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Sheffield | United Kingdom
Shepherd Wheel was one of the first industrial heritage sites to be preserved in Britain. A campaign to protect it as part of the heritage of steelmaking in Sheffield began in 1933. It is now run by Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust. It is located in an attractive public park called Whiteley Woods ...
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Shepherd Wheel Workshop
Off Hangingwater Road
S11 2YE Sheffield, United Kingdom

Sheringham | United Kingdom
This is one of the most scenic preserved railways in Great Britain. It was the Victorian writer Clement Scott who coined the name Poppyland for the glorious stretch of the North Norfolk coast from Weybourne down to Mundesley. The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway opened up the beauty of ...
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North Norfolk Railway
Sheringham Station
NR26 8RA Sheringham, United Kingdom

Shildon | United Kingdom
Locomotion is a branch of the National Railway Museum (see York) that incorporates the earlier museum established in Shildon commemorating the achievements in the development of the steam locomotive of Timothy Hackworth, builder of Sans Pareil, a competitor in the Rainhill Trials, Hackworth ...
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Locomotion
DL4 1PQ Shildon, United Kingdom

Singleton | United Kingdom
The Weald & Downland Living Museum at Singleton, 12 km north of Chichester, is a Skansen-style museums extending over 16 ha with a collection of more than 50 traditional buildings from the varied landscapes of south-east England. It opened in 1967 and is managed by a charitable trust. Its ...
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Weald & Downland Living Museum
Open Air Theatre Road
PO18 0EU Singleton, United Kingdom

Smethwick | United Kingdom
Building new routes to ease traffic congestion might seem like a modern phenomenon. But the difficulty of moving goods was a real problem in the late 1700s in the Midlands’industrial heartland. The great canal engineer, James Brindley, was commisioned in 1769 to build a canal between Birmingham and ...
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Galton Valley
Galton Valley Pumping Station
Brasshouse Lane
B66 1BA Smethwick, United Kingdom

Southampton | United Kingdom
Southampton was an important port in the Middle Ages and from the 1830s grew to be Britain’s principal ocean line terminal. The east docks were constructed from 1836, the west docks, including the Ocean Dock for passenger liners in the 1920s and 30s. It is now one of the United Kingdom’s principal ...
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Sea City Museum
Havelock Road
SO14 7FY Southampton, United Kingdom

Southampton | United Kingdom
Southampton is one of the most important places in the history of aviation in the United Kingdom. In 1910 Eric Rowland Moon built one of the first British aircraft in the city’s medieval Wool House and flew it from fields that became Southampton Airport. The manufacturing of aircraft during the ...
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Solent Sky Aviation Museum
Albert Road
SO14 3FR Southampton, United Kingdom

Southend-on-Sea | United Kingdom
The Pier and electric railway opened for the first time in 1890. At 2158 metres / 2360 yards it is the longest pleasure pier in the world. The seaside piers around the coast of Britain are a powerful reminder of the achievements of Victorian engineers. The modern Pier Railway follows the route of ...
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Southend Pier
Western Esplanade
SS1 1EE Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

St Austell | United Kingdom
The view from the visitors platform down into the 100 metre deep opencast mine in St Austell in the south west of England reveals modern machinery doing work which was once performed almost exclusively by people. From the middle of the 18th century onwards, and usually under harsh conditions, ...
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Wheal Martyn
Carthew
PL26 8XG St Austell, United Kingdom

St Helens | United Kingdom
England´s best small visitor attraction (2006) provides a journey of discovery into one of the most common substances on earth and features live glass blowing demonstrations, multi-media shows, underground tunnels, galleries and special exhibitions. St Helens is one of the most famous glassmaking ...
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The World of Glass
Chalon Way East
WA10 1BX St Helens, United Kingdom

St Just | United Kingdom
Botallack mine is one of the most spectacular sights in European industrial heritage, its two towering engine houses hanging half way down a cliff above Atlantic waves. The site is part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage site. The nineteenth-century Cornish engine houses stand at the top of shafts ...
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Botallack Mine
Botallack
TR19 7QQ St Just, United Kingdom

Stainborough | United Kingdom
A beautiful stately house, spectacular gardens and parkland which includes the tramway to the Worsborough Canal Basin, and Rockley Furnace (a 1704 blast furnace latterly owned by the Castle owners). The owners were also relatives of the Wentworth Woodhouse family. Whilst they made much of their ...
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Wentworth Castle and Gardens
Lowe Lane
S75 3ET Stainborough, United Kingdom

Stockport | United Kingdom
Opening in 2000, Hat Works is the UK’s only museum dedicated solely to the hatting industry, hats and headwear! The museum was developed in Stockport, one of Manchester´s leading hatting towns. It is an award winning interactive Visitor Attraction housed in a restored Grade ll listed Victorian Mill. ...
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Hat Works
Wellington Mill Wellington Road South
SK3 0EU Stockport, United Kingdom

Stockport | United Kingdom
Felt hats of many different styles were worn by most Europeans in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In Britain, Stockport near Manchester was the main centre where felt hat making was industrialised. The Hat Works at Stockport is the only collection in the United Kingdom devoted to hat ...
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Hat Works Museum
Wellington Road South
SK3 0EU Stockport, United Kingdom

Stoke Bruerne | United Kingdom
Stoke Bruerne stands on the Grand Junction Canal (now called the Grand Union Canal), just south of the 2794 m Blisworth Tunnel, and the canal resembles a village street running through a lock between cottages, inns and workshops. The museum was established as a private venture by Jack James, the ...
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Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum
Bridge Road
NN12 7SE Stoke Bruerne, United Kingdom

Stoke-on-Trent | United Kingdom
The manufacture of porcelain required finely-ground materials that when fired produced white-bodied wares. When the ceramics industry of North Stafford, around the present city of Stoke-on-Trent were at their most prosperous numerous mills in the region ground flint and bones to supply potters who ...
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Etruria Industrial Museum
Lower Bedford Street Etruria
ST4 7AF Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Stoke-on-Trent | United Kingdom
Black clouds once hung over Stoke-on-Trent. This was due to the countless bottle kilns which darkened the heavens with their coal fires. Low wages and appalling living conditions made the town a nightmare for generations of industrial workers. All this was a stark contrast to the exquisite china and ...
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Gladstone Pottery Museum
Uttoxeter Road Longton
ST3 1PQ Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Stoke-on-Trent | United Kingdom
The Middleport Pottery is an outstanding model factory of the late nineteenth century for which new uses have been found.  Frederick Rathbone Burgess (died 1895) and William Leigh (died 1889) took over a pottery in Burslem in 1862, and subsequently moved to the Hill Pottery before establishing ...
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Middleport Pottery - Home of Burleigh
Port Street
ST6 3DE Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Stoke-on-Trent | United Kingdom
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (formerly the City Museum) occupies a purpose-designed building opened in 1981. It contains a collection of Staffordshire ceramics of every possible kind, earthenwares, porcelains and tiles, that is unrivalled by any other museum. Some 5,000 pieces are generally on ...
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Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Bethesda Street
ST1 3DW Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Stoke-on-Trent | United Kingdom
Josiah Wedgwood (1730-95) was a leading figure in Britain’s Industrial Revolution, a successful entrepreneur in the ceramics industry, a promoter of canals, and a member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, the centre of Enlightenment thinking in the English Midlands. Wedgwood established his ...
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Wedgwood Museum / World of Wedgwood
Wedgwood Drive
ST12 9ER. Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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