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Pickering | United Kingdom
The railway between Pickering and Grosmont in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park was originally part of the Whitby& Pickering Railway built with the advice of George Stephenson in 1835. In 1845 it became a double track steam railway as part of the York & North Midland Railway, and from 1854 was ...
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North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Pickering Station
Park Street
YO18 7JA Pickering, United Kingdom

Plymouth | United Kingdom
The Royal Navy’s base at Plymouth, where the Rivers Tamar, Tavy, Lynher and Plym enter the English Channel, was established in the late 17th century, and re-named Devonport in 1823. The museum has evolved through several stages since the Second World War as the dockyard has contracted. Its ...
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Naval Base Heritage Museum
Devonport Naval Base
Spinnaker Gate Granby Way
PL1 4HG Plymouth, United Kingdom

Pontypool | United Kingdom
Set in the stable block of Pontypool Park House the museum documents the proud history of early ironmaking and coal production in this valley. It also tells the story of the Hanbury family and features their unique collection of Pontypool and Usk tinplate decorated in the “Japanese Style”. Pontypool ...
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Pontypool Museum
Park Buildings
NP4 6JH Pontypool, United Kingdom

Port Talbot | United Kingdom
Set in a country park the museum is run by a committed group of ex-miners. Main features include a traditional miners cottage scene, historic photographs illustrating the miners way of life, the poignant story of the children underground and early mining equipent displayed in a realistic setting. ...
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South Wales Miners Museum
Afan Forest Park Cynonville
SA13 3HG Port Talbot, United Kingdom

Porthcurno | United Kingdom
Porth Curno, 2 km from Land’s End and 16 km from the town of Penzance was, from 1870, the landing point for the cables that linked Britain with Spain, Portugal, Africa, the Mediterranean and more distant parts of the Empire. The first, linking England with Portugal, was laid in 1870 under the ...
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Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
Eastern House
TR19 6JX Porthcurno, United Kingdom

Porthmadog | United Kingdom
The Festiniog Railway was built to carry slate from quarries around Blaenau Ffestiniog over the 21.7 km to the harbour at Porthmadog, and opened in 1836, using, over the first 1.5 km from Porthmadog station the embankment known as The Cob, originally built as part of a land reclamation scheme. ...
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Festiniog Railway
Harbour Station
LL49 9NF Porthmadog, United Kingdom

Portsmouth | United Kingdom
The Royal Navy base at Portsmouth, in a safe anchorage off the Solent, was established by King John in the early 13th century. Its strategic importance increased and probably reached its zenith in the 19th century when, in case of invasion, Portsmouth was fortified on the landward side with a series ...
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Historic Dockyard
Visitor Centre
Victory Gate HM Naval Base
PO1 3LJ Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Powys | United Kingdom
Dams built in the Elan Valley to the design of James Mansergh (1834-1905) created a series of reservoirs from which water was conveyed from central Wales to the city of Birmingham by a 118 km long pipeline. Materials were carried to the sites by a temporary railway, and the construction workers ...
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Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Elan Valley
Rhayader
LD6 5HP Powys, United Kingdom

Powys | United Kingdom
The 48 m high stone dam that impounds Lake Vyrnwy (Llyn Efyrnwy) in the Berwyn Mountains was designed by George Deacon (1843-1909) at the starting point of a 109 km aqueduct that supplies drinking water to the city of Liverpool and was completed in 1891. The installations are in harmony with the ...
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Vyrnwy Craft Workshops
Tourist Information Centre Unit 2
Lake Vyrnwy Oswestry
SY10 OLY Powys, United Kingdom

Poynton | United Kingdom
The museum has a collection of 250 gas and oil engines, many of which are in working order, and two steam engines. It first opened in 1989. Many of the engines were made in Manchester. The collection includes engines by Atkinson, Furnival, Gardner, Mirrlees, Robey and Ruston & Hornsby. There is also ...
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Anson Engine Museum

Anson Road
SK12 1TD Poynton, United Kingdom

Quainton | United Kingdom
The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a museum with some exhibits of outstanding interest, based at a station with a long and complex history. The station lies 1 km from the village of Quainton, 10 km north west of Aylesbury, and 71 km from London. The first station on the site was opened in 1868 by ...
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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Quainton Road Station
HP22 4BY Quainton, United Kingdom

