museums and attractions

Attractions in North West

The North West is rich in heritage attractions including railways, mining heritage sites and transport museums. Here are such delights as the Anderton Boat Lift, the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, the new Lakeland Motor Museum and even the Windermere and Ullswater lake steamers.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across the North West including Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cumberland, Merseyside and Westmorland.

Farfield Mill

Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Longridge Heritage Centre

The Old Station, Berry Lane, Longridge, Lancashire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Railway Museum

South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre

The Old Grammar School, Church Road, Leyland, Lancashire, .

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Woodend Mining Museum

Smithson Farm, Woodend Road, Reedley Hallows, Burnley, Lancashire, .

  • Refreshments

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Bunbury Mill

Mill Lane, Bowes Gate Road, Bunbury, Cheshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Windermere Jetty – Museum of Boats, Steam & Stories

Rayrigg Road, Windermere, Cumbria, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Keswick Lake Cruises

Derwentwater Foreshore, Keswick, Cumbria, .

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Holcombe Road, Helmshore, Rossendale, Lancashire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Rochdale Pioneers Museum

31 Toad Lane, Rochdale, Lancashire, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Fleetwood Museum

6-7 Queens Terrace, Fleetwood, Lancashire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Lancaster Maritime Museum

Custom House, St Georges Quay, Lancaster, Lancashire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Ravenglass Railway Museum

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Cumbria, .
Tel: 01229 717 171.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Railway Museum

Western Approaches Museum

1-3 Rumford Street, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, Merseyside, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Military

Avro Heritage Museum

Woodford Aerodrome, Chester Road, Woodford, Stockport, Greater Manchester, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Aircraft

Lion Salt Works

Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Southport Model Railway Village

Lower Promanede, Kings Gardens, Southport, Merseyside, .

  • Refreshments

Railways / Miniature Railways

Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

Warton Road, Carnforth, Lancashire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Rail Centre

Rainhill Trials Exhibition

Rainhill Library, View Road, Rainhill, Lancashire, .

Railways / Railway Museum

Old Hall Farm

Bouth, Ulverston, Cumbria, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Sedgwick Gunpowder Works

Low Park Wood Caravan Site, Sedgwick, Cumbria, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Greenside Lime Kiln

Greenside, Kendal, Cumbria, .

Open Access

Weavers Triangle Visitor Centre

85 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Theatre Organ Heritage Centre & Museum

2a Alexandra Road, (corner of Green Street), Peel Green, Eccles, Greater Manchester, .
Tel: 0161 792 1836.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

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