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Crofton Beam Engines

Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW.
Tel: 01672 870 300.

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The oldest working beam engine in the world, an 1812 Boulton & Watt, and an 1846 Harveys of Hayle, pump water to the summit level of the Kennet & Avon…

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Coleham Pumping Station

Longden Coleham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 7DN.

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Resembles a Victorian Chapel in style, which was built c.1900 to house two 1901 Renshaw of Stoke massive steam-driven beam engines, both now restored to…

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Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Meadow Lane, Stretton, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0DA.
Tel: 01283 509 929.

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Claymills has four Woolf compound beam engines, two working, five Lancashire boilers, steam engines, steam-powered workshops with steam hammer, blacksmith’s…

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Museum of Power

Hatfield Road, Langford, Nr Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QA.
Tel: 01621 843 183.

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Housed in a former water pumping station, the museum contains a fascinating collection which ranges from a working overhead machine shop to a petrol powered…

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ISPS Steam Museum

The Green, Stradbally, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, IRELAND.

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Houses many steam, fire and farm engines in the museum. These incluse a Land-Rover fire engine which was stationed at Stradbally fire station in approximately…

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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Harle Syke, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 2HX.
Tel: 01282 412 555.

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The last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill – relive the days when cotton was king and see the magnificent steam engine 'Peace' driving…

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Cambridge Museum of Technology (2019)

The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8LD.
Tel: 01223 500 652.

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Working museum with original 1895 Hathorn-Davey steam pumps and boilers, 1909 94hp National Gas engines. Other exhibits include 1845 horizontal steam engine…

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Westonzoyland Pumping Station

Hoopers Lane, Westonzoyland, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 0LS.
Tel: 01278 691 595.

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Grade II* Listed building (c1830) houses 1861 Easton Amos steam land drainage machine. 1926 Robey portable boiler for raising steam. Largest collection…

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Waterworks Museum – Hereford

Broomy Hill, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0LJ.
Tel: 01432 361 147.

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Classified by English Heritage as "a site of clear national importance", the museum is home to the oldest working triple expansion steam engine in the…

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Twyford Waterworks

Hazeley Road, Twyford, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1QA.
Tel: 07516 458 900.

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Discover the story of water extraction, softening and supply over the last 100 years at this Scheduled Ancient Monument located close to Winchester in…

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The Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Garden

Lodge Park, Straffan, Co. Kildare, IRELAND.
Tel: 00 353 1 628 8412.

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  • Part disabled access

The Power Hall displays six large 19th century stationary engines running in steam on occasions. Demonstrations are included of steam powered electric…

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Tees Cottage Pumping Station

Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 8TF.

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Illustrates the history of water supply, featuring a Teesdale compound rotative beam engine and Hornsby gas engine preserved in a waterworks dating from…

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Ryhope Engines Museum

Waterworks Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 0ND.
Tel: 0191 521 0235.

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Illustrates aspects of water pumping. The two original Hawthorn beam engines of 1868, designed by Thomas Hawksley, have been restored and are steamed at…

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Papplewick Pumping Station

Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AJ.
Tel: 0115 963 2938.

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Britain’s finest Victorian fresh water pumping station. Two James Watt beam engines with Lancashire boilers. Robey winding engine from Linby Colliery,…

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Middleport Pottery

Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 3PE.

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See Burleigh ware produced over the years in the beautiful showroom, explore the original Victorian offices, and learn about the people and events which…

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Dogdyke Steam Drainage Station

Bridge Farm, off A153, East of Tattershall Bridge, Tattershall, Lincolnshire, LN4 4JG.
Tel: 01522 683 755.

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Steaming 1856 beam engine driving a scoop wheel land drainage pump. Also working 1940 Ruston 7XHR diesel with Gwynnes centrifugal pump.

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Mill Meece Pumping Station

Cotes Heath, Nr Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6QU.
Tel: 01785 822 138.

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A former water pumping station with two horizontal tandem compound steam engines, Lancashire boilers, Weir pumps and well head gear. Only static viewing…

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Markham Grange Steam Museum

Longlands Lane, Brodsworth, Nr Doncaster, Yorkshire, DN5 7XB.
Tel: 01302 330 430.

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An impressive collection of restored stationary steam engines. In total around 18 steam engines & pumps are on display, the majority of which can be run…

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Markfield Beam Engine & Museum

Markfield Road, South Tottenham, London, Greater London, N15 4RB.
Tel: 01707 873 628.

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Located in the remains of the Tottenham Sewage Works which now forms part of Markfield Park. The principal exhibit is the Victorian beam pumping engine…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Kempton Steam Museum

Kempton Park Water Treatment Works, Snakey Lane, Hanworth, Middlesex, TW13 7ND.
Tel: 01932 765 328.

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Home to the world's largest triple-expansion steam pumping engine. Housed in a magnificent 1927 Art Deco building preserved as a steam heritage site, the…

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Eastney Beam Engine House

Henderson Road, Eastney, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 9JF.
Tel: 023 9283 4779.

An impressive Victorian building containing a pair of classic Boulton & Watt beam engines and pumps restored to their original 1887 condition. Not in steam…

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Fred Dibnah’s Building of Britain

Uncovers the craft and engineering skills that went into the building of Britain over the centuries. Fred Dibnah reveals the genius, the vision and the…

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Fred Dibnah’s Made in Britain Vol.2: Episodes 7-12

Episodes 7-12 7: Mechanics and Riveters 8: Pattern Making 9: Engines at Work 10: Chains and Copper 11: The Engineering Workshop 12: A Lifetime’s…

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Fred Dibnah’s World of Steam, Steel & Stone Vol.1

Combining extensive unseen footage with highlights from Fred’s programmes over the last seven years, this series looks at the many sides of Fred…

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Winifred Comes Home

The third book in the series is a sequel to Winifred Goes To America and it tells how she was discovered and brought home.

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