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Bircham Windmill

Great Bircham, Snettisham Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6SJ.
Tel: 01485 578 393.

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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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Biggar Gasworks Museum

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

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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.
Tel: 01899 221 050.

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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…

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Big Pit National Coal Museum

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

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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…

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Blennerville Windmill

Windmill Street, Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND.
Tel: 00 353 66 712 064.

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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…

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Twyford Waterworks

Hazeley Road, Twyford, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1QA.
Tel: 07516 458 900.

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Discover the story of water extraction, softening and supply over the last 100 years at this Scheduled Ancient Monument located close to Winchester in…

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

Winchester City Mill

Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0EJ.
Tel: 01962 870 057.

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A rare surviving example of an urban working corn mill, it was rebuilt in 1744 and remained in use until the early 20th century. Having entered the care…

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Wellbrook Beetling Mill

20 Wellbrook Road, Corkhill, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, BT80 9RY.
Tel: 028 8674 8210.

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The last working water-powered linen beetling mill with hands-on demonstrations.

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Steam Yacht – Gondola

Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN.
Tel: 01539 432 733.

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The original 'Gondola', a re-built Victorian steam yacht, was first launched in 1859 and now, completely rebuilt by the National Trust, gives passengers…

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Snowshill Manor & Garden

Snowshill, Nr Broadway, Gloucestershire, WR12 7JU.
Tel: 01386 852 410.

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In the large and varied collection are 19th century bicycles and manual fire pumps, also model wagons, carriages and sailing ships.

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Shugborough Estate

Shugborough , Milford, Nr Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 0XA.
Tel: 01889 881 388.

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Explore sweeping parkland, ancient woodland and a landscape peppered with monuments, then discover Park Farm, created at the cutting-edge of agricultural…

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Shalford Mill

Shalford, Nr Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8BS.
Tel: 01483 561 389.

18th-century watermill with well-preserved machinery. The mill is a ‘living’ place where the graffitied, lime-washed walls and the ancient hessian…

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Seaton Delaval Hall

The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, NE26 4QR.
Tel: 0191 237 9100.

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Collection of horse-drawn carriages and agricultural wagons displayed in the coach house.

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

River Wey & Godalming Navigations & Dapdune Wharf

Wharf Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4RR.
Tel: 01483 561 389.

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One of the first British rivers to be made navigable, and opened to in 1653. 15-mile waterway linked Guildford to Weybridge on the Thames, and then to…

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Quarry Bank Mill

Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA.
Tel: 01625 527 468.

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Georgian cotton mill with displays of working machinery set in Styal Country Park. Visitors can see water and steam power working together, an 1830s beam…

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Patterson’s Spade Mill

751 Antrim Road, Templepatrick, Co. Antrim, BT39 0AP.
Tel: 028 9443 3619.

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Last water-powered spade mill in Ireland, founded in 1919. All original equipment in working order. Spade making demonstrations.

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Nuffield Place

Huntercombe, Nr Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 5RY.
Tel: 01491 641 224.

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Home to Lord Nuffield, the founder of Morris Motor Cars, a time capsule with the decor and furnishings of a 1930s country home, with many of Lord & Lady…

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Nether Alderley Mill

Congleton Road, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4TW.
Tel: 01625 527 468.

Working medieval watermill with tandem overshot wooden waterwheels and Victorian machinery restored to full working order. A fascinating insight into how…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Levant Mine & Beam Engine

Trewellard, Pendeen, Nr St Just, Cornwall, TR19 7SX.
Tel: 01736 786 156.

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In its dramatic cliff-top setting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the restored 1840 Levant winding engine steams again! Expert volunteer drivers operate…

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Fountains Abbey Monastic Watermill

Fountains, Ripon, Yorkshire, HG4 3DY.
Tel: 01765 608 888.

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The Fountains estate's oldest building and a rare survivor. The waterwheel turns as it did 800 years ago. The only 12th-century Cistercian corn mill left…

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Finch Foundry

Sticklepath, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2NW.
Tel: 01387 840 046.

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19th century water powered edge tool works containing original machinery, including unique tilt and drop hammers and three waterwheels all in working order.…

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East Pool Mine

Trevithick Road, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3NP.
Tel: 01209 315 027.

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Two Cornish beam engines: a massive 90in. pumping engine at Taylor's shaft, a smaller 1887 winding engine at Michell's shaft. Exhibitions and film of Cornwall‘s…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

Pumsaint, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA19 8US.
Tel: 01558 650 809.

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Unique gold mines with evidence of Roman mining from 2,000 years ago. Also Victorian and later mining, up to 1938. Mine machinery, tours including underground.

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Cragside

Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX.
Tel: 01669 620 333.

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First house in the world to be lit by water-powered electricity. Also had central heating, telephones and a passenger lift in the 1880s.

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

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