Coronavirus

Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like.

Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

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.

Castletown D-Day Centre

Admiralty Buildings, Castletown, Portland, Dorset, .

Other Sites of Interest / Military

Allerford Museum – West Somerset Rural Life Museum

The Old School, Allerford, Minehead, Somerset, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Pilgrim BM45

Town Pontoon , Brixham Harbour, Brixham, Devon, .

Transport / Maritime

Bishops Lydeard Mill

The Mill House, Bishops Lydeard, Nr Taunton, Somerset, .

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Tarka Valley Heritage Railway

c/o Puffing Billy, Station Hill, Great Torrington, Devon, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Railway Museum

Upottery Airfield Heritage Centre 2020

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Aircraft

Liskeard & District Museum 2020

Foresters Hall, Pike Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, .

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Mayflower Museum 2020

3-5 The Barbican, Plymouth, Devon, .

Transport / Maritime

Gigg Mill 2020

Bristol Old Road, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, .

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Dawe’s Twine Works 2020

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

  • Refreshments

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Hayle Heritage Centre 2020

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

  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Aerospace Bristol 2020

Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol, Bristol, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Aircraft

Darkhill Ironworks 2020

Parkend Road, Coleford, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre 2020

Areohub 2, Newquay, Cornwall, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Aircraft

Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum 2020

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

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Shipwreck Treasure Museum 2020

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 2020

Fores Street, Dulverton, Devon, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Steamship Freshspring 2020

The Quay, Bideford, Devon, .

Transport / Maritime

Brunel’s ss Great Britain 2020

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Ashton Windmill 2020

Notting Hill Way, Chapel Allerton, Somerset, .

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Saltford Brass Mill 2020

The Shallows, Saltford, Somerset, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Watchet Visitor Centre & Boat Museum 2020

Harbour Road, Watchet, Somerset, .

Transport / Maritime

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