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Appendix Eleven - Preservation

Industrial Museums have proliferated since the early 1980's with the growth of the 'Heritage Industry'. The list below is not exhaustive.

Bass Museum Visitor Centre & Shire Horse Stables, Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent Staffordshire DE14 1YQ 01283 511000


Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire

Museum of Technology, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge

Llangollen Canal Exhibition, The Wharf, Langollen, Clwyd, 0978 860702

Waterways Museum, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 7SE 01604 862229

Black Country Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, W. Midlands (0121 557 9643)

Thos Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd ceased trading in 1965 (gas works products) - By mid 70's canal trade dead.

The Canal Exhibition, Canal Wharf, Whaley Bridge, Stockport Cheshire, 095 245 3522

National waterways museum: Llanthony Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EH 01452 318054

The Canal Museum, Mill Street East, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

North Devon Maritime Museum, Odun Road, Appledore, Devon

Wigan Pier

The Canal Museum, LUCS, Manse Road Basin, Linlithgo, West Lothian, Scotland 050 684 4730

The boat museum, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port L65 4FW 0151 355 5017

The Canal museum, Canal Street, Nottingham,

Exeter Maritime Museum, The Quay, Exeter, Devon, 0392 36031

Canal Maritime Museum, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 22EN 01493 842267 - Has a wherry

Canal Foxton Canal Museum, Middle Lock, Gumley Road, Foxton, Market Harboroough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA 0116 279 2657

Canal Eanam Wharf Visitor Centre, Eanam Wharf, Blackburn Lancs BB1 5BL 01254 56557 impact of canal on Blackburn

Chemichal Industry Catalyst the Museum of the Chem Industry, Gossage Building, Mersey Road, Widnes WA8 0DF 0151 420 1121 0151 459 2030

Cycles British Cycling Museum, The Old Station, Camelford, Cornwall, PL32 9TZ bikes from 1818 to date

Vintage Railway Carriage Museum, Ingrow Railway Station, Ingrow, Keighly, West Yorks BD21 1AH 01535 680425

Vintage Railway Carriage Museum, The Railway Station, Haworth, Keighley W. Yorks BD22 8NJ 01535 646472


Queen Street Mill, Harley Syke in Burnley, Lancs last surviving steam powered cotton mill is now a working museum.

Cranes Albert Dock Museum Liverpool rail mounted hand and steam cranes.

Cranes Fairbairn type, built by Stothert & Pitt in 1876, still exists at the Princes Wharf Museum in Bristol.

Dairy National Dairy Museum, Wellington Country Park, Riseley, Reading, RG7 1SP 01734 326 444

Dairy North Cornwall Museum, The Cleae, Camelford (01840 212954)

Docks* Hull town docks museum

Docks Welsh Industrial & Maritime Museum, Bute Street, Cardiff 0222 371805

Docks Town Docks Museum, Queen Victoria Square, Kingston Upon Hull, 0482 222737

Docks Morwellham Quay, Morwellham, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8JL 01822 832766 Garlandstone

Docks Maritime Museum, Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu Hampshire 01590 616203

Docks Waterfront Museum Poole Quay, 4 High St, Poole, BM15 1BW 01202 683138 Fx 01202 660896

Docks* Welsh Industrial & Maritime Museum Cardiff South Glamorgan

Docks Maritime Museum, Cotehele Quay, Cotehele, Cornwall Nr St Dominick/Saltash) on the Cornish bank of the Tamar 01579 573173 Barge shamrock

Docks Maritime & Industrial Museum, Museum Square, Maritime Quarter Swansea SA1 1SN 01792 653763 Docks* Hartland Quay Museum, Hartland Devon

Docks* Porthmadog Maritime Museum Porthmadog, Gwynedd

Docks* Swansea Maritime & Industrial Museum Swansea W. Glamorgan

Docks* Maritime Museum, Ramsgate, kent

Docks Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire - Includes Blists Hill Open Air Museum, Museum of Iron, Museum of the River, Tile Museum, Coalport China Museum.

Docks* Albert Dock Museum Liverpool.

Docks* National Fishing Heritage Centre, Great Grimsby, Humberside

Docks Lancaster Maritime Museum Custom House, St Georges Quay, Lancaster Lancashire LA1 1RB 01524 64637 customs house & warehouse

Docks Bristol Maritime Heritage Centre Wapping Wharf Gasferry road Briston BS1 6TY 0117 926 0680 Preserved steam tug cranes.

