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National Mining Museum Scotland

Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Midlothian, EH22 4QN.
Tel: 0131 663 7519.

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Historic ‘A‘ Listed colliery with the Grant Ritchie steam winding engine. Tours through former colliery workings. Visitor centre with audio visual…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

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

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  • 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…

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Mushroom Green Chainshop

Quarry Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, DY2 0EE.

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It is a 19th Century Chainshop which open its doors to allow the public to view demonstrations of fire welded Chain Making and for the more hands on guests,…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Pollock’s Toy Museum

1 Scala Street, London, Greater London, W1T 2HL.

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It is a collection of mainly Victorian toys. On display in six small rooms and two winding staircases are dolls, teddy bears, tin toys, folk toys, toys…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Lilliput Doll & Toy Museum

High Street, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0DJ.

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It now holds over 2,000 items, dating from 2000BC to 1950 including a number of unique and rare exhibits and well-known cartoon characters from the past.…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

House on the Hill Toy Museum

Mountfitchet Castle, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8SP.

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The museum has over 70,000 individual toys on display ranging from humble homemade toys, Victorian toys when they were mainly only purchased by the rich…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Morayvia

North Road, Kinloss, Moray, IV36 3YA.

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Visit Moray’s unique science & technology experience project, developed and delivered by volunteers. Key to the experience are your guides who range…

Transport / Aircraft / Other Sites of Interest / Fire

Garioch Heritage Centre

Loco Works Road, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 4FY.

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It tells the story of life in the Garioch, from the early 20th century to the present day. See what life was like in a Loco Works colony house or a dairy…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Mallaig Heritage Centre

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

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

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Fraserburgh Heritage Centre

Quarry Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 9DT.

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

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

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…

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam / Industrial

Luxulyan Valley

Luxulyan, St Blazey, Cornwall, PL24 2RZ.

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It is a dramatic, heavily wooded, steep sided valley close to St Blazey, through which the River Par flows. The valley retains an industrial and natural…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Middleton Top Engine House

Middleton Top Countryside Centre , Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4LS.
Tel: 01629 533 298.

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Restored 1829 winding engine built by the Butterley Co. for the Cromford & High Peak Railway. The engine was in use until 1963 hauling wagons on cables…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Leawood Pumphouse

High Peak Junction, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 5HW.
Tel: 01629 533 298.

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Unique 1849 Graham & Co. beam engine pumps water from the River Derwent into the Cromford Canal. Steam supplied by two locomotive style boilers built by…

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

Cromford Mills

Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ.
Tel: 01629 823 256.

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The home of Sir Richard Arkwright’s first mill complex, birthplace of the modern factory system and internationally recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Kennall Vale Gunpowder Mills

Kennall Vale Nature Reserve, Nr Ponsanooth, Cornwall, .

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A site of great historical interest having a wealth of industrial archaeological features. A great producer of gunpowder for the mining industry from 1812…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre

Ardchattan House, Canal Side, Fort Augustus, Highlands, PH32 4BA.
Tel: 01320 366 493.

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The newly revamped centre, located alongside the five Fort Augustus locks, depicts the history of the canal from its conception to the present day refurbishment.

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Museum of Gardening

South Downs Heritage Centre, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks, East Sussex, BN6 9LY .

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This new museum is devoted to vintage lawnmowers and old tools to do with the upkeep of gardening. The charity is dedicated to Edwin Beard Budding, a much…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Lydd Town Museum

The Old Fire Station, Queens Road, Lydd, Kent, TN29 9HL.

Exhibits of local interest and an original 'Merryweather' 1890 fire manual, horse bus c.1900 and 1920s Landau Dungeness beach cart, agricultural and fishing…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Gigg Mill

Bristol Old Road, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL6 0JF.

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The mill is built on the Horsley brook at a spot where the stream plunges down in to the Nailsworth Valley. In the early 1900s power was still provided…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre

Nr Heatherslaw, Ford, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TR.

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The farm is set in a beautiful part of North Northumberland with breathtaking views as far as the Eildon Hills. Learn about the history of the heavy horse…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

The Battle of Britain Memorial

New Dover Road, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 7JJ.

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The National Memorial to the Few. Dedicated to the heroic and selfless deeds of the men who fought in the Battle of Britain. Includes two replica aircraft.

Other Sites of Interest / Military

Llywernog Mining Museum

The Silver Mountain Experience, llywernog, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SY23 3AB.

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The museum is full of interesting artefacts and information all about the history of the silver-lead mine, and the mining in Wales.

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, IRELAND.

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The museum is set in the spectacular grounds of Turlough Park House and is home to the National Folklife Collection. Explore rural traditions, crafts and…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

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