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Flambards 2020

Clodgey Lane, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA.
Tel: 01326 573 404.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Reconstruction of a Victorian village with 60 shops, traders and households. Carriages and vehicles of the period, inc. steam fire engine. Also original…

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Eastleigh Museum 2020

25 High Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5LF.
Tel: 023 8064 3026.

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  • Full disabled access

Local museum containing recreated engine driver’s home and part of Eastleigh locomotive erecting shop and a locomotive footplate.

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Cynon Valley Museum 2020

Depot Road, Gadlys, Aberdare, Vale of Glamorgan, CF44 8DL.
Tel: 01685 886 729.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

On the site of the former Gadlys Ironworks. Discover 200 years of the valley history. Housed in the old wagon repair shops. Close by are the remains of…

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Donegal Railway Heritage Centre 2020

The Old Station House, Tyrconnell Street, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal, IRELAND.
Tel: 00 353 749 722 655.

  • Souvenir Shop

The history of railways in Donegal with models, photographs and video presentations. Rolling stock undergoing restoration on site.

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Dollar Museum 2020

Castle Campbell Hall, 1 High Street, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, FK14 7AY.
Tel: 0000.

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  • Part disabled access

The museum has around 1000 photographs of the Devon Valley Railway which ran from Alloa to Kinross via Tillicoultry, Dollar, Rumbling Bridge, Crook of…

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Discovery Museum 2020

Blandford Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 4JA.

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  • Full disabled access

The centre piece of this large and wide ranging museum is ‘Turbinia’ the first vessel in the world powered by steam turbines. Three floors of displays…

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County Museum Dundalk 2020

Carroll Centre, Roden Place, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth, IRELAND.

  • Part disabled access

It is located in the old Dundalk Distillery, where the various exhibitions are displayed over three floors. The ground floor gallery entitled 'From Farm…

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Rushden Transport Museum & Railway 2020

Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 0AW.
Tel: 0300 3023 150.

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  • Part disabled access

Located in original station building. Railway and road memorabilia. Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 locomotives, steam crane, Gresley buffet car, diesel shunter,…

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Snowshill Manor & Garden 2020

Snowshill, Nr Broadway, Gloucestershire, WR12 7JU.
Tel: 01386 852 410.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

In the large and varied collection are 19th century bicycles and manual fire pumps, also model wagons, carriages and sailing ships.

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Nuffield Place 2020

Huntercombe, Nr Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 5RY.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Home to Lord Nuffield, the founder of Morris Motor Cars, a time capsule with the decor and furnishings of a 1930s country home, with many of Lord & Lady…

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Cragside 2020

Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX.
Tel: 01669 620 333.

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  • Part disabled access

Home of William Armstrong – Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. First house in the world to be lit by hydro electricity. Also had central…

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Cider Museum 2020

Pomona Place, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0EF.
Tel: 01432 354 207.

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  • Part disabled access

World famous cider museum set in a former cider making factory, visitors can explore original cider champagne cellars and view cider making equipment,…

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Carrickfergus Museum 2020

11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, BT38 7DG.

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  • Full disabled access

The finds on display provide a remarkable glimpse into life in the town from the Medieval period to more recent times. They reflect the experiences of…

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Brunel Museum 2020

Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, Greater London, SE16 4LF.
Tel: 0000.

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  • Part disabled access

Built for Brunel‘s Thames Tunnel (1825/43), the world‘s first underwater thoroughfare. The tunnel remains in use by London‘s Underground and the…

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Brighton Toy & Model Museum 2020

52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4EB.
Tel: 01273 749 494.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Toy and model train collection covering the last 100 years and including an operating 1930s railway layout.

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Bressingham Steam & Gardens 2020

Low Road, Bressingham, Nr Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2AA.
Tel: 01379 686 900.

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  • Full disabled access

A comprehensive steam museum with both road and rail engines. The 60cm Nursery Railway makes a round trip of two miles through large nurseries. The Waveney…

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Bletchley Park 2020

The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK3 6EB.
Tel: 01908 640 404.

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  • Full disabled access

Once Britain’s Best Kept Secret, today this is a heritage site and vibrant tourist attraction. Visitors can explore the iconic WWII Codebreaking Huts…

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Black Country Living Museum 2020

Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ.
Tel: 0121 557 9643.

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  • Full disabled access

One of the finest and largest open-air museums in the UK. Twenty six acres worth exploring, with a village and charismatic residents to chat with. Trams…

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Bekonscot Model Village & Railway 2020

Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2PL.
Tel: 01494 672 919.

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  • Part disabled access

Extensive and fascinating model village incorporating one of the most complex and famous Gauge One model railways in the country. Also 7 1/4in. miniature…

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Beamish Museum 2020

Beamish, Nr Stanley, Co. Durham, DH9 0RG.
Tel: 0191 370 4000.

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  • Part disabled access

Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.

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Amberley Museum 2020

New Barn Road, Amberley, Nr Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT.

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Dedicated to the industrial heritage of the South East, charting the history of local industry and crafts in this part of Sussex. There is a diverse collection…

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Auld Kirk Museum 2020

Cowgate, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, G66 1HN.
Tel: 0141 777 3013.

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The Auld Kirk's collection reflects the rich history of the local area. From Roman artefacts to innovations of the 20th century. It also contains exhibits…

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Armagh County Museum 2020

The Mall East, Armagh, Co. Armagh, BT61 9BE.
Tel: 028 3752 3070.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Numerous small exhibits illustrating the local (i.e. South Ulster) history of water, rail and road transport, much of it documentary. Exhibits include…

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Apedale Heritage Centre 2020

Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 7LB.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Discover the lost industrial heritage of the Apedale Valley and the history of the surrounding area. At weekends and Bank Holidays there are tours of an…

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From the Steam Heritage Shop

October 2018

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  • London’s Iconic Tower Bridge

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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…

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The second book in the series is the true story of a little quarry engine that is sold and travels to America.  Follow her amazing adventure across…

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