museums and attractions

Industrial

Mushroom Green Chainshop

Quarry Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, DY2 0EE.

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It is a 19th Century Chainshop which open its doors to allow the public to view demonstrations of fire welded Chain Making and for the more hands on guests,…

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Museum of Carpet

Stour Vale Mill, Green Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1AZ.

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Looks at the world famous carpet industry of Kidderminster alongside stories of wealth, poverty and ingenuity of the people who created the carpets.

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Museum at The Mill

Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 5QA.

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The museum invites visitors of all ages to explore the history and heritage of Mossley Mill. Housed within what was originally the wet spinning floor of…

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Science & Industry Museum

Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 4FP.
Tel: 0161 832 2244.

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Liverpool Road Station was the original terminus of the world’s first inter-city railway, and the station building is the world’s oldest surviving…

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Moira Furnace Museum

Furnace Lane, Moira, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 6AT.
Tel: 01283 224 667.

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19th century open blast furnace. Guided tour shows how it worked and the lives of the inhabitants of the area. Boat trips on Ashby Canal run daily from…

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Middleport Pottery

Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 3PE.

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See Burleigh ware produced over the years in the beautiful showroom, explore the original Victorian offices, and learn about the people and events which…

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Kirkaldy Testing Museum (2018)

99 Southwark Street, London, Greater London, SE1 0JF.

Kirkaldy's museum is unique – there are no other preserved Victorian testing machines in their original building, in full working order and with all…

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Luxulyan Valley

Luxulyan, St Blazey, Cornwall, PL24 2RZ.

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It is a dramatic, heavily wooded, steep sided valley close to St Blazey, through which the River Par flows. The valley retains an industrial and natural…

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Kennall Vale Gunpowder Mills

Kennall Vale Nature Reserve, Nr Ponsanooth, Cornwall, .

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Tucked away in a wooded valley near the village of Ponsanooth, is a site of great historical interest having a wealth of industrial archaeological features.…

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Lion Salt Works

Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6ES.

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Restored historic open-pan salt making site, in the village of Marston, close to Northwich. The site lies adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal, close…

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Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

Canal Road, Armley, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS12 2QF.
Tel: 0113 378 3173.

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Housed in what was once the world’s largest woollen mill, the museum tells the story of Leeds industrial heritage. See the machines that were powered…

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Kingswood Heritage Museum

Tower Lane, Warmley , Gloucestershire, BS30 8XT.

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In the 18th century, William Champion's Zinc & Brass Works was probably the largest industrial site in Europe. Here are models of a zinc foundry and workers'…

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Kelham Island Museum

Alma Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S3 8RY.
Tel: 0114 272 2106.

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The showcase of Sheffield‘s industrial story, from early industrialisation to modern times. Reconstructed ‘Little Mesters’ street and workshops,…

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Jordans Mill

Holme Mills, Southill Road, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9JY.

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The Mill is a unique food heritage attraction with something for all ages. Tour the historic flour mill, explore the gardens, meadow and woodland, relax…

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Hayle Heritage Centre

John Harvey House, 24 Foundry Square, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4HH.

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Hayle dominated the world engineering market throughout the 19th century with its two rival foundries. This legacy is preserved through an industrial history…

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Internal Fire – Museum of Power

Castell Pridd, Tanygroes, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SA43 2JS.
Tel: 01239 811 212 .

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The museum is dedicated to the internal combustion engine, large and small, with an interesting and developing collection of engines, many of which are…

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Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Holcombe Road, Helmshore, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 4NP.

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18th century woollen fulling mill, containing fulling & finishing machinery and a working waterwheel. Textile museum housed in a 19th century condenser…

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Fakenham Museum of Gas (2018)

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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Hat Works Museum

Wellington Mill, Wellington Road South, Stockport, Cheshire, SK3 0EU.

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The museum is home to a recreated hat factory with some 20 fully restored working Victorian-style machines. Plus a fantastic collection of over 400 hats…

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Dawe’s Twine Works

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

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Dawe’s Twineworks in West Coker, Somerset, dates from 1895 and is believed to be the only surviving rural twineworks with its original Victorian twine-making…

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Davy Down Pumping Station

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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Gray’s Printing Press

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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Gladstone Pottery Museum

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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Gayton Engine Pumping Station

Thacker Bank, Theddlethorpe All Saints, Lincolnshire, LN12 1PE.

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Built and completed by H M Commissioners of Sewers in 1850, to pump water from Gayton fen and marsh into the Great River Eau. Houses Petter 'Atomic' diesel…

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