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Leigh Spinners Mill Engine House & Heritage Centre

Park Lane, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 2LB.

The mill is one of the most important mill complexes in the UK and has been described as the finest late era mill. It is almost unique in being an intact…

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Wortley Top Forge

Forge Lane, Thurgoland, Yorkshire, S35 7DN.

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  • Part disabled access

Water-powered heavy iron forge whose history can be traced back to at least 1640. The site has been used for various processes but it is best known for…

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Pakenham Water Mill

Mill Road, Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2NB.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

18th century watermill, the last working watermill in Suffolk, is now owned by the Suffolk Building Preservation Trust. Water from Pakenham Fen collects…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Killhope

Nr Cowshill, Upper Weardale, Co. Durham, DL13 1AR.
Tel: 01388 537 505.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The most complete site in Britain restored as an interpretive museum of the lead mining industry. 34ft diameter overshot working waterwheel. Park level…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Knockando Woolmill

The Woolmill, Knockando, Nr Aberlour, Moray, AB38 7RP.
Tel: 01340 810 345.

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  • Part disabled access

Knockando Woolmill sits in the Spey Valley, on the same site it has occupied for over 230 years. Fresh, contemporary designs are woven alongside traditional…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Immingham Museum& Heritage Centre

Civic Centre, Pelham Road, Immingham, Lincolnshire, DN40 1QF.

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  • Part disabled access

The Main theme is the story of the building of Immingham Dock and the involvement of the Great Central Railway. There are also there are these room settings:…

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Tiptree Jam Museum

Tiptree Jam Shop & Tea Room, Factory Hill, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0RF.

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  • Full disabled access

On the site of Wilkin & Sons, well known for their range of jams and preserves, this is a collection of the paraphernalia of preserve making and Essex…

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National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, IRELAND.

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  • Full disabled access

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

Corn Mill & Sawmill

Castle Ward , Strangford, Downpatrick, Co. Down, BT30 7LS.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Two mills – A 2-storey working corn mill, originally a tide mill, built in the early 1700s, and last worked commercially around 1920. Restored to working…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Simonsbath Sawmill

Simonsbath, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7SH.

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A historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops lying in a beautiful riverside location in the heart of Exmoor National Park.

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Newmills Corn & Flax Mills

Churchill Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, IRELAND.

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  • Part disabled access

The visitor can experience the pleasure of seeing one of the largest waterwheels in Ireland in action as it drives the machinery of the corn mill.

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Aberdulais Tinworks & Waterfall

Aberdulais, Nr Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA10 8EU.
Tel: 01639 636 674.

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  • Souvenir Shop
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Famous waterfall. An early water-powered tin works was the last industry here. Today the waters of the River Dulais are used to make Aberdulais Falls self-sufficient…

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Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Low Stott Park, Finsthwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AX.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Built in 1835, the mill is now restored as a working industrial monument. Much of the bobbin making machinery remaining includes a turbine and a steam…

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Nenthead Mines

Nenthead Smelting Mill, Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3NR.

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Tells the story of this unique and dramatic site – now a scheduled monument – and of what was one of the most important lead mining sites in the North…

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National Waterways Museum

South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW.
Tel: 0151 355 5017.

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  • Part disabled access

Situated in the old dock complex at the junction of the Shropshire Union and Manchester Ship Canals, the museum offers the visitor the opportunity to experience…

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Keswick Lake Cruises

Derwentwater Foreshore, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ.

Experience the beauty of Derwentwater with breathtaking views of the surrounding fells, with special views of Skiddaw, England’s fourth highest mountain,…

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

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…

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Bridewell Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AQ.
Tel: 01603 629 127.

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  • Full disabled access

From Medieval to modern day, the museum tells the story of the city’s industries and the people who lived and worked here. From the textile trade which…

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Museum of Norfolk Life

Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR.
Tel: 01362 860 563.

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  • Part disabled access

A museum of rural and Norfolk life housed in a former workhouse, plus 1920s run working farm. Agricultural implements and tools, smithy, wheelwright’s…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Fakenham Museum of Gas

Hempton Road, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7LA.
Tel: 01553 762 151.

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  • Part disabled access

Last example of small horizontal retort hand fired gasworks. In operation 1846-1965. Only complete non-working gasworks left in England and Wales, now…

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Hopewell Colliery Museum (2018)

Cannop Hill, Speech House Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EL.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Regular underground tours, guided by miners through the workings to see the conditions in which coal miners worked. Practical shoes and warm clothing are…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Gigg Mill

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

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  • Part disabled access

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

Dean Heritage Centre

Camp Mill, Soudley, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB.
Tel: 01594 822 170.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Set across a stunning and fully interactive five acre site, the centre protects and preserves the unique history and heritage of the beautiful Forest of…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Chard Museum & Heritage Centre

Godworthy House, High Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1QB.

  • Part disabled access

Wide and varied collection, including agricultural items, Cider Room, local 'curiosities' and the best collection of the work of John Stringfellow who…

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

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