museums and attractions

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Eastchurch Aviation Museum

Wright’s Way off Brabazon Road, HMP Standford Hill, Eastchurch, Kent, ME12 4AA.

  • Parking
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Refreshments
  • 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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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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.

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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…

Transport / Road

Museum of Speed

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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…

Transport / Road

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum

The Old Bus Depot, Court Street, Moretonhampsted, Devon, TQ13 8LG.

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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.…

Transport / Road

Southwold Sailors Reading Room

East Cliff, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6EL.

  • 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.

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  • Refreshments
  • 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.

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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  • Refreshments
  • 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.

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  • Refreshments
  • 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.

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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

U-Boat Story

Woodside Ferry Terminal, Woodside, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 6DU.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The story of U-534, raised from the seabed in 1993 and restored. A unique insight into life aboard a German submarine during WWII.

Transport / Maritime

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge Road, London, Greater London, SE1 2UP.
Tel: 020 7403 3761.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Massive Victorian steam pumping engines and hydraulic machinery in the original engine room form part of the visit to this celebrated landmark. Also exhibitions,…

Transport / Road

Transport Museum – Wythall

Chapel Lane, Wythall, Worcestershire, B47 6JA.
Tel: 01564 826 471.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Home to over 100 vehicles mainly Midlands manufactured or operated. Principally buses, but including milk floats and fire engines. Miniature steam railway…

Transport / Road

Titanic Belfast

1 Olympic Way, Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT3 9EP.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Inside this iconic building, visitors will re-live the entire Titanic story from her birth in Belfast to the fateful maiden voyage and her eventual discovery…

Transport / Maritime

Walton Maritime Museum

The Old Lifeboat House, East Terrace, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, CO14 8PZ.
Tel: 01255 678 259.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Built in 1884, the Old Life Boat House is now used as a maritime museum. Amongst the collections are former lifeboats, James Stevens No.14 & City of Leicester,…

Transport / Maritime

Watchet Visitor Centre & Boat Museum

Harbour Road, Watchet, Somerset, .

Started life as a goods shed built in 1862 as the terminus for Brunel's Bristol & Exeter Railway. In the museum can be seen many different types of flatner…

Transport / Maritime

Waterlines

Lybster Harbour, Shore Road, Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6DB.

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  • Refreshments
  • Full disabled access

Visitor centre and museum stand in restored buildings close to the attractive harbour at Lybster.

Transport / Maritime

Wellesbourne Wartime Museum

Control Tower Entrance , Wellesbourne Airfield, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9EU.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Underground and above ground museum with engines and other aviation artefacts. Aircraft on display include Vampire and a Piston Provost.

Transport / Aircraft

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