museums and attractions

Stationary Steam

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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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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Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine (Wigan Pier)

Wigan Pier Quarter, Heritage Way, off Pottery Road, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN3 4EF.
Tel: 01942 828 128.

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This huge 2,500hp four cylinder triple expansion horizontal steam engine is housed in its original engine house of 1907.

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Waterworks Museum – Hereford

Broomy Hill, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0LJ.
Tel: 01432 357 236.

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The story of drinking water brought to life through massive working pumping engines. Key exhibits include a triple-expansion and a twin-cylinder inverted…

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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 award winning 1861 Easton Amos steam land drainage machine. 1926 Robey Portable Boiler for raising steam. Largest…

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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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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.
Tel: 07885 242 411.

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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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Coldharbour Mill

Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 3EE.
Tel: 01884 840 960.

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Former textile mill opened as a working museum. Tour the working levels and view the 1910 Lancashire boiler, 1910 300hp Pollit & Wigzell steam engine,…

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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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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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Museum of Power

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

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Many forms of exhibits ranging from the restored Lilleshall triple expansion water pumping engine to smaller domestic items. Also 7.25in. gauge miniature…

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London Museum of Water & Steam

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

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This is one of London’s most significant Victorian visitor attractions. It houses some of the world’s rarest working steam engines still in their original…

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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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Middleport Pottery

Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 3PE.
Tel: 01782 499 766.

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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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Markham Grange Steam Museum

Longlands Lane, Brodsworth, Nr Doncaster, Yorkshire, DN5 7XD.
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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Eastney Beam Engine House

Henderson Road, Eastney, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 9JF.
Tel: 023 9282 6722.

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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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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Combe Mill

Blenheim Palace Sawmills, Combe, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8ET.
Tel: 01993 358 694.

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It is the original sawmill and workshop of the Blenheim Palace Estate, and is a Grade II* Listed building. This working industrial museum offers visitors…

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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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Lifetime Lab – Old Cork Waterworks

Lee Road, Cork, Co. Cork, IRELAND.
Tel: 00 353 21 494 1500.

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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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Bancroft Mill Engine

Gillians Lane, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 5QR.
Tel: 01695 424 166.

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The original 1920 mill steam engine was the 13th and last mill built in Barnoldswick, and is preserved in operating condition with working cotton weaving…

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Forncett Industrial Steam Museum

Low Road, Forncett St Mary, Nr Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 1JJ.
Tel: 01508 488 277.

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A great day out for steam enthusiasts and all the family. It gives a fascinating insight into our industrial heritage and the preserved engines are not…

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Etruria Industrial Museum

Kilndown Close, Etruria Vale Road, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 4RB.
Tel: 07900 267 711.

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Home to Jesse Shirley’s 1857 Bone and Flint Mill, the only remaining operational steam driven potters’ mill in the world. Driven by a 1820s Boulton…

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