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Eskdale Mill

Boot, Eskdale, Holmrook, Cumbria, CA19 1TG.

Possibly the oldest working watermill in England. Original machinery driven by two wheels still in daily operation. The mill has reopened following a £1million…

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ISPS Steam Museum

The Green, Stradbally, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, IRELAND.

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Houses many steam, fire and farm engines in the museum. These incluse a Land-Rover fire engine which was stationed at Stradbally fire station in approximately…

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

Dudley Canal Trust Trips

The Car Park, off A4123, Birmingham New Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SB.
Tel: 0121 557 6265.

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  • Part disabled access

The Trust was responsible for the re-opening of the Dudley Canal Tunnel, an outstanding engineering achievement built between 1785 to 1792. 45min. narrow…

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Milford, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AT.

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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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Moneypenny’s Lockhouse

Horse Shoe Lane, Craigavon, Co. Armagh, BT62 3RS.

  • Part disabled access

Restored 18th century lock-keeper’s house, stables and bothy located on the Newry Canal. The stables contain a ‘Life on the Canal’ exhibition, which…

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Cogglesford Mill

East Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7EQ.

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  • Part disabled access

The present mill was mainly built in the early 18th century, but millers have produced flour on this site for over 1,000 years. This award winning building…

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Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum

Albany Way, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 1BJ.

Step back in time and remember the region's coal mining heritage. Impressive winding engine, now operated by an electric motor. The 'F' pit, which was…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Chilworth Gunpowder Mills

Chilworth Road, Albury, Chilworth, Surrey, GU4 8RH.

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The extensive site of the Gunpowder Works, which boasts possibly the most prominent (and famous) remains of the Tillingbourne mills. Explore not only the…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Sarehole Mill

Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 0BD.
Tel: 0121 348 8160.

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  • Part disabled access

Late 18th century watermill. Once leased by Matthew Boulton for metal working, it is now a corn mill and milling takes place most Sundays. The mill has…

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Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum

Newport Road, Calbourne, Isle of Wight, PO30 4JN.

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  • Part disabled access

Set in 35 acres of stunning rural landscape, this is one of the oldest working water mills in the country, dating back to the Domesday Book. Also many…

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Copper Kingdom Centre

The Copper Kingdom Centre, Amlwch Port, Anglesey/Sir Fon, LL68 9HE.

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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…

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Charles Burrell Museum

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

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  • 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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Lumsdale Mills, Ponds & Waterfall

Upper Lumsdale Valley, Lumsdale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5LA.

  • Part disabled access

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…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines / Open Access

Frosterley Marble

Frosterley Railway Station, Stanhope, Nr Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, DL13 2SL.

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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…

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Black Mountain Quarries

A4069, Between Llangadog and Upper Brynamman, Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, .

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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…

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Bunbury Mill

Mill Lane, Bowes Gate Road, Bunbury, Cheshire, CW6 9PP.

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The restored watermill has guided tours which offers a unique hands-on experience of a working mill involving the whole journey from the grain arriving…

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Fire Museum

Watford Fire Station, Lower Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2DT.

  • Part disabled access

There are various fire appliances on display, as well as a vast collection of fire service equipment, uniform and documents (old and new), with a large…

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Tolbooth Museum

Old Pier, Stonehaven Harbour, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2JU.

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  • Part disabled access

The museum is located in Stonehaven's oldest building on the harbour, with displays of bygone kitchen and household items, including a hand-powered washing…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Skye Museum of Island Life

Kilmuir, By Portree, Isle of Skye, Highlands, IV51 9UE.

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Step back in time to an old Highland village as the museum offers visitors a unique experience and a true insight into island life a 100 years ago.

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Harle Syke, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 2HX.
Tel: 01282 412 555.

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The last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill – relive the days when cotton was king and see the magnificent steam engine 'Peace' driving…

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Shelsley Water Mill

Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, WR6 6RP.

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  • Part disabled access

The Society has restored the mill to a working condition for use as a visitor attraction and educational resource, as well as providing active conservation…

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Green Lane Museum

Roe Valley Country Park, 41 Dogleap Road, Limavady, Co. Londonderry, BT49 9NN.

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  • Part disabled access

Visitors can view historical exhibits relating to the linen and agricultural industries and experience the true flavour of days gone by in Limavady and…

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Orkney Wireless Museum

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

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

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia

Hall Lane, Upminster, Essex, RM14 1AU.

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Thatched building dates from the 15th century and is known locally as the 'Tithe Barn'. It houses a collection of around 14,500 nostalgic artefacts from…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

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