museums and attractions

Attractions in West Midlands

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.

Copsewood Miniature Railway

Copsewood Sports Ground, Allard Way, Binley, Coventry , Warwickshire, .

  • Refreshments

Railways / Miniature Railways

Charlecote Mill

Charlecote Road, Hampton Lucy, Nr Warwick, Warwickshire, .

  • Refreshments

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Mushroom Green Chainshop

Quarry Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Shelsley Water Mill

Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, .

  • Refreshments

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre

Spring Gardens (access off A5191), Ditherington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Droitwich Spa Heritage Centre – Salt Museum

St Richards House , 22 Victoria Square , Droitwich Spa , Worcestershire, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Middleport Pottery

Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam / Industrial

Etruria Industrial Museum

Lower Bedford Street, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, .
Tel: 07900 267 711.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

Tettenhall Transport Heritage Centre

Henwood Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Churnet Valley Railway

Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Staffordshire, .
Tel: 01538 750 755.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Heritage Railways

RAF Defford Museum

Croome (National Trust), Nr High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Aircraft

Cambrian Heritage Railways

Oswestry Railway Station, Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Heritage Railways

Cobb’s Engine House

Windmill End , Darby End, West Midlands, .

Open Access

Sarehole Mill

Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, .
Tel: 0121 348 8160.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Museum of Carpet

Stour Vale Mill, Green Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Aldridge Transport Museum

Shenstone Drive (off Northgate), Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Road

Apedale Heritage Centre

Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Baggeridge Miniature Railway

Baggeridge Country Park, Wombourne, Staffordshire, .

Railways / Miniature Railways

Forge Mill Needle Museum

Needle Mill Lane, Riverside, Redditch, Worcestershire, .
Tel: 01527 62509.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Rainsbrook Valley Railway

Onley Lane, Rugby, Warwickshire, .
Tel: 01788 842 709.

  • Refreshments

Railways / Miniature Railways

Amerton Railway

Stowe-by-Chartley, Nr Weston, Staffordshire, .
Tel: 01785 850 965.

Railways / Heritage Railways

Woodseaves Miniature Railway

Woodseaves Garden Plants, Woodseaves, Market Drayton, Shropshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Miniature Railways

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Museum

Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott, Church Stretton, Shropshire, .
Tel: 01694 781 307.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural / Country Life

Foxfield Steam Railway

Caverswall Road , Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, .
Tel: 01782 396 210.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Heritage Railways

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