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    Normanby Hall Country Park

    Normanby Hall Country Park is a beautiful 300 acre estate set in the heart of North Lincolnshire. Open to the public every day of the year, the park offers the perfect backdrop to your day out. The Hall and the Farming Museum are only open throughout the summer months, but with award winning gardens, ample wildlife, exciting events, or just a relaxing environment to enjoy a day out, there is plenty to keep you entertained all year round. All year, 9am to dusk.

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    North Lincolnshire Museum

    The early and later history of North Lincolnshire is explored through visual displays of geology, natural history, archaeology and social history.

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    Scawby Hall

    Open for 28 days each year, this family-sized gem contains fine portraits and engravings by George Stubbs, the celebrated horse painter, as well as other notable artists.

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    Spider T Humber Super Sloop and HMS Pickle

    Part of the upcoming project HMS (Historic, Motor and Sail) these historic vessels are living museums and offer visitors a rare and memorable experience. Catering for corporate parties and with many other visiting opportunities available this is a must for every North Lincolnshire visitor. The upcoming HMS project is in development, with these two national treasures […]

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    St Andrew's Church

    Overlooking the town it provides an ideal base from which to explore the built and cultural history of Epworth. Both the church and the town have strong connections to the Wesley family; the Reverend Samuel Wesley was rector here from 1695 to 1735. His sons were born and brought up in Epworth.

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    St Peter's Church

    St Peter’s Church is an archaeological treasure-trove and one of the most studied churches in England. It has a remarkably complete Anglo-Saxon tower and baptistery and the large medieval nave and chancel displays a range architectural styles. The church now has an interactive exhibition featuring reconstructed skeletons and details of lifestyles in the past, giving […]

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    Steam Railtours

    On selected summer weekends, the Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society runs Railtours around the Tata Steel Scunthorpe site. With guides on hand, you’ll learn all about iron and steel making and glimpse red hot steel.

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    The Old Smithy & Heritage Centre

    A Victorian Smithy as it was abandoned many years ago. Exhibition of agricultural tools in a courtyard setting and Village Museum on the first floor.

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    The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft

    Visit Britain’s largest collection of trolleybuses. Take a nostalgic ride on one and look around the 1950/60s exhibitions and shop window displays. Open selected weekends throughout the year. 11am – 5pm.

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    Thornton Abbey & Gatehouse

    The ornate fortified gatehouse of Thornton Abbey is among the finest in Britain. There are remains of monastic buildings and an exhibition on the abbey’s history. Extensive restoration of the crumbling monastery and a new exterior staircase gives visitors easier access to the gatehouse and its haunting passageways and hidden alleys. The abbey offers a […]