Industrial Heritage in All Regions.

Ironbridge Gorge Museums
This is the valley that changed our world, this is where the Industrial Revolution began.
National Railway Museum
For a free, fun-packed family day out visit the National Railway Museum in York and get up close to amazing locomotives and over 300 years of fascinating railway history.
Tower Bridge Exhibition
Discover the inner secrets of the World's most famous Bridge. No tour of London is complete without a trip to the world's most famous attraction - it's a must for every visitor's photo album.
Aberdulais Falls
Providing a link between the past with the 300 year old waterwheel, and the future with the production of green energy, Aberdulais Falls is also a local beauty spot and offers plenty for families to see and do.
Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill
Acorn Bank is a delightful sheltered garden, renowned for its herbs and orchards growing old English fruit varieties.
Alford Valley Railway
Alford Valley Railway operates from the restored station yard which once marked the terminus of the branch line linking the villages of upper Donside with Kintore junction and hence to Aberdeen.
Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill
Anglesey Abbey estate is 96 acres of garden and parkland, a country house in the Jacobean style and an Eighteenth century watermill.
Anson Engine Museum
This museum has one of the largest collections of engines in Europe - varying in size from desktop to 100 tons!
Armley Mills
Formerly one the largest woollen mills in the world, Armley now illustrates Leeds city's impressive industrial past.
Barry Mill
Enjoy the sights and sounds of an early 19th-century working mill - the splash of the water-wheel, the sound and smell of grinding grain.
Bembridge Windmill
Built around 1700, Bembridge Windmill is the only surviving windmill on the island and has much of its original machinery intact.
Bircham Windmill
Standing in the heart of Norfolk's undulating fields, the windmill now looks as it did over 100 years ago. At that time over 300 mills ground corn for horse and cattle feed and bread making in Norfolk.
Black Country Living Museum
Discover a fascinating world when you visit Britain's friendliest open-air museum. Historic buildings from all around the Black Country have been moved and rebuilt at the Black Country Museum
Blaenavon Ironworks
South Wales's industrial history is recalled at this revealing site, one of Europe's best-preserved 18th century ironworks.
Bluebell Railway
The Bluebell Railway was the first preserved standard gauge passenger line in the UK. In 1960 it reopened part of the Lewes to East Grinstead line of the old London Brighton and South Coast Railway.
Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace
Founded in 1753 by a Lake District partnership, Bonawe is the most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks in Britain.
Boness and Kinneil Railway
The Boness and Kinneil Railway is home to an exciting collection of railway buildings, locomotives, equipment, carriages and wagons.
Bourne Mill
The mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped Dutch gables. It was converted in the 19th century to a mill for fulling (a process in cloth manufacture) and later flour milling.
Bradford Industrial Museum & Horses At Work
Think of industry in Bradford and you think of wool. Think of mills and you think of machinery, steam engines and horses, all of which can be found at Bradford Industrial Museum!
Brecon Mountain Railway
One of the most popular railways in Wales running in the Brecon Beacons National Park along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir, from Pant to Dol-y-Gaer.
Bressingham Steam and Gardens
Bressingham Hall offers a unique insight into the dual passions of Alan Bloom - horticulture and steam. The gardens are renowned worldwide, while the steam collection is one of the most comprehensive collections of steam engines and artefacts in England.
Bromham Mill and Gallery
There was a mill on the site of Bromham Mill since before the domesday survey in 1086.
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a working Steam Museum, with one of the largest collections of locomotives, vehicles and railway memorabilia in the UK.
Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum
Buckler's Hard is a picturesque 18th century village on the banks of the Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest. Historically, it is famed as the place where some of Nelson's fleet were built for Trafalgar
Carew Castle and Tidal Mill
Carew is one of the few castles to display the development from Norman fortification to Elizabethan country house. There is evidence of a much earlier settlement, dating back perhaps some 2,000 years.
Cefn Coed Colliery Museum
Cefn Coed Colliery is unique, standing as it does in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt valleys in the South Wales coalfield.
Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre
The Centre tells the history of diving, salvage and shipwrecks from the earliest times to the present day. It also reveals what life was like in the Georgian village and seaport of Charlestown.
