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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

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

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

The D-Day Story

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3NT.

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The museum has completely new displays about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, told through the stories of those who took part. At the centre of the museum…

Other Sites of Interest / Military

Nottingham Industrial Museum

Wollaton Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 2AE.
Tel: 0115 915 3936.

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Discover the people, companies and industries that made Nottingham famous around the world. Nottingham Industrial Museum has five galleries each relating…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Droitwich Spa Heritage Centre – Salt Museum

St Richards House , 22 Victoria Square , Droitwich Spa , Worcestershire, WR9 8DS.

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The Heritage Centre is housed on the former Brine Baths site, which was first established in the 1880s. The present black & white building, known as St.…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum

Cross Street, Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8QY.

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The museum boasts well stocked displays and memorabilia from the local mine and surrounding area, so the history of mining not just in Bilsthorpe but across…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Twinwood Museums

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

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

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

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…

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Quinceys Pumping Station

Thorpe Culvert, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, PE24 4NL.

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Houses two Ruston & Hornsby 9 x HRC twin cylinder horizontal diesel engines, each coupled directly to a Gwynnes centrifugal pump. These pumps can move…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Shelsley Water Mill

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

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There has been a watermill on or near this site since 1308, but the current mill shows three stages of construction spanning over 300 years. It was last…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Dalbeattie Museum

81 High Street, Dalbeattie, Dumfriesshire, DG5 4BT.

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Tommy Henderson's dream of a museum started with his private collection of memorabilia that he gifted to the museum to encourage visitors and locals through…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

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