museums and attractions

Museums & Steam Centres

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Heritage Way, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, ML5 1QD.
Tel: 01236 638 460.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Formed around the excavations of the 1835 Summerlee Ironworks. Exhibition hall has a large display of working machinery, an array of products from Scottish…

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Mallaig Heritage Centre

Station Road, Mallaig, Inverness-shire, PH41 4PY.

  • Part disabled access

A comprehensive exhibition covering all aspects of the history of West Lochaber, including railways, steamers, lifeboat and fishing.

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Fraserburgh Heritage Centre

Quarry Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 9DT.

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  • 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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Twinwood Museums

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

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  • 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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Whitstable Museum & Gallery

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

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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Salomons Museum

Broomhill Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0TG.

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The museum is dedicated to Sir David Lionel Salomons who was a keen scientist and engineer, and a pioneer of road transport. He installed one of the country's…

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Pewsey Heritage Centre

Avonside Works, High Street, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 5AF.
Tel: 01672 562 617.

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  • Full disabled access

Local history museum – exhibits include machine tools with overhead shafting, turret clock, models and other items of interest together with photographs…

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Gunnersbury Park Museum

Pope's Lane, Acton, London, Greater London, W3 8LQ.

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A local history museum for Ealing and Hounslow. The transport collection includes two 19th century Rothschild‘s coaches, 1899 Werner motor bicycle, Hansom…

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The Grange Musical Collection

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

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  • 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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Tolson Museum

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

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  • 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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Pinchbeck Engine Museum

West Marsh Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 3UW.

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1833 built 20hp 'A' frame low pressure condensing steam pumping beam engine. Replaced in 1952 by electric pumps.

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Morwellham Quay

Morwellham Quay, Nr Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8JL.
Tel: 01822 832 766.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Unique open air museum based on the ‘Greatest Copper Port in Queen Victoria’s Empire’. A tramway ride along the Devon bank of the river Tamar and…

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Guisborough Museum

Westgate Road, Guisborough, Yorkshire, TS14 6BA.

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Displays include a wealth of artefacts and photographs, depicting the town's history. Larger exhibits include an elegant Victorian parlour, the interior…

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Swansea Museum

Victoria Road, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 1SN.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

You are able to visit the museum at four locations – the Museum itself on Oystermouth Road, the Museum Stores in Landore and the floating exhibits in…

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Soho House Museum

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road), Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 5LB.
Tel: 0121 348 8150.

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  • Part disabled access

The elegant home of industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. Boulton's many achievements helped fuel the Industrial Revolution.…

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Vestry House Museum

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

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  • 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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Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

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

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  • Full disabled access

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

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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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Weaver Hall Museum & Workhouse

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

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  • 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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Thursford Collection

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

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  • 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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Theatre Organ Heritage Centre

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

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  • Full disabled access

1920s style cinema with Wurlitzer pipe organ. Museum covering the history of theatre organs and cinemas, and related topics. Celebrating 50 years as one…

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Thinktank – Birmingham Science Museum

Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7XG.
Tel: 0121 348 8000.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

200 exhibits make up ThinkTank a truly modern museum where star attractions include ‘City of Birmingham’ locomotive, Railton Mobil Special, Spitfire,…

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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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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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