Chatham Dockyard Historical Society
The Society was founded in 1980 by a group of Dockyard men dedicated to perpetuating the history and work of Chatham Dockyard.
City Of Caves
These unique hand-carved sandstone caves dating from the 13th century were almost lost for ever when the 'Broadmarsh Shopping Centre' was built in the 1960s.
City of London Billingsgate Market
Billingsgate is the United Kingdom's largest inland fish market. An average of 25,000 tonnes of fish and fish products are sold through its merchants each year
Clearwell Caves Ancient Iron Mines
When you visit Clearwell Caves you are entering some of the very oldest underground workings in Britain.
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
On the site visitors can enjoy an exciting and authentic underground experience and discover the special skills and customs of the Cleveland miners.
Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum
The story of Glasgow and the River Clyde is brought vividly to life at Clydebuilt, the Scottish Maritime Museum at Braehead.
Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum
Built by Thomas Fox between 1797 and 1799 Coldharbour Mill was at the forefront of Georgian entrepeneurial development and was in continuous woollen and worsted yarn production until 1981.
Coleham Pumping Station
Magnificent Renshaw beam engines in 1901 pumping house.
Colne Valley Railway and Museum
A large and varied collection of operational vintage steam and diesel engines, carriages and wagons that represent much of our Railway Heritage are available to see.
Crich Tramway Village
Ride through history on Vintage Trams from all over the world. They run every few minutes to take you through a Period Street, beneath the elegant Bowe-Lyon Bridge, and on to open countryside with views that take your breath away.
Cromer Windmill
There has been a windmill in the parish of Ardeley (in which Cromer lies) since 1222, and the tree forming the mainpost of the present mill was felled in the spring of 1679.
Cutty Sark Clipper Ship
Cutty Sark has relaunched, opening a new chapter in the extraordinary life of one of the world's most famous ships.
Dallas Dhu Distillery
Dallas Dhu Distillery is a perfectly preserved time capsule of the distiller's art.
Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company
Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company operate a range of services crossing the stunning south Devon countryside and coastline providing the ultimate opportunity to explore this vast area of outstanding natural beauty.
Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank
A visit to the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank is a unique chance to step back into the world of the Victorian ship designer. Built in 1882 the Denny Tank was the first commercial ship model testing tank built in the world.
Didcot Railway Centre
Now, at Didcot, half way between Bristol and London, members of the Great Western Society have created a living museum of the Great Western Railway.
Discovery Point
Welcome to Discovery Point, home of Captain Scott's famous Royal Research Ship Discovery.
Dolphin Yard Sailing Barge Museum
Unfortunately the museum was destroyed by fire on Sunday October 26th
Easdale Island Folk Museum
The Easdale Folk Museum aims to show a snapshot of life on Easdale Island as it was in the 19th Century, when the Island was the centre of the Scottish slate industry.
East Anglia Transport Museum
At Carlton Colville you will find a unique transport museum, this is the only place in the British Isles where visitors can not only view, but also ride on all three principal forms of public transport.
East Somerset Railway
Take a ride through the beautiful Somerset countryside in our original steam-hauled trains, and relax among the sights and sounds of an old-style country branch line.
Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway
Eastleigh Lakeside Railway started running in the summer of 1992 on a short and temporary track at Lakeside Country Park. The park is owned by Eastleigh Borough Council and the lakes were created from gravel workings when the M27 was built nearby.
Emma Bridgewater Factory
The Emma Bridgewater factory lies in the heart of the historic Stoke Potteries region, in a sunny Victorian factory on the banks of the Caldon Canal.
Etruria Industrial Museum
Situated at the junction between the Trent & Mersey Canal and the Cauldon Canal, Etruria Industrial Museum is centered around Jesse Shirley's Bone & Flint Mill.
Falkirk Wheel
The Falkirk Wheel is a masterpiece of engineering which transports boats between the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal. It is the only circular boat lift in the world.
Forge Museum
The Forge Museum is set in attractive Grade II* Listed buildings situated in the picturesque village of Much Hadham.
Foxfield Steam Railway
Experience the nostalgia of this unique Heritage Steam Railway for a five and a half mile round journey, winding gently through some of North Staffordshire's most picturesque countryside.
Framework Knitters Museum
The museum is located in unique restored 19th Century workshops, cottages and frameshops containing the collection of handframes which can be seen working daily.
