East Midlands

The East Midlands has an interesting mix of museums, transport centres, e.g. the East Anglian Transport Museum, and railways as well as bus and aviation museums, not forgetting a rich choice of windmills and canals.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions in the East Midlands area.

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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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    Leawood Pumphouse

    Leawood Pumphouse

    High Peak Junction, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 5HW.
    Tel: 01629 533 287.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Souvenir Shop

    Unique 1849 Graham & Co. beam engine pumps water from the River Derwent into the Cromford Canal. Steam supplied by two locomotive style boilers built by…

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    Rutland County Museum

    Catmos Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HW.
    Tel: 01572 758 440.

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

    Tells the story of England‘s smallest county with displays of local history & archaeology. Rural life collection includes carts & wagons, ploughs, farm…

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    Rushden Transport Museum & Railway

    Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 0AW.
    Tel: 01933 353 111.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Part disabled access

    Located in original station building. Railway and road memorabilia. Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 locomotives, steam crane, Gresley buffet car, diesel shunter,…

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    Rocks by Rail – Living Ironstone Museum

    Rocks by Rail – Living Ironstone Museum

    Cottesmore Iron Ore Mines Sidings, Ashwell Road, Cottesmore, Nr Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7BX.
    Tel: 07873 721 941.

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

    Covering 19 acres of reclaimed ironstone quarry, railway tracks and nature trails, Rocks by Rail is a journey back in time. Experience an awesome industrial…

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    Red House Stables Working Carriage Museum

    Old Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2ER.
    Tel: 01629 733 583.

    • Car Park
    • Part disabled access

    The country's largest collection of original carriages for travel & trade as well as many accompanying harnesses and other accessories can be seen, right…

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    RAF Wickenby Memorial Collection

    The Control Tower, Wickenby Aerodrome, Langworth, Nr Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN3 5AX.
    Tel: 01673 885 000.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments

    Tells the story of RAF Wickenby which was once the home of 12 & 626 Squadrons during WWII.

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    Tunnel Lamp for a Narrow Boat, the only one of its kind in captivity.

    The BoilerHouse

    Middle Lock, Gumley Road, Foxton, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA.
    Tel: 0116 279 2657.

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

    Tells the story of Foxton Locks, one of the top sites on the canal, with a ten lock staircase and remains of the steam driven Victorian barge lift. Explore…

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    Pleasley Colliery

    Pit Lane, Pleasley, Derbyshire, NG19 7PH.
    Tel: 01623 818 828.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Full disabled access

    Scheduled Ancient Monument being developed into a mining heritage site. Two steam winders, one by Lilleshall Co. Ltd, the other by Markham & Co. Ltd.

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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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    Pinchbeck Engine Museum

    Pinchbeck Engine Museum

    West Marsh Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 3UW.
    Tel: 01775 725 861.

    • Car Park

    1833 built 20hp 'A' frame low pressure condensing steam pumping beam engine. Replaced in 1952 by electric pumps.

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    Peak Rail

    Matlock Station, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NA.
    Tel: 01629 580 381.

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

    Standard gauge railway operating between Matlock and Rowsley South on the old St Pancras to Manchester route.

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