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Top UK summer attractions for teachers

Wednesday July 9, 2014

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With just a few weeks of the academic year left, it’s finally time for the UK’s hardworking teachers to start thinking ahead to how they’ll be spending their time off.

To say thank you to these dedicated individuals for the efforts they’ve put in throughout the year, the WST team have collected together a list of our favourite UK attractions to visit during the British summertime.

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Stratford-Upon-Avon is undoubtedly one of England’s most beautiful towns, with perfectly preserved Tudor architecture nestled into the flourishing plant-life on the banks of the winding river Avon. Of course the highlight of any visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace is a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, with Henry IV parts one and two billed for this summer.

Imperial War Museum

Re-opening next week with a special collection to mark the First World War centenary, the Imperial War Museum in London offers a unique glimpse of life during the Great War, including a major new exhibition on wartime art.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Held in the stunning setting of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an unforgettable spectacle that takes place throughout August, with traditional pipe and drum bands, military marches, highland dancing and atmospheric light shows.

Saatchi Gallery

As a platform for undiscovered artists from across the world to showcase their art, the Saatchi Gallery in London is awash with ground-breaking contemporary art, this summer focusing on pieces from Africa and Latin America.

Jorvik Viking Centre

Located in the picturesque city of York, the Jorvik Viking Centre is an opportunity to see the world through the eyes of the Vikings, with an extensive collection of artefacts, excavated ruins and a reconstruction of a Viking village.

Freud Museum

Housing Freud’s incredible collection of possessions from all corners of the globe, including his infamous psychoanalyst’s couch, the Freud Museum casts light on this pioneering psychologist and his legacy in the field.

The Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry explores Manchester’s history at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, with a working steam railway and live spinning demonstrations re-enacting the city’s once-burgeoning cotton industry.

Where will you be spending your summer, teachers? We’d love to hear which of the UK’s fascinating range of attractions you plan on visiting; get in touch on Twitter to let us know.