Glen Grant Distillery and Garden
From the moment it was first created in 1840, the clean distinctive taste and pale gold colour of Glen Grant have set it apart from other single malt Scotch whiskies. This makes a visit to Glen Grant such a special experience.
Glenkinchie Distillery
Glenkinchie distillery, like so many others, was founded by farmers and is situated in a quiet hollow, surrounded by the fields which supply the barley for malting on site.
Gloucester Waterways Museum
The Gloucester Waterways Museum is housed in an original Victorian warehouse in Gloucester's Historic docks.
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
The Gloucester Warwickshire Railway is in the process of rebuilding and restoring part of the former Cheltenham to Stratford-upon-Avon mainline as a heritage railway. Currently operating from Toddington to Gotherington.
Great Central Railway
The Great Central Railway is Britain's only double track main line heritage railway. The stations of this railway are restored to different periods of the main line's history.
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
At Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk.
Hardcastle Crags
Walkers, naturalists and those interested in spotting the rare northern hairy wood ant will enjoy the 400 acres of unspoilt woodland which makes up the National Trust property of Hardcastle Crags.
Hidden Treasures Museum of Lead Mining
Wanlockhead is Britain's highest village, sitting over 1500 feet up in the dramatic scenery of the Lowther Hills. At Hidden Treasures visitors can explore the rich culture and heritage of Wanlockhead and its people.
High Peak Trail & Cromford Canal
The High Peak Trail is a 17.5 miles traffic free trail across the White Peak for walkers, horse riders and cyclists.
Horsey Windpump
Horsey is a restored drainage windpump that affords striking views across Horsey Mere.
Houghton Mill
An impressive 17th century water mill in working order on the River Ouse in the village of Houghton.
Iron Bridge
This, the world's first iron bridge was cast by local ironmaster Abraham Darby and erected over the River Seven in 1779.
Isle of Man Railways
Make the most of your holiday on the Isle of Man and take time to enjoy our unique vintage railways.
Kent and East Sussex Railway
Economic pressures forced British Railways to withdraw the passenger service in 1954. Volunteers got together and, in 1974, re-opened a section of the line. The railway now runs for almost 11 miles, making it one of the longest such lines in the UK.
Kew Bridge Steam Museum
Steam power comes alive at London's Kew Bridge Steam Museum. Built in the 19th century to supply London with water, the museum is recognised as the most important historic site of the water supply industry in Britain.
Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse & Museum
This fine 16th century castle built for the Fraser family was altered to take the first lighthouse built by the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses in 1787.
Kirklees Light Railway
Ride on 'Yorkshire's Great Little Steam Train' through the lovely South Pennines on this old country branch line. A quarter mile long tunnel adds to the thrill of this nostalgic 50-minute return journey.
Launceston Steam Railway
The Launceston Steam Railway links the historic town with the hamlet of Newmills. Travelling through glorious countryside your train is hauled by veteran locomotives built in Victoria's reign.
Leighton Buzzard Railway
With its sharp curves, its steep gradients, its level crossings and its unique roadside running, the Leighton Buzzard Railway takes you back to a more relaxed age of transport.
Levens Hall
The Hall is a magnificent Elizabethan mansion built around a 13th century pele tower with unique Topiary Gardens and a working steam collection.
Llanberis Lake Railway
Discover the timeless appeal of our narrow-gauge steam trains on an hour long excursion along the shores of Lake Padarn in the heart of Snowdonia.
Llangollen Railway
Part of the Ruabon to Barmouth line, the Railway closed to passenger traffic in 1965, and to goods in 1968. The track and signalling were removed the following month, and for seven years the buildings and trackbed were left at the mercy of nature.
M Shed
M Shed is an exciting and innovative new museum telling the story of Bristol.
Macclesfield Silk Museum
Just a short distance from The Silk Heritage Centre are the new Silk Museum Park Lane Galleries.
Mangapps Railway Museum
Mangapps has one of the largest collections of historic railway items on public display in Britain.
Mapledurham House and Watermill
Mapledurham House, still the home of the descendants of the original family, is an Elizabethan Manor House situated beside the Thames and sheltered by the Chiltern Hills.