Reading | United Kingdom
Reading, one of England’s most important market towns, a port on the River Thames, and the county town of Berkshire, was celebrated in the nineteenth century for its biscuit factories. A large collection relating to the most famous of them, Huntley & Palmers, is held by the town museum, which ...
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Reading Museum & Town Hall
Blagrave Street
RG1 1QH Reading, United Kingdom

Redditch | United Kingdom
Can you imagine taking a job that almost guaranteed that you’d be dead by 30? Yet in Redditch during the 1800s there was no shortage of takers. Why? The money. One guinea a day (equivalent to about £60 today) was the reward and that made you very well off in those days. And the job? A Pointer – ...
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Forge Mill Needle Museum
Needle Mill Lane
B98 8HY Redditch, United Kingdom

Redruth | United Kingdom
Kresen Kernow (‘Cornwall Centre’) is dedicated to providing information about Cornwall and is staffed by professional librarians. Its collection of over 40,000 books and printed resources covers Cornish history, geography, industries, customs and highlights Cornwall’s mining heritage. It offers ...
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Cornish Archives at Kresen Kernow
Cornish Archives at Kresen Kernow Kresen Kernow, Little Vauxhall, Redruth TR15 1AS kresenkernow@cornwall.gov.uk Telephone number: 01209 614430 https://kresenkernow.org/
Little Vauxhal
TR15 1AS Redruth, United Kingdom

Redruth | United Kingdom
Cornwall was Europe’s principal source of tin from classical times and an important source of copper during the Industrial Revolution period, and the ores of many other metals have been extracted from its mines. The two steam engines at East Pool, alongside the main road between Camborne and ...
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East Pool Mine
Pool
TR15 3ED Redruth, United Kingdom

Redruth | United Kingdom
“Heartlands” has transformed the mining heritage in the county of Cornwall into a huge "cultural playground". At its epicentre stand the winding gear and engine house above the Robinson’s Shaft. Monuments to early industrialisation, (including a Cornish pumping engine and a gigantic boiler), tell ...
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Heartlands
Robinson's Shaft
Dudnance Lane Pool
TR15 3QY Redruth, United Kingdom

Redruth | United Kingdom
Cornwall’s tin mines were world famous, but large quantities of tin ore were also obtained by ‘streaming’, by washing and sifting alluvium from rivers and streams or crushed waste that had been discarded at mines. Tolgus is the last tin-streaming works in Cornwall, the only survivor of 15 that ...
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Tolgus Tin
New Portreath Road
TR6 4HN Redruth, United Kingdom

Rochdale | United Kingdom
Two of the most impressive mill engines in Lancashire are preserved at the Ellenroad Engine House near Rochdale. In 1890 the Ellenroad Spinning Company built a five-storey, 40-bay mill, designed by Stott & Son of Oldham, the most eminent textile mill architects of the time. It was 92 m long and 46 m ...
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Ellenroad Engine House Steam Museum
Elizabethan Row Newhay
OL16 4LE Rochdale, United Kingdom

Rochdale | United Kingdom
The Rochdale Pioneers Museum exists to preserve the original store of the Rochdale Pioneers and to generate an understanding of the ideals and principles of the co-operative movement. Toad Lane, Rochdale is widely regarded as the home of the worldwide co-operative movement. The Pioneers put ...
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Rochdale Pioneers Museum
31 Toad Lane
OL12 0NU Rochdale, United Kingdom

Rossendale | United Kingdom
Nestling side by side in the stunning Rossendale Valley are two of Lancashire´s original textile mills: Higher Mill and Whitaker’s Mill which, together, are Helmshore Mills Textile Museum. We are upgrading the Museum buildings, displays, information and facilities, as part of an exciting project to ...
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Helmshore Textile Mill Museum
Holcombe Road Helmshore
BB4 4NP Rossendale, United Kingdom

Royston | United Kingdom
Wimpole Hall is a magnificent Georgian mansion with extensive formal and working kitchen gardens set in Grade 1 landscaped parkland. The original house was built in 1640 by Lord Chicheley and has undergone various changes over the years which can be attributed to famous architects such as Gibbs, ...
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Wimpole Home Farm
Wimpole Estate Near Royston
SG8 0BW Wimpole, United Kingdom

