Industrial

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Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park

Off Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7UD.
Tel: 03000 422 997.

  • Car Park

Once one of the main gunpowder factories in the South East, the park is one of the best places to discover history of gunpowder manufacturing in a tranquil…

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Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum

Norden Station, Nr Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5DW.
Tel: 01929 481 461.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Dedicated to the history of Purbeck Ball Clay mining, the industrial heritage of Purbeck and the Purbeck narrow gauge railways.

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Parc Tondu Victorian Ironworks

The Engine House, Parc Tondu, Maesteg Road, Tondu, Bridgend, CF32 9TF.
Tel: 01656 722 315.

  • Car Park
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The best preserved Victorian Ironworks in Wales. Now developed into a heritage park for those wishing to learn more about the importance of the iron making…

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Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Low Stott Park, Finsthwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AX.
Tel: 01539 531 087.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Built in 1835, the mill is now restored as a working industrial monument. Much of the bobbin making machinery remaining includes a turbine and a steam…

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Silk Mill – Derby’s Museum of Industry & History

Silk Mill Lane, off Full Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3AF.
Tel: 01332 641 901.

  • Car Park
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Railway engineering, industrial power and aero engine galleries showing working and living in Derby and the engines, locomotives, rolling stock and signalling…

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Framework Knitters Museum

Chapel Street, Ruddington , Nottinghamshire, NG11 6HE.
Tel: 0115 984 6914.

  • Part disabled access
  • A unique complex of listed frameshops, cottages and outbuildings arranged around a garden courtyard with an adjacent former chapel in which many of the…

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    Ryhope Engines Museum

    Waterworks Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 0ND.
    Tel: 0191 521 0235.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Part disabled access

    Illustrates aspects of water pumping. The two original Hawthorn beam engines of 1868, designed by Thomas Hawksley, have been restored and are steamed at…

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    The Caseroom at Smail's and the beautiful and ornate Columbian Eagle Press.

    Robert Smail’s Printing Works

    7/9 High Street, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders, EH44 6HA.
    Tel: 01896 830 206.

    • Souvenir Shop
    • Part disabled access

    A unique example of Letterpress Printing Heritage. Visitors will see the original Shop, Office, Caseroom and Machine Room and discover the facinating history…

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    Risca Industrial History Museum

    Oxford House, Grove Road, Risca, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, NP11 6GN.
    Tel: 01633 276 007.

    • Car Park

    One of the finest collections of industrial memorabilia in South Wales, including items from the Sirhowy Tramroad and local railways.

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    Thomas Newcomen Engine

    Thomas Newcomen Engine

    Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre, The Engine House, Mayors Avenue, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9YY.
    Tel: 01803 834 224.

    • Car Park
    • Part disabled access

    One of the few surviving 'Atmospheric Engines'. Built in 1720 to Thomas Newcomen's original design, this is the oldest preserved steam engine in the world…

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    Newtown Textile Museum

    5-7 Commercial Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BL.
    Tel: 01938 554 656.

  • Full disabled access
  • A good example of a 19th century weaving shop. History of the woollen industry in Newtown.

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    Red House Glass Cone

    High Street, Wordsley , Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4AZ.
    Tel: 01384 812 381.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Souvenir Shop
    • Part disabled access

    Built at the end of the 18th century, the 100ft tall cone was used for the manufacture of glass until 1936 and is now one of only four cones left in the…

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