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File:Avonmouth-WestMidlands.jpeg|Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. A collection of restored, historic buildings from the industrial past of the West Midlands.
 
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File:BlackCountryLivingMuseum.jpeg|The Black Country Living Museum, Dudley tells the story of one of the very first industrialised landscapes in Britain.
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File:Trowse-Norfolk.jpeg|Trowse, Norfolk. An existing village was expanded by the Colman family during the 1800s for workers at Colman's mustard factory.
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|Blaise Hamlet, Gloucestershire. Built in 1811 for retired employees of Quaker banker and philanthropist John Scandrett Harford
  
 
File:SaltaireCottages-Bradford.jpeg|[[Saltaire]] Victorian utopian workers village built by entrepreneur Sir Titus Salt in the 1850s http://www.saltairevillage.info/
 
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File:BournvilleHouses-Birmingham.jpg|[[Bournville]] Model Workers Village, Birmingham - built by George and John Cadbury to house and improve the lives of workers at their chocolate factory.
 
File:BournvilleHouses-Birmingham.jpg|[[Bournville]] Model Workers Village, Birmingham - built by George and John Cadbury to house and improve the lives of workers at their chocolate factory.
  
File:PortSunlight-WirralMerseyside.jpeg|[[Port Sunlight]] on the Wirral, Merseyside. Built from 1888 by Lever Brothers to accommodate workers in its soap factory (now part of Unilever)
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File:PortSunlight-WirralMerseyside.jpeg|[[Port Sunlight]] on the Wirral, Merseyside. Built from 1888 by Lever Brothers to accommodate workers in its soap factory (now part of Unilever).
 
 
File:BlackCountryLivingMuseum.jpeg|The Black Country Living Museum, Dudley tells the story of one of the very first industrialised landscapes in Britain.
 
 
 
 
File:BataHouses-EastTilsbury.jpeg|Bata Houses on the Bata Estate, East Tilsbury build by Czech shoe entrepreneur Tomáš Bata in the 1930s.
 
File:BataHouses-EastTilsbury.jpeg|Bata Houses on the Bata Estate, East Tilsbury build by Czech shoe entrepreneur Tomáš Bata in the 1930s.
  
 
File:SilverEndHouses-Braintree.jpeg|[[Silver End]], Braintree, Essex. Built for their workers by the Crittall Windows company.
 
File:SilverEndHouses-Braintree.jpeg|[[Silver End]], Braintree, Essex. Built for their workers by the Crittall Windows company.
  
File:Trowse-Norfolk.jpeg|Trowse, Norfolk. An existing village was expanded by the Colman family during the 1800s for workers at Colman's mustard factory.
 
 
|Blaise Hamlet, Gloucestershire. Built in 1811 for retired employees of Quaker banker and philanthropist John Scandrett Harford
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:34, 26 June 2020

There are many museums around the UK and Irelqnd based in houses. Many of these wonderful museums celebrate a particular person or a social issue and we have listed a small number of examples below The main article. There are also museums and visitor attractions made up of complete towns or suburbs, very often the work of a singular visionary individual. Again, there is a selection of these listed below The main article.

However, the main focus on this page is on house museums whose emphasis is the design and presentation of a particular style and ones that celebrate a particular period in architectural history. Often called ‘memory museums’, these are historic house museums that contain a collection of the traces of memory of the people who once lived there.

House Museums[edit]

Historic Towns & Villages[edit]

Historic Houses Commemorating People[edit]

At Chimni we are mainly focussed on house history, architecture and building styles, so our focus in this section is on house museums that celebrate and explain different periods of house building. However, dotted around the country are a series of wonderful house museums celebrating famous people and their work. We have listed some of our favourites below:

Oliver Cromwell’s House - https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/

Sir John Soane Museum - http://www.soane.org/

Cowper Newton Museum https://cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk/

Dickens Museum - https://dickensmuseum.com/

keat’s House - https://keatsfoundation.com/keats-house-hampstead/

Dylan Thomas' Boat House http://www.dylanthomasboathouse.com/

Dr Jenner's House - http://www.jennermuseum.com/

Jane Austen's House - http://www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk/about/about.htm

The Brontë's Parsonage, Haworth, West Yorks. https://www.bronte.org.uk/about-us

Robert Burns House -http://www.burnsmuseum.org.uk/

Virginia Woolf's 'Monks House' - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/monks-house/

Winston Churchill's 'Chartwell' http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell/

Benjamin Franklin House. http://www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org/site/sections/default.htm

JM Turner's House - Sandycome. http://turnershouse.org/

Oscar Wilde's House - 21 Westland Row, Dublin http://www.tcd.ie/OWC/history/westland.php

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester http://elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk/

Dr Johnson's House - http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/

John Milton's Cottage. http://www.miltonscottage.org

Darwin's home at Down House http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/home-of-charles-darwin-down-house/prices-and-opening-times

Richard Jeffries Museum in Swindon http://www.richardjefferies.org/

Dr Jenner’s House - Historic home of the inventor of smallpox. https://jennermuseum.com/atimeforjenner

See Also In Chimni[edit]

Chimni Wiki Page: House History Books

Chimni Wiki Page: House History Projects

Chimni Wiki Page: House History Categorisation

References[edit]