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Birmingham | United Kingdom
Isn’t is astonishing to think that when Boulton and Watt were busily producing steam engines, people were still using feather quill pens to write with? It wasn’t until 1803 that the first steel pens were made and Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter rapidly established itself as the world centre for the ...

Pen Museum
Unit 3, The Argent Centre 60 Frederick Street Jewellery Quarter
B1 3HS Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham | United Kingdom
Something´s not right. You´re in a fine Georgian house surrounded by the furniture and fittings of the 1790s, but there on the wall is a large photograph of the moon. This must be a mistake. But it´s not. It´s actually a painting, meticulously made through observations with a primitive telescope in ...

Soho House
Soho Avenue (off Soho Road) Handsworth
B18 5LB Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham | United Kingdom
Many aspects of Birmingham’s industrial history are now illustrated in the city’s Jewellery Quarter. One of the most recent additions is the Coffin Works in Fleet Street, a three-storey factory  designed by Roger Hurley and completed in 1892. Two years later it was taken over by Alfred and Edwin ...

The Coffin Works
13-15 Fleet Street
B3 1JP Birmingham, United Kingdom

Blackpool | United Kingdom
One of the most recognised landmarks in the region owes its existence to Victorian engineering ingenuity, opening in 1894 at a cost of £64,000. Situated on the seafront between the North and Central Piers, today the Tower is an entertainment mecca, featuring a circus, aquarium and major family shows ...

Blackpool Tower
Bank Hey Street
FY1 4BJ Blackpool, United Kingdom

Blaenau Ffestiniog | United Kingdom
The landscape around Blaenau Ffestioniog is dominated by the legacy of slate extraction, by the bare rock faces of quarries and by towering heaps of slate scree. Slate from Blaenau was used to roof buildings all over the world in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Since 1972 visitors ...

Llechwedd Slate Caverns
LL41 3NB Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom

Blaenavon | United Kingdom
Blaenavon Ironworks began production in 1789 and is now the best preserved ironworks of its period in the world it is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The site is the main focus of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape which was inscribed by UNESCO in December 2000 as a World Heritage Site. In the early ...

Blaenavon Ironworks World Heritage Site
North Street
NP4 9RN Blaenavon, United Kingdom

Bolton | United Kingdom
The textile machinery collection is an extremely important one. The museum began collecting textile machines in the 19th century and amongst the items at the heart of this collection is the only surviving example of a spinning mule that was made by the inventor himself, Samuel Crompton of Bolton. ...

Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive
Le Mans Crescent
BL1 1SE Bolton, United Kingdom

Bolton | United Kingdom
The Northern Mill Engine Society was formed in 1966 and can be seen as part of a growing nationwide awareness in the United Kingdom that the nation’s industrial heritage was under threat. The Society’s object was to collect examples of characteristic steam engines from the many textile mills in ...

Bolton Steam Museum
Mornington Road
BL1 4EU Bolton, United Kingdom

Bo’ness | United Kingdom
The Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway on the shores of the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh operates trains over an 8 km track, and includes Scotland’s largest railway museum which opened in 1995, and is located 500 m from Bo’ness station. It collection consists chiefly of characteristic Scottish locomotives, ...

Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Bo’ness Station Union Street
EH51 9HQ Bo’ness, United Kingdom

Bradford | United Kingdom
Bradford was often called ‘worstedopolis’ in the nineteenth century and the city’s industrial museum is based in a mill built by one John Moore in the mid-1870s for spinning worsted yarn. Two floors were added to the original three in 1919, when a clock tower was constructed as a war memorial. The ...

Bradford Industrial Museum
Moorside Mills
Moorside Road
BD2 3HD Bradford, United Kingdom

Bradford | United Kingdom
Manningham Mill on the north side of Bradford, with a floor space of 11 ha and a chimney 78 m tall, is one of the most imposing textile factories in Europe. It was designed in the Italianate style by the Bradford architects Andrews & Pepper for Samuel Cunliffe Lister (1815-1906), a powerful figure ...

Manningham Mill
Manningham Mills Community Centre The Silk Warehouse
Lilycroft Road
BD9 5BD Bradford, United Kingdom

Bradford | United Kingdom
The National Media Museum opened in 1983, is part of the Science Museum Group and occupies a seven-floor building in central Bradford. It includes three cinemas, one of them fitted for IMAX presentations. The exhibits are arranged in four main sections. The Phogtoraphy collection includes the ...

National Media Museum
Little Horton Lane
BD1 1NQ Bradford, United Kingdom

Bradford | United Kingdom
David Hockney painted Salts Mill in warm ochre tones. Today both the painter and the place are world-famous. Hockney was born in the Northern industrial city of Bradford. And Salts Mill, an old textile factory, was built in Shipley just to the north of Bradford. Something unheard of occurred here in ...

Saltaire Village
Bradford Tourist Information Centre
City Hall
BD1 1HY Bradford, United Kingdom

Braintree | United Kingdom
Braintree was the home town of two companies famous in the 19th and 20th centuries; Courtaulds and Crittalls Windows. The Museum is the focus for this distinguished industrial heritage in both textiles and engineering. With creativity and skill, the people of the Braintree area shared ideas which ...

Braintree Museum
Braintree Museum Industrial Collection
Manor Street
CM7 3YG Braintree, United Kingdom

Braintree | United Kingdom
The Warner Textile Archive contains a vast selection of over 80,000 silk cloths, brocades and velvets, designs and point papers. It is the second largest collection of its kind in the UK, the largest being located at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Most importantly, virtually all the items ...

Warner Textile Archive
Warners Mill
Silks Way
CM7 3YG Braintree, Essex, United Kingdom

Brecon | United Kingdom
The basin forms the terminus of the 56km Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, one of the most beautiful in Britain. Historically this was the gathering and distribution centre of a range of industrial and agricultural materials including limestone, iron and coal as well as wheat and vegetables. The ...

Brecon Canal Basin
Rich Way
LD3 7 Brecon, United Kingdom

Bridgend | United Kingdom
The blast furnace at Cefn Cribwr, 6 km NW Bridgend, produced iron for about 50 years from its foundation by John Bedford in the 1780s until 1836. Its remains, acquired by the local authority in 1987, have been uncovered and conserved and are now incorporated in Bedford Park. Cefn Cribwr is one of ...

Cefn Cribwr Furnace
Bedford Park Cefn Cribwr Kenfig Hill
Bridgend, United Kingdom

Bridgend | United Kingdom
The Tondu Ironworks site is the best preserved Victorian ironworks in Wales and the area has now been developed into a heritage park attraction for local people, visitors and schoolchildren with excellent facilities for disabled people, families with small children, cyclists and those wishing to ...

Tondu Ironworks
The Engine House
Parc Tondu Maesteg Road Tondu
CF32 9TF Bridgend, United Kingdom

Bridgnorth | United Kingdom
Daniels Mill at Eardington near Bridgnorth is one of the least conventional corn mills in England. Its source of water is a stream little more than 1 km. long which flows from the Potseething Spring to the River Severn. There was a mill on the site in the fifteenth century but the present structure ...

Daniels Mill
WV16 5/BL Bridgnorth, United Kingdom

Brighton & Hove | United Kingdom
The British Engineerium occupies the Goldstone Pumping Station in Hove, built in the Gothic style in 1866, which was part of a water supply system devised by Thomas Hawksley (1807-93). Its first engine was a Woolf compound supplied by Easton & Amos of Southwark, London. In 1872 the water company was ...

The British Engineerium
The Droveway
BN3 7QA Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom

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