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A large nave with pointed arches in masonry work, bathed in light and flanked by two lower aisles: doesn’t that look like a church at first sight? Not at all church-like, however, is the heavy machinery scattered all over the place, including the first steam engines of the northern Spanish province ...
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Museum of the Iron and Steel Industry and Mining of Castilla and León
Museo de la Siderurgia y la Mineria de Castilla y Leon (MSM)
Plaza de San Blas 1
24810 Sabero, Spain

San Martín del Rey Aurelio | Spain
How does it feel to be a miner? In Pozo Sotón, visitors can find the answer in a literally up close manner, since the guided tour through the underground galleries is a sweaty experience and requires a good physical condition. The trip starts with putting on the right dress: change of underwear, ...
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Pozo Soton Mine
Linares, AS-17
33950 San Martín del Rey Aurelio, Spain

The most eye-catching feature of the Vapor Aymerich, Amat i Jover in Terrassa near Barcelona is doubtless its unique roof. It consists of row upon row of 161 shell-shaped half arches, each with gently curving windows like stylised crests of waves. At first sight the building, designed by the Catalan ...
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Catalonian Museum of Science and Industry
Museu nacional de la Ciéncia i de la Tècnica de Catalunya (mNACTEC)
Rambla d’Ègara 270
08221 Terrassa, Spain

The contrast could not be greater, hamlets and small villages bordering idyllic lakes, set within an expanse of woodland. Then, suddenly a red gorge appears: The Falun Mine. Once the world’s largest copper mine and today the heart of a unique historic industrial landscape, which was designated by ...
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Falun Mine, World Heritage
Falu Gruva
Gruvgatan 44
791 61 Falun, Sweden

In the age of the cell phone almost every place on earth can be reached within seconds. That said, less than 100 years ago wireless communication demanded gigantic technical equipment. The clearest example of this is the radio station in Grimeton near Varberg that was built in 1924 on the southwest ...
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World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station
Radiostationen 72
432 98 Grimeton, Sweden

Norrköping | Sweden
Walking the streets of Norrköping is like a promenade through 400 years of industrial history. The town centre is literally scattered with former factories. Most of them were built between 1850 and 1920 to produce fabrics. One of them, once a cotton mill, nowadays hosts the Museum of Work. Because ...
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Museum of Work
Arbetets museum
Laxholmen
602 21 Norrköping, Sweden

Istanbul | Turkey
Broad daylight pours in through large-scale arched windows, illuminating a hall that proudly presents itself as a cathedral of technology. The control desks appear to be altars, some of them as large as cupboards, others arranged in a semi-circle as if imitating a sacred choir. From here the eyes ...
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santralistanbul Energy Museum
Eski Silahtarağa Elektrik Santrali
Kazım Karabekir Cad. No: 2 Eyüp
34060 Istanbul, Turkey

Barnsley | United Kingdom
There was heavy industry in Elsecar from the early 18th century. Elsecar and the adjacent villages were packed with collieries, ironworks, and other industrial concerns, playing a critical role in the economic development of the region.The Heritage Centre is the former foundry and colliery workshops ...
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Elsecar Heritage Centre
Wath Road Elsecar
S74 8HJ Barnsley, United Kingdom

A small town – with a huge effect. The South Wales town of Blaenavon was once the spearhead of the industrial revolution. For 200 years everything revolved around coal and iron here in the Afon Lwyd Valley. This not only affected the landscape. It also affected the people. To such an extent that ...
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Big Pit: National Coal Museum World Heritage Site
NP4 9XP Blaenavon, United Kingdom

Cromford | United Kingdom
The first modern factory in history was built in Cromford in the Derwent valley, not far from Nottingham. The Derwent is anything but a fast-flowing river. That said it flows quickly enough to be able to drive waterwheels. Richard Arkwright, a former wigmaker, recognised this fact and promptly ...
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Cromford Mill World Heritage Site
Cromford Mill
DE4 3RQ Cromford, United Kingdom

Dudley | United Kingdom
It could hardly be easier to step back in time. Visitors just need to get on the tram, and take it in to town. While strolling around the shops, they can watch the children whipping their spinning-tops in the street. In order to learn more about the wares in the historic shop windows it only takes ...
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Black Country Living Museum
Tipton Road
DY1 4SQ Dudley, United Kingdom

Dundee | United Kingdom
The ground shakes when the factory thunders into life. Carding machines, drawing frames, spinning machines and weaving looms comb, stretch, whirl, spin and weave the very same thread for which Dundee was once famous. Jute. In the late 19th century the Scottish port had more jute factories than ...
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Verdant Works
West Henderson´s Wynd
DD1 5BT Dundee, United Kingdom

Duxford | United Kingdom
Six large halls, one more gigantic than the other: inside, hundreds of veteran aeroplanes, from biplanes via propeller-driven reconnaissance and combat aircraft to jets. Glitteringly restored, they stand on the floor and in galleries, or hang suspended from the ceiling as if in flight. During air ...
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Imperial War Museum Duxford
CB22 4QR Duxford, United Kingdom

Lanark | United Kingdom
A small village in the heart of a wild romantic landscape. There is nothing here to indicate that cotton was once manufactured here in large quantities. The fact of the matter is that New Lanark was created for this very reason alone. The powerful currents of the River Clyde were the driving force ...
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New Lanark World Heritage Site
New Lanark Mills
ML11 9DB Lanark, United Kingdom

Llanberis | United Kingdom
How do you steal a mountain? You knock it off. That’s the answer you’d get from a Welshman. The Welsh speak from experience. In North Wales they knocked off mountains en masse – in the form of hundreds of slate quarries. In the 19th century the slate tiles on almost every roof in Britain had been ...
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National Slate Museum
Padarn Country Park
LL55 4TY Llanberis, United Kingdom

London | United Kingdom
This steam engine is so huge that you can walk under its beams standing upright – whilst it’s puffing away and rising and sinking. Originally it was used to pump water in west London. Now it is the pride of the Kew Bridge Steam Museum, along with eight other powerful steam engines. Six of them are ...
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London Museum of Water & Steam
Green Dragon Lane Brentford
TW8 0EN London, United Kingdom

Northwich | United Kingdom
What a back-breaking job! Standing bent over a huge steaming saltpan the whole day, regulating the flow of brine and the temperature of the furnaces, raking the salt, filling the tubs and baking it dry. Working in a traditional salt-works was anything but a push-over! Salt-making was not only ...
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Lion Salt Works
Ollershaw Lane
CW9 6ES Northwich, United Kingdom

Perth | United Kingdom
The noise of the web and carding machines thwart any normal conversation. That is why the women who operate the machines use their own sign language to communicate. This special language is also understood by the children, whose tasks include crawling under the running machines to clean them…Stanley ...
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Stanley Mills
Mill Square
PH1 4QE Perth, United Kingdom

Port Sunlight | United Kingdom
A walk through Port Sunlight is like a journey through England’s architectural heritage set in a beautiful parkland setting. The picturesque character of this late 19th century garden village is no coincidence. Its founder, William Hesketh Lever (1851-1925) built Port Sunlight to house the workers ...
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Port Sunlight
Port Sunlight Village Trust
23 King George’s Drive
CH62 5DX Port Sunlight, United Kingdom

Sheffield | United Kingdom
Knives, saws, scythes, files, razor blades, cutlery. No doubt about it, Sheffield is the English equivalent of Solingen. What began with small workshops in the 16th century quickly developed into the brand mark of an up-and-coming industrial city. Later Sheffield was to pioneer modern steel ...
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Kelham Island Museum
Alma Street
S3 8RY Sheffield, United Kingdom