Ruddington | United Kingdom
Framework knitting was a characteristic industry of the English East Midlands. The knitting frame was invented in 1589 by the Rev William Lee of Calverton. It was at first a simple machine, but was steadily developed through the eighteenth century. The first cotton stockings were made on a frame in ...
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Framework Knitters’ Museum
Chapel Street
NN11 6HE Ruddington, United Kingdom

Ruddington | 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 (Nottingham)
Mere Way
NG11 6JS Ruddington, United Kingdom

Rushden | United Kingdom
The Rushden Historic Transport Society, a voluntary organisation in the small Northamptonshire market town interprets the transport history of the area in a variety of ways. Its headquarters is the former Midland Railway station on a branch line from Wellingborough to Higham Ferrers, which opened in ...
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Rushden Transport Museum & Railway
Station Approach
NN10 0BW Rushden, United Kingdom

Rye | United Kingdom
Breda is a village in East Sussex, 13 km north of Hastings and 6 km west of Rye where, in the late 1890s Hastings Corporation established a pumping station to extract water from underground sources. It is now a place for education about water. Originally there were two 410 hp triple expansion ...
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Brede Steam Giants
Waterworks Lane Brede
TN31 6HG Rye, United Kingdom

Ryhope | United Kingdom
The pumping station at Ryhope was built in 1868 by the Sunderland & South Shields Water Co, and contains two original double-acting compound 100 hp R & W Hawthorn beam engines, and three Lancashire boilers installed in 1908. The station, like many of its kind, is magnificently landscaped, amongst ...
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Ryhope Engines Museum
Waterworks Road
Ryhope, United Kingdom

Saltburn-by-the-Sea | United Kingdom
Discoveries of iron ore in the 1840s and early 1850s in the Cleveland Hills in North Yorkshire, south of the River Tees led to the development of the area into one of Britain’s principal iron-producing regions. The museum at Skinningrove originated with a collection made by a local journalist Tom ...
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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
Deepdale Mill Lane Skinningrove
TS13 4AP Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom

Saltburn-by-the-Sea | United Kingdom
The Saltburn Cliff Tramway is the oldest operating water-balanced funicular in the United Kingdom. It opened in 1884 to replace a vertical lift that carried visitors between the town of Saltburn and the pleasure pier and beach. Two twelve-person cars fitted with 1,500-litre water tanks run on ...
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Saltburn Cliff Tramway
Lower Promenade
TS12 1HQ Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom

Sandtoft | United Kingdom
The museum at Sandtoft is the principal collection in Europe of trolleybuses, the electrically-powered ‘free-wheeled’ cars, that developed, chiefly in the United Kingdom after 1910, from experiments carried out by German engineers in the 1880s. It originated in 1969 when the Reading Transport ...
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The Trolleybus Museum
Belton Road
DN8 5SX Sandtoft, United Kingdom

Saxmundham | United Kingdom
Snape Maltings is a huge complex of granaries and malthouses that nestle beside the River Alde. Formerly one of the largest working maltings in East Anglia, barley was once processed here for the brewing industry. The owners, the Gooderham family, bought the site in the 1960´s and set about its ...
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Snape Maltings and Port
IP17 1SR Saxmundham, United Kingdom

Shardlow | United Kingdom
Shardlow is an inland port where the main road from London to Manchester crossed the Trent & Mersey Canal. One of England’s first long-distance canals, the T&MC extends 150 km from the Bridgewater Canal at Preston Brook, near Runcorn on the River Mersey, through the Potteries of North Staffordshire, ...
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Shardlow Salt Warehouse
Shardlow Heritage Centre The Salt Warehouse
London Road
DE72 2HL Shardlow, United Kingdom

Sheffield | United Kingdom
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is one of Britain’s most atmospheric industrial heritage sites. It was a water-powered works for making steel scythes – essential tools for cutting crops by hand. The site was used for 500 years until it closed in 1930. The present buildings date from between 1714 and ...
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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Abbeydale Road South
S7 2QW Sheffield, United Kingdom

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