museums and attractions

Attractions in East Midlands

The East Midlands has an interesting mix of museums, transport centres, e.g. the East Anglian Transport Museum, and railways as well as bus and aviation museums, not forgetting a rich choice of windmills and canals.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions in the East Midlands area.

Lumsdale Mills, Ponds & Waterfall

Upper Lumsdale Valley, Lumsdale, Matlock, Derbyshire, .

Other Sites of Interest / Mines / Open Access

Miller’s Dale Station Visitor Centre & Cafe

Miller's Dale , On the Monsal Trail, Buxton, Derbyshire, .

  • Refreshments

Railways / Railway Museum

Immingham Museum & Heritage Centre

Civic Centre, Pelham Road, Immingham, Lincolnshire, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Museum of Rural Life

Lamport Hall, Lamport, Northamptonshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Sandiacre Lock Cottages

Erewash Canal, Lock Lane (off Longmoor Lane), Sandiacre, Nottinghamshire, .

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

‘On Your Marques’ Model Car Collection

Thrumber Marsh Lane, Mumby, Alford, Lincolnshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Road

Famous Trains Model Railway

Markeaton Park, Derby, Derbyshire, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Model Railway

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum

Cross Street, Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire, .

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Erewash Museum

High Street, Ilkeston , Derbyshire, .

  • Refreshments

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

International Bomber Command Centre

Canwick Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, .

  • Refreshments

Transport / Aircraft

Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust – West Shed

c/o: The Midland Railway, Butterley Station, Ripley, Derbyshire, .

Railways / Railway Museum

Canalside Heritage Centre

Weir Cottages, Canal Side,, Beeston, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Framework Knitters Museum

Chapel Street, Ruddington , Nottinghamshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Mountsorrel & Rothley Community Heritage Centre

240 Swithland Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire, .

  • Refreshments

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Cogglesford Mill

East Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

North Leverton Windmill

Mill Lane, North Leverton, Retford, Nottinghamshire, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Shardlow Heritage Centre

London Road, Shardlow, Derbyshire, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum

Whisby Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, .
Tel: 01522 689 497.

Transport / Road

The Village Church Farm

Church Road South, Skegness, Lincolnshire, .
Tel: 01754 766 658.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Stonehurst Family Farm & Museum

Bond Lane, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Road

Swannington Incline

Main Street, Swannington, Coalville, Leicestershire, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Museum of Rural Life

Alford Manor House, West Street, Alford, Lincolnshire, .

  • Refreshments

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Canal Museum @ The BoilerHouse

Middle Lock, Gumley Road, Foxton, Leicestershire, .
Tel: 0116 279 2657.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

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