museums and attractions

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Aerospace Bristol

Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol, Bristol, BS34 5BZ.
Tel: 01179 315 315.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The stunning centrepiece is Concorde Alpha Foxtrot: the last of the iconic supersonic passenger jets to be built and the last to fly. It's a chance to…

Transport / Aircraft

North West Museum of Transport

The Old Bus Depot, Hall Street, St Helens, Lancashire, WA10 1DU.
Tel: 01744 451 681.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Original tram depot is a collection of over 60 vehicles – buses, trams, coaches and cars. Small exhibits and model railway. Free vintage bus rides on…

Transport / Road

International Bomber Command Centre

Canwick Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN4 2RF.
Tel: 01522 514 755.

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  • Full disabled access

At the heart of the Centre are the Memorial Spire and Walls of Names. The centre includes recording, preserving and relating the stories of all those involved…

Transport / Aircraft

Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

Areohub 2, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4GP.
Tel: 01637 861 962.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Set amongst the massive, looming silhouettes of a complex of ex-RAF HAS (Hardened Aircraft Shelter) buildings is a collection of classic aircraft. Sit…

Transport / Aircraft

Canvey Island Transport Museum

105 Point Road, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 7TD.
Tel: 01268 684 272.

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Collection of buses and coaches, commercial vehicles, fire engine and military vehicles spanning the years 1944-1970s, mostly fully restored or being rebuilt.…

Transport / Road

Classic Boat Museum

117a Medlina Yard, Thetis Road, West Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 7DJ.
Tel: 01983 244 101.

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  • Full disabled access

A fascinating collection of sailing and power boats of local and national interest to both family visitors and maritime enthusiasts alike. Displays include…

Transport / Maritime

Brunel’s ss Great Britain

Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6TY.
Tel: 0117 926 0680.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Discover the ship that changed the world. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for Victorian passengers and crew. Descend under water…

Transport / Maritime

Blue Town Heritage Centre

69 High Street, Blue Town, Sheerness-on-Sea, Kent, ME12 1RW.
Tel: 01795 662 981.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The centre is jam packed with items, memorabilia and arefacts of the amazing feats of history of the island.

Transport / Maritime

Eastchurch Aviation Museum

Wright’s Way off Brabazon Road, HMP Standford Hill, Eastchurch, Kent, ME12 4AA.
Tel: 07450 621 217​.

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  • Part disabled access

The museum is about preserving and maintaining the rich history of aviation on the Isle of Sheppey.

Transport / Aircraft

Time Ball Tower Museum

Victoria Parade, Deal, Kent, CT14 7BP.
Tel: 01304 362 444.

  • Souvenir Shop

The museum is over four floors with displays of maritime artefacts, but most importantly on the roof is the Timeball which was used in the past to help…

Transport / Maritime

Deal Maritime & Local History Museum

22 St Georges Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 6BA.
Tel: 01304 372 098.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The displays portray the changing history of Deal, Walmer and the surrounding area and it is packed to the rafters with fascinating glimpses into the past.

Transport / Maritime

Steam Herring Drifter – Lydia Eva

Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30.
Tel: 07927 602 934.

  • Souvenir Shop

The only surviving steam herring drifter ‘Lydia Eva’ and side fishing trawler ‘Mincarlo’. Both floating museums of the herring fishing industry.…

Transport / Maritime

Balloch Steam Slipway

The Pier, Pier Road, Balloch, Dunbartonshire, G83 8QX.
Tel: 01389 711 865.

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Original winchhouse and slipway, built 1902. Audio visual & interactive displays. See website for “in steam” days. Next to paddle steamer 'Maid of…

Transport / Maritime

Newport Transporter Bridge

Stephenson Street, Newport, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, NP20 2JG.
Tel: 01633 656 656.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The bridge is one of only six operational transporter bridges left world wide from a total of twenty constructed. It opened in 1906 and has dominated the…

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Museum of Speed

Pendine Sands, Pendine, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA33 4NY.
Tel: 01994 453 488.

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  • Full disabled access

The museum overlooks the long beach made famous by the world land speed record. The main exhibit is Parry-Thomas’s 'Babs', the car which took that record…

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Moretonhampstead Motor Museum

The Old Bus Depot, Court Street, Moretonhampsted, Devon, TQ13 8LG.
Tel: 01647 440 636.

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  • Part disabled access

A collection of over 120 vintage vehicles, from Victorian horse-drawn carts to cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles from pre-1920s to the 1990s.…

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Southwold Sailors Reading Room

East Cliff, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6EL.
Tel: N/A.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The room was built in 1864 as a refuge for fishermen and mariners when not engaged at sea, as an endeavour to keep them out of the pubs and encourage them…

Transport / Maritime

Llyn Maritime Museum

Old St Mary's Church, Church Street, Nefyn, Gwynedd, LL53 6LB.
Tel: 01758 721 313.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Local maritime history including ship building, coasting vessels, herring industry and everyday life at the turn of the 19th century.

Transport / Maritime

Unst Boat Haven

Unst , Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED.
Tel: 01957 755 282.

Maritime history of Shetland boats. Original wooden boats of various types that have been in use over the past 140 years. Old tools, fishing gear, documents…

Transport / Maritime

Ullswater ‘Steamers’

The Pier House, Glenridding, Cumbria, CA11 0US.
Tel: 01768 482 229.

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  • Full disabled access

Sailing for over 150 years on England’s most beautiful lake, the company currently has four diesel-powered vessels operating on lake cruises, including…

Transport / Maritime

Maidstone Carriage Museum

The Archbishops' Stables, Mill Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6YE.
Tel: 01622 602 838.

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  • Part disabled access

Offers an insight into the fascinating history of transport and is home to a unique collection of horse-drawn vehicles and transport curiosities. More…

Transport / Road

Trolleybus Museum

Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, Lincolnshire, DN8 5SX.
Tel: 01724 711 391.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The world’s largest collection of historic trolleybuses, many immaculately restored and operate a passenger service on the ¼ mile overhead circuit,…

Transport / Road

Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House

NI Science Park, Queen's Road , Queen's Island, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT3 9DT.
Tel: 028 9073 7813.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The dry dock where 'Titanic' was on the eve of her fateful voyage in April 1912. Tour the massive pumps that drained the dock in only 100 minutes as well…

Transport / Maritime

Time & Tide

Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BX.
Tel: 01493 743 930.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Great Yarmouth's rich maritime and fishing heritage and some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea. Wander through a Victorian…

Transport / Maritime

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