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Museums Industrial

Black Country Living Museum

Highlighting the industrial history of the Black Country with more than 61,000 items on display from domestic items through to transport.

Buckie & District Fishing Heritage Centre

A volunteer-run centre celebrating the character and the history of the area, particularly the contribution of the fishing industry; details of exhibitions, collections, events, and admission.

Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

The last steam driven brickworks museum in the UK; located in Hampshire and re-opening in 2010. View exhibit details and opening times.

China Clay Country Park

Provides insights about China clay from mining up to the production process.

The Cider Museum

Located in a former cider factory in Hereford to celebrate cider making and its history; includes information for visitors and schools, background on cider making, and events diary.

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Preserves the nineteenth century sewage pumping complex that served Burton-on-Trent, including their four beam engines; with a visitor guide, details of their education programmes, and background on the history and development of the complex.

Cumberland Pencil Museum

Contains the history of pencil, product information, and company background.

Electrokinetica

A "virtual" museum illustrating a collection of electrical, electro-mechanical and electronic artefacts.

Forge Mill Needle Museum

A Redditch-based museum and visitor centre highlighting the history of the needle and fishing tackle industries. Details of their exhibits and events with opening times.

Go Industrial

Promotes a variety of industrial museums located in Scotland.

Hollycombe Steam in the Country

Working steam museum with a variety of attractions, demonstrations and animals. Located near Liphook, Hants.

Ironbridge Gorge Museums

The Shropshire birthplace of the industrial revolution, awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO. Provides information on the ten museums, highlights of the collections, and learning resources.

Kew Bridge Steam Museum

Built in the 19th century to supply London with water and housing the world's largest collection of steam pumping engines, many of which can be seen working every weekend.

Kidwelly Industrial Museum

Contains information about the artefacts at and history of this museum dedicated to the tinplate industry. Located in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire.

Lion Salt Works

A historic Chester brine salt making site being restored as a heritage centre. Includes details of the restoration work and future events and museum activities.

The Museum of Leathercraft

Houses leather artifacts showing the importance of leather as a raw material across the centuries. Includes details of their collections, how to access, and their publications. Located in Northampton.

Museum of Power

Housed in a former Water Pumping Station, the museum contains a fascinating collection which ranges from a working overhead machine shop to a petrol powered iron.

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Story of traditional jewellery making and metalworking techniques used in Birmingham.

National Brewery Centre

Museum and visitor centre celebrating Burton upon Trent's brewing heritage. Includes visitor information and details of educational facilities.

The Pen Room

Museum of pens and writing instruments in a former pen factory in the jewellery quarter of Birmingham. Provides pages on the history of the trade, manufacturers, the manufacturing process and nibs.

Prestongrange Museum

An industrial museum in East Lothian, on the site of a 16th century harbour, a 17th century glass works, 18th and 19th century potteries, and a 19th-20th century coal mine and brick works. Includes a guide to their exhibitions and events, and their community archaeology project.

Robert Owen Museum

Celebrates the life and works of Robert Owen, (1771-1858); includes a biography, selected writings, information about their collection and displays, and opening times. In Newtown, Powys.

Saltford Brassmill

The last of a group of 18th century mills making brass and copper goods in the Avon Valley, still with a furnace and working water wheel; includes a history and visitor guide.

Scottish Fisheries Museum

Tells the story of fishing in Scotland. Includes a guide to their exhibitions and preserved boats, events, and facilities; also offer education services. [Anstruther, Fife].

Sharpes Pottery Museum

Once a Derbyshire pottery making ordinary household ware, and later on water closets and wash basins; with a history, guide to their collections and activities, and contacts. SharpesMuseum

Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust

Providing details of museums, heritage centres and exhibitions showcasing Sheffield's industrial heritage.

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