museums and attractions

Museums & Steam Centres

Snowshill Manor & Garden

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

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  • 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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Quarry Bank Mill

Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA.
Tel: 01625 527 468.

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Georgian cotton mill with displays of working machinery set in Styal Country Park. Visitors can see water and steam power working together, an 1830s beam…

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Nuffield Place

Huntercombe, Nr Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 5RY.
Tel: 01491 641 224.

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  • 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

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

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  • Part disabled access

First house in the world to be lit by water-powered electricity. Also had central heating, telephones and a passenger lift in the 1880s.

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Bexhill Museum

Egerton Road, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3HL.
Tel: 01424 787 950.

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Local independent museum including The Technology Exhibition devoted to Bexhill's role as the birthplace of British motor racing. Features a reproduction…

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Bekonscot Model Village & Railway

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 passenger carrying…

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Beamish Museum

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

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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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Avoncroft Museum

Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 4JR.
Tel: 01527 831 363.

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  • Part disabled access

The Museum now displays and cares for over 30 historic buildings and structures which were rescued from demolition. Among them an earth closet, a prefab,…

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Auld Kirk Museum

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

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Contains exhibits relating to the Forth & Clyde Canal, boat building and canal boats, coal mining and iron foundry.

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Armagh County Museum

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

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  • 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

Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 7LB.
Tel: 01782 565 050 .

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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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Anson Engine Museum

Anson Road, Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TD.
Tel: 01625 874 426.

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A predominantly working display of early internal combustion engines, with particular emphasis on oil and gas engines made in the Manchester area. Special…

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Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

Houghton Bridge, Nr Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT.
Tel: 01798 831 370.

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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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Hollycombe – Steam in the Country

Iron Hill, Midhurst Road, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7LP.
Tel: 01428 724 900.

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  • Part disabled access

Britain‘s most varied collection of working steam: Edwardian fairground with several unique rides. Narrow gauge and miniature railways, agricultural…

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Tolson Museum

Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, HD5 8DJ.
Tel: 01484 223 240.

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Collection includes LSD Tricar, early cycles and motorcycles, horse-drawn vehicles, models of mill engines and other machinery.

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Wick Heritage Museum

20 Bank Row, Wick, Caithness, KW1 5EY.
Tel: 01955 605 393.

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Includes a beautifully restored 19th century fishing boat, the unique 'Johnston Collection' revealing 112 years of social history captured by a family…

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The Postal Museum

Phoenix Place, London, Greater London, WC1X 0DA.
Tel: 0300 0300 700.

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The collection spans five centuries of history, covering everything from groundbreaking design and quirky technology to the intimacy of personal letters.…

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Fraserburgh Heritage Centre

Quarry Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 9DT.
Tel: 01346 512 888 .

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  • Part disabled access

Step back in time through 400+ years of history with displays from different aspects of the town including railways, maritime and road transport.

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Devon Railway Centre

The Station, Bickleigh, Nr Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RG.
Tel: 01884 855 671.

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  • Part disabled access

Preserved GWR station, passenger carrying 2ft gauge and miniature railways, model railway exhibition, new model village museum.

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Cynon Valley Museum & Gallery

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

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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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Rushden Transport Museum & Railway

Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 0AW.
Tel: 01933 353 111.

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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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Royal Observatory

Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, London, Greater London, SE10 8XJ.
Tel: 020 8858 4422.

  • Part disabled access

The home of Greenwich Meantime and Longitude Zero, the most important scientific site of its kind in the world which contains one of the finest collections…

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Royal Mews

Buckingham Palace Road, London, Greater London, SW1W 1QH.
Tel: 020 7766 7302.

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  • Full disabled access

One of the finest working stables in existence and a living part of Britain's heritage, the Royal Mews is responsible for all road travel arrangements…

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Royal Gunpowder Mills

Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY.
Tel: 01992 707 370.

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170 acre historic landscape featuring 20 listed buildings and a network of canals survive, showing the manufacture of munitions from the 17th century.…

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