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Argos Hill Windmill

Windmill Hill, Argos Hill, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN6 3QF.

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Argos Hill windmill is a Grade 2* Listed building dating from 1835. It is located on top of Argos Hill, near Mayfield, Sussex, and is one of only 50 post…

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Lancashire Mining Museum

Higher Green Lane, Astley Green, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, M29 7JB.
Tel: 01942 895 841.

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The last surviving headgear and winding engine in the Lancashire coalfield. Coal mining and steam power exhibits and narrow gauge railway.

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Gunnersbury Park Museum

Pope's Lane, Acton, London, Greater London, W3 8LQ.

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A local history museum for Ealing and Hounslow. The transport collection includes two 19th century Rothschild‘s coaches, 1899 Werner motor bicycle, Hansom…

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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…

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Cefn Coed Colliery Museum

Neath Road, Creunant, Neath Port Talbot, SA10 8SN.
Tel: 01639 750 556.

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Preserved anthracite coal pit originally opened in 1926. Original steam winding engine built by Worseley Mesnes of Wigan in 1927 and a recreated mining…

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Union Mill

The Hill, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3AH.

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Standing at the highest point overlooking the historic Wealden town of Cranbrook and maintained in working order, this Grade 1 Listed building is the tallest…

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Crabble Corn Mill

Lower Road, River, Dover, Kent, CT17 0UY.

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The mill is a working museum and as such shows Georgian and Victorian engineering excellence at work using one of natures most powerful forces – water,…

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The Grange Musical Collection

Old Bury Road, Palgrave, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 1AZ.

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A unique collection which promises to be the largest and most diverse of self-playing musical instruments in the UK, from small polyphons to large fairground…

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Bawdsey Radar

On the B1083, Bawdsey, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3AT.

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The Transmitter Block on the Bawdsey Manor Estate is part of the world’s first operational RADAR station. Today it is open to visitors and houses an…

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Eling Tide Mill

Eling Lane, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9HF.
Tel: 023 8086 9575.

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A working tide mill and museum regularly producing stoneground flour. The museum has interpretive displays on milling at Eling since 1086. The mill has…

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Woodchurch Village Life Museum

Susans Hill, Woodchurch, Nr Ashford, Kent, TN26 3RE.

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Local history museum in 18th century barn & 17th century cart shed. The story is told through its landscape, architecture, farming, schools, religion,…

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Tolson Museum

Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, HD5 8DJ.
Tel: 01484 223 240.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Collection includes LSD Tricar, early cycles and motorcycles, horse-drawn vehicles, models of mill engines and other machinery.

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Stott Park Bobbin Mill

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

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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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Snailbeach Lead Mine

Snailbeach, Nr Minsterley, Shropshire, SY5 0NS.

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It was the biggest lead mine in Shropshire and it is reputed to have yielded the greatest volume of lead per acre of any mine in Europe. Underground mining…

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Kent Firefighting Museum

Woodlands Garden Centre, Ash Lane, Ash (Nr Brands Hatch), Nr Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 7EG.

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Dedicated to the firefighting heritage of Kent.

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Brindley’s Mill & James Brindley Museum

214 Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8FA.
Tel: 01538 360 900.

Mid 18th century working corn mill celebrating the work of James Brindley, millwright and canal engineer renowned as the pioneer of the canal system in…

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Pinchbeck Engine Museum

West Marsh Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 3UW.

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1833 built 20hp 'A' frame low pressure condensing steam pumping beam engine. Replaced in 1952 by electric pumps.

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Morwellham Quay

Morwellham Quay, Nr Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8JL.
Tel: 01822 832 766.

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Unique open air museum based on the ‘Greatest Copper Port in Queen Victoria’s Empire’. A tramway ride along the Devon bank of the river Tamar and…

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Le Moulin de Tesson

La Rue du Moulin de Tesson, St Peter’s Valley, Jersey, JE3 7TS.

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One of the few remaining mills in Jersey. Within its walls lies evidence of a large steam engine, which was used to supplement the power required to run…

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St Aidans Walking Dragline

Astley Lane, Swillington, Nr Leeds, Yorkshire, LS26 8AL.

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'Oddball', the largest preserved walking dragline excavator in Western Europe. Look all round outside and see the giant 25 cubic yard bucket. Go inside…

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Guisborough Museum

Westgate Road, Guisborough, Yorkshire, TS14 6BA.

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Displays include a wealth of artefacts and photographs, depicting the town's history. Larger exhibits include an elegant Victorian parlour, the interior…

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Hornsea Museum

11-17 Newbegin, Hornsea, Yorkshire, HU18 1AB.

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Sited in an 18th century farmhouse and the two adjacent cottages, the award winning museum reflects village life in North Holderness over the centuries,…

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Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre

Flaxivity, Spring Gardens, Ditherington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2SZ.

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Interpretations of the Mill’s role in the industrial revolution and the pioneers who made it happen, with details on how flax was processed, the mill’s…

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Breamore Countryside Museum

Breamore House, Nr Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2DF.
Tel: 01725 512 468.

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The museum provides a fascinating insight into the days when the village was self-sufficient. It has a fine collection of steam powered farm machinery,…

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