Closed museums – missing data (independents by region)

Can you help us with information about any of these independent museums?

We want to know what happened to the collections after closure, and what the building was subsequently used for, if anything.

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This list is organised by regions and UK nations. You can also view the same list grouped by subject matter.

If a museum’s name is struck through then we have gathered information about it since first putting this list online.

East Midlands

50 and 61 Squadron Museum, Lincoln LN6 0JE. Closed 2017

Longdale Craft Centre And Museum, Nottingham NG15 9AH. Closed 2015

Strutts North Mill, Belper DE56 1YD. Closed 2022

Vinas Dolls Gallery, Newark NG23 6JE. Closed 2015

East of England

Blitz And Pieces, Great Yarmouth NR29 3NS. Closed 2016

British Magic Museum, North Walsham NR28 0NB. Closed 2018

Collectors World, Downham Market PE38 0AU. Closed 2009-2010

Iceni Village, Cockley Clay PE37 8AG. Closed 2014

Laundry & Mangle Museum, Coggleshall CO6 1NT. Closed 2001

Norfolk Museum Of Straw Works, Hanworth NR11 7HH. Closed 2017

The Suffolk Punch Trust Heritage Museum, Woodbridge IP12 3JR. Closed 2013

William Clowes Printing Museum, Beccles NR34 9QE. Closed 2004


Cat Museum, London HA3 5EE. Closed 2007-2015

London Motor Museum, Hayes UB3 4SB. Closed 2018

Soseki Museum, London SW4 0NG. Closed 2016

North East

Durham Miners Heritage Centre, Nevilles Cross DH1 4PJ. Closed 2012

North West

Heritage First!, Ulverston LA12 0HA. Closed 2016

Lancashire Titanic Museum, nr. Chorley PR7 5PB. Closed 2018

The Cumberland Toy & Model Museum, Cockermouth CA13 9NG. Closed 2005

The Old Sunday School, Macclesfield SK11 6UT. Closed 2018

Urbis, Manchester M4 3BG. Closed 2010

Wetheriggs Pottery & Museum, Penrith CA10 2DG. Closed 2008

South East

Bentley Motor Museum, nr Halland BN8 5AF. Closed 2018

Haxted Watermill Museum, Haxted TN8 6PU. Closed 2012

Light Infantry Museum, Winchester SO23 8TS. Closed 2009

Mechanical Memories Museum, Brighton BN2 1TD. Closed 2020-2021

Mesolithic Museum, nr Dorking RH5 6JD. Closed 2011-2017

Reigate Priory Museum, Reigate RH2 7RL. Closed 2013

Ringwood Town And Country Experience, Ringwood BH24 3PA. Closed 2013

The Precinct Toy Collection, Sandwich CT13 9ES. Closed 2004-2017

Wish Tower Puppet Museum, Eastbourne BN21 4BY. Closed 2001

South West

Bakelite Museum, Williton TA4 4NS. Closed 2018

Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, Helston TR12 6LQ. Closed 2010

Longstone Heritage Centre, Isle of Scilly TR21 0NW. Closed 2011

Magnificent Music Machines, Liskeard PL14 4SH. Closed 2012

Mechanical Music Museum, nr. Cheltenham GL54 3ET. Closed 2019

National Museum Of Gardening, Crowntown TR13 0AB. Closed 2011

Newhouse, Salisbury SP5 2NX. Closed 2019

The Woodland Heritage Museum, nr Westbury BA13 4EH. Closed 2007-2017

West Midlands

Beswick Museum, Stoke on Trent ST3 2JP. Closed 2000

Priory Visitor Centre, Coventry CV1 5EX. Closed 2019

Yorkshire and The Humber

Automobilia Transport Museum, Huddersfield HD1 6QA. Closed 2000

Haywain Farm Museum, Doncaster DN9 1JZ. Closed 2016-2018

Keighley Police Museum, Keighley BD21 3SH. Closed 2015

The Counting House Museum, Malton YO17 7HW. Closed 2017

The Harmonium Museum, Shipley BD18 3JS. Closed 2011

Thorpe Prebend Heritage Centre, Ripon HG4 1QR. Closed 2009-2010

Yorkshire Motor Museum, Batley WF17 6HT. Closed 2010

Northern Ireland

Fernhill House: The People’s Museum, Belfast BT13 3PT. Closed 2008

Mullaghbawn Folk Museum, Newry BT35 0AA. Closed 2003-2017

Museum of the Royal Irish Regiment, Ballymena BT43 7BH. Closed 2016-2018


Abbot House Heritage Centre, Dunfermline KY12 7NE. Closed 2015

Borreraig Park Museum, Dunvegan IV55 8ZX. Closed 2012-2017

Inveraray Maritime Museum, Inveraray PA32 8UY. Closed 2016

Maxwelton House, Moniavie DG3 4DX. Closed 2000

Morita Museum Of Fine Art, Edinburgh EH9 2AX. Closed 2013-2017

Musselburgh Doll Museum, Musselburgh EH21 7DX. Closed 2011

Old Buittle Tower, Nr Castle Douglas DG7 1PA. Closed 2016

The Museum Of Cipher Equipment, Cupar KY15 4NP. Closed 2004-2017

Titanic Inverness Maritime Museum, Inverness IV3 8QH. Closed 2018

Wild Life Museum, Appin PA38 4DF. Closed 2000


Abergynolwyn Village Museum, Abergynolwyn LL36 9YB. Closed 2007

Griffithstown Railway Museum, Pontypool NP4 5JH. Closed 2011

Llanrwst Almshouse Museum, Llanrwst LL26 0LE. Closed 2012

Regimental Museum Of 1st The Queens Dragoon Guards, Cardiff CF14 3YE. Closed 2010

The Hall at Abbey-cwm-Hir, nr Llandrindod Wells LD1 6PH. Closed 2020

Tin Shed Museum, Laugharne SA33 4QG. Closed 2018

Vale Of Glamorgan Railway, Barry Island CF62 5TH. Closed 2008

Welsh Transport Heritage Centre, Swansea SA4 4NY. Closed 2012