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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…

Other Sites of Interest / Military

Eling Tide Mill

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Woodchurch Village Life Museum

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

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  • Part disabled access

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

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

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.

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Stott Park Bobbin Mill

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Snailbeach Lead Mine

Snailbeach, Nr Minsterley, Shropshire, SY5 0NS.

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  • Part disabled access

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…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Kent Firefighting Museum

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

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  • Part disabled access

Dedicated to the firefighting heritage of Kent.

Other Sites of Interest / Fire

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…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

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.

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Morwellham Quay

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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…

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Le Moulin de Tesson

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

  • Part disabled access

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…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

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…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Guisborough Museum

Westgate Road, Guisborough, Yorkshire, TS14 6BA.

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  • Full disabled access

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

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Hornsea Museum

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre

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

  • Part disabled access

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…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Breamore Countryside Museum

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

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  • Part disabled access

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,…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Devon Railway Centre

The Station, Bickleigh, Nr Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RG.
Tel: 01884 855 671.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Preserved GWR station, passenger carrying 2ft gauge and miniature railways, model railway exhibition, new model village museum.

Railways / Rail Centre / Other Sites of Interest

Caen Hill Locks

Rowde, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1QR.

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  • Full disabled access

This flight of 16 locks may be the most impressive anywhere on the UK's waterways. They were engineer John Rennie's solution to climbing the very steep…

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways / Open Access

Swansea Museum

Victoria Road, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 1SN.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

You are able to visit the museum at four locations – the Museum itself on Oystermouth Road, the Museum Stores in Landore and the floating exhibits in…

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Redbourn Museum

Silk Mill House,, The Common, Redbourn, Hertfordshire, AL3 7NB.

Located on the site of a former steam powered silk mill and later an enormous Brooke Bond tea packing factory, Redbourn Village Museum explores the history…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Soho House Museum

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road), Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 5LB.
Tel: 0121 348 8150.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The elegant home of industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. Boulton's many achievements helped fuel the Industrial Revolution.…

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Museum of East Anglian Life

Illiffe Way, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1DL.
Tel: 01449 612 229.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

70 acre open air museum and site. Re-erected buildings including working watermill and smithy. River Rat nature trail. Animals from the Suffolk Trinity.…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Nenthead Mines

Nenthead Smelting Mill, Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3PN.

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  • Refreshments

Tells the story of this unique and dramatic site – now a scheduled monument – and of what was one of the most important lead mining sites in the North…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Fakenham Museum of Gas

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

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  • 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

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