Coronavirus

Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like.

Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

museums and attractions

Industrial

Stott Park Bobbin Mill 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full 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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Gayton Engine Pumping Station

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

  • Parking

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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Kingswood Heritage Museum 2020

Tower Lane, Warmley , Gloucestershire, BS30 8XT.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Minera Lead Mines 2020

Wern Road, Minera, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 3DU.

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  • Part disabled access

Substantial remains of former lead mines and processing works, much of which has been restored on conserved. Cornish engine house. Located in Minera Country…

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Red House Glass Cone 2020

High Street, Wordsley , Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4AZ.
Tel: 01384 812 381.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Built at the end of the 18th century, the 100ft tall cone was used for the manufacture of glass until 1936 and is now one of only four cones left in the…

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Wigston Framework Knitters Museum 2020

42-44 Bushloe End, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2BA.
Tel: 0116 288 6243.

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  • Souvenir Shop

A Master Hosier’s house with a two story Victorian frameshop in the garden. The house dates from the last years of the 17th century and shows signs of…

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Winding House 2020

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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

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Whitchurch Silk Mill 2020

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Wheal Martyn Clay Works 2020

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Wat Tyler Country Park – Explosives Factory 2020

Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The Wat Tyler Project has transformed the park, with its legacy of historic buildings and fascinating wildlife, into a centre of excellence. Around 100…

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Wandle Industrial Museum 2020

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

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum 2020

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Wortley Top Forge 2020

Forge Lane, Thurgoland, Yorkshire, S35 7DN.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Water-powered heavy iron forge whose history can be traced back to at least 1640. The site has been used for various processes but it is best known for…

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Trevithick Trail 2020

From Merthyr Tydfil, to Abercynon, Merthyr Tydfil, .

Explore the ‘Trevithick Trail’ that includes the ‘Trevithick Tunnel’, and enjoy a walk or cycle ride through history surrounded by nature’s beauty…

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Verdant Works 2020

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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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Tiptree Jam Museum 2020

Tiptree Jam Shop & Tea Room, Factory Hill, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0RF.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

On the site of Wilkin & Sons, well known for their range of jams and preserves, this is a collection of the paraphernalia of preserve making and Essex…

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Thwaite Watermill 2020

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Powered by two massive waterwheels, a complete 19th century stone grinding mill with operational steam crane.

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Hayle Heritage Centre 2020

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

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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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Thomas Newcomen Engine 2020

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

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  • Part disabled access

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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Enginuity 2020

Coalbrookdale Museums, Ironbridge, Shropshire, TF8 7DQ.
Tel: 01952 433 424.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

Switch on your imagination in our interactive Design & Technology Centre and discover how good ideas are turned into great products. Find out how a little…

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Swannington Incline 2020

Spring Lane, Swannington, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 8QR.

Part of the Leicester & Swannington Railway, one of England's first railways, built to carry coal by Robert Stephenson. An engine house at the top contained…

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The Mill on the Fleet 2020

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Strutt’s North Mill Museum & Visitor Centre 2020

Derwent Valley Visitor Centre, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1YD.
Tel: 01773 880 474.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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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From the Steam Heritage Shop

Hazy Days of Living Steam

A colour photo book of the steam rally scene in the 1990s, written by the editor of Vintage Spirit.

£2.50

March 2019 - 200th Issue!

  • 200 And Counting - looking back over 200 issues of Vintage Spirit
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  • Awakened Aveling – ex-Thursford roller steams after 60 years
  • Discovering Scotland’s Rural Heritage
  • Across The Forest – steaming through the New Forest

£4.50

Fred Dibnah’s Made in Britain Vol.2: Episodes 7-12

Episodes 7-12 7: Mechanics and Riveters 8: Pattern Making 9: Engines at Work 10: Chains and Copper 11: The Engineering Workshop 12: A Lifetime’s…

£8.95

Hollycombe – Steam in the Country

Hollycombe is far more than just a working steam museum... it’s a place where the past comes to life.

£12.00

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