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Heaton Park Tramway

Heaton Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M25 2SW.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A restored ¾ mile section of the former Manchester Corporation tramway running into Heaton Park from the Middleton Road entrance, with four restored trams.…

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

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

Papplewick Pumping Station

Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AJ.
Tel: 0115 963 2938.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Britain’s finest Victorian fresh water pumping station. Two James Watt beam engines with Lancashire boilers. Robey winding engine from Linby Colliery,…

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

Tees Cottage Pumping Station

Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 8TF.

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  • Part disabled access

Illustrates the history of water supply, featuring a Teesdale compound rotative beam engine and Hornsby gas engine preserved in a waterworks dating from…

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Mill End Mill, Abbey Mill Business Centre, 12 Seedhill Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 1JS.

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The museum aims to preserve the social and industrial heritage of the Paisley & Renfrewshire Thread Mills for the education and enjoyment of all by collecting…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Barony Mill

A968, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LY.

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  • Souvenir Shop

The mill was stone-built in 1873 and is three storeys high with an overshot waterwheel. Remains of unrestored older mills are nearby. Like most northern…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Fraserburgh Heritage Centre

Quarry Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 9DT.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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

Long Shop Museum

Main Street, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4ES.
Tel: 01728 832 189.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The museum’s collections relate to the Garrett family, the draftsmen, engineers and other craftsmen who worked here; the engines, tools, vehicles and…

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Bletchley Park

The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK3 6DS.
Tel: 01908 640 404.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Once Britain’s Best Kept Secret, today this is a heritage site and vibrant tourist attraction. Visitors can explore the iconic WWII Codebreaking Huts…

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Blennerville Windmill & Visitor Centre

Windmill Lane, Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Stands out as the dominant landmark in Tralee Bay, where the town of Tralee meets the Dingle Peninsula. Visitors can get up close and appreciate the scale…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Blair Atholl Watermill

Ford Road, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5SH.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

There has been a mill here since at least the 1590s, and is one of the last working watermills in Scotland. See how they stone grind wheat and oats in…

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Blaenavon Ironworks

North Street, Blaenavon, Torfaen, NP4 9RN.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Substantial remains of five early blast furnaces and associated workers' housing, dating from the late 18th century onwards. Charging to casting. Charging…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Black Country Living Museum

Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ.
Tel: 0121 557 9643.

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One of the finest and largest open-air museums in the UK. Twenty six acres worth exploring, with a village and charismatic residents to chat with. Trams…

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Bircham Windmill

Great Bircham, Snettisham Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6SJ.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

It is the only windmill in working order in this area and is considered one of the best still remaining. Climb the five floors up to the fan stage and,…

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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

Biggar Gasworks Museum

Gas Works Road, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ.
Tel: 01899 221 070.

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  • Part disabled access

It was one of the first small-town gasworks to open in Scotland – and among the last to close. For more than 130 years, the industrial plant made coal…

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Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

156 High Street, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6DH.

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  • Full disabled access

The Museum explores 14,000 years of rural and small town life in Upper Clydesdale, and focuses on the people who have lived and worked in the area up to…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, Torfaen, NP4 9RL.
Tel: 0300 111 2 333.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Standing high on the heather-clad moors of Blaenafon, the museum still retains many features of its former life as a coal mine. The tunnels and buildings…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Bicton Park & Countryside Museum

East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7BG.
Tel: 01395 568 465.

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  • Full disabled access

The museum is packed with nostalgic delights for all generations including traction engines, vintage machinery, traditional tools, tractors and domestic…

Transport / Road / Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Bexhill Museum

Egerton Road, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3HL.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Local independent museum including The Technology Exhibition devoted to Bexhill's role as the birthplace of British motor racing. Features a reproduction…

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Bestwood Winding Engine House

Bestwood Country Park, off Park Road, Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire, NG6 8TQ.

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  • Part disabled access

It is the last remaining part of a vanished colliery and a relic of Victorian industrial engineering, with its restored winding house and headgear that…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway

Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2PL.
Tel: 01494 672 919.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Extensive and fascinating model village incorporating one of the most complex and famous Gauge One model railways in the country. Also 7 1/4in. miniature…

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Bedale Museum

Bedale Hall, North End, Bedale, Yorkshire, DL8 1AA.

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  • Part disabled access

Many items from local donations, and the museum has grown to become a collection of bygones, including tools, lamps, record books, accounts and wartime…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Beck Isle Museum

Wells Walk, Bridge Street, Pickering, Yorkshire, YO18 8DU.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Discover the history of Pickering; its people, trade and local industries. Explore period shops, bygones of a Victorian age, including a printer’s workshop,…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

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