museums and attractions

Industrial

Blaenavon Ironworks

North Street, Blaenavon, Torfaen, NP4 9RN.

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Substantial remains of five early blast furnaces and associated workers' housing, dating from the late 18th century onwards. Charging to casting. Charging…

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Biggar Gasworks Museum

Gas Works Road, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ.
Tel: 01899 221 070.

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It was one of the first small-town gasworks to open in Scotland – and among the last to close. For more than 130 years, the industrial plant made coal…

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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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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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Aberdulais Tinworks & Waterfall

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

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Famous waterfall. An early water-powered tin works was the last industry here. Today the waters of the River Dulais are used to make Aberdulais Falls self-sufficient…

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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S7 2QW.
Tel: 0114 272 2106.

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Once a producer of agricultural tools and the largest water-powered industrial site on the River Sheaf. A group of Grade I and Grade II Listed buildings…

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Newmills Corn & Flax Mills

Churchill Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, IRELAND.

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The visitor can experience the pleasure of seeing one of the largest waterwheels in Ireland in action as it drives the machinery of the corn mill.

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Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cromford Mills

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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Kennall Vale Gunpowder Mills

Kennall Vale Nature Reserve, Nr Ponsanooth, Cornwall, .

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A site of great historical interest having a wealth of industrial archaeological features. A great producer of gunpowder for the mining industry from 1812…

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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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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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