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Transport Trust visits in West Midlands

Transport Trust visits in West Midlands

Had a good day out with Transport Trust members last Thursday at the newly-moved Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge (near Walsall) and then a bus trip (one of theirs) to the Chasewater Railway. Never been before… read more

Brindley Mill to close for remainder of 2012

Brindley Mill in Leek, Staffs, will be closed to the public from 16th July until 2013 due to building work nearby necessitating the diversion of the river which means there will be no water to power the wheel. Groups are… read more

Robey engines to run on Sunday 20th May

From the Anson Museum in Poynton: Steam engine running day on Sunday 20th, we hope to have the pair of Robey engines in steam for 1st time too. The Robey engines are a pair and can be run singly or together. It is a 1926… read more

Update your entries now!

If you are a show organiser or a museum/attraction marketing person, it's time to update your entry on line.  You can log in with your username and password to access your account. If you don't have either, you… read more

Pleasley Pit is the nation’s angel

The historic Pleasley Pit has won a prestigious national award, highlighting the Derbyshire site as the finest restored industrial building in the country. The Pit has received an English Heritage Angel Award. The awards,… read more

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 displays of historic vehicles in the world. read more

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 a sprinkle of traditional Christmas cheer to the city. Now in its 19th… read more

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 the country’s most prestigious heritage prize.    … read more

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). The money will enable… read more

Wall of Death comes to Hollycombe!

Wall of Death comes to Hollycombe!

For the last two weekends of July only, Hollycombe Steam Museum is welcoming the first ever appearance at the museum of James Messham’s fabulous Wall of Death ride, where, for a small extra charge, visitors can watch… read more

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