museums and attractions

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Laidhay Croft Museum (2018)

Inver, Dunbeath, Caithness, KW6 6EH.

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Laidhay is a 200 year old rush thatched Caithness longhouse just north of Dunbeath, and is a typical example of the older style of Caithness croft dwellings.…

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Knockando Woolmill (2018)

The Woolmill, Knockando, Nr Aberlour, Moray, AB38 7RP.
Tel: 01340 810 345.

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  • Part disabled access

Deep in the Spey Valley, the Woolmill continues an unbroken 200 year old tradition, producing woven fabric on its historic looms. It has always been at…

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Lynn Museum

(Entrance is in King's Lynn bus station), Market Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1NL.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A display on the history of Savages, with carved fairground gallopers and other objects associated with the firm. As well as numerous other objects of…

Other Sites of Interest / Fairground

Lydd Town Museum

The Old Fire Station, Queens Road, Lydd, Kent, TN29 9HL.

  • Part disabled access

Exhibits of local interest and an original 'Merryweather' 1890 manual fire pump, horse bus c.1900 and 1920s Landau Dungeness beach cart, agricultural and…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Kirkaldy Testing Museum (2018)

99 Southwark Street, London, Greater London, SE1 0JF.

Kirkaldy's museum is unique – there are no other preserved Victorian testing machines in their original building, in full working order and with all…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

King Edward Mine Museum (2018)

Troon, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 9HW.
Tel: 01209 614 681.

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Oldest complete mine site. Museum followed by a guided tour through the mine's tin concentration with working machinery. See ongoing restoration.

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Killhope (2018)

Nr Cowshill, Upper Weardale, Co. Durham, DL13 1AR.
Tel: 01388 537 505.

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  • Full disabled access

The most complete site in Britain restored as an interpretive museum of the lead mining industry. 34ft diameter overshot working waterwheel. Park level…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Keswick Lake Cruises (2018)

Derwentwater Foreshore, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ.

Experience the beauty of Derwentwater with breathtaking views of the surrounding fells, with special views of Skiddaw, England’s fourth highest mountain,…

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Luxulyan Valley

Luxulyan, St Blazey, Cornwall, PL24 2RZ.

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It is a dramatic, heavily wooded, steep sided valley close to St Blazey, through which the River Par flows. The valley retains an industrial and natural…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Long Shop Museum

Main Street, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4ES.
Tel: 01728 832 189.

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  • Part disabled access

The museum’s collections relate to the Garrett family, the draftsmen, engineers and other craftsmen who worked here; the engines, tools, vehicles and…

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Kennall Vale Gunpowder Mills

Kennall Vale Nature Reserve, Nr Ponsanooth, Cornwall, .

  • Part disabled access

Tucked away in a wooded valley near the village of Ponsanooth, is a site of great historical interest having a wealth of industrial archaeological features.…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

London Museum of Water & Steam

Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Greater London, TW8 0EN.
Tel: 020 8568 4757.

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  • Part disabled access

It houses some of the world’s rarest working steam engines still in their original location and tells the incredible story of how the Victorians cleaned…

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

London Canal Museum

12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London, Greater London, N1 9RT.
Tel: 020 7713 0836.

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  • Full disabled access

Waterside museum of London's canals is set in a former ice warehouse and you can look down into a huge Victorian ice well once used to store ice imported…

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Llywernog Mining Museum

The Silver Mountain Experience, llywernog, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SY23 3AB.

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The museum is full of interesting artefacts and information all about the history of the silver-lead mine, and the mining in Wales.

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Llechwedd, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3NB.
Tel: 01766 830 306 .

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Tour an actual slate mine. See workshops where demonstrations of slate splitting, locomotive ‘Eclipse‘, slate wagons and winding gear. Underground…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Llangollen Wharf

Wharf Hill, Llangollen, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, LL20 8TA.

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Horse-drawn boats trips available on the picturesque Llangollen Canal from Llangollen Wharf.

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Liskeard & District Museum

Foresters Hall, Pike Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3JE.

  • Full disabled access

The museum is housed in a Victorian Gothic style stone building, that was the former East Cornwall Savings Bank. Called Forester’s Hall, it was designed…

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Lion Salt Works

Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6ES.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Restored historic open-pan salt making site, in the village of Marston, close to Northwich. The site lies adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal, close…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Linlithgow Canal Centre

Manse Road Basin, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 6AJ.
Tel: 01506 671 215.

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Canal museum and boats. Display on history of the Union Canal, tools and artefacts. Half hour cruises on ‘Victoria’, a replica Victorian trip boat,…

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Lilliput Doll & Toy Museum

High Street, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0DJ.

  • Souvenir Shop

It now holds over 2,000 items, dating from 2000BC to 1950 including a number of unique and rare exhibits and well-known cartoon characters from the past.…

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Lifetime Lab – Old Cork Waterworks

Lee Road, Cork, Co. Cork, IRELAND.

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Located at the old Cork City Waterworks which was responsible for supplying water to the city of Cork over the past 300 years. The Waterworks is the best…

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

Levant Mine & Beam Engine

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

Canal Road, Armley, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS12 2QF.
Tel: 0113 378 3173.

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Housed in what was once the world’s largest woollen mill, the museum tells the story of Leeds industrial heritage. See the machines that were powered…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Leawood Pumphouse

High Peak Junction, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 5HW.
Tel: 01629 533 298.

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Unique 1849 Graham & Co. beam engine pumps water from the River Derwent into the Cromford Canal. Steam supplied by two locomotive style boilers built by…

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

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