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Industrial Heritage at Risk

The largest ever research project into the condition of England’s industrial heritage was recently published by English Heritage together with its annual Heritage at Risk Register.

2012 updates

With the end of the 2011 season almost upon us, museums, attractions and events organisers are invited to update their entires on line. Just register (if…

Cars of the Stars Museum closed

Keswick's 'Cars of the Stars' Museum has closed and the contents sold to a new motor museum in MIami which will become one of the largest pubilc…

Victorian Christmas Market at Kelham Island

The Kelham Island Museum Victorian Christmas Market is set to return to Sheffield on Saturday 3 (10am - 7pm) and Sunday 4 (10am - 5pm) December, bringing…

Pleasley Pit shortlisted for award

The historic Pleasley Pit has been shortlisted for an English Heritage Angel Award. The awards, which were launched by Andrew Lloyd Webber, are probably…

Exclusive new jigsaw range launched!

With those dark evenings coming on, we have produced a range of 520 and 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles to entertain you this autumn and winter. The range of…

Unique Victorian ‘time capsule’ at Combe Mill saved

Combe Mill, a Grade II* listed sawmill and working industrial museum part of the Blenheim Estate in Oxfordshire, has been awarded a confirmed grant of £768,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Cogges Farm Museum reopens

After nearly two years of closure, Cogges Manor Farm re-opened to the public on Sunday 17th July. Cogges Heritage Trust has now formally taken over the…

New location for award winning Mull Rail?

Mull Rail could soon become Loch Lomond Rail. Talks are underway with Scottish Enterprise over an exciting proposal to rebuild the railway at Balloch at…

£7.4m HLF bid for Windermere Steamboats

Windermere Steamboat Museum, Cumbria – initial support for a £7.4m HLF bid, including £494,000 development funding

Significant milestone achieved in South Africa

On Sunday afternoon, 10th April 2011, four 2-ft Narrow Gauge Garratt locomotives representing the products of four separate manufacturers were steamed together hauling a 35 truck freight train on the private 2-ft Narrow Gauge railway at Sandstone Estates, an agricultural enterprise close to the Lesotho border.

Fourth beam engine restored at Leicester

Leicester's Abbey Pumping Station now has all four beam engines in steamable condition.

Altered openings for Pinchbeck Museum

Pinchbeck Land Drainage Museum has reduced its opening days.

Lottery boost for Suffolk’s Industrial Heritage

One of Suffolk’s most important sites of industrial heritage has moved a step closer to a major restoration thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The award of £123,500 will allow the Long Shop Museum to carry out important development work such as architects plans and conservation management to prepare it for stage two of this major project.

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Put the date in your diary now for the 2011 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibtion to be held at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, near Leamington Spa (junction of A425 & B4455).

Speed and Steam at Didcot

Didcot Railway Centre mixes Formula One with steam

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