Quarry Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, DY2 0EE.
It is a 19th Century Chainshop which open its doors to allow the public to view demonstrations of fire welded Chain Making and for the more hands on guests,…
The West Midlands' legacy of manufacturing is represented by its range of museums. There are heritage railways galore, such as the Severn Valley Railway, as well as transport museums and major centres such as the Black Country Museum, the RAF Museum at Cosford and Birmingham's Thinktank science museum.
The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions in the West Midlands area including Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Warwickshire.
Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, WR6 6RP.
There has been a watermill on or near this site since 1308, but the current mill shows three stages of construction spanning over 300 years. It was last…
Spring Gardens (access off A5191), Ditherington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2SX.
Interpretations of the Mill’s role in the industrial revolution and the pioneers who made it happen, with details on how flax was processed, the mill’s…
St Richards House , 22 Victoria Square , Droitwich Spa , Worcestershire, WR9 8DS.
The Heritage Centre is housed on the former Brine Baths site, which was first established in the 1880s. Discover the links with Droitwich and salt making…
Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 3PE.
See Burleigh ware produced over the years in the beautiful showroom, explore the original Victorian offices, and learn about the people and events which…
Lower Bedford Street,
Tel: 07900 267 711.
Home to Jesse Shirley’s 1857 Bone and Flint Mill, the only remaining operational steam driven potters’ mill in the world. Driven by a 1820s Boulton…
Kingsley & Froghall Station,
Tel: 01538 750 755.
10.5 mile return journey, steam hauled through the Churnet Valley between Cheddleton and Froghall. Also runs on the Cauldon Low line on various dates throughout…
Croome (National Trust), Nr High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW.
The museum tells the fascinating story of RAF Defford during World War 2 and the Cold War years, and its vital role in the flight testing of secret radar…
Llynclys South Station, Llynclys, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 8BX.
Passenger trains through the beautiful Shropshire countryside to Pen y Garreg halt. Also trains from Oswestry.
Oswestry Railway Station, Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1RE.
Passenger trains from Oswestry station to Middleton Road Bridge. Railway Museum in impressive old Cambrian Railways building. Trains also operate from…
Cole Bank Road,
Tel: 0121 348 8160.
Late 18th century watermill. Once leased by Matthew Boulton for metal working, it is now a corn mill and milling takes place most Sundays. The mill has…
Stour Vale Mill, Green Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1AZ.
Looks at the world famous carpet industry of Kidderminster alongside stories of wealth, poverty and ingenuity of the people who created the carpets.
Shenstone Drive (off Northgate), Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 8TP.
It houses a wide collection of vehicles including buses, coaches and commercials, all with a West Midlands connection. There are also vehicles in various…
Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 7LB.
Discover the lost industrial heritage of the Apedale Valley and the history of the surrounding area. At weekends and Bank Holidays there are tours of an…
Needle Mill Lane,
Tel: 01527 62509.
The museum is an unusual and fascinating place as its historic site illustrates the rich heritage of the needle and fishing tackle industries. Models and…
Tel: 01785 850 965.
2ft gauge railway, one mile long, Sunday service hauled by Bagnall steam locomotive ‘Isobel‘. Saturday trains generally diesel hauled. Working farm…
Tel: 01694 781 307.
Offers a fascinating insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century, as farm life unfolds daily and the land around is worked by heavy horses.…
Caverswall Road ,
Tel: 01782 396 210.
This standard gauge railway operates steam trains from Blythe Bridge (Caverswall Road) Station to Dilhorne Park, a round trip of approximately 5.5 miles.…
Soho Avenue (off Soho Road),
Tel: 0121 348 8150.
The elegant home of industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. Boulton's many achievements helped fuel the Industrial Revolution.…