year and next.
Coldharbour Mill Museum in Devon has revealed details of its latest group package, encouraging more people to visit the working Victorian factory and museum.
Her Majesty The Queen has revealed London Science Museum’s newest exhibition which celebrates the 100th anniversary of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the UK’s Intelligence, Security and Cyber agency.
The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has revealed its latest 2018 visitor numbers with the Tate Modern taking the top spot as the most popular choice.
The exhibition, known around the world as one of the most innovative and daring, will feature a variety of quirky items and stories.
The Royal Air Force Museum in London has unveiled its latest experience - a virtual reality attraction transporting visitors to a pivotal moment in history.
A exhibition focusing on the young pharoah Tutankhamun and his tomb artefacts will go on display in London later this year.
The Science Museum in London will be opening a new exhibition this June which focuses on the future of driving technology.
Jeannine Williamson went to the new Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition, now on at London’s V&A.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, will return to the Beverley Art Gallery this summer.
Lakeland Arts has revealed that it will be exhibiting more than 450 years of art history as part of its 2019 programme of exhibitions, which will include a huge summer show on artists Ruskin and Turner.
Laura Sexton reports back from an exciting Reader Club Trip to Shakespeare’s Globe and The View from the Shard.
The Lake District’s new Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories will open its doors on 23rd March this year.
A study carried out by Art Fund has found that 63% of UK adults visit a museum or gallery to destress, but with so many to pick from in the UK we’ve rounded up some of the more unusual ones.
This autumn the National Portrait Gallery in London will host a new exhibition focused on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art.
The new museum is set to open to the public for the first time on the 2nd February 2019.
Jane Austen’s House Museum is gearing up to celebrate its 70th anniversary with a programme of displays and events this year.
The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth has received funding to improve three rooms in the historic house.
Following its UK tour, Tim Peake’s spacesuit will go on display at the National Space Centre in Leicester this summer.
The British Museum in London has released details on its forthcoming exhibitions for 2019.
Two new exhibitions focusing on equine artist Sir Alfred Munnings and the British hussars have opened at the National Army Museum.
The British Motor Museum, in Warwickshire, has announced a schedule of more than 16 motoring shows for 2019, as well as a new exhibition.
From exploring the body, to the arts, here are some of the exhibitions your group can enjoy during 2019.
The exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the much-loved musical film and features cars, costumes and original film concept art.
The new MK Gallery in Milton Keynes will open on 16th March 2019 and will feature five galleries showcasing the town’s development.
The first major solo art exhibition featuring work from internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga will run until January 2019 at the London venue.
We look at the museums, exhibitions and attractions with links to the First World War you can visit with your group.
The National Stud in Newmarket has been awarded with Coach Friendly Status by the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK.
A touring exhibition from House of Illustration, curated by Quentin Blake, has now opened at York Art Gallery featuring imagery from The BFG.
St Fagans National Museum of History in Wales has undergone a £30 million restoration.
The new exhibition, opening at the Bournemouth based museum on 2nd November will feature photographs of China in the 1860/70s.
GLT attended the opening of the incredible new museum experience in London, BODY WORLDS.
The new flagship exhibition, BODY WORLDS will provide an interactive and fun insight into the human body.
Fans of the HBO show will soon be able to explore the iconic filming locations as they open to the public.
The display, at the Mining Art Gallery in Bishop Auckland, will present artwork depicting women from the 19th century mining communities.
Additional information on first Yorkshire Sculpture International event has been released.
The Garden Show at Woburn Abbey & Gardens in Bedfordshire will welcome more groups when it returns next June.
The wedding outfits worn by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be on display..
Christmas celebrations at County Durham’s Raby Castle will include afternoon teas, real reindeer and a festive market.
A new exhibition of pictures by the man dubbed the ‘father or war photography’ will go on display at Buckingham Palace.
Yorkshire has seen the biggest rise in visitor interest, according to an annual report by VisitEngland, so we round up five of the best free attractions that groups will love.
England’s ‘world class’ historic properties are enjoying a purple patch as enthusiasts flock to them in their droves.
A dazzling display of daffodils is just one of the horticultural treats on offer at Historic Hever Castle & Gardens in Kent next year.
Christmas at Dunham Massey will return to the historic National Trust property in Cheshire from 30th November until 30th December, featuring more illuminations and festive displays.
The horrors of the Spanish Flu 100 years ago is brought to life in an exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum.
The Emmerdale Studio Experience in Leeds has opened a brand-new set; an exact replica of the soap’s Café Main Street.
The ‘Remaking Beamish’ project has seen the opening of its first attraction as Joe the Quilter’s cottage is added to the reasons to visit at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North in County Durham.
This Christmas, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire will be transformed, both inside and out, to showcase what is expected to be its biggest Christmas yet, with a new indoor experience.
A new exhibition celebrating the impact of London’s first orphanage and school over the past 500 years has opened.
Groups visiting the Queen’s House at Royal Museums Greenwich will soon be able to get a unique insight into the clothes worn by the Tudors and Stuarts with a new costume demonstration.
A new exhibition for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London will open in February 2019, showcasing the life and works of Christian Dior.
Over 3,000 objects from around the world have gone on display as the Horniman Museum’s World Gallery is now open.
The plans for a new wildlife centre in Wales have been accepted in Montgomeryshire, with the hopes of attracting up to 60,000 visitors a year.
The countdown is on to the Bowes Museum’s catwalking summer exhibition which opens on 7th July.
Buckinghamshire-based Bletchley Park has announced it will open a major new exhibition featuring film and displays in spring 2019 to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
The Kent Mining Heritage Foundation has received funding towards the development and support of the Betteshanger Project, which aims to expand the heritage offering in the area.
To celebrate London History Day, we round up five itinerary fillers for a day out in London that are dedicated to the capital’s past, and won’t cost you a penny to enjoy.
Kew Gardens, in London, will be transformed by a host of newly commissioned artworks of light and sound this festive season.
The Royal Horticultural Society has teamed up with seed and plant experts Thompson & Morgan to create an inspirational garden experience for visitors this summer.
Manchester Museum has received a confirmed grant for a major project which will see new spaces created for exhibitions.
The Bishop’s Palace in Wells will be hosting a new sculpture trail from this September within its gardens and Medieval buildings.
London’s Science Museum will host The Sun: Living With Our Star, an exhibition exploring the earth’s relationship with the sun.
An Art Deco building on Kensington High Street will become Japan House London: a visitor experience and creative crossroads for Japan and the UK.
Groups can enjoy an exclusive look behind the scenes of British soap opera, Coronation Street, with some new tour packages.
The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) in Plymouth will be celebrating its 20th birthday this year with a programme of events to commemorate its work and inspire new audiences about oceans and their importance for a healthy planet.
The Natural History Museum’s famous diplodocus skeleton is currently on a tour of the UK and is heading to Birmingham where groups can arrange dining packages at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), London’s festival of outdoor theatre and performing arts, will run from 21st June to 7th July in locations across Royal Greenwich, Royal Docks and Tower Hamlets.
There are only a few days to go until a new major photography exhibition opens at the Museum of London.
Castle Howard, in Yorkshire, has just opened a new Mat Collishaw art exhibition.