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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

Stoke-on-Trent | United Kingdom
The manufacture of porcelain required finely-ground materials that when fired produced white-bodied wares. When the ceramics industry of North Stafford, around the present city of Stoke-on-Trent were at their most prosperous numerous mills in the region ground flint and bones to supply potters who ...
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Etruria Industrial Museum
Lower Bedford Street Etruria
ST4 7AF Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Stoke-on-Trent | United Kingdom
Black clouds once hung over Stoke-on-Trent. This was due to the countless bottle kilns which darkened the heavens with their coal fires. Low wages and appalling living conditions made the town a nightmare for generations of industrial workers. All this was a stark contrast to the exquisite china and ...
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Gladstone Pottery Museum
Uttoxeter Road Longton
ST3 1PQ Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Stoke-on-Trent | United Kingdom
The Middleport Pottery is an outstanding model factory of the late nineteenth century for which new uses have been found.  Frederick Rathbone Burgess (died 1895) and William Leigh (died 1889) took over a pottery in Burslem in 1862, and subsequently moved to the Hill Pottery before establishing ...
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Middleport Pottery - Home of Burleigh
Port Street
ST6 3DE Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Stoke-on-Trent | United Kingdom
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (formerly the City Museum) occupies a purpose-designed building opened in 1981. It contains a collection of Staffordshire ceramics of every possible kind, earthenwares, porcelains and tiles, that is unrivalled by any other museum. Some 5,000 pieces are generally on ...
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Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Bethesda Street
ST1 3DW Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Stoke-on-Trent | United Kingdom
Josiah Wedgwood (1730-95) was a leading figure in Britain’s Industrial Revolution, a successful entrepreneur in the ceramics industry, a promoter of canals, and a member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, the centre of Enlightenment thinking in the English Midlands.Wedgwood established his ...
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Wedgwood Museum / World of Wedgwood
Wedgwood Drive
ST12 9ER. Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Stourbridge | United Kingdom
Can you imagine having to work 12 hours on, 12 hours off, 7 days a week, in sweltering heat, with rats threatening to run up your trouser legs? It sounds like a horror movie but that’s exactly what the ‘teasers’ at the Red House Glass Cone glasshouse had to endure. These were the men that stoked the ...
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Red House Glass Cone
High Street Wordsley
DY8 4AZ Stourbridge, United Kingdom

The Ruskin Glass Centre at Amblecote, Stourbridge, keeps alive the long glass-making traditions of the western part of the Black Country. It includes an English glass cone that was once part of the Webb Corbett Glasshouse, and was used for glassmaking until 1936. The Webb Corbett works closed in ...
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Webb Corbett Visitor Centre | Ruskin Glass Centre
Wollaston Road Amblecote
DY8 4HF Stourbridge, United Kingdom

Stourport-on-Severn | United Kingdom
Ask most people in the West Midlands about Stourport-on-Severn, and they will tell you it is a great day out. The town is popular with visitors from the urban areas because of its beautiful riverside setting and the range of activities it provides. It was a busy little place in the late 1700s too. ...
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Stourport Basins
DY13 8QN Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom

Stowmarket | United Kingdom
The Museum of East Anglian Life is an open air landscape of buildings and machinery covering a huge 28 hectare site near the centre of one of East Anglia´s historic market towns, Stowmarket in Suffolk. This area has been long associated with the development of agricultural engineering and was a ...
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Museum of East Anglian Life
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

Street | United Kingdom
The manufacture of shoes became the principal feature of the economy of the small Somerset market town of Street during the nineteenth century. A Quaker, Cyrus Clark began a leather-working business in the town in 1829 and the following year began to make shoes. Later in the century his descendants ...
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Shoe Museum
40 High Street
BA16 0YA Street, United Kingdom

Sudbury | United Kingdom
The River Stour Navigation dates from 1705 and is one of the earliest river navigation improvements of the modern age. It remained in use for commercial traffic for over 200 hundred years connecting the industrial town of Sudbury with the Stour estuary port of Mistley and the major ports of Ipswich, ...
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River Stour Navigation
River Stour Navigation
Quay Lane
CO10 2AN Sudbury, United Kingdom

Swanage | United Kingdom
The Swanage Railway is a heritage line in the Isle of Purbeck, now managed by the Swanage Railway Trust. It currently operates trains over 9.7 km from a park-and-ride station at Norden to the seaside resort of Swanage, over a branch line opened in 1886 that formed part of the London & South Western ...
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Swanage Railway
Swanage Railway Station
Station Road
BH19 1HB Swanage, United Kingdom

Swindon | United Kingdom
Large objects from the collection of the National Museum of Science & Industry that cannot be displayed at South Kensingon are held at the former RAF base at Wroughton, Wiltshire, in six hangars and a research store built in 1993. Aircraft held there include a Boeing 247 Electra of 1934, one of ...
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Science Museum
Wroughton
SN4 9LT Swindon, United Kingdom

Swindon, on the main line of the Great Western Railway between Bristol and London, was the location of the company’s principal locomotive and carriage works, which at its peak in the early 20th century employed 14,000 people. Alongside the railway is the village for works employees designed by ...
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STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway | Railway Village
Kemble Drive
SN2 2TA Swindon, United Kingdom

Tavistock | United Kingdom
Time has stood still at Morwellham Quay. The streets are full of servants and merchants in Victorian costume and miners are hurrying towards their shift. In the busy assay office copper ore from the surrounding mines is checked and sorted according to quality. The whole place is buzzing with ...
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Morwellham Quay
Morwellham Quay
PL19 8JL Tavistock, United Kingdom

Tavistock | United Kingdom
Tavistock is a busy market town in West Devon. A former abbey and Medieval stannary town it was in the 19th century largely owned by the Dukes of Bedford who in the mid -19th century reinvested some of their vast royalties from the copper mining back into the town. This paid for fine public ...
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Tavistock Museum
Guildhall Square
PL19 0AE Tavistock, United Kingdom

Telford | United Kingdom
It’s a bit of a surprise when you first see the bottle ovens between the trees. There are very few of these structures left, but they are generally in the middle of urban areas – not in the middle of a forest. The works here were once part of a whole string of factories producing china wares and ...
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Coalport China Museum
High Street Coalport
TF8 7NH Telford, United Kingdom

Telford | United Kingdom
What do an underground railway station, a hotel bar, a hospital ward and a butcher’s shop have in common? Their tiles. At Jackfield Tile Museum, all of these places are recreated, showing the stunning tile-work which was the hall-mark of their design. Whilst it is tempting to think that tiles are ...
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Jackfield Tile Museum
Salthouse Road Jackfield
TF8 7LJ Telford, United Kingdom