Marsh Mill Windmill
Marsh Mill is a Grade II listed post mill, the tallest in Europe, standing at over seventy feet.
Middleton Railway
The Middleton Railway was established by Act of Parliament in 1758 to carry coal from Middleton to Leeds and has operated continuously since that time.
Motherwell Heritage Centre
The main feature of the centre is the multi-media 'Technopolis' facility This takes the visitor from the arrival of the Romans in the area, through the rise and fall of heavy industry to the present day regeneration of the district.
National Coalmining Museum for England
A visit to Caphouse Colliery is great day out with a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain's oldest working mines.
National Motorcycle Museum
The National Motorcycle Museum is recognised as the finest and largest motorcycle museum in the world. It is a place where "Legends Live On".
Nene Valley Railway
The Nene Valley Railway has only been operating since 1977 but the line once formed part of an important cross-country route from East Anglia to the Midlands.
New Abbey Corn Mill
New Abbey Corn Mill is a well-kept secret in the village of New Abbey, five miles south of Dumfries.
New Lanark World Heritage Site
Over 200 years ago the beautiful sandstone cotton mills of New Lanark were founded in a dramatic gorge in Southern Scotland. Soon the village became known all over the world because of the work of mill owner and social pioneer Robert Owen.
Newtown Textile Museum
The building that the Textile Museum is situated in is a fine example of a typical early 19th century weaving shop.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
The 24 mile North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs through the beautiful North York Moors National Park, between the market town of Picering through to Whitby.
Old Cornmill & Tearoom
The Old Corn Mill, unique in North Devon, is a 16th Century Watermill which can produce 100% wholemeal flour
Oxford Bus Museum
The Museum has on display more than a century of Oxfordshire public transport and Morris Motors vehicles. There over 30 vehicles on display in the Bus Museum, most of which are in the ownership of the Museum.
Pakenham Watermill
The parish of Pakenham is unique in Britain in having both a working water mill and a working windmill.
Pallot Steam Motor and General Museum
An absorbing evocation of times past. There is something to excite the interest of everyone in this fascinating collection of steam, farm and other machinery.
Path Head Water Mill
Path Head Water Mill offers a great day out for all the family. Visitors can see the changes and amazing progress made to date in restoring this once derelict site in Blaydon.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
No visit to Southern England is complete without a great day out at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Preston Mill
Picturesque Preston Mill sits on the River Tyne which still drives the mill's water-wheel. The conical roofed kiln and red pantile roof of these old 18th-century buildings hold a magnetic attraction for artists and photographers.
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate
Set in an idyllic rural landscape, yet just minutes from Manchester Airport, the Styal Estate grew up as a self-contained village around the huge Georgian cotton mill known as Quarry Bank Mill.
Queen Street Mill Textile Museum
Steam Powered Weaving is brought to Life at Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, the world's last 19th century steam powered weaving mill.
Robert Smail's Printing Works
Step back in time at this completely restored printing works and see how printing was done at the beginning of the 20th Century.
Scottish Fisheries Museum
The Museum researches and tells the story of the Scottish fishing industry and its people from the earliest times to the present.
Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Centre, Dam and Fish Pass
Situated within picturesque Pitlochry Power Station, the Centre features interactive exhibits tracing the history of hydro generation in Scotland from its origins in the 1940s to its current 250m refurbishment programme.
Scottish Maritime Museum
Irvine was once one of Glasgow's main trading ports. Now it is the home of the Scottish Maritime Museum. The Museum was set up in 1983 and continues to expand with new displays, exhibits and facilities.
Scottish Vintage Bus Museum
The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum is now the acknowledged focal point of historic bus restoration and operation in Scotland.
Severn Valley Railway
16 miles of glorious countryside with much of the journey next to the beutiful River Severn.
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
The Maltings at Snape, built in 19th century, was one of the largest barley maltings in East Anglia. It became uneconomic and malting stopped in 1965 and the owner leased some of the buildings to the Aldeburgh Festival.
Snibston
Snibston is set on the site of a former colliery and consists of an award winning interactive museum, scheduled ancient colliery buildings, the Century Theatre, and a one hundred acre country park and nature reserve.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Travel by train on Britain's only Rack and Pinion Railway up Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales 3,560ft (1085m).
