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Leyland | United Kingdom
The production of commercial vehicles at Leyland south of Preston began in 1896 when James Sumner and Henry Spurrier established the Lancashire Steam Motor Company. The company turned to the production of motor lorries and employed 11,000 people during the Second World War. For many years after the ...
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British Commercial Vehicle Museum
King Street
PR25 2LE Leyland, United Kingdom

The Industrial Revolution transformed popular entertainment. Nothing displays this more clearly than the development of mechanical rides at fairs from the mid-nineteenth century. Fairground rides across Europe have much in common, and mechanical organs made in France by Marenghi and Gavioli and ...
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Dingle’s Fairground Heritage Collection
Milford
PL16 0AT Lifton, United Kingdom

Linlithgow | United Kingdom
Linlithgow Union Canal Society was founded in 1975 to promote the use of canals and encourage their restoration. In 1977 the Society opened the only canal museum in Scotland, in a former canal stable at the Manse Road Basin on the Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal in Linlithgo. The canal, whose ...
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Linlithgow Canal Centre
Manse Road Basin
EH49 6AJ Linlithgow, United Kingdom

Liskeard | United Kingdom
Sett in the beautiful Loveny Valley on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor, Carnglaze is Cornwall’s only slate mine and as such, played an important part in the mining heritage of Cornwall. It was of course slate that roofed the industrial revolution and the finely laminated, dark blue slate from ...
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Carnglaze Caverns
St Neot
PL14 6HQ Liskeard, United Kingdom

Liverpool | United Kingdom
"They tore off my clothes, bound me with ropes, gave me a heavy load to carry, and led me to the town of Bonduku, and from there to the town of Kumasi...from there through Asikuma and Ajumak in the land of the Fanti. There they sold me to the Christians." Abu Bekr es Siddik, kidnapped 1804  ...
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International Slavery Museum
Albert Dock
L3 4AQ Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool | United Kingdom
The sole remaining first class ticket for the Titanic and the complete log book of a Liverpool slave-trader: these are just two of the treasures to be found in the Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool. Here within the historic walls of the Albert Dock you can chart the history of one of the ...
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Merseyside Maritime Museum at Albert Dock
Albert Dock
L3 4AQ Liverpool, United Kingdom

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 Thames Tunnel, built between 1825 and 1843 under the direction of Sir Marc Brunel (1769-1849) and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-59) was the first tunnel under a major navigable river. It was intended for use by horse-drawn vehicles, but the builders had  insufficient money to complete ...
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Brunel Museum
Railway Avenue Rotherhithe
SE16 4LF 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
The London Canal Museum by the Battlefield Basin (previously known as the Horsfall Basin and the Maiden Lane Basin) on the Regent’s Canal near King’s Cross station is a conventional canal museum, founded in 1992 but, uniquely, it also conserves buildings associated with the ice trade of the ...
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London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road King’s Cross
N1 9RT 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