Docks* Grays Essex the Thurrock Museum

Docks Waterfront Museum, 4 High St Poole Dorset, BH15 1BW 01202 683138

Electricity Industry

Southern Electric Museum, The Old Power Station, Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset, BH 23 1 QE 01202 480467


Heron Corn Mill & Museum of Paper Making c/o Henry Cooke Makin, Waterhouse Mills, Beetham Nr Milnthorpe LA7 7AR 015395 63363

Flour Caudwell's Mill Rowsley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2EB 01629 734374 Water powered mill

Flour Worsbrough Mill Museum, Worsborough Bridge, Barsley S70 5LJ

Flour Otterton Mill Centre & Working Museum, Nr. Budleigh Salterton 01395 442666


Fakenham Museum of Gas open days on Thursdays during the summer months (May to early September). For further information on open days for the Fakenham Museum of Gas call: 01328 863 150 (Summer months and daytime only).

John Doran Gas Museum, Aylestone Road, Leicester Leicestershire LE2 7QH 0116 253 5506

Manchester Museum of Science & Technology

Biggar Gasworks Museum, Biggar, South Lanarkshire 01899 221050

London Gas Museum (small) British Gas Plc, Twelvetrees Crescent, London E3 3TH 0171 538 4982


Bristol Industrial Museum, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol 0117 925 1470 (fax 929 7318)

Museum of Leeds Waterfront Heritage Trail (Armley Mills - woolen mill, Thwaite Mills - Water mill) Contact Tourist Off for info

Bath industrial heritage centre Mr Bowlers Business, Bath Avon

Maritime & Industrial Museum, Museum Square, Maritime Quarter Swansea SA1 1SN 01792 653763 Flour mill & other indus

Kidwelly Industrial Museum, Kidwelly Dyfed

Derby Industrial Museum, The Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane Off Full St, Derby DE1 3AR 01332 255308

Welsh Industrial & Maritime Museum, Bute Street, Cardiff 0222 371805

Blakes Lock Museum, Gasworks Road off Kenavon Drive, Reading RG1 3DH 01734 390918

Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, W Midlands DY1 4SQ 0121 5579643

Hunsbury Hill Industrial Museum, Northampton, - Former iron works includes engine & rolling stock

Shipbuilding - Dock Museum, North Road, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria LA14 2PW

Rutland Railway (industrial) Museum, Ashwell Rd, Cottesmore, Oakham, Leicestershire, LE15 7 BX 01572 813203 local ironstone quarry loco/stock


Black Country Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands (rolling mill)

Abbydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QW 0114 2367731 (working crucible steel works)

Museum of Iron & Furnace Site Telford 01952 433522

Wortley Top Forge (between Sheffield and Pennistone) open to vistors by arrangement.

Bersham Industrial Heritage Centre nr Wrexham in Clwyd

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove B60 4JR 01527 831363 (windmill chain shop)

Bonawe (Nr Oban) preserved charcoal fired blast furnace

Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire - Includes Blists Hill Open Air Museum, Museum of Iron, Museum of the River, Tile Museum, Coalport China Museum, Tar Tunnel.


Museum of lead mining Goldscaur Row, Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

The former Chatterley-Whitfield colliery near Tunstall in Staffordshire has been converted into a mining museum.

Millom Folk Museum, St Georges Rd, Millom LA18 4DQ 01229 77233 Iron ore drift

Llywernog Silver-Lead Mine Museum, Aberystwyth, Dyfed

Cefn Coed Colliery Museum, Crynant, Neath, W Glamorgan, SA10 8SN Yorkshire mining museum at Caphouse Colliery

Lancashire Mining Museum, Buile Hill Park, Eccles Old Road, Salford Lancashire M6 8GL 0161 736 1832 2 repro mines

Poldark Mine & Heritage Complex. Wendron, Helston, TR13 0ER 01326 573173 C18 tin mine & museum

Camborne School of Mines Museum & Gallery, Pool Redruth TR15 3SE (01209 714866)

National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH 01924 848806 Fx 840694

North of England Open Air Museum, Beamish DH9 0RG 01207 231811 Fax 01207 290933 Drift mine

