off Mines Road, Laxey, Isle of Man, IM4 7NL.
- Part disabled access
The Great Laxey Wheel or 'Lady Isabella' (as she is also known) is the largest working waterwheel in the world. She was built in 1854 to pump water from…
Frosterley Railway Station, Stanhope, Nr Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, DL13 2SL.
Three walks start from Frosterley Station on the Weardale Railway, which look at some of the old quarrying remains of Frosterley and their effects on the…
Threlkeld Quarry, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4TT.
Museum of Lakeland Mining & Quarrying. Underground guided tour. Largest collection of vintage excavators in Europe. 2ft gauge passenger carrying railway.
Nr St Just,
Tel: 01736 786 156.
In its dramatic cliff-top setting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the restored 1840 Levant winding engine steams again! Expert volunteer drivers operate…
Tel: 01209 315 027.
Two Cornish beam engines: a massive 90in. pumping engine at Taylor's shaft, a smaller 1887 winding engine at Michell's shaft. Exhibitions and film of Cornwall‘s…
Tel: 01558 650 809.
Unique gold mines with evidence of Roman mining from 2,000 years ago. Also Victorian and later mining, up to 1938. Mine machinery, tours including underground.
Castlecomer Discovery Park, The Estate Yard, Drumgoole, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, IRELAND.
Comprises a 45-minute tour through Castlecomer's coal mining past. The exhibition is an interactive multi-media display that takes the visitor on a journey…
Tel: 01872 553 341.
A family business producing tin on this site for over 40 years. Follow the working machinery to find out how we turn rock in to refined Cornish tin metal.…
A4069, Between Llangadog and Upper Brynamman, Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, .
Starting from either of the car parks on the A4069, follow the marked trail and audio trail around the quarries. There are interpretation panels in the…
Cross Street, Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8QY.
The museum boasts well stocked displays and memorabilia from the local mine and surrounding area. This was so the history of mining not just in Bilsthorpe…
Bestwood Country Park, off Park Road, Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire, NG6 8TQ.
It is the last remaining part of a vanished colliery and a relic of Victorian industrial engineering, with its restored winding house and headgear that…
Arigna, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon, IRELAND.
The centre was developed to preserve the energy heritage of the Arigna Valley and to ensure that Arigna maintains its link with Energy themes: Past, Present…
Gwern Avenue, Senghenydd, Caerphilly, Cardiff, CF83 4HA.
Although the museum is largely devoted to commemorating the largest mining disaster in British history, it also documents the wider history of the Valley,…
Allenheads Village, Allenheads, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 9HN.
Visit the permanent exhibition of lead mining and also learn about the distinctive upland farming of the dale. There is also a traditional blacksmith's…
Tel: 01209 614 681.
Oldest complete mine site. Museum followed by a guided tour through the mine's tin concentration with working machinery. See ongoing restoration.
Smithson Farm, Woodend Road, Reedley Hallows, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 9DR.
Woodend Colliery was one of the smaller pits in the Burnley Coalfield, it opened in 1912 and closed completely in 1959 and it was in fact the last vertical…
The Copper Kingdom Centre, Amlwch Port, Anglesey/Sir Fon, LL68 9HE.
Award winning heritage centre based in Amlwch Port, and houses a number of interactive displays which help describe the history of copper mining in the…
Upper Lumsdale Valley, Lumsdale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5LA.
The valley, on the edge of Matlock, is one of the best water-powered industrial archaeological sites in Great Britain; it is unusual to see so extensive…
Neath Port Talbot,
Tel: 01639 750 556.
Preserved anthracite coal pit originally opened in 1926. Original steam winding engine built by Worseley Mesnes of Wigan in 1927 and a recreated mining…
Cannop Hill, Speech House Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EL.
Regular underground tours, guided by miners through the workings to see the conditions in which coal miners worked. Practical shoes and warm clothing are…
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