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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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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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A Richard Trevithick pumping engine used in a local mine.

Peak District Lead Mining Museum

The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NR.
Tel: 01629 583 834.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Discover the fascinating history of Lead Mining in the Peak District with its unique laws and customs. Experience the hazards of the Derbyshire Lead Miner…

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Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station

Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AJ.
Tel: 0115 963 2938.

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

Britain’s finest Victorian fresh water pumping station. Two James Watt beam engines with Lancashire boilers. Robey winding engine from Linby Colliery,…

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Nottingham Industrial Museum

Wollaton Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 2AE.
Tel: 0115 915 3936.

  • Car Park
  • Part disabled access

Contains a unique collection of working steam and diesel engines as well as examples of textile and transport technologies and exhibits reflecting local…

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Northampton & Lamport Railway

Pitsford & Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8BA.
Tel: 01604 820 327.

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

1.3 mile standard gauge railway on the former Northampton to Market Harborough line. Locomotives include Polish Tkh, 0-4-0 Peckett, ex-BR diesels and industrial…

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North Leverton Mill

Mill Lane, North Leverton, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0BA.
Tel: 01427 880 254 .

  • Car Park
  • Souvenir Shop

Built in 1813 by a group of local farmers, this is a unique windmill that has never stopped milling, it grinds flour and animal feeds regularly.

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