Tangmere (Sussex) - Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Killed by a bomb during the Second World War, members of the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force can still be heard screaming on this site.
Taunton (Somerset) - Museum
Dressed in seventeenth century clothing, this fair haired wraith drifts around the museum. Not so pretty is Judge Jeffrey's shade that also appears within the same building.
Tewkesbury (Gloucestershire) - Tewkesbury Museum, Barton Street
Staff who claimed to detect the smell of an old fashioned washing powder and felt a presence called in Three Counties Paranormal Organisation to investigate further. It was speculated that the phantom was a woman who looked after evacuees during the Second World War.
Thirsk (Yorkshire) - Thirsk museum
The museum houses a cursed wooden chair which brings death to any who sit upon it, and is even said to bring misfortune if touched.
Torquay (Devon) - Torquay Museum
An unseen hand took to throwing Agatha Christie books off the shelves in the museum giftshop, some naming the author as the guilty party (although why she would throw her own work around rather than that of another author is not clear).
W1 (Greater London) - Apsley House, aka the Wellington museum
Unknown Ghost Type
Appearing only once, the ghost of Cromwell was seen by Wellington - the spectre warned the Iron Duke to let the 1832 Reform Bill through parliament. Wisely enough, the Iron Duke complied.
W8 (Greater London) - Natural History Museum
The lights have been known to switch themselves on and off in the Entomology Library, while doors are locked and unlocked by an unseen hand. The Waterhouse building is also said to be haunted, this time by a phantom woman.
Waltham Abbey (Essex) - Royal Gunpowder Mills Museum
Unknown Ghost Type
Over recent years this museum has become the haunt of ghost hunting groups which claim to have documented knocks and other strange happenings.
Warwick (Warwickshire) - Doll Museum, Castle Street
Heard climbing the stairs of his former property, Oken's popularity with the townsfolk may have something to do with his staying on.
WC1 (Greater London) - Doughty Street, road outside Dickens's museum
Dickens' ghost, dressed in black with a top hat, has been seen pacing along the street where he once lived.
WC1 (Greater London) - British Museum Station (closed 1933)
Connected to the 'curse' of the Amen-Ra's tomb, this Egyptian Princess would return from the grave late at night and would wail and scream in the tunnels. A more recent report states that these sounds can now be heard further down the track, in Holborn station.
WC1 (Greater London) - British Museum
Two fables can be found here. The first concerns a haunted mummy case - as well as the traditional curse, the casket in question was accompanied by acts of poltergeist like behaviour and the manifestation of a female figure. Thirteen mysterious deaths and suicides have been attributed to the sarcophagus. The second dates to when the museum was Montague (or Montagu) House. Two brothers fought a duel in the land behind the building (known as both Long Fields and Southampton Fields). So intense was their fight that no grass ever grew again in their footprints. According to T F Thiselton Dyer (Strange Pages from Family Papers), the footprints were located 'about three-quarters of a mile north of Montague House and five hundred yards east of Tottenham Court Road'.
WC2 (Greater London) - British Optical Association Museum, Craven Street
13 March 2006
While engaging in redecoration of the building, one of the decorators encountered a crouching figure of an old man. Another ghostly figure was spotted a couple of days later, this time of a middle aged man wearing a dark blue coat with a tricorn hat, who asked the witness ‘Where's Mary? I can't find Mary.'
Weardale (Durham) - The North of England Lead Mining Museum - formally the killhope lead mine
Three ghost hunters wanting to raise money for charity tried to spend the night here, only to be scared off by screaming of a ghostly woman from a nearby wood.
West Bromwich (West Midlands) - Old Oak House Museum
This location, which doubles as a 'ghost hunting experience' by night, is claimed to feature entities which prod and push witnesses.
Whitehaven (Cumbria) - Rum Story Museum
Staff named this ghostly entity Henry and blamed him for creating strange sensations, and unexplainable occurrences during ghost hunts on the site.
Worcester (Hereford & Worcester) - Tudor House Museum
A local story says that this museum is haunted by three nuns.
York (Yorkshire) - Tempest Anderson Hall, found in the Museum Gardens
A witness in the hall reported seeing a phantom man dressed in Victorian clothing reaching up to take a book from a shelf located near the stage. The ghostly form turned around and the witness saw that it had no facial features - needless to say, the viewer fled.
York (Yorkshire) - St Mary's Abbey, currently in the Museum Garden
Condemned to drift around the ruins of the abbey, the Black Abbot is only seen at night. The sounds of coins being counted can also be heard - they jangle as if tipped onto a table, before being dropped one by one into a metal box.
York (Yorkshire) - Micklegate Bar Museum
The museum is currently home to the ghostly Sarah, who as a young girl lost her father's keys to the city. She dedicated the rest of her life to finding them, and on completion of the task dropped dead of old age. It is reported that her shade wanders the corridors victoriously rattling the keys.
York (Yorkshire) - National Railway Museum
A sleeping car housed here is said to contain a strange presence, while the darkroom is also reportedly home to a ghostly presence.
York (Yorkshire) - Yorkshire Museum Library
For several weeks one particular book in the library would be found on the floor on Sunday evening - the mystery was 'solved' when a caretaker reported seeing a ghostly old man looking through the shelves, as if trying to find reading material.