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Leeds | United Kingdom
The Royal Armouries at the Tower of London accumulated one of Europe’s largest collections of arms and armour, and is generally regarded as England’s oldest museum. A large part of the collection has been transferred to a purpose-built museum designed by Derek Walker and Buro Appold at Clarence Dock ...
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Royal Armouries Museum
Armouries Drive
LS10 1LT Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds | United Kingdom
John Marshall (1765-1845) was the pioneer of the flax industry in the Industrial Revolution period, and Temple Mill in Leeds is his most impressive memorial. After entering his father’s modest linen business in Leeds he acquired a taste for entrepreneurship, developing flax spinning technology ...
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Temple Mill
Holbeck Urban Village Leonardo Building
2 Rossington Street
LS2 8HD Leeds, United Kingdom

Leicester | United Kingdom
Leicester’s industrial museum is situated in a sewage pumping station of 1891 on the north side of the city, where the original engines, four 200 hp beam engines on the Woolf compound system, built by Gimson & Co, can be demonstrated. The museum includes displays relating to public health, and the ...
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Leicester Industrial Museum
Abbey Pumping Station
Corporation Road, Abbey Lane
LE4 5PX Leicester, United Kingdom

Leicester | United Kingdom
The collection of artefacts at the museum in Leicester is one of the largest and most important in Europe relating to the manufacture, distribution and domestic uses of gas. The museum was established by the nationalised gas corporation in 1977 at a time of great change in the industry, when coal ...
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National Gas Museum
National Gas Museum Trust
PO Box 28 195 Aylestone Road
LE2 7QH Leicester, United Kingdom

Leighton Buzzard | United Kingdom
Sand is a universal building material throughout Europe but particularly pure deposits of sand, such as those around Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, are a valuable mineral resource, used in glassworks, foundries and other manufacturing concerns. Much of the sand used by British industry before ...
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Leighton Buzzard Railway
Page’s Park Station
Billington Road
LU7 4NT Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom

Leiston | United Kingdom
Welcome to the Long Shop Museum the home of the Garrett Collection and one of the first assembly line buildings in the world. The Museum, inaugurated in 1984, stands in the original 19th century works site of Richard Garrett & Sons, once world-famous manufacturers of steam engines and other ...
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Long Shop Museum
Main Street
IP16 4ES Leiston, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Letchworth | United Kingdom
Ebenezer Howard had a vision that would end the poverty and slum conditions suffered by so many in the late Victorian era. Howard dreamed of ´Garden Cities´, where the best elements of town and country would be combined and the profits from the town would be used to benefit ordinary townspeople.  ...
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Letchworth Garden City
The First Garden City Heritage Museum
296 Norton Way South
SG6 1SU Letchworth Garden City, United Kingdom

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

Lisburn | United Kingdom
This museum is managed by the local authority and based in Lisburn’s seventeenth century market hall. Its purpose is ‘to present, preserve and interpret through collection, research, exhibitions and educational programmes the Irish linen industry and the history and heritage of Lisburn and ...
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Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum
Market Square
BT28 1AG Lisburn, 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

Llanberis | United Kingdom
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Snowdon Mountain Railway
LL55 4JT Llanberies, 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

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