The only comprehensive guide to Britain's transport and industrial heritage
The North West is rich in heritage attractions including railways, mining heritage sites and transport museums. Here are such delights as the Anderton Boat Lift, the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, the new Lakeland Motor Museum and even the Windermere and Ullswater lake steamers.
The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across the North West including Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cumberland, Merseyside and Westmorland.
Chain Caul Road,
Tel: 01772 728 800.
One of the largest collections of Industrial locomotives and rolling stock in the country housed in purpose built workshop and museum, complete with a…
Tel: 01229 717 171.
The longest and oldest narrow gauge railway in the Lake District National Park, known affectionately locally as 'La’al Ratty' meaning “little”. There…
Tel: 01744 677 822.
The exhibition is housed in a former British Rail Mk.1 carriage specially converted for the purpose. It is in the grounds of Rainhill Library and connected…
Wigan Pier Quarter,
Heritage Way, off Pottery Road,
Tel: 01942 828 128.
This huge 2,500hp four cylinder triple expansion horizontal steam engine is housed in its original engine house of 1907.
Tel: 01625 527 468.
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…
Tel: 0161 343 2878.
Located at the junction of three canals. Housed in the restored 19th century Ashton Canal Warehouse. 1920s street; industrial heritage; discover what life…
Tel: 0161 330 9613.
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.…
Tel: 01625 613 210.
Take a guided tour of Paradise Mill and step back in time to an early 20th century silk mill. See 26 restored Jacquard looms, hear about the silk industry…
Tel: 01229 861 993.
The farm is worked using 19th century methods to grow its crops and harvest the land. Horse power alongside steam and early vintage tractors and their…
The Old Bus Depot,
Tel: 01744 451 681.
Original tram depot is a collection of over 60 vehicles – buses, trams, coaches and cars. Small exhibits and model railway. Free vintage bus rides on…
Tel: 01625 527 468.
Working medieval watermill with tandem overshot wooden waterwheels and Victorian machinery restored to full working order. A fascinating insight into how…