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Hope you have a good trip over, Duxford and Cosford are superb, the cold war hangar at Cosford is something else, and it's free entry, just got to pay for the parking. Duxford is amazing, when I was there last year we got treated to a fly in from 2 spitfires and a B17,along with Tiger Moths on the go all day.
Bovvy also has the new hall which I've heard is great, and if it's a struggle with the kids Monkey World just up the road is good for the little ones, the rescued apes actually wave at the tanks going up and down the road on training.
The Severn valley Railway is great, it's a lovely scenic line and they now have newly built dislay engine house where they keep all their steam engines that aren't in steam nice and dry and clean. It's not too far from Cosford either. Black Country Museum in Dudley is great too, but have to admit I'm biased there.....there's also Dudley Castle.....
A couple of other ideas; -
Cobbaton in North Devon is a great little armour museum, very different feel to Bovvy, much more compact, they've got sexton, churchill, sherman, Scammells, Artillery Pieces, Quads, Cent AVRE, T55, FV434, Centaur, it's down some very narrow lanes which makes you wonder how they got it all in, lots of it still runs too and has dirt on the tracks etc. Good if you want to get to the seaside on the same day.
Fleet Air Arm at Yeovilton is brill, the aircraft carrier exhibit is great for the kids as it's like being on a flight deck with the island and catapults and they have a prototype Concorde amongst many other things
Train wise there's the east lancs railway at Bury too which is maybe a bit closer to liverpool.
If you do York there's the National Railway Museum and also York is a walled city and has lots of history, and as the guys have said there is also Eden Camp and the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington where they have tons of aircraft. In York there's also the dungeons and viking centre.
As something completely different there's the hack green nuclear bunker in nantwich which has got lots of cold war gear and is quite close to Liverpool.
You probably already know but there's also the U boat at Woodside Ferry Terminal.
Castles wise Warwick is a bit over commercialised but is very impressive and lots to do, don't know if it's linked to the York Dungeons. Near warwick there's also Kenilworth which is English Heritage, there's Windsor too which has got the legoland also. There's a few on the welsh borders too which are very impressive like Goodrich, not forgetting the big ones on the Welsh coast. Some of the national trust places are great too, both the English Heritage and National Trust websites show the places they have. If you're in Kent for Euro I think Leeds Castle is that way which is also very impressive.
Realise this message is a bit long but hope it helps! Have a good trip.