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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

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

Loughborough | United Kingdom
During the 1890s the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway built its ‘London Extension’, more than 140 km long, from Annesley in Nottinghamshire through the centre of Nottingham, Loughborough and Leicester to Quainton Road in Buckinghamshire where it made a junction with the Metropolitan ...
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Great Central Railway PLC
Great Central Road
LE11 1RW Loughborough, 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
This is emphatically a museum of road transport, particularly of buses. More than seventy vehicles are displayed in what seems to visitors to be a huge bus garage. The museum is maintained almost entirely by volunteers. There is a horse bus from the 1890s and a tram car of 1906, but the principal ...
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Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester
Boyle Street
M8 8UW Manchester, 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 Maltings
Manningtree Museum The Library
High Street
CO11 1AD Manningtree, United Kingdom

Mansfield | United Kingdom
The Clipstone Colliery dates from the early C20 when a new excavation was begun by the Bolsover Colliery Company to exploit the 'Top Hard' coal seam in the vicinity of Clipstone village in Nottinghamshire. The new colliery was operational by 1922, and went on to become one of the most productive ...
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Clipstone Colliery
Mansfield Road
NG18 4TH Mansfield, 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

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