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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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Aerospace Bristol

Aerospace Bristol

The stunning centrepiece will be Concorde Alpha Foxtrot: the last of the iconic supersonic passenger…

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Bancroft Mill Engine

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The original 1920 mill steam engine preserved in operating condition. Working cotton weaving looms. Regular…

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Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

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A spectacular 200 acre site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias,…

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Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied…

Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial

Award winning museum based on a unique WWII Bomber Command station, with tremendous atmosphere, fascinating…

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St Aidans Walking Dragline

St Aidans Walking Dragline

Come and see 'Oddball', the largest preserved walking dragline excavator in Western Europe. Look all…

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Fenn Bell Inn Miniature Railway

Fenn Bell Inn Miniature Railway

The railway is 7 1/4 inch gauge and consists of roughly a 400 yard running line in a loop, with a two…

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Highland Aviation Museum

Highland Aviation Museum

The museum has a couple of military aircraft and a number of (mainly) military cockpit or front fuselage…

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Hayle Heritage Centre

Hayle Heritage Centre

Hayle dominated the world engineering market throughout the 19th century with its two rival foundries.…

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Hollycombe – Steam in the Country

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Britain‘s most varied collection of working steam: Edwardian fairground with several unique rides.…

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Rochdale Pioneers Museum

Rochdale Pioneers Museum

The museum is where the ‘Pioneers’, 28 working people, opened a co-operative store on the 21st December,…

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Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Paisley Thread Mill Museum

The museum aims to preserve the social and industrial heritage of the Paisley & Renfrewshire Thread Mills…

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Robert Owen Museum

Robert Owen Museum

Houses a collection of objects, pictures and written material relating to the life of Robert Owen. In…

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Ashmanhaugh Light Railway

Ashmanhaugh Light Railway

The railway is a 7¼ inch gauge, with steam, diesel and electric trains, and set in the beautiful North…

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Brecon Mountain Railway

Brecon Mountain Railway

A 1ft 11.5 gauge steam railway, 3.5 miles in length through the Brecon Beacons National Park. Seven steam…

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Bolton Steam Museum

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The museum is on the site of the old Atlas Mills in Bolton and displays 30 stationary steam engines that…

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East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway

A 12 mile mainly steam hauled tourist railway operating between Heywood-Bury-Ramsbottom and Rawenstall…

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