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Orkney Wireless Museum

Kiln Corner, 1 Junction Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LB.

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Fascinating collection tracing the history of early domestic radio and wartime communications in Orkney. Also maps, charts, valves, transistors, wartime…

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Oldland Windmill

Oldlands Lane, Keymer, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8ND.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

A beautifully restored, award winning, working post mill within the South Downs National Park in the heart of the glorious Sussex countryside.

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Old Hall Farm

Bouth, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8JA.

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  • Part disabled access

The farm is worked using 19th century methods to grow its crops and harvest the land. Horse power alongside steam and early vintage tractors and their…

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Oban War & Peace Museum

Old Oban Times Building, Corran Esplanade, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5PX.

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A fascinating collection of artefacts and photographs depicting the rich cultural history of the busy port town and its people. Learn about the fishing…

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Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park

Off Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7UD.

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Once one of the main gunpowder factories in the South East, the park is one of the best places to discover history of gunpowder manufacturing in a tranquil…

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Oakham Treasures

Oakham Farm, Portbury Lane, Portbury, Bristol, Somerset, BS20 7SP.
Tel: 01275 375 236.

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Step back in time; whether you're 8 or 80, you'll be fascinated by this unique collection of memorabilia from days gone by. There really is something for…

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North Leverton Windmill

Mill Lane, North Leverton, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0BA.

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  • Souvenir Shop

Built in 1813 by a group of local farmers, this is a unique windmill that has never stopped milling, it grinds flour and animal feeds regularly.

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North Ings Farm Museum

Fen Road, Dorrington, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN4 3QB.
Tel: 01526 833 100.

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  • Part disabled access

A working collection of vintage agricultural tractors and stationary engines. The museum has a 2ft gauge railway with steam and diesel locomotives. Train…

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North East Land, Sea & Air Museums

Old Washington Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR5 3HZ.
Tel: 0191 519 0662.

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  • Part disabled access

Two museums together: The North East Aircraft Museum which has over 30 aircraft including an Avro Vulcan bomber and a Lightning fighter. Extensive collection…

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Norfolk Tank Museum

Station Road, Forncett St Peter, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 1HZ.

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An independent museum housing a collection of Cold War armoured vehicles, weaponry and tanks; many in working order! The collection includes operational…

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Newtown Textile Museum

5-7 Commercial Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BL.

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A good example of a 19th century weaving shop. History of the woollen industry in Newtown.

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National Wool Museum

Dre-fach Felindre, Nr Newcastle Emlyn, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA44 5UP.
Tel: 0300 111 2333.

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The picturesque village of Dre-fach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry, earning the nickname 'The…

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National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Llanthony Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2EH.
Tel: 01452 318 200.

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  • Full disabled access

Celebrating the role Gloucester Docks and the local canal network had in transporting goods to the industrial Midlands. New bright and engaging galleries…

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

National Slate Museum

Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4TY.

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  • Part disabled access

Bringing the story of the industry that once 'roofed the world' to life. The museum vividly recreates the story of the Welsh Slate Industry. Set in the…

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National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1JF.
Tel: 0300 123 6789.

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  • Souvenir Shop
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The story of Scotland from earliest geological time to the present. The industrial section contains an 1811 Newcomen engine, 1923 single cylinder Corliss…

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National Museum of Rural Life

Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, G76 9HR.
Tel: 0300 123 6789.

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  • Part disabled access

1950s working farm with animals and farm experts on hand; an award-winning museum building telling the story of the Scottish countryside and its evolution.

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

National Gas Museum

195 Aylestone Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 7QJ.
Tel: 07557 612 340 .

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  • Part disabled access

Housed in the historic gatehouse building of the former Leicester Corporation Gas Works, it contains a large number of objects and displays, giving an…

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National Folk Museum at Cregneash

Cregneash Road , Cregneash, Isle of Man, IM9 5PX.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

An illustration of the traditional Manx farming and crofting way of life, with heavy horses, indigenous Loghtan sheep, shorthorn cows, pigs and Manx cats.

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Mountsorrel & Rothley Community Heritage Centre

240 Swithland Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire, LE7 7SJ.

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Within the Centre is the Heritage Room which has displays from the villages of Mountsorrel and Rothley which have a rich and varied past. There is too…

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Dundonald Old Mill

231 Belfast Road, Dundonald, Belfast, Co. Down, BT16 1UE.
Tel: 028 9048 5030.

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250 year old building houses a family run Coffee House and Gift Shop. It has one of the largest waterwheels in Ireland – 32ft diameter, dating from 1850…

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