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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Steeple Grange Light Railway

Steeple Grange Light Railway

18in. gauge railway, 800 yds, on trackbed of Cromford & High Peak Railway. Diesel, electric and petrol…

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Kilgarvan Motor Museum

Kilgarvan Motor Museum

This is a family run museum where you get personal service and you can browse at your ease. They are…

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Cobh Heritage Centre

Cobh Heritage Centre

Situated within Cobh’s beautifully restored Victorian railway station, a building with its own historic…

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Hook Lighthouse & Heritage…

Hook Lighthouse & Heritage Centre

It is one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world and was purpose built 800 years ago, it…

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Bunratty Folk Park

Bunratty Folk Park

Set on 26 acres, is a stunning recreation of 19th century Ireland and features various types of farmhouses,…

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Arigna Mining Experience

Arigna Mining Experience

The centre was developed to preserve the energy heritage of the Arigna Valley and to ensure that Arigna…

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Cavan & Leitrim Railway

Cavan & Leitrim Railway

So far 1/4 mile of this famous 3ft gauge railway has been rebuilt and a large collection of narrow gauge…

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Maud Railway Museum

Maud Railway Museum

Displays of railway history and memorabilia from GNSR to BR days. Housed in the former station buildings…

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Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum

Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum

Dedicated to the history of Purbeck Ball Clay mining, the industrial heritage of Purbeck and the Purbeck…

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Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

The shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the centre are the largest private collection of…

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Lighthouse Visitor Centre

Lighthouse Visitor Centre

Learn about the history of North Ronaldsay’s lighthouse and its relationship with the island. Find…

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Aln Valley Railway

Aln Valley Railway

The project is an ambitious plan to reopen the branch line from Alnmouth to Alnwick, the old county town…

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Tall Ship (The) at Riverside

Tall Ship (The) at Riverside

Of the many hundreds of ships built in Glasgow’s shipyards, the 'Glenlee' is one of only five Clyde…

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Maggie Law Maritime Museum

Maggie Law Maritime Museum

Housed in the old two storey coastguard building, beside the old harbour and slipway (the Gutty) in the…

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Wight Military & Heritage Museum

Wight Military & Heritage Museum

The museum holds an interesting mix of tanks, artefacts, other vehicles, small arms and a range of uniforms…

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East Cowes Heritage Centre

East Cowes Heritage Centre

Since 1992 it has been the Heritage Centre and tells the history of the town with displays, maps, models…

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