Didsbury (Lancashire) - Fletcher Moss Museum, was the Old Parsonage
Pre-1865 (wife), late nineteenth century (others)
It was rumoured that a former curate was responsible for his wife's death in the property, but he disappeared before being questioned. Regardless, strange things would happen and drive out new occupants for years after the event. Later in the nineteenth century Rev Fletcher Moss documented bells in the building ringing for no reason and the sound of footsteps and of doors opening during the night.
Donaghmore (County Laois) - Donaghmore Workhouse Museum
Some staff were said to avoid certain rooms in the museum, while visitors have reported cold spots, a sense of fear, and the feeling of being watched.
Donington Le Heath (Leicestershire) - Donington le Heath Manor House Museum
Once owned by a friend of Guy Fawkes, this former manor house is reputed to be haunted by a ghost of a housemaid. A phantom man wearing a tall, brimmed hat is also said to have a home here and is thought to be from the seventeenth century.
Dorchester (Dorset) - Dorset County Museum
The PIT (Paranormal Investigation Team) group claimed to have photographed two entities within the museum, Judge George Jeffreys and Mary Anning. The latter was headless in her picture.
Dublin (County Dublin) - National Museum of Ireland (was Collins Barracks)
Several entities are said to exist at this former barracks, including a black shadowy figure and a soldier in nineteenth century uniform. Truck drivers have reported seeing figures in Napoleonic era uniforms burying the dead in Croppy Park, while visiting tourists said that they had watched soldiers in First World War uniforms, believing them to be a re-enactment group. Screams, panicked horses and gunfire have also been heard coming from the area.
Dublin (County Dublin) - Kilmainham Gaol (former prison, now a museum)
Late twentieth century
While being renovated, workers in this old gaol reported hearing strange footsteps. Other visitors have reported the feeling of being watched.
Dumbarton (Dumbartonshire) - Denny Tank Museum
Peter Denny, who died in 1895, was named as a ghostly suspect behind the haunting of this building, which mostly consisted of people feeling a 'presence'.
Duxford (Cambridgeshire) - Imperial War Museum
Late twentieth century
The control tower is haunted by crew from a B17 which hit the building while attempting a landing. Other witnesses report hearing aircraft flying low overhead, though nothing can be seen, while hangar 5 is another paranormal hotspot.
EC4 (Greater London) - Opposite Cannon Street station, in the wall of 111 Cannon Street (as of 2016, moved to Museum of London)
The London Stone is reputed to be the location from where the Romans calculated all distances in Britannia. Some believe that the stone is part of an altar constructed by Brutus as he founded London, and it is said: 'so long as the stone of Brutus is safe, so long shall London flourish'.
Edinburgh (Lothian) - Museum of Childhood, 42 High Street
Laughing, crying and whispering are all said to have been heard coming from empty rooms within the building, and phantom footsteps walk on the upper floors.
Edinburgh (Lothian) - Stevenson House (was a museum, now a private residence)
A phantom which has made the occasional appearance at this locale is named as former owner Robert Louis Stevenson.
Ellesmere Port (Cheshire) - Boat Museum
A strange creamy-coloured figure was caught on film in this building.
Fort William (Highland) - West Highland Museum
Edith MacGregor, once a curator, has been heard typing away in one of the rooms upstairs though she died back in the sixties. No typewriters can be found in the building; all have been replaced by PCs.
Glasgow (Lanarkshire) - Riverside Museum
A photograph taken at this museum revealed a pale, bright little girl waving at the camera. Some claimed the image showed a ghostly Victorian child, while others believed the photograph to be an over-exposed person or a photoshopped fake.
Glasgow (Lanarkshire) - Museum of Transport
A museum security guard reported encountering several spooky occurrences during his time working here, including the screams of children, balls of blue light and sightings of a headless woman.
Gloucester (Gloucestershire) - National Waterways Museum
29 July 2008
A photograph taken by a thirteen year old girl in this building apparently shows a ghostly figure partly obscured by a wooden barrel. Other visitors have reported seeing a man in black or have heard footsteps or voices in parts of the museum that should have been empty.
Huddersfield (Yorkshire) - Tolson Museum
A former worker on the site reported that items would move around at night. One evening police responded to the alarm being activated - there was no sign of a break in, and a police dog taken into the museum started to whimper and lay on the ground.
King's Lynn (Norfolk) - True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
This building is said to be haunted by a few dozen ghosts, although no sightings appear to predate the year 2000. The building's ghosts featured in several news publications in September 2021 after a ghost hunter's motion-activated music box was left on the site, causing museum staff some concern.
Leeds (Yorkshire) - Thackray Medical Museum
A ghostly man in a white coat has been spotted in the recreation of a Victorian Street within this building, while a grey lady dressed in nineteenth century clothing waves at staff along the second floor.
Leicester (Leicestershire) - Belgrave Hall Museum
23 December 1998
Recorded by CCTV, two ghostly figures were briefly seen in the grounds. Though the image was later explained as being 'leaves caught in the light', the building is reportedly haunted by a middle aged woman in a pale dress, who gives off a friendly aura.
Leicester (Leicestershire) - Abbey Pumping Station Museum
An engineer fell to his death in the beam engine house. His spirit still lingers, playing with lights and making noises in the basement.
Limerick (County Limerick) - Frank McCourt museum
After carrying out a seance at the site, the Ghost Eire team said they could 'sense' children in wet clothing and two women.
Lisburn (County Antrim) - Piper's Hill, near the Linen Museum
This poor ghostly piper is said to have lost his head after an accident with a cannon ball.
Llandudno (Clwyd) - Llandudno Museum
The ghosts of two German soldiers are said to haunt a room which once acted as a First World War military office. The smell of tobacco has also been reported as coming from the same room.
Luton (Bedfordshire) - Museum & Art Gallery, Wardown Park
Two engineers working overnight to fix the heating system spotted a woman in a dark dress with a large set of keys on her belt. She walked up the back staircase - the engineers tried to follow her, but she vanished. The following morning the building caretaker confirmed that no one else was in the building during the night. Several other people had heard disembodied footsteps on the same staircase but had never seen to whom they belonged. One local legend says that a Victorian housekeeper drowned herself nearby after a failed romance.