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Tavistock | United Kingdom
Time has stood still at Morwellham Quay. The streets are full of servants and merchants in Victorian costume and miners are hurrying towards their shift. In the busy assay office copper ore from the surrounding mines is checked and sorted according to quality. The whole place is buzzing with ...

Morwellham Quay
Morwellham Quay
PL19 8JL Tavistock, United Kingdom

Tavistock | United Kingdom
Tavistock is a busy market town in West Devon. A former abbey and Medieval stannary town it was in the 19th century largely owned by the Dukes of Bedford who in the mid -19th century reinvested some of their vast royalties from the copper mining back into the town. This paid for fine public ...

Tavistock Museum
Guildhall Square
PL19 0AE Tavistock, United Kingdom

It’s a bit of a surprise when you first see the bottle ovens between the trees. There are very few of these structures left, but they are generally in the middle of urban areas – not in the middle of a forest. The works here were once part of a whole string of factories producing china wares and ...

Coalport China Museum in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
High Street Coalport
TF8 7NH Telford, United Kingdom

What do an underground railway station, a hotel bar, a hospital ward and a butcher’s shop have in common? Their tiles. At Jackfield Tile Museum, all of these places are recreated, showing the stunning tile-work which was the hall-mark of their design. Whilst it is tempting to think that tiles are ...

Jackfield Tile Museum in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
Salthouse Road Jackfield
TF8 7LJ Telford, United Kingdom

Telford | United Kingdom
The canal wharf at Wappenshall north of Telford is one of the most significant in the history of inland waterways in England. It was at first simply a passing place on the Shrewsbury Canal, completed in 1797, extending 26 km. from a basin in the East Shropshire Coalfield to Shrewsbury, the county ...

Wappenshall Wharf
TF6 6DE Telford, United Kingdom

You’ll need to exchange some money at the bank when you arrive, because the coins they used in 1900 were very different to the ones in your pocket today. But even a few pennies can buy quite a lot in 1900; a bag of boiled sweets, a pork pie, a glass of beer. The recreation of Victorian life here ...

Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
Legges Way Madeley
TF7 5DU Telford, United Kingdom

Tenterden | United Kingdom
The railway linking the station at Headcorn on the main line from London to Ashford and the Channel Ports with Robertsbridge on the South Eastern Railway’s line to Hastings was built under the terms of the Light Railways Act of 1896. It opened in 1900 and remained independent until Nationalisation ...

Kent & East Sussex Railway
Station Road
TN30 6HE Tenterden, United Kingdom

Thetford | United Kingdom
Charles Burrell is one of the famous names of traction engine manufacture. So what was a traction engine? Originally these were self-propelled steam engines weighing many tonnes and designed for driving farm machinery and hauling equipment from farm to farm. Most burned coal but a small number ...

Charles Burrell Museum
IP24 2BN Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Threlkeld | United Kingdom
The village of Threlkeld, 5 km east of Keswick, stands at the centre of the mines and quarries of the English Lake District. The granite quarry that is the centre of the museum was opened in 1870 to provide ballast for the railway from Penrith to Keswick. It continued to supply ballast, aggregate ...

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum
Threlkeld Quarry
CA12 4TT Threlkeld, United Kingdom

Totton | United Kingdom
The tide mill at Eling, on the west side of the north end of Southampton Water, is the only one of its kind in England that is still working and productive. A tide- powered mill has occupied the site for nine centuries, but the present mill building and dam date from a rebuilding in the 1770s, and ...

Eling Tide Mill
The Tollbridge
SO40 9HF Totton, United Kingdom

Tredegar | United Kingdom
One of the most remarkable although one of the most logical monuments of the coal-mining industry is the display in Bedwellty Park, Tredegar, a mining community established about 1800 in the Sirhowy Valley, 10 km west of Blaenavon, of two colossal lumps of coal, which repose beneath a ...

