The only comprehensive guide to Britain's transport and industrial heritage
The East of England was a major centre for the Royal Air Force and the US Air Force during the Second World War and there are museums reflecting this. However, a wide range of interests are covered, such as water pumping stations, gas works, traction engine builders and industrial railways.
The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across the East of England region including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Huntingdonshire.
Tel: 01487 815 628.
7¼in. gauge narrow gauge railway operating steam, electric and petrol locomotives. New double oval track on new site, which is constantly developing.
Tel: 01525 287 121.
Visit this hidden gem on the Marston Vale rail line. The station building is built in the distinctive Victorian Gothic ‘Cottage Orné’ style, and the…
Tel: 01992 707 370.
170 acre historic landscape featuring 20 listed buildings and a network of canals survive, showing the manufacture of munitions from the 17th century.…
The Control Tower,
Rougham Industrial Estate,
Bury St Edmunds,
Tel: 01359 271 471.
This is a museum dedicated to the 332nd Bomber Group and 94th Bomber Group, and is full of WWII memorabilia.
Ridgewell Road ,
between Ridgewell & ,
Tel: 01440 788 345.
A small museum to honour the airfield’s most famous residents, the 381st Bomb Group, can be found housed in the former hospital buildings of USAAF station…
Tel: 01487 815 715.
Housed in 17th century farm buildings, collections include a wide variety of agricultural implements and tools used by local craftsmen, together with well…
Tel: 01733 344 240.
Situated adjacent to the Nene Valley railway‘s station, Railworld promotes substainable transport featuring Peterborough’s rich local railway history…
The Old Lifeboat House,
Tel: 01255 678 259.
Built in 1884, the Old Life Boat House is now used as a maritime museum. Amongst the collections are former lifeboats, James Stevens No.14 & City of Leicester,…
Tel: 01728 621 373.
Was home to 8th USAAF 390th Bomb Group. Over 1,000 artefacts in the control tower. Also many other items relevant to WWII period. British Resistance Museum.