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Dunkirk Mill Museum 2020

Stroud Road, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HH.

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Experience the power of the largest working waterwheel in Gloucestershire as it drives traditional textile machinery. Learn how the finishing processes…

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Gladstone Pottery Museum 2020

Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 1PQ.
Tel: 01782 237 777.

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Working museum of the pottery industry with steam engine, restored workings and bottle ovens. Galleries tracing the history of the industry with craftsman…

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Frogmore Paper Mill 2020

Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9RY.
Tel: 01442 234 600.

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The world’s first commercial mechanised paper mill, opened in 1803, so Frogmore Mill has been making paper for over 200 years, for the last 110 years,…

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Framework Knitters Museum 2020

Chapel Street, Ruddington , Nottinghamshire, NG11 6HE.

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A unique complex of listed frameshops, cottages and outbuildings arranged around a garden courtyard with an adjacent former chapel in which many of the…

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Flame – Gasworks Museum 2020

44 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, BT38 8AT.

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Ireland’s only preserved Victorian gasworks that opened in 1855, and supplied the town with gas made from coal until 1967. It was subsequently used to…

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Farfield Mill 2020

Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW.

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Explore the history of the last surviving woollen mill in the Western Dales, which once made horse blankets for Queen Victoria. Each of the mill’s four…

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Fakenham Museum of Gas 2020

Hempton Road, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7LA.
Tel: 01553 762 151.

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Last example of small horizontal retort hand fired gasworks. In operation 1846-1965. Only complete non-working gasworks left in England and Wales, now…

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Droitwich Spa Heritage Centre – Salt Museum 2020

St Richards House , 22 Victoria Square , Droitwich Spa , Worcestershire, WR9 8DS.

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The Heritage Centre is housed on the former Brine Baths site, which was first established in the 1880s. Discover the links with Droitwich and salt making…

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Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum 2020

Donaghmore, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, IRELAND.

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The museum is a unique attraction as it not only tells the story of families who lived and died within the Workhouse walls before, during and after the…

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Dawe’s Twine Works 2020

High Street, West Coker, Nr Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9AU.

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The Works date from 1895 and is believed to be the only surviving rural twineworks with its original Victorian twine-making machinery in place. Visitors’…

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Davy Down Pumping Station 2020

Stifford Pumping Station, Davy Down, Back Lane, North Stifford, Essex, RM16 5UL.

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Former Stifford Pumping Station, containing large diesel pumping engines being restored as part of an overall conservation project.

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Darkhill Ironworks 2020

Parkend Road, Coleford, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL16 7LX.

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It is an internationally important industrial remains associated with the development of the iron and steel industries, started by David Mushet around…

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Cyfarthfa Iron & Steelworks 2020

off Swansea Road, Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, .

The impressive remains that can still be seen are of the six massive blast furnaces. A large brick arch, which is still standing, was built to bridge the…

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Cromford Mills 2020

Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ.
Tel: 01629 823 256.

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The home of Sir Richard Arkwright’s first mill complex, birthplace of the modern factory system and internationally recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage…

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Gray’s Printing Press 2020

49 Main Street, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, BT82 8AU.

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Take a step back in time and discover a treasure trove of ink, galleys and presses hidden behind an 18th century shop front in the heart of Strabane, once…

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Quarry Bank 2020

Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA.
Tel: 01625 527 468.

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Georgian cotton mill with displays of working machinery set in Styal Country Park. Visitors can see water and steam power working together, an 1830s beam…

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Finch Foundry 2020

Sticklepath, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2NW.
Tel: 01387 840 046.

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19th century water-powered edge tool works containing original machinery, including unique tilt and drop hammers and three waterwheels all in working order.…

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Aberdulais Tinworks & Waterfall 2020

Aberdulais, Nr Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA10 8EU.
Tel: 01639 636 674.

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One of the earliest industrial sits in Britain. Famous waterfall. An early water-powered tin works was the last industry here. Today the waters of the…

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Cobb’s Engine House 2020

Windmill End , Darby End, West Midlands, DY2 9HU .

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(Properly known as Windmill End Pumping Station), and is a scheduled ancient monument and a Grade II Listed building built around 1831. It housed a stationary…

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Chilworth Gunpowder Mills 2020

Chilworth Road, Albury, Chilworth, Surrey, GU4 8RH.

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The extensive site of the Gunpowder Works, which boasts possibly the most prominent (and famous) remains of the Tillingbourne mills. Explore not only the…

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Cheddleton Flint Mill 2020

Leek Road, Cheddleton, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 7HL.
Tel: 0000.

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A watermill complex that ground flint for the pottery industry. The site features two watermills, with wheels in working order, a small museum, a period…

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Chart Gunpowder Mills 2020

Chart Close, Stonebridge Way, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7SE.
Tel: 01795 534 542.

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The 18th century mills were part of the Home Works, Faversham's first gunpowder factory and one of the first in Britain. It is one of the very few restored…

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Calderdale Industrial Museum 2020

Central Works, Square Road, Halifax, Yorkshire, HX1 1QG.

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This collection represents a cross section of the wide variety of industries that developed in Calderdale. Some of the machines are the only surviving…

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Bradford Industrial Museum 2020

Moorside Mills, Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford, Yorkshire, BD2 3HP.
Tel: 01274 435 900.

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The museum has permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing machinery and motor vehicles, along with an exciting exhibitions…

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