museums and attractions

Attractions in South West

The South West region has a fascinating industrial, mining and railway heritage. From Cornish tin mines to steam railways and many types of museums all set against the stunning scenery of the West Country.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across the South West of England including Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Aerospace Bristol

Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol, Bristol, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Aircraft

Upottery Airfield Heritage Centre

Cherry Hayes Farm, Slough Lane , Smeatharpe, Devon, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Aircraft

Liskeard & District Museum

Foresters Hall, Pike Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, .

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Mayflower Museum

3-5 The Barbican, Plymouth, Devon, .

Transport / Maritime

Simonsbath Sawmill

Simonsbath, Minehead, Somerset, .

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Gigg Mill

Bristol Old Road, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, .

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Dawe’s Twine Works

High Street, West Coker, Nr Yeovil, Somerset, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Hayle Heritage Centre

John Harvey House, 24 Foundry Square, Hayle, Cornwall, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Darkhill Ironworks

Parkend Road, Coleford, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

Areohub 2, Newquay, Cornwall, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Aircraft

Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum

Norden Station, Nr Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, .

  • Refreshments

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Quay Road, Charlestown , St. Austell , Cornwall, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum

The Old Bus Depot, Court Street, Moretonhampsted, Devon, .

Transport / Road

Dulverton Heritage Centre

Fores Street, Dulverton, Devon, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Steamship Freshspring

The Quay, Bideford, Devon, .

Transport / Maritime

Gauge Museum

The Railway Station, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset, .
Tel: 01823 433 856 .

Railways / Railway Museum

Brunel’s ss Great Britain

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Ashton Windmill

Off A38 then on minor road between Weare & Wedmore, Stone Allerton, Somerset, .

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Saltford Brass Mill

The Shallows, Saltford, Somerset, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Watchet Visitor Centre & Boat Museum

Harbour Road, Watchet, Somerset, .

Transport / Maritime

Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum

Davidstow, Camelford, Cornwall, .

Transport / Aircraft

Bude Castle Heritage Centre

The Castle, The Wharf, Bude, Cornwall, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Other

Instow Signal Box

Marine Parade, Instow, Bideford, Devon, .
Tel: 07854 590 503.

Railways / Railway Museum

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