museums and attractions

Industrial

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.
Tel: 01706 226 459.

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  • Part disabled access

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.
Tel: 01539 531 087.

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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.
Tel: 0000.

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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.
Tel: 00.

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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.
Tel: 01268 208 090.

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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.
Tel: 01282 452 403.

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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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Wortley Top Forge

Forge Lane, Thurgoland, Yorkshire, S35 7DN.
Tel: 0114 288 7576.

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Water Powered Heavy Iron Forge whose history can be traced back to at least 1640. The site has been used for bloomeries and fineries but it is best known…

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The Brickworks Museum

Swanwick Lane, Swanwick, Hampshire, SO31 7HB.
Tel: 01489 576 248.

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The last steam-driven Victorian brickworks in the UK. Get close to the massive brick making machines and see how the men used to run 15 miles a day in…

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Strutt’s North Mill – Belper

Derwent Valley Visitor Centre, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1YD.
Tel: 0845 521 4347.

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  • Part disabled access

Famous 1804 ‘fireproof’ mill showing the history of cotton spinning, framework knitting, Brettles’ silk and cotton hosiery, chevening a form of exquisite…

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Anderby Drainage Museum

Anderby Creek, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 5XW.
Tel: 01507 328 095.

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Situated in a drainage board pumping station built in 1945. Houses two Ruston 10HRC twin cylinder oil engines which drive Allen Gwynnes 42in. centrifugal…

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Stanley Mills

MIll Road, Stanley, Perthshire, PH1 4QE.
Tel: 01738 828 268.

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One of the best-preserved relics of the 18th century Industrial Revolution. Established as a cotton mill by local merchants, with support from the English…

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Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre

Oborne Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3RX.
Tel: 01935 816 324.

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The centre brings alive the history of Sherborne's water supplies. Watch the steam engines in operation, other vintage exhibits and visiting attractions.…

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