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Burwell Museum & Windmill

Mill Close, Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0HL.
Tel: 01638 605 544.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Rural history museum depicting village life through the centuries on the edge of the Cambridgeshire fens. Includes an early 19th century windmill.

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Crofton Beam Engines

Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW.
Tel: 01672 870 300.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The oldest working beam engine in the world, an 1812 Boulton & Watt, and an 1846 Harveys of Hayle, pump water to the summit level of the Kennet & Avon…

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

Coleham Pumping Station

Longden Coleham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 7DN.

  • Part disabled access

Resembles a Victorian Chapel in style, which was built c.1900 to house two 1901 Renshaw of Stoke massive steam-driven beam engines, both now restored to…

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Meadow Lane, Stretton, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0DA.
Tel: 01283 509 929.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Claymills has four Woolf compound beam engines, two working, five Lancashire boilers, steam engines, steam-powered workshops with steam hammer, blacksmith’s…

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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…

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Farfield Mill

Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Explore the history of the last surviving woollen mill in the Western Dales, which once made horse blankets for Queen Victoria. Each of the mill’s four…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Washburn Heritage Centre

Fewston , Harrogate, Yorkshire, HG3 1SU.

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  • Full disabled access

The Centre is 'a hidden gem' which features exhibitions that celebrate the heritage of the Washburn Valley. Through the ages the river has powered mills…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

The Bay Museum

The Old Degaussing Station, Western Esplanade, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 0AY.

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  • Part disabled access

The building monitored, via a magnetic underwater wire loop, to see if passing ships had an operating device which would keep them from detonating magnetic…

Other Sites of Interest / Military

Windmill Hill Windmill

Windmill Hill, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 4RT.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Restored working windmill. The largest and second tallest post mill in the country at 15.5 metres.

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre

Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill, Blaydon-on-Tyne , Tyne & Wear, NE21 6RU.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The area is set within the beautiful steep-sided Derwent Valley, which once hosted a world leading iron and steel industry in various forms from the 1690s…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Museum of Power

Hatfield Road, Langford, Nr Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QA.
Tel: 01621 843 183.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Housed in a former water pumping station, the museum contains a fascinating collection which ranges from a working overhead machine shop to a petrol powered…

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

Hollycombe – Steam in the Country

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

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  • 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…

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Stretham Old Engine

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

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  • 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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Vale & Downland Museum

Church Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8BL.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Among the different galleries to explore include industries related to tanning, sackcloth and rope-making, the history of Wantage Engineering and about…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Charlecote Mill

Charlecote Road, Hampton Lucy, Nr Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 8BB.

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The present mill building and mill house were evidently built by the Lucy estate, and are still owned by Sir Edmund Fairfax Lucy.The present mill, apparently…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre

The Old Grammar School, Church Road, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 3FJ.

Explore the quirky timber-framed Tudor school house, where a fantastic collection of local history and archaeology awaits you. Situated beside the Parish…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Woodend Mining Museum

Smithson Farm, Woodend Road, Reedley Hallows, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 9DR.

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  • Part disabled access

Woodend Colliery was one of the smaller pits in the Burnley Coalfield, it opened in 1912 and closed completely in 1959 and it was in fact the last vertical…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Highland Museum of Childhood

The Old Station, Strathpeffer, Inverness-shire, IV14 9DH.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The museum is located in the old railway station and was originally based on the doll and toy collection of former Strathpeffer resident Mrs Angela Kellie.…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Gairloch Museum

Achtercairn, Gairloch, Ross & Cromarty, IV21 2BH.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Fantastic new displays, art gallery, cafe and shops.

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

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…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

ISPS Steam Museum

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

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  • Full disabled access

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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  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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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  • 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…

Other Sites of Interest / Fairground / Museums & Steam Centres

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…

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

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