Nerdy Days Out

It’s hard to define what makes a good nerdy day trip but you’ll be sure to be spoilt for choice if you live in the UK. Ben Goldacre has asked his blog visitors to crowd source a Google Map of geeky adventures. We’ve pulled all the ones into England onto the table below and linked to their profile on DayTripFinder.

We’ll try and keep these updated, so please leave us your comments. Tell us what have been your favourite days out!

Attraction NameCounty
Clifton Observatory, Camera Obscura and CaveBristol
Bristol Museum & Art GalleryBristol
Bletchley Park Museum & National Museum of ComputingBuckinghamshire
Bekonscot Model Village & RailwayBuckinghamshire
Milton Keynes MuseumBuckinghamshire
Flag Fen Archaeology ParkCambridgeshire
Cambridge Museum of TechnologyCambridgeshire
Imperial War Museum DuxfordCambridgeshire
Jodrell Bank Discovery CentreCheshire
The Weaver Hall Museum (previously the Salt Museum)Cheshire
Anderton Boat Lift - Visitor CentreCheshire
Hack Green Secret Nuclear BunkerCheshire
Catalyst Science Discovery CentreCheshire
Alderley EdgeCheshire
Eden ProjectCornwall
Porthcurno Telegraph MuseumCornwall
The China Clay MuseumCornwall
St Ives MuseumCornwall
National Maritime Museum CornwallCornwall
The Pencil MuseumCumbria
Midland Railway - ButterleyDerbyshire
Silk Mill - Derby's Museum of Industry and HistoryDerbyshire
Derby ArboretumDerbyshire
Creswell CragsDerbyshire
Heage WindmillDerbyshire
Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson MillsDerbyshire
Speedwell CavernDerbyshire
Arkwright's Cromford MillsDerbyshire
Crich Tramway VillageDerbyshire
Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff RailwayDevon
Jurassic Coast World Heritage SiteDevon
Barometer WorldDevon
Norman Lockyer Observatory and James Lockyer PlanetariumDevon
Museum of ElectricityDorset
The Tank MuseumDorset
Tyneham VillageDorset
Yorkshire Waterways MuseumEast Riding of Yorkshire
Royal Air Force Holmpton - RAF HolmptonEast Riding of Yorkshire
Seaford Museum and Heritage SocietyEast Sussex
Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear BunkerEssex
Southend Pier MuseumEssex
Radar Tower (Beacon Hill Fort)Essex
Gnome MagicEssex
Coalhouse FortEssex
Hat Works - Museum of HattingGreater Manchester
Manchester MuseumGreater Manchester
Greater Manchester’s Museum of TransportGreater Manchester
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)Greater Manchester
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and ArchiveGreater Manchester
Farnborough Air Sciences MuseumHampshire
Milestones, Hampshire's Living History MuseumHampshire
INTECH Science Centre & PlanetariumHampshire
Westgate MuseumHampshire
The Natural History Museum at TringHertfordshire
Welwyn Roman BathsHertfordshire
Verulamium MuseumHertfordshire
Shaw's CornerHertfordshire
The Needles Old Battery & New BatteryIsle of Wight
Blackgang ChineIsle of Wight
Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (Dungeness)Kent
Brogdale Farm National Fruit CollectionKent
Chislehurst CavesKent
St Clement's Church, KnowltonKent
Dymchurch Martello TowerKent
Kit's Coty and Little Kit's Coty HouseKent
Darwen TowerLancashire
Singing Ringing Tree - PanopticonLancashire
National Space CentreLeicestershire
Abbey Pumping StationLeicestershire
The National Gas MuseumLeicestershire
Woolsthorpe ManorLincolnshire
Collectors worldLincolnshire
The Trolleybus MuseumLincolnshire
Sir John Soane's MuseumLondon
Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative AnatomyLondon
Royal Air Force Museum HendonLondon
Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb GarretLondon
Royal Observatory GreenwichLondon
Kew Bridge Steam MuseumLondon
Horniman Museum and GardensLondon
London Transport MuseumLondon
London Sewing Machine MuseumLondon
British LibraryLondon
National Maritime MuseumLondon
Williamson Tunnels Heritage CentreMerseyside
Western Approaches MuseumMerseyside
British Lawnmower MuseumMerseyside
RAF Air Defence Radar MuseumNorfolk
Bressingham Steam and GardensNorfolk
Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local HistoryNorfolk
Yorkshire Air MuseumNorth Yorkshire
National Railway MuseumNorth Yorkshire
York Castle MuseumNorth Yorkshire
York ObservatoryNorth Yorkshire
Museum of Victorian ScienceNorth Yorkshire
York Cold War BunkerNorth Yorkshire
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam RailwayNorth Yorkshire
Carpetbagger Aviation MuseumNorthamptonshire
Alnwick CastleNorthumberland
Barter BooksNorthumberland
Cragside House, Gardens and EstateNorthumberland
Nottingham Transport Heritage CentreNottinghamshire
Papplewick Pumping StationNottinghamshire
Didcot Railway CentreOxfordshire
Pitt Rivers MuseumOxfordshire
Pendon MuseumOxfordshire
Bodleian LibraryOxfordshire
Museum of the History of ScienceOxfordshire
Ashmolean MuseumOxfordshire
Botanical GardenOxfordshire
Rollright StonesOxfordshire
Rutland Water Nature ReserveRutland
Darby Houses (Ironbridge)Shropshire
Royal Air Force Museum CosfordShropshire
Ironbridge Gorge MuseumsShropshire
White Ladies PrioryShropshire
The Bakelite MuseumSomerset
Fleet Air Arm MuseumSomerset
Stanton Drew Stone CircleSomerset
Orford Ness National Nature ReserveSuffolk
Mechanical Music Museum and BygonesSuffolk
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation MuseumSuffolk
St Peter's Brewery and Visitor CentreSuffolk
West Midlands Police MuseumWest Midlands
Black Country Living MuseumWest Midlands
Thinktank-Birmingham Science MuseumWest Midlands
Amberley Working MuseumWest Sussex
Keighley and Worth Valley RailwayWest Yorkshire
Thwaite Mills WatermillWest Yorkshire
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley MillsWest Yorkshire
Bingley Five Rise LocksWest Yorkshire
Thackray MuseumWest Yorkshire
Castle Hill and Victoria TowerWest Yorkshire
National Media MuseumWest Yorkshire
Stoodley Pike MonumentWest Yorkshire
Bradford Industrial MuseumWest Yorkshire
West Kennet Long BarrowWiltshire
Silbury HillWiltshire
Avebury Stone CircleWiltshire
Museum Of ComputingWiltshire
Avoncroft Museum of Historic BuildingsWorcestershire