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Royston | United Kingdom
Wimpole Hall is a magnificent Georgian mansion with extensive formal and working kitchen gardens set in Grade 1 landscaped parkland. The original house was built in 1640 by Lord Chicheley and has undergone various changes over the years which can be attributed to famous architects such as Gibbs, ...
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Wimpole Home Farm
Wimpole Estate Near Royston
SG8 0BW Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Ruddington | United Kingdom
Framework knitting was a characteristic industry of the English East Midlands. The knitting frame was invented in 1589 by the Rev William Lee of Calverton. It was at first a simple machine, but was steadily developed through the eighteenth century. The first cotton stockings were made on a frame in ...
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Framework Knitters’ Museum
Chapel Street
NN11 6HE Ruddington, United Kingdom

Rushden | United Kingdom
The Rushden Historic Transport Society, a voluntary organisation in the small Northamptonshire market town interprets the transport history of the area in a variety of ways. Its headquarters is the former Midland Railway station on a branch line from Wellingborough to Higham Ferrers, which opened in ...
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Rushden Transport Museum & Railway
Station Approach
NN10 0BW Rushden, United Kingdom

Ryhope | United Kingdom
The pumping station at Ryhope was built in 1868 by the Sunderland & South Shields Water Co, and contains two original double-acting compound 100 hp R & W Hawthorn beam engines, and three Lancashire boilers installed in 1908. The station, like many of its kind, is magnificently landscaped, amongst ...
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Ryhope Engines Museum
Waterworks Road
Ryhope, United Kingdom

Saltburn-by-the-Sea | United Kingdom
Discoveries of iron ore in the 1840s and early 1850s in the Cleveland Hills in North Yorkshire, south of the River Tees led to the development of the area into one of Britain’s principal iron-producing regions. The museum at Skinningrove originated with a collection made by a local journalist Tom ...
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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
Deepdale Mill Lane Skinningrove
TS13 4AP Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom

Sandtoft | United Kingdom
The museum at Sandtoft is the principal collection in Europe of trolleybuses, the electrically-powered ‘free-wheeled’ cars, that developed, chiefly in the United Kingdom after 1910, from experiments carried out by German engineers in the 1880s. It originated in 1969 when the Reading Transport ...
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The Trolleybus Museum
Belton Road
DN8 5SX Sandtoft, United Kingdom

Saxmundham | United Kingdom
Snape Maltings is a huge complex of granaries and malthouses that nestle beside the River Alde. Formerly one of the largest working maltings in East Anglia, barley was once processed here for the brewing industry. The owners, the Gooderham family, bought the site in the 1960´s and set about its ...
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Snape Maltings and Port
IP17 1SR Saxmundham, United Kingdom

Shardlow | United Kingdom
Shardlow is an inland port where the main road from London to Manchester crossed the Trent & Mersey Canal. One of England’s first long-distance canals, the T&MC extends 150 km from the Bridgewater Canal at Preston Brook, near Runcorn on the River Mersey, through the Potteries of North Staffordshire, ...
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Shardlow Salt Warehouse
Shardlow Heritage Centre The Salt Warehouse
London Road
DE72 2HL Shardlow, United Kingdom

Sheringham | United Kingdom
This is one of the most scenic preserved railways in Great Britain. It was the Victorian writer Clement Scott who coined the name Poppyland for the glorious stretch of the North Norfolk coast from Weybourne down to Mundesley. The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway opened up the beauty of ...
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The Poppy Line
Sheringham Station
NR26 8RA Sheringham, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Shildon | United Kingdom
Locomotion is a branch of the National Railway Museum (see York) that incorporates the earlier museum established in Shildon commemorating the achievements in the development of the steam locomotive of Timothy Hackworth, builder of Sans Pareil, a competitor in the Rainhill Trials, Hackworth ...
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Locomotion
DL4 1PQ Shildon, United Kingdom

Singleton | United Kingdom
The Weald & Downland Living Museum at Singleton, 12 km north of Chichester, is a Skansen-style museums extending over 16 ha with a collection of more than 50 traditional buildings from the varied landscapes of south-east England. It opened in 1967 and is managed by a charitable trust. Its ...
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Weald & Downland Living Museum
Open Air Theatre Road
PO18 0EU Singleton, United Kingdom

Smethwick | United Kingdom
Building new routes to ease traffic congestion might seem like a modern phenomenon. But the difficulty of moving goods was a real problem in the late 1700s in the Midlands’industrial heartland. The great canal engineer, James Brindley, was commisioned in 1769 to build a canal between Birmingham and ...
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Galton Valley Canals
Galton Valley Canal Heritage Centre
Brasshouse Lane
B66 1BA Smethwick, United Kingdom

Southampton | United Kingdom
Southampton was an important port in the Middle Ages and from the 1830s grew to be Britain’s principal ocean line terminal. The east docks were constructed from 1836, the west docks, including the Ocean Dock for passenger liners in the 1920s and 30s. It is now one of the United Kingdom’s principal ...
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Sea City Museum
Havelock Road
SO14 7FY Southampton, United Kingdom

Southampton | United Kingdom
Southampton is one of the most important places in the history of aviation in the United Kingdom. In 1910 Eric Rowland Moon built one of the first British aircraft in the city’s medieval Wool House and flew it from fields that became Southampton Airport. The manufacturing of aircraft during the ...
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Solent Sky Aviation Museum
Albert Road
SO14 3FR Southampton, United Kingdom

Southend-on-Sea | United Kingdom
The Pier and electric railway opened for the first time in 1890. At 2158 metres / 2360 yards it is the longest pleasure pier in the world. The seaside piers around the coast of Britain are a powerful reminder of the achievements of Victorian engineers. The modern Pier Railway follows the route of ...
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Southend Pier
Western Esplanade
SS1 1EE Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

St Austell | United Kingdom
The view from the visitors platform down into the 100 metre deep opencast mine in St Austell in the south west of England reveals modern machinery doing work which was once performed almost exclusively by people. From the middle of the 18th century onwards, and usually under harsh conditions, ...
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Wheal Martyn
Carthew
PL26 8XG St Austell, United Kingdom

St Helens | United Kingdom
England´s best small visitor attraction (2006) provides a journey of discovery into one of the most common substances on earth and features live glass blowing demonstrations, multi-media shows, underground tunnels, galleries and special exhibitions. St Helens is one of the most famous glassmaking ...
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The World of Glass
Chalon Way East
WA10 1BX St Helens, United Kingdom

Stainborough | United Kingdom
A beautiful stately house, spectacular gardens and parkland which includes the tramway to the Worsborough Canal Basin, and Rockley Furnace (a 1704 blast furnace latterly owned by the Castle owners). The owners were also relatives of the Wentworth Woodhouse family. Whilst they made much of their ...
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Wentworth Castle and Gardens
Lowe Lane
S75 3ET Stainborough, United Kingdom

Stockport | United Kingdom
Opening in 2000, Hat Works is the UK’s only museum dedicated solely to the hatting industry, hats and headwear! The museum was developed in Stockport, one of Manchester´s leading hatting towns. We are an award winning interactive Visitor Attraction housed in a restored Grade ll listed Victorian ...
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Hat Works
Wellington Mill Wellington Road South
SK3 0EU Stockport, United Kingdom

Stoke Bruerne | United Kingdom
Stoke Bruerne stands on the Grand Junction Canal (now called the Grand Union Canal), just south of the 2794 m Blisworth Tunnel, and the canal resembles a village street running through a lock between cottages, inns and workshops. The museum was established as a private venture by Jack James, the ...
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Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum
Bridge Road
NN12 7SE Stoke Bruerne, United Kingdom