Museums and Attractions

The Steam Heritage Guide

The Steam Heritage Guide contains over 900 heritage railways, museums and attractions.

Search Britain's most comprehensive guide to the heritage and preservation scene based on region, county, type of attraction (e.g. heritage railways, museums and steam centres, maritime etc.) or by keyword (such as museum name, a location or even an attraction).

As with the printed version of the Steam Heritage Guide, each attraction listing displays a description, facilities, contact details, open days and times and nearest railway stations and bus routes. In addition, the online listings can contain photos, map location, a full comprehensive description, events at the attraction plus visitor and Steam Heritage reviews and articles.

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Hampton and Kempton Waterworks…

Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway

2ft gauge railway. The Hanworth Loop is the first stage of a major project to reinstate the historic…

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Cynon Valley Museum & Gallery

Cynon Valley Museum & Gallery

On the site of the former Gadlys Ironworks. Discover 200 years of the valley history. Housed in the old…

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East Essex Aviation Society Museum

East Essex Aviation Society Museum

Housed in the historic Martello Tower at Point Clear since its first opening to visitors in 1986. The…

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Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime…

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Housed in the original terminal building, recalls the era when Foynes was the centre of the aviation…

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Standedge Tunnel & Visitor…

Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre

The former canal warehouse opposite the towpath at Tunnel End has been converted into a Visitor Centre…

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Saltburn Miniature Railway

Saltburn Miniature Railway

One of the country's famous 15in. gauge railways.

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Bawdsey Radar

Bawdsey Radar

The Transmitter Block on the Bawdsey Manor Estate is part of the world’s first operational RADAR station.…

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Fenland Light Railway

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7¼in. gauge narrow gauge railway operating steam, electric and petrol locomotives. New double oval track…

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Eastney Beam Engine House

Eastney Beam Engine House

An impressive Victorian building containing a pair of classic Boulton & Watt beam engines and pumps restored…

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Coleford Great Western Railway…

Coleford Great Western Railway Museum

Railway museum, housed in the original GWR Goods Station of 1883. Full size locomotive and signal box,…

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Coldharbour Mill

Coldharbour Mill

Former textile mill opened as a working museum. Tour the working levels and view the 1910 Lancashire…

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Spa Valley Railway

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A heritage railway operating five miles through the countryside of the Weald. Both steam and diesel trains.

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Moretonhampstead Motor Museum

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum

A collection of over 100 vintage vehicles, from Victorian horse-drawn carts to cars, motorcycles and…

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South Devon Railway

South Devon Railway

Standard gauge line from Buckfastleigh for seven miles to Totnes giving a one hour round trip. Much of…

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Welshpool & Llanfair Light…

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

This 8-mile long 2ft 6in gauge railway runs from Llanfair Caereinion to Welshpool. Historic original…

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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Porthmadog (WHR) to Pen-y-Mount Junction. 1.75 mile round trip – including guided tour of museum –…

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