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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
The National Postal Museum was established in 1966, incorporating the 46 volume collection of Victorian philately made by Moses Phillips (1888-1977). It was opened in 1969 in the King Edward Building near St Paul’s Cathedral, but closed in 1998 when the building was sold. The collections were ...
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The Postal Museum
15-20 Phoenix Place Clerkenwell
WC1X 0DA 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

Lowestoft | United Kingdom
The creation of the East Anglian Transport Museum resulted from the initiative of four tram enthusiasts who restored an old Lowestoft tram from 1962. The museum was opened at Carlton Colville, 3 km from Lowestoft, in 1965. The collections consist principally of trams, trolley buses and motor buses. ...
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East Anglia Transport Museum
Chapel Road Carlton Colville
NR33 8BL Lowestoft, 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

Lydney | United Kingdom
Visitors to the Dean Forest Railway can ride between Lydney and Parkend, a distance of 6.8 km, along the course of the Severn & Wye Railway, opened in 1810. It was initially built with stone sleeper blocks, some of which can be seen in walls in Lydney Harbour, and wagons were drawn by horses, but in ...
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Dean Forest Railway
Norchard Station Forest Road
GL15 4ET Lydney, 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

Manchester was one of the very first industrial cities in the world. It is a byword for unrestrained capitalism and appalling social poverty; but also for its pioneering achievements. One of these was the first passenger railway service in the world - and with it the world’s oldest existing station ...
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The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester
Liverpool Road Castlefield
M3 4FP Manchester, United Kingdom

Manningtree | United Kingdom
Arthur Young (1741-1820) regarded Mistley in Essex as ‘one of the most interesting places to be seen in England’. The first quay was built there about 1720, but in the late eighteenth century the estate, overlooking the Stour estuary, was owned by Richard Rigby (1722-88), whose fortune was derived ...
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Mistley
Manningtree Museum The Library
High Street
CO11 1AD Manningtree, United Kingdom

Market Harborough | United Kingdom
Foxton LocksA unique patchwork of 18th, 19th and 20th century industrial heritage unmatched anywhere in the world, Foxton is most famous for the ruins of the Incline Plane Boat Lift, and the breathtaking staircase of 10 locks on the Grand Union Canal. The locks are grouped in two staircases of five ...
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Foxton Inclined Plane and Lock Staircase
Foxton
LE16 7RA Market Harborough, United Kingdom

Marlborough | United Kingdom
The pumping station at Crofton was built  in 1807-09 and was one of the principal sources of water for the Kennet & Avon Canal which opened in 1810. Boulton & Watt supplied one of the surviving engines in 1812. It was rebuilt on the Cornish principle in the 1840s. The second engine was installed by ...
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Crofton Pumping Engine
Crofton
SN8 3DW Marlborough, United Kingdom

Matlock | United Kingdom
Caudwell’s Mill is the best place in England to see the operation of the roller milling system developed in Hungary and the United States and publicised at the International Milling Museum in London in 1881. The most characteristic mills using the process were enormous structures at the principal ...
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Caudwell’s Mill
Rowsley
DE4 2EB Matlock, United Kingdom

Matlock | United Kingdom
The railway from Ambergate on the North Midland Railway north of Derby through Matlock to Rowsley 6.5 km north, was opened in 1849. It was extended through Monsal Dale to Buxton in 1863 and the route became the Midland Railway’s main line from London St Pancras to Manchester. It was energetically ...
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Peak Rail
Matlock Station
Station Yard
DE4 3NA Matlock, United Kingdom

Matlock Bath | United Kingdom
Masson Mill was the second cotton spinning factory erected by Richard Arkwright (1732-92) at Cromford in what is now designated as the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. While the first Cromford Mills complex, begun in 1771, was built in local stone and drew its water power from reservoirs ...
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Masson Mills Working Textile Museum
Derby Road
DE4 3PY Matlock Bath, United Kingdom

Matlock Bath | United Kingdom
The Peak District Mines Historical Society established its museum in the pump room of the former spa of Matlock Bath, which was immensely popular in nineteenth century after the opening of the Midland Railway through the Derwent Valley. There are many images and artefacts relating to lead mining in ...
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Peak District Lead Mining Museum
The Grand Pavilion
196 South Parade
DE4 3NR Matlock Bath, United Kingdom

Middlesbrough | United Kingdom
Middlesbrough, on the south bank of the River Tees about 9 km from its mouth, is one of the classic new towns of the industrial revolution. It developed from the 1820s as a port for the despatch by sea of coal brought to the coast by railway. It grew as a town with the growth of iron- and ...
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Transporter Bridge
Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre
Ferry Road
TS2 1PL Middlesbrough, United Kingdom