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Green Lane Museum

Roe Valley Country Park, 41 Dogleap Road, Limavady, Co. Londonderry, BT49 9NN.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Visitors can view historical exhibits relating to the linen and agricultural industries and experience the true flavour of days gone by in Limavady and…

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Gigg Mill 2020

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

  • Parking
  • 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

Dunkirk Mill Museum 2020

Stroud Road, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HH.

  • Parking
  • Full disabled access

Experience the power of the largest working waterwheel in Gloucestershire as it drives traditional textile machinery. Learn how the finishing processes…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Great Laxey Wheel & Mines 2020

off Mines Road, Laxey, Isle of Man, IM4 7NL.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

The Great Laxey Wheel or 'Lady Isabella' (as she is also known) is the largest working waterwheel in the world. She was built in 1854 to pump water from…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Flambards 2020

Clodgey Lane, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA.
Tel: 01326 573 404.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Reconstruction of a Victorian village with 60 shops, traders and households. Carriages and vehicles of the period, inc. steam fire engine. Also original…

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Gladstone Pottery Museum 2020

Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 1PQ.
Tel: 01782 237 777.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Working museum of the pottery industry with steam engine, restored workings and bottle ovens. Galleries tracing the history of the industry with craftsman…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

German Occupation Museum 2020

Les Houards, Forest, Guernsey, GY8 0BG.

Part of Fortress Guernsey: Relics of the German occupation during WW2, a five storey observation tower and a 10.5cm gun casement complete with original…

Other Sites of Interest / Military

Geevor Tin Mine Museum 2020

Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7EW.
Tel: 01736 788 662.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

More than a mine, more than a museum, it is one of the largest mining history sites in the UK.

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Garvagh Museum 2020

142a Main Street, Garvagh, Co. Londonderry, BT51 5AE.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

The museum is a rural folk museum in the Bann Valley, which includes a chaff cutter, pony cart, agricultural tools and many items from the past. It is…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Garioch Heritage Centre 2020

Loco Works Road, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 4FY.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

It tells the story of life in the Garioch, from the early 20th century to the present day. See what life was like in a Loco Works colony house or a dairy…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Frosterley Marble 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

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

Frogmore Paper Mill 2020

Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9RY.
Tel: 01442 234 600.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The world’s first commercial mechanised paper mill, opened in 1803, so Frogmore Mill has been making paper for over 200 years, for the last 110 years,…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Framework Knitters Museum 2020

Chapel Street, Ruddington , Nottinghamshire, NG11 6HE.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A unique complex of listed frameshops, cottages and outbuildings arranged around a garden courtyard with an adjacent former chapel in which many of the…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Fourteen Locks Canal Centre 2020

Cwm Lane, Rogerstone, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, NP10 9GN.
Tel: 01633 892 167.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Canal centre at top of the Cefn Flight of 14 locks, which is recognised as an engineering wonder of the Industrial Revolution, on the Crumlin Arm of the…

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Folly Farm 2020

Begelly, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, SA68 0XA.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The farm's attractions include Europe's largest undercover vintage funfair with Gallopers, Chairoplanes, Dodgems, Skid, Cake Walk, Coronation Speedway…

Other Sites of Interest / Fairground

Flame – Gasworks Museum 2020

44 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, BT38 8AT.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Ireland’s only preserved Victorian gasworks that opened in 1855, and supplied the town with gas made from coal until 1967. It was subsequently used to…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Holkham Stories Experience 2020

Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1RH.
Tel: 01328 713 111.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Tells the story of Holkham’s unique farming history and demonstrates, in a fun and engaging way, the relationship between the land and food production.

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey 2020

Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9PQ.
Tel: 01223 860 988.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Historic farm buildings house a collection relating to Cambridgeshire farming and village life adjacent to Denny Abbey.

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Farfield Mill 2020

Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Explore the history of the last surviving woollen mill in the Western Dales, which once made horse blankets for Queen Victoria. Each of the mill’s four…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Fakenham Museum of Gas 2020

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

  • Parking
  • 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…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Etruria Industrial Museum 2020

Etruria Vale Road, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 4RB.
Tel: 01782 626 082.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Home to Jesse Shirley’s 1857 Bone and Flint Mill, the only remaining operational steam driven potters’ mill in the world. Driven by a 1820s Boulton…

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

Erewash Museum 2020

High Street, Ilkeston , Derbyshire, DE7 5JA.

  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

There's plenty to discover and learn about, from local industry such as coal mining and Stanton Ironworks, to how the Victorians lived, worked and played.…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Enniscoe Museum – Mayo North Heritage Centre 2020

Enniscoe, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo, IRELAND.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Enniscoe House is set in parkland and is surrounded by mature woodland, through which paths run to the lake. The heritage centre displays an impressive…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Elphin Windmill & Farm Museum 2020

Windmill Road, Elphin, Co. Roscommon, IRELAND.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

This 18th century windmill was perfectly located to harness the winds sweeping over the plains of Boyle. Unusual features are a thatched revolving roof…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

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From the Steam Heritage Shop

February 2019

  • Off To See The Mayor
  • Dunstable Diamonds
  • Manx Electric Railway 125 – Part 2
  • Getting A Sweet Tooth – Barbados steam-powered sugar factories
  • Boxing Day Bash – steam gathering at Horsham
  • The ‘Tranny’

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March 2019 - 200th Issue!

  • 200 And Counting - looking back over 200 issues of Vintage Spirit
  • Ally Pally 2019
  • Getting All Pumped Up – Westonzoyland Pumping Station
  • Awakened Aveling – ex-Thursford roller steams after 60 years
  • Discovering Scotland’s Rural Heritage
  • Across The Forest – steaming through the New Forest

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December 2019

  • Scottish Bluebell
  • Exploring the Blists Hill Engines
  • Roll Up, Roll Up… behind the scenes of a Bioscope show
  • The Final Party at Drusilla's Inn?
  • From Dorset For D-Day
  • Reach for the Sky – Flaxmill Maltings in Ditherington, Shrewsbury

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July 2019

  • Surreal Sixties Journey to the Isle of Man
  • Last Day at the Beeches
  • Auction Round Up
  • Mingling with Mats
  • Bath’s Industrial Time Capsule
  • Saturday Night, Sunday Morning – nighttime steamings
  • Pride of Kintore – old lorries in Aberdeenshire

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