Bedwellty Park
Bedwellty House
Morgan Street
NP22 3 Tredegar, United Kingdom

Trefriw | United Kingdom
Woollen cloth was manufactured in cottages across large parts of North and Mid-Wales before the Industrial Revolution, and in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century numerous small-scale water-powered mills were established to spin yarn, and in some cases to weave cloth. The Trefriw mills ...

Trefriw Woollen Mills Ltd
Main Road
LL27 0NQ Trefriw, United Kingdom

Twyford | United Kingdom
The waterworks at Twyford, Hampshire, was built for the South Hampshire Water Co in 1898 to contribute to the supply of Winchester and Southampton. It was extended in 1913 to accommodate new motive power for the pumps, a Hathorn Davey triple expansion steam engine, which is preserved, together with ...

Twyford Waterworks
Twyford Waterworks Trust
Hazely Road
SO21 1QA Twyford, United Kingdom

Tywyn | United Kingdom
The Talyllyn Railway claims to be world’s first preserved railway and it certainly set the pattern for the heritage railway movement in the United Kingdom. It owes its origin to the Bryn Eglwys slate quarry, once employed 300 people and produced 300,000 tons of slate and slabs between the 1840s and ...

Talyllyn Railway Co
Wharf Station
LL36 9EY Tywyn, United Kingdom

Uckfield | United Kingdom
The Bluebell Railway in Sussex was one of the United Kingdom’s first heritage railways. It operates on a section of the Lewes & East Grinstead Railway, part of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway, which opened in 1882. It was closed in 1958 and re-opened as a heritage railway in 1960. For ...

Bluebell Railway
Station Approach
TN22 3QL Uckfield, United Kingdom

Uffculme | United Kingdom
Coldharbour Mill, 12 km east of Tiverton, is one of the outstanding monuments of the textile industry of the West of England. The elegant mill in the classical style was built in 1799 by the Quaker entrepreneur Thomas Fox to spin woollen and worsted yarns, and was extended at various times in the ...

Coldharbour Working Wool Museum
Coldharbour Mill
EX15 3EE Uffculme, United Kingdom

Ulverston | United Kingdom
Stott Park Bobbin Mill was built in 1835 to make bobbins on which to wind textile yarn. Around a hundred bobbin mills operated in the Lake District between the 1780s and the end of the nineteenth century. Such mills used water power and local supplies of wood to provide bobbins for the large number ...

Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Colton Hill
LA12 8AX Ulverston, United Kingdom

Upper Weardale | United Kingdom
The northern Pennines in Co Durham were over many centuries one of the principal sources of lead in England, and the landscape of the upper parts of Weardale is dotted with the remains of adits, shafts and ore-washing floors, while at Allendale are two lengthy flues from a smelter which conveyed ...

Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum
Near Cowshill
DL13 1AR Upper Weardale, United Kingdom

Wakes Colne | United Kingdom
The East Anglian Railway Museum is not only home to the most comprehensive collection of period railway architecture and engineering in the Region, but is also based at a working railway station on historic Stour Valley railway line, dating from 1847-1849. The Station House dates from the 1890´s ...

East Anglian Railway Museum
Chappel and Wakes Colne Station
CO6 2DS Wakes Colne, United Kingdom

Walsall | United Kingdom
Walsall’s leather industry is relatively new compared with the much older lorinery trade that has existed in the town at least since the 1400s. This is the making of saddler’s ironmongery; hand forged metalwork like stirrups, bits and buckles for the saddle and harness. Whilst tanning existed ...

Walsall Leather Museum
Littleton Street West
WS2 8EQ Walsall, United Kingdom

Wanlockhead Village | United Kingdom
The Museum of Lead Mining is set in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland. A visit to the Museum can include a trip down the 18th century lead mine, a drift mine set deep in the hillside. At the Straitsteps Cottages you can see how the miners really lived in1750, ...

Lead Mining Museum and Wanlockhead Beam Engine
ML12 6UT Wanlockhead Village, United Kingdom

Ware | United Kingdom
The New River is neither new nor a river, but an aqueduct built in the seventeenth century that still carries fresh water to London. The water was originally drawn from Chadwell spring at Ware in Hertfordshire, but increasing demand in the nineteenth century led to the construction of New Gauge ...

