Museums and Attractions

The Steam Heritage Guide

The Steam Heritage Guide contains over 900 heritage railways, museums and attractions.

Search Britain's most comprehensive guide to the heritage and preservation scene based on region, county, type of attraction (e.g. heritage railways, museums and steam centres, maritime etc.) or by keyword (such as museum name, a location or even an attraction).

As with the printed version of the Steam Heritage Guide, each attraction listing displays a description, facilities, contact details, open days and times and nearest railway stations and bus routes. In addition, the online listings can contain photos, map location, a full comprehensive description, events at the attraction plus visitor and Steam Heritage reviews and articles.

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Hollycombe – Steam in the Country

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Britain‘s most varied collection of working steam: Edwardian fairground with several unique rides.…

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Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Britain’s last operational railway roundhouse saved from demolition in 1991, now a working railway…

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Alderney Railway

Alderney Railway

This standard gauge preserved railway is two miles in length. Motive power is a Vulcan 0-4-0D ‘Elizabeth’,…

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Shuttleworth Collection

Shuttleworth Collection

World famous collection of vintage aircraft in flying condition together with a traction engine, veteran…

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Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Great War Aerodrome under conservation with visitor attractions. A fascinating Squadron Museum and hangars…

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NRM Shildon

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70 railway heritage vehicles from the National Collection. Discover more about Shildon's role as the…

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Fintown Railway

Fintown Railway

The only operational railway in Co. Donegal. A three mile restored section of the former County Donegal…

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Quinceys Pumping Station

Quinceys Pumping Station

Houses two Ruston & Hornsby 9 x HRC twin cylinder horizontal diesel engines, each coupled directly to…

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Porthmadog Maritime Museum

Porthmadog Maritime Museum

Situated in the last remaining slate shed on the harbour, has a large collection of artefacts depicting…

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Sail Loft

Sail Loft

The museum contains a range of displays and artefacts associated with the maritime history of Amlwch…

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Swalcliffe Barn

Swalcliffe Barn

Medieval half cruck barn. One of the finest in the country. Houses some of Oxfordshire Museum Services'…

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Tolson Museum

Tolson  Museum

Collection includes LSD Tricar, early cycles and motorcycles, horse-drawn vehicles, models of mill engines…

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Ship Space

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Interactive museum with nautical artefacts & large ships: 1:10 scale 'Titanic', Buckie drifter, RNLI…

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Brecon Mountain Railway

Brecon Mountain Railway

A 1ft 11.5 gauge steam railway, 3.5 miles in length through the Brecon Beacons National Park. Seven steam…

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Classic Boat Museum

Classic Boat Museum

A fascinating collection of sailing and power boats of local and national interest to both family visitors…

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Somerset Rural Life Museum

Somerset Rural Life Museum

The museum tells the story of Somerset’s rich rural and social history and provide a family-friendly…

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