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Vale & Downland Museum

Church Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8BL.

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  • 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…

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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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  • 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.…

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Gairloch Museum

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

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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…

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ISPS Steam Museum

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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

Cogglesford Mill

East Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7EQ.

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  • Part disabled access

The present mill was mainly built in the early 18th century, but millers have produced flour on this site for over 1,000 years. This award winning building…

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Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum

Albany Way, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 1BJ.

Step back in time and remember the region's coal mining heritage. Impressive winding engine, now operated by an electric motor. The 'F' pit, which was…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Chilworth Gunpowder Mills

Chilworth Road, Albury, Chilworth, Surrey, GU4 8RH.

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The extensive site of the Gunpowder Works, which boasts possibly the most prominent (and famous) remains of the Tillingbourne mills. Explore not only the…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Sarehole Mill

Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 0BD.
Tel: 0121 348 8160.

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Late 18th century watermill. Once leased by Matthew Boulton for metal working, it is now a corn mill and milling takes place most Sundays. The mill has…

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Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum

Newport Road, Calbourne, Isle of Wight, PO30 4JN.

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  • Part disabled access

Set in 35 acres of stunning rural landscape, this is one of the oldest working water mills in the country, dating back to the Domesday Book. Also many…

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Copper Kingdom Centre

The Copper Kingdom Centre, Amlwch Port, Anglesey/Sir Fon, LL68 9HE.

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Award winning heritage centre based in Amlwch Port, and houses a number of interactive displays which help describe the history of copper mining in the…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Charles Burrell Museum

Minstergate , Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1BN.
Tel: 01842 751 166 .

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  • Part disabled access

Discover the history of Charles Burrell Works, view the engines close up. Exhibits include recreated workshops, including boilershop, pattern shop, blacksmith’s…

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Lumsdale Mills, Ponds & Waterfall

Upper Lumsdale Valley, Lumsdale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5LA.

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The valley, on the edge of Matlock, is one of the best water-powered industrial archaeological sites in Great Britain; it is unusual to see so extensive…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines / Open Access

Frosterley Marble

Frosterley Railway Station, Stanhope, Nr Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, DL13 2SL.

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Three walks start from Frosterley Station on the Weardale Railway, which look at some of the old quarrying remains of Frosterley and their effects on the…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines / Open Access

Black Mountain Quarries

A4069, Between Llangadog and Upper Brynamman, Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, .

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  • Part disabled access

Starting from either of the car parks on the A4069, follow the marked trail and audio trail around the quarries. There are interpretation panels in the…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines / Open Access

Bunbury Mill

Mill Lane, Bowes Gate Road, Bunbury, Cheshire, CW6 9PP.

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  • Part disabled access

The restored watermill has guided tours which offers a unique hands-on experience of a working mill involving the whole journey from the grain arriving…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Fire Museum

Watford Fire Station, Lower Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2DT.

  • Part disabled access

There are various fire appliances on display, as well as a vast collection of fire service equipment, uniform and documents (old and new), with a large…

Other Sites of Interest / Fire

Tolbooth Museum

Old Pier, Stonehaven Harbour, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2JU.

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  • Part disabled access

The museum is located in Stonehaven's oldest building on the harbour, with displays of bygone kitchen and household items, including a hand-powered washing…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

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