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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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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    Quinceys Pumping Station

    Thorpe Culvert, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, PE24 4NL.
    Tel: 01205 356 208.

    • Car Park

    Houses two Ruston & Hornsby 9 x HRC twin cylinder horizontal diesel engines, each coupled directly to a Gwynnes centrifugal pump. These pumps can move…

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    Quarry Bank Mill

    Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA.
    Tel: 01625 527 468.

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

    Georgian cotton mill with displays of working machinery set in Styal Country Park. Visitors can see water and steam power working together, an 1830s beam…

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    Prestongrange Museum

    Morrison's Haven, Prestonpans, East Lothian, EH32 9RX.
    Tel: 0131 653 2904.

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

    For centuries Prestongrange was a place of intense industrial activity. A harbour, glass works, pottery, colliery and brickworks have all left their marks…

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    Park Bridge Ironworks

    The Stables, Park Bridge, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 8AQ.
    Tel: 0161 330 9613.

    • Car Park

    For nearly 200 years, this was a thriving family business. Hundreds of people were employed here and its iron and steel were exported around the world.…

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