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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…

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…

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…

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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.

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…

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…

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.

Speed and Steam at Didcot

Didcot Railway Centre mixes Formula One with steam

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