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Nottingham Industrial Museum

Wollaton Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 2AE.
Tel: 0115 915 3936.

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Discover the people, companies and industries that made Nottingham famous around the world. Nottingham Industrial Museum has five galleries each relating…

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Droitwich Spa Heritage Centre – Salt Museum

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. The present black & white building, known as St.…

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Quinceys Pumping Station

Thorpe Culvert, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, PE24 4NL.

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Houses two Ruston & Hornsby 9 x HRC twin cylinder horizontal diesel engines, each coupled directly to a Gwynnes centrifugal pump. These pumps can move…

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The Mill on the Fleet

High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, Dumfriesshire, DG7 2HS.

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The main exhibition floor houses displays focusing on the history and heritage of Gatehouse, and exploring the Fleet Valley and surrounding areas.

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Parc Tondu Victorian Ironworks

The Engine House, Parc Tondu, Maesteg Road, Tondu, Bridgend, CF32 9TF.

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The best preserved Victorian Ironworks in Wales. Now developed into a heritage park for those wishing to learn more about the importance of the iron making…

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Dunkirk Mill Centre

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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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Harle Syke, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 2HX.
Tel: 01282 412 555.

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The last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill – relive the days when cotton was king and see the magnificent steam engine 'Peace' driving…

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Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Holcombe Road, Helmshore, 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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Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Low Stott Park, Finsthwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AX.

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Built in 1835, the mill is now restored as a working industrial monument. Much of the bobbin making machinery remaining includes a turbine and a steam…

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St Aidans Walking Dragline

Astley Lane, Swillington, Nr Leeds, Yorkshire, LS26 8AL.

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'Oddball', the largest preserved walking dragline excavator in Western Europe. Look all round outside and see the giant 25 cubic yard bucket. Go inside…

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Middleton Top Engine House

Middleton Top Countryside Centre , Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4LS.
Tel: 01629 533 298.

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Restored 1829 winding engine built by the Butterley Co. for the Cromford & High Peak Railway. The engine was in use until 1963 hauling wagons on cables…

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Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre

Flaxivity, Spring Gardens, Ditherington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2SZ.

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Interpretations of the Mill’s role in the industrial revolution and the pioneers who made it happen, with details on how flax was processed, the mill’s…

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Fakenham Museum of Gas

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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Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum

10 South Access Road, Walthamstow, London, Greater London, E17 8AX.
Tel: 020 8521 1766.

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Grade II Listed former Victorian sewage works containing two 1897 Marshall coupled horizontal steam engines, one restored and operated by compressed air,…

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Verdant Works

West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee, Angus, DD1 5BT.
Tel: 01382 309 060.

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Textile heritage centre with restored jute machinery showing working conditions over 100 years ago. Interactive displays take visitors from the jute fields…

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Wandle Industrial Museum

The Vestry Hall Annexe, London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3UD.
Tel: 020 8648 0127.

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Local museum with information on many of the different industries that used the River Wandle, including the Surrey Iron Railway and Young's Brewery.

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Wat Tyler Country Park – Explosives Factory

Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH.

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The Wat Tyler Project is transforming the park, with its legacy of historic buildings and fascinating wildlife, into a centre of excellence. The Pitsea…

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Weavers Triangle Visitor Centre

85 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1JZ.

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Based at Burnley Wharf by the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, the Visitor Centre tells the story of the canal, cotton and the Weavers' Triangle. Oak Mount Mill…

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Wheal Martyn

Wheal Martyn, Carthew, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 8XG.
Tel: 01726 850 362.

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This unique and special place tells the story of Cornwall’s largest mining industry, an industry still alive today, and in the shadows of Cornwall’s…

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Whitchurch Silk Mill

28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7AL.
Tel: 01256 892 065.

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A gem of industrial heritage in rural Hampshire, this is a Georgian watermill that weaves silk fabrics using Victorian and early 20th century machinery.…

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Thwaite Mills Watermill

Thwaite Lane, Stourton, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS10 1RP.
Tel: 0113 378 2983.

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Powered by two massive waterwheels, a complete 19th century stone grinding mill with operational steam crane. Guided tours every half hour.

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Thomas Newcomen Engine

Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre, The Engine House, Mayors Avenue, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9YY.
Tel: 01803 834 224.

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One of the few surviving 'Atmospheric Engines'. Built in 1720 to Thomas Newcomen's original design, this is the oldest preserved steam engine in the world…

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Wigston Framework Knitters Museum

42-44 Bushloe End, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2BA.
Tel: 0116 288 2632.

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A Master Hosier’s house with a two story Victorian frameshop in the garden. The house dates from the last years of the seventeenth century and shows…

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Winding House

Cross Street, New Tredegar, Caerphilly, NP24 6EG.
Tel: 01443 822 666.

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The museum for Caerphilly County Borough including a stationary twin tandem compound steam winding engine built in 1891 for the former Elliot Colliery.…

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