New River
Hertford to London
Ware, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Warmley | United Kingdom
William Champion of Bristol patented an efficient new method for smelting zinc in 1738. Zinc was needed to make brass by alloying it with copper. Champion created the Warmley Brass and Copper Company in 1746 and set up a large integrated brass works at Warmley, on the eastern edge of the Bristol ...

Kingswood Heritage Museum
Tower Lane
BS30 8XT Warmley, United Kingdom

Warrington | United Kingdom
The only Rail Transporter Bridge in the world, of the eight remaining transporters. This transporter bridge across the River Mersey at Warrington, built in 1914-16, was commisioned in 1916 and connected two parts of the chemical and soap plant of Joseph ...

Warrington Transporter Bridge
WA1 1NA Warrington, United Kingdom

Wellingborough | United Kingdom
Wellingborough, like most Northamptonshire towns, was a centre for factory-based shoemaking from the mid-nineteenth century. It was also the staging point for coal trains between coalfields of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and London. There were extensive marshalling yards and its locomotive depot ...

The Wellingborough Museum at Dulley's Bath
12 Castle Way
NN8 1XB Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Wem | United Kingdom
The United States entered the Second World War late in 1941, and during 1942 embarked on Operation Bolero, the creation of facilities for the assembly of army and air force units in Great Britain for future assaults on continental Europe. The prototype storage base was begun at Wem, 16 km north of ...

Wem Industrial Estate
Soulton Road
SY4 5SE Wem, United Kingdom

Wentworth | United Kingdom
Wentworth Woodhouse is one of the finest and grandest Georgian Houses in England.  It is one of the most expensive ever built and ranks amongst Britain’s largest and most important country houses.  It was home of the 4th Earl Fitzwilliam who built Elsecar, made money from mining and industry and was ...

Wentworth Woodhouse
S62 7TQ Wentworth, United Kingdom

Weston-super-Mare | United Kingdom
The seaside town of Weston-super-Mare near Bristol is home to the largest museum in the world dedicated to helicopters. The collection was started privately by the aviation writer Elfan ap Rees in 1958 and moved to a former airfield at Weston-super-Mare in 1978. It continued to build its collection, ...

The Helicopter Museum
Locking Moor Road
BS24 8PP Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

The Royal Ordnance Factories were state-owned concerns which manufactured munitions in Great Britain during the Second World War. There were between 40 and 50 in all but there is no definitive list. Some were very large indeed, employing up to 30,000 workers. Many have left few remains, having been ...

Royal Ordnance Factory Thorp Arch - Filling Factory No 8
The Estate Office
Thorp Arch Estate
LS23 7BJ Wetherby, United Kingdom

Weybridge | United Kingdom
Brooklands epitomises some significant features of the British aircraft and motor car industries, and of motor sport. An embanked concrete racetrack for motorcars was built by the landowner Hugh Locke King in 1907. The track was crossed by a steel bridge, symbolising the two new constructional ...

Brooklands Museum
Brooklands Road
KT13 0QN Weybridge, United Kingdom

Weybridge | United Kingdom
This museum of London buses is outside the capital near Weybridge in Surrey. The collection of buses opened in the large building at its present site in 2011, but its origins go back to 1929. The museum aims to show the engineering heritage of the collection in its historical, social and ...

London Bus Museum
Brooklands Road
KT13 0QS Weybridge, United Kingdom

Whitchurch | United Kingdom
The silk mill by the clear waters of the River Test in Whitchurch, Hampshire, is one of England’s most attractive industrial buildings. It was built in 1815 by one Henry Hayter. It original purpose is uncertain but it was acquired in 1817 by William Maddick, a silk manufacturer, and has been used ...

Whitchurch Silk Mill
28 Winchester Street
RG28 7AL Whitchurch, United Kingdom