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Red, flat-topped spoil tips, known locally as ‘bings’, dominate the landscape of the Lothians. They are the legacy of the shale oil industry. Some can be seen from the approaches to the Forth Bridge. Production of oil from shales was begun in 1851 by James ‘Paraffin’ Young (1811-83), reached its ...
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Almond Valley Heritage Centre | Scottish Shale Oil Industry
Scottish Shale Oil Mines Light Railway
The Trust Millfield
EH54 7AR Livingston, United Kingdom

Llandysul | United Kingdom
Located in the heart of the west Wales countryside the National Wool Museum tells the story of the forty mills once clustered around Dre-fach Felindre. Cambrian Mills, the only mill left in the village, has remained in continuous operation since it was built in 1902. It now houses the Museum. ...
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National Wool Museum
Dre-Fach Felindre near Newcastle Emlyn
SA44 5UP Llandysul, United Kingdom

Llanelli | United Kingdom
The exciting new Discovery Centre is beautifully located on the seafront of llanelli. Although the area has been transformed from its industrial past (such land reclaimation has been in progress in South Wales for 30 years), the centre provides information on the areas important industrial legacy, ...
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Llanelli Discovery Centre
Millennium Coastal Park
North Dock
SA15 2LF Llanelli, United Kingdom

London | United Kingdom
The conversion of the Bankside power station in London into the United Kingdom’s National Museum of International Modern Art is one of the outstanding examples in Europe of the imaginative adaptation to new uses of an industrial building. The power station was one of several built in the ...
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Bankside power station | Tate Modern
Bankside
SE1 9TG London, United Kingdom

London | United Kingdom
The Bramah museum is located close to the Pool of London, and to wharves which were once the centre of the trade in tea and coffee between the United Kingdom and China, India, Sri Lanka and Africa. It was founded by Edward Bramah who spent 50 years in the tea and coffee trades, and formed his own ...
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Bramah Museum of Tea and Coffee
40 Southwark Street
SE1 1UN London, United Kingdom

London | United Kingdom
The Crossness Pumping Station on the south bank of the River Thames near to the present-day community of Thamesmead, was built as part of the London trunk sewer scheme designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette (1819-91), and opened by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales in 1865. Four steam engines are arranged ...
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Crossness Sewage Works. Steam Engine
The Old Works
Crossness S.T.W. Belvedere Road
SE2 9AQ London, United Kingdom

London | United Kingdom
London’s complex transport system has its origins in horse bus services established in the early 19th century, and the slightly later ‘cut-and-cover’ underground railways, the first of which, the Metropolitan Railway between Paddington and Farringdon was opened in 1863. In the latter part of the ...
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London Transport Museum
39 Wellington Street
WC2E 7BB London, United Kingdom

London | United Kingdom
Robert Opie is the acknowledged authority in the United Kingdom on the packaging, posters, journals, song sheets, comics, postcards, film and television commercials and merchandise used  in the marketing of manufactured products, and his collection, begun in 1963, now totals more than half a million ...
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Museum of Brands
111-117 Lancaster Road Notting Hill
W11 1QT London, United Kingdom

London | United Kingdom
London’s docks, like those in every other major port in Europe, changed utterly from the 1960s. Warehouses, transit sheds and wet docks were abandoned as more and more goods were carried in containers, and huge bulk carriers came into use for transporting grain, coal and metallic ores. The location ...
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Museum of London Dockland
No 1 Warehouse
West India Dock Road Canary Wharf
E14 4AL London, United Kingdom

London | United Kingdom
The Science Museum in London holds one of Europe’s greatest collections of artefacts relating to the history of science and industry. A collection of objects from the Great Exhibition of 1851was put on permanent display in South Kensington in 1857, from which, in due course the Science Museum, the ...
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National Museum of Science and Industry
Science Museum
Exhibition Road South Kensington
SW7 2DD London, United Kingdom

London | United Kingdom
The growth of manufacturing industry in Europe was sustained by the development of financial institutions that provided capital for entrepreneurs and a measure of security for the population at large. The success of the principal insurance companies was reflected in every great European city by the ...
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Prudential Building
Laurence Pountney Hall
EC4R 0HH London, United Kingdom

London | United Kingdom
St Pancras station is one of the most distinguished railway termini in Europe, and from November 2007 has been the gateway between the railway systems of Great Britain and continental Europe. It was opened in 1868 as the London terminus of the Midland Railway, originally a consortium of ...
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St Pancras Station
Pancras Road
NW1 2QP London, United Kingdom

The most distinctive form of working-class housing in 19th century London was the multi-storey apartment block, built originally by charitable societies, and from the 1890s by public authorities. The prototype for such blocks was the Sailors’ Home in Well Street, Whitechapel (now demolished), ...
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Streatham Street Apartments | Parnell House
Streatham Street
WC1A London, United Kingdom

London | United Kingdom
Tower Bridge is the most iconic of the structures that cross the River Thames in London. Discussion of a crossing near to the Tower of London began in 1876. The design was brought forward by the City of London architect, Sir Horace Jones (1819-87) and put into effect by the engineer Sir John Wolfe ...
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Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge Exhibition
Tower Bridge
SE1 2UP London, United Kingdom

London | United Kingdom
The Victoria and Albert is essentially a museum of the applied arts, but its collections are an illuminating resource for anyone concerned with the industrial history of Europe. It was founded, as the South Kensington Museum, in the year after the Great Exhibition of 1851 with a mission to improve ...
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Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
SW7 2RL London, United Kingdom

Long Hanborough | United Kingdom
There was a traditional water corn mill on the River Evenlode in the Oxfordshire village of Combe for many centuries. In 1766 it was became part of the Blenheim estate of the Dukes of Marlborough, given by the nation to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) in recognition of his ...
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Blenheim Palace Saw Mill |Combe Mill
Combe
OX29 8EJ Long Hanborough, United Kingdom

Ludlow | United Kingdom
The area around Clee Hill village, 8 km east of Ludlow, provides vivid evidence of an eighteenth century squatting community in which industry developed on a considerable scale. On the Clee Hills, which rise to almost 550 m above sea level, the carboniferous measures near the summits are capped by ...
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Clee Hills
Ludlow Tourist Information Centre
Castle Street
SY8 1AS Ludlow, United Kingdom

Macclesfield | United Kingdom
Silk Heritage Museum in Roe Street: This building was once The Macclesfield School of Art built in 1877 to train designers for the silk industry. It now houses exhibitions exploring the properties of silk, design education, Macclesfield´s diverse textile industries, workers´ lives and historic ...
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Macclesfield Museums Heritage Centre
Silk Museum Park Lane
SK11 6TJ Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Maldon | United Kingdom
The massive Lilleshall triple-expansion steam engine No. 282 "Marshall" dominates the exhibition Halls at Langford. When the Langford Pumping Station was built during the 1920´s three of these huge marine engines were installed, brought here in sections by road and rail. Because it is so ...
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Museum of Power
Hatfield Road Langford
CM9 6QA Maldon, United Kingdom

Manchester | United Kingdom
There have always been ideas worth fighting for. Join a march through time at the People’s History Museum, a national museum telling the story of the development of democracy in Britain over two centuries. Meet the revolutionaries, reformers, workers, voters and citizens who fought our battle for ...
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People´s History Museum
Left Bank Spinningfields
M3 3ER Manchester, United Kingdom