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Loughborough Carillon Tower & War Memorial Museum

Queen's Park, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3BJ.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Inside the Carillon tower are three museum floors of memorabilia with items from each of the armed forces and the civilian population. The aim of the museum…

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Hollycombe – Steam in the Country

Iron Hill, Midhurst Road, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7LP.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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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Stretham Old Engine

Old West River Bank, Green End, Stretham, Nr Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 3LF.
Tel: 01353 648 578.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Built in 1831, the engine house contains a traditional beam engine which used to operate a wooden scoop wheel forming part of the Waterbeach Level internal…

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Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Milford, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AT.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Home of the National Fairground Collection. Working steam and vintage vehicles. Working vintage fairground under cover. Largest display of fairground art…

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Charles Burrell Museum

Minstergate , Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1BN.
Tel: 01842 751 166 .

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Discover the history of Charles Burrell Works, view the engines close up. Exhibits include recreated workshops, including boilershop, pattern shop, blacksmith’s…

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Orkney Wireless Museum

Kiln Corner, 1 Junction Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LB.

  • Parking

Fascinating collection tracing the history of early domestic radio and wartime communications in Orkney. Also maps, charts, valves, transistors, wartime…

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Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Bridewell Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AQ.
Tel: 01603 629 127.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

From Medieval to modern day, the museum tells the story of the city’s industries and the people who lived and worked here. From the textile trade which…

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Fraserburgh Heritage Centre

Quarry Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 9DT.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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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World of Country Life

Westdown Lane, Sandy Bay, Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 5BY.
Tel: 01395 274 533.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Collection includes 20 steam engines, vintage cars, motorcycles, working machinery, horse-drawn station omnibus and steam fire engine, memory lane museum,…

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Thursford

Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0AS.
Tel: 01328 878 477.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Showman‘s, traction and ploughing engines, steam wagons and barn oil engines. Mechanical musical organs. Wurlitzer theatre organ, unique Savage Venetian…

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Wick Heritage Museum

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

  • Part disabled access

Located in the heart of the Thomas Telford designed Pulteneytown, the premises were once home to a number of businesses and families in Bank Row. The somewhat…

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Whitstable Museum & Gallery

5a Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DB.

  • Part disabled access

Two world-first innovations originated in this supposedly sleepy fishing village – helmet diving and a steam-drawn passenger railway. The museum deals…

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Powysland Museum

The Canal Wharf, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7AQ.

  • Full disabled access

Illustrates the archaeology and social history of Montgomeryshire from the earliest prehistoric settlers to the 20th century. It’s housed in a renovated…

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Pendon Museum

Long Wittenham , , Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QD.
Tel: 01865 407 365.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Recaptured, in detailed and colourful miniature, scenes showing the English countryside as was in the years around 1930. Realistically modelled cottages,…

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York Castle Museum

Eye of York, York, Yorkshire, Y01 9RY.
Tel: 01904 687 687.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Among the many exhibitions the folk museum includes some excellent transport items – an 1899 steam car, 1909 Colibri car, Victorian cycles and tricycle,…

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Ulster Folk & Transport Museum2

Cultra, Holywood, Co. Down, BT18 0EU.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Two museums on a 176 acre site incorporates both transport and folk exhibits. Transport exhibitions include: The Irish Road Transport Collection, the Irish…

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Tolson Museum

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

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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

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Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

Beck's Square, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6PJ.
Tel: 01884 256 295.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Award-winning local museum containing GWR locomotive No.1442 and a comprehensive collection of railway equipment, photographs and documents from the Exe…

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Theatre Organ Heritage Centre & Museum

2a Alexandra Road, (corner of Green Street), Peel Green, Eccles, Greater Manchester, M30 7HJ.
Tel: 0161 792 1836.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

1920s style cinema with Wurlitzer pipe organ. Museum covering the history of theatre organs and cinemas, and related topics. One of the leaders in the…

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The Postal Museum

15-20 Phoenix Place, London, Greater London, WC1X 0DA.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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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The Grange Musical Collection

Old Bury Road, Palgrave, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 1AZ.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

A unique collection which promises to be the largest and most diverse of self-playing musical instruments in the UK, from small polyphons to large fairground…

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Weaver Hall Museum & Workhouse

162 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8AB.
Tel: 01606 271 640.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The museum is full of displays and tales of the history and industry of West Cheshire. The stories are told through films, reconstructions, models and…

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Vestry House Museum

Vestry Road, Walthamstow, London, Greater London, E17 9NH.
Tel: 020 8496 4391.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Local history museum containing the Bremer Car built 1892-4 and locally made Wells Brimtoy and Brittains Ltd toys.

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Twinwood Museums

Twinwood Road, Clapham, Bedfordshire, MK41 6AB.
Tel: 07914 093 552.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The museums at Twinwood airfield include: Glenn Miller Museum, Aviation Museum, Summer of '44 Museum, Fire Service Museum, Motor Transport section incorporating…

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