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Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine (Wigan Pier)

Wigan Pier Quarter, Heritage Way, off Pottery Road, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN3 4EF.
Tel: 01942 828 128.

  • Car Park
  • Full disabled access

This huge 2,500hp four cylinder triple expansion horizontal steam engine is housed in its original engine house of 1907.

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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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Portland Basin Museum

Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 0QA.
Tel: 0161 343 2878.

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

Located at the junction of three canals. Housed in the restored 19th century Ashton Canal Warehouse. 1920s street; industrial heritage; discover what life…

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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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Paradise Mill

Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6TJ.
Tel: 01625 613 210.

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

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…

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Old Hall Farm

Bouth, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8JA.
Tel: 01229 861 993.

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

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…

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North West Museum of Transport

The Old Bus Depot, Hall Street, St Helens, Lancashire, WA10 1DU.
Tel: 01744 451 681.

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

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…

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Nether Alderley Mill

Congleton Road, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4TW.
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…

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Nenthead Mines

Nenthead Smelting Mill, Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3PN.
Tel: 07519 836 019.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments

Tells the story of this unique and dramatic site – now a scheduled monument – and of what was one of the most important lead mining sites in the North…

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National Waterways Museum

National Waterways Museum

South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW.
Tel: 0151 355 5017.

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

Situated in the old dock complex at the junction of the Shropshire Union and Manchester Ship Canals, the NWM offers the visitor the opportunity to experience…

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Museum of Transport – Greater Manchester

Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 8UW.
Tel: 0161 205 2122.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

With over 70 vintage commercial vehicles, the museum is one of the largest of its kind in the country. In addition to actual vehicles there are large and…

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Museum of Liverpool

Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DG.
Tel: 0151 478 4545.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Includes galleries on the Liverpool Overhead Railway, Liverpool as a port, and much more. Home to the 1842 loco 'Lion', star of 'The Titfield Thunderbolt'…

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