Morwellham Quay, Morwellham, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8JL 01822 832766 Tin Mine Ride

Peak District Mining Museum, The Pavilion, Matlock Bath, Matlock Derbyshire, DE4 3NR 01629 583834 (lead mining)

Museum of Yorkshire Dales Lead Mining, Old Grammar School. School Lane, Earby, Colne, Lancs BB8 6QF 01282 814686

Museum of Leadmining, Wanlockhead by Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6UT 01659 74387

Big Pit Mining Museum, Blaenavon, Torfaen, NP4 9XP 01495 790311 Intact old colliery

Wasgington F Pit Muesum, Albany Way, Disctrict 2, Washington, Tyne & Wear 0191 416 7640 (engine & headgear)

Tom Leonard Mining Museum, Deepdale, Skinningrove, Saltburn By The Sea, Cleveland, TS13 4AA 01287 642877 Ironstone mining & underground

Killhope Lead Mining Centre, Cowshill, Counth Durham, DL13 1AR 01388 537505 Victorian lead mine

Museum of Yorkshore Dales Lead Mining, Old Grammar School, School Lane Earby Colne Lancs BB8 6QF 01282 514686

Wheal Martin China Clay Heritage Centre, Carthew, St Austel, Cornwall, PL26 8XG 01726 850 362

Motor vehicles

Transport Museum, Bearland, Gloucester

Museum of British Road Transport, St Agnes Lane, Hales St, Coventry, W. Midlands CV1 1NN 01203 832425 mainly pri

National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Bickenhill 01675 443311

British Commercial Vehicle Museum, King St. Leyland, Preston, Lancs PR5 1LE (01772 451011)

National Motor Museum, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO4 7ZN 01590 612345

East Anglia Transport Museum, Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk (Tel Norwich 0603 625402)

Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 0336 2292

Cotswolds Motor Museum, The Old Mill, Bourton -on-the-water, Cheltenham, Glos. 0451 21255

Museum of Transport, Boyle St, Cheetham, Mcr M8 8KW 0161 205 2122 incl 70 buses

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Robert Opie Collection, Museum of Advertising & Packaging, Albert Warehouse, Gloucester Docks GL1 2EH 01452 302309


Heron Corn Mill & Museum of Paper Making c/o Henry Cooke Makin, Waterhouse Mills, Beetham Nr Milnthorpe LA7 7AR 015395 63363


Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove B60 4JR 01527 831363 Nat Telephone Kiosk Collection


National Postal Museum, King Edward Building, Kind Edward Street, EC1A 1LP 0171 239 5420

Bath Postal Museum, 8 Broad Street, Bath, BA1 5LJ 01225 460333


Gladstone Pottery Museum, Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ 01782 319232 311378

The Potteries Museum, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent, ST1 3DW 01782 232323

The Bottle Kiln listed building housing art gallery High Lane West, West Hallam, Derby DE7 6HP

Etruria Industrial Museum, Lower Bedford Street, Etruria Stoke on Trent ST4 7AF 01782 287557


Manchester Museum of Science & Industry

Museum of water power, Finch Foundry Nr Oakhampton, 01837 840046 - Working tool factory until 1960


North Cornwall Museum, The Cleae, Camelford (01840 212954) (Granite & Slate)

Coach House Museum & Museum of Purbeck Stone Industry, St George Close, Langton, Mantravers, Swannage, Dorset, BH19 3HZ 01929 423 168


Lion Salt Works, Northwich Cheshire

The Salt Museum, 162 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 8AB 01606 41331


Port Sunlight Heritage Centre, 95 Greendale Rd, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside, L62 4XE 0151 644 6466

Science Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD includes and iron and steel gallery, motor vehicles and railway stock.


Sailing barges Dolphin Sailing Barge Museum, Crown Quay Lane, Sittingbourne, Kent which is open on Sundays and Bank holidays (or by appointment).

National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF 0181 858 4422

Shops W. H. Smith Museum, 24 High Street, Newton, Powis, SY16 2NP 01686 626280


National Tramway Museum, Critch Nr Matlock Derbyshire, 01773 852565 Fax 852326

Manchester Museum of Transport (mostly buses but has a tram collection which operates at the Heaton Park Tramway)

Wool Armley Mills, Canal Road, Armley, Leeds 0113 263 7861

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