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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

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

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