South Tynedale Railway
Buy your ticket in the restored Victorian station building for a leisurely ride through the beautiful scenery of the South Tyne valley. The trains are hauled by preserved steam and diesel engines from Britain and abroad.
Speedwell Cavern
Enter the inner world of the underground cave system in the heart of the Peak District National Park and absorb the atmosphere as a watery silence echoes all around you.
St Fagans National History Museum
St. Fagans: National History Museum is one of Europe's biggest and most exciting open-air museums. Centuries of Wales' tradition, culture, industry and costume are gathered together in a hundred acres of beautiful countryside.
Stainsby Mill
Discover for yourself the tranquil workplace of a 19th century miller.
Stephenson Railway Museum
Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields.
Strathspey Steam Railway
The Strathspey Railway is Scotland's "Steam Railway in The Highlands." Join us for a nostalgic trip and savour the sights, and, yes even the smell of a bygone age. Travel 3rd class or 1st.
Summerlee Industrial Museum
Summerlee Industrial Museum is a VisitScotland '4 Star' attraction and 'Best Working Attraction' award winner. Its 22 acres are based around the site of the 19th Century Summerlee Ironworks.
Swanage Railway
The award-winning Swanage Railway currently operates on the six miles of track between Swanage and Norden, through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle.
The Darley Mill Centre
Darley Mill is a unique 17th Century Restored Corn Mill set in stunning countryside in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Island's Treasure House
The Story of Mann is full of fascinating stories which bring our unique past alive for you with an Island-wide presentation. The chapters of our story will reveal themselves as you travel through some of the finest cultural landscapes in Europe.
The Old Mill
Outwood Windmill, Britain's oldest working windmill, is Listed Grade 1 by English Heritage. It was built in 1665 by Thomas Budgen of Nutfield, and is what is known as a Post Mill.
The Traditional Heritage Museum
This Sheffield museum comprises a fascinating collection of artefacts, housed in small reconstructed workshops representing typical local trades.
Thwaite Mills Water Mill
At Thwaite Mills you will find a fully-restored working watermill in an attractive riverside setting.
Transport Museum Wythall
The Transport Museum, Wythall was founded in 1977 and its three large halls house a broad collection of around 100 buses, coaches, fire engines and battery-electric vehicles from all parts of the Midlands and beyond.
Treak Cliff Cavern
Treak Cliff cavern is an underground Wonderland of Stalactites, Stalagmites, Rocks Minerals and Fossils. It is also home to Blue John Stone, a rare form of Fluorite with beautiful colours.
Verdant Works
The story of jute and the story of Dundee are inseperable. The industry employed 50,000 people in the city at its peak and supplied much of the worlds demand for jute goods. Verdant Works takes you on a tour of the trade.
Weaver's Cottage
This typical 18th-century handloom weaver's cottage contains the last example of the 800 looms working in the village of Kilbarchan in the 1830s.
West Somerset Railway
The West Somerset Railway recaptures the era of the branch line country railway in the days of steam. Enjoy 20 miles of glorious Somerset scenery beside the Quantock Hills to the Bristol Channel coast.
Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum and Country Park
Wheal Martyn offers a great day out for everyone, set within 26 acres in the heart of Cornwall on the site of two former clay pits, the picturesque site includes nature trails, woodland walks and is home to the UK's only china clay heritage centre.
White Mill Rural Heritage Centre
The Windmill was built around 1760. It was used to grind wheat, barley and oats. In 1889 a steam engine was installed to drive the mill when there was no wind.
Willesborough Windmill
Willesborough is one of the largest smock mills in the south of England. The Mill, a Grade II listed building, was built in 1869 and had enough power to turn four mill stones.
Winchester City Mill & Shop
Positioned over the River Itchen the mill was rebuilt in 1744 using materials dating back to the 15th century. There is a delightful island garden and an impressive millrace and restored waterwheel.
York Brewery Tour
Established in 1996 within the City Walls, York Brewery is both a tourist attraction and a working brewery, providing customers locally and around the country with the first traditionally brewed ales from within the walls of York for over 40 years.
Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum
The small town of Earby, on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border, was associated with cotton weaving until the 1960's and has no mining background at all. But it is home to an unrivalled collection of mining relics from the Yorkshire Dales.

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