museums and attractions

Industrial

Park Bridge Ironworks

Park Bridge, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 8AQ.

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For nearly 200 years, this was a thriving family business. Hundreds of people were employed here and its iron and steel were exported around the world.…

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Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Mill End Mill, Abbey Mill Business Centre, 12 Seedhill Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 1JS.

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The museum aims to preserve the social and industrial heritage of the Paisley & Renfrewshire Thread Mills for the education and enjoyment of all by collecting…

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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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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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Newtown Textile Museum

5-7 Commercial Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BL.

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A good example of a 19th century weaving shop. History of the woollen industry in Newtown.

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New Lanark Visitor Centre

New Lanark Mills, New Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9BY.
Tel: 01555 661 345.

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Discover the impressive cotton mill village of New Lanark and explore its unique history. Founded in 1785, was once Britain’s largest cotton manufacturing…

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National Wool Museum

Dre-fach Felindre, Nr Newcastle Emlyn, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA44 5UP.
Tel: 0300 111 2333.

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The picturesque village of Dre-fach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry, earning the nickname 'The…

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National Slate Museum

Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4TY.

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Bringing the story of the industry that once 'roofed the world' to life. The museum vividly recreates the story of the Welsh Slate Industry. Set in the…

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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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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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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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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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From the Steam Heritage Shop

August 2019

  • On the Line to Devil’s Bridge
  • Moving forward – preservation in Aberdeen
  • Party Time at Hollycombe
  • Ellan Vannin Revisited
  • Heading East via West Bay
  • Rebuilding the Rochefort ‘Pont Transbordeur’

£4.50

A Tribute to Fred Dibnah

A celebration of great moments from the best-loved steeplejack of all time. This exclusive collection features 3-hours of the best of Fred brought to screen…

£8.95

Fred Dibnah’s World of Steam, Steel & Stone Vol.1

Combining extensive unseen footage with highlights from Fred’s programmes over the last seven years, this series looks at the many sides of Fred…

£6.95

October 2018

  • Down by the Canal – Leawood Pumphouse
  • Homecoming 18 – Dorset WW1 convoy
  • Bricks for the Royal Flying Corps
  • A Steamy 500@50 – Great Dorset Steam Fair
  • Brill Boconnoc
  • London’s Iconic Tower Bridge

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