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MUSEUMS & HERITAGE
[IN ORDER OF COUNTY / REGION]

Victorian School of the 3R's [Denbighshire]
For lessons with ex-masters and mistress. The reality of education a hundred years ago. An experience one will never forget.
Contact: Dilys E. Lloyd, Parade St., Llangollen.
Ph. +44 (0)1978 860794 |
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Caudwell's Mill Trust Ltd. [Derbyshire]
Victorian water turbine powered roller flour and provender mills. Explore four floors of fascinating machinery and exhibits. Great special flours in mill shop. Craftspeople, Café.
Contact: Ray Marjoram, Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley, Matlock, Derbyshire.
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1629 734374 | e-mail | Visit our website

East Anglian Railway Museum [Essex]
Situated at the restored country junction station of Chappel & Wakes Colne, the Museum represents the finest and most comprehensive collection of period railway architecture and engineering in East Anglia.
Contact: EARM
Ph/Fax (0)1206 242524 | e-mail | Visit our website

Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust [Gloucs.]
The Trust is restoring sections of the derelict canal with the aim of once again linking the two cities. Some restored sections are open to the public.
Contact: Nigel Bailey, 30 Fieldfare, Abbeydale, Gloucester. GL4 4WF
Ph. +44 (0)1452 533835 | e-mail | Visit our website

Bomber County Tours [Lincolnshire]
Bomber County Tours offer a unique opportunity to explore Lincolnshire's aviation heritage with an experienced guide over a weekend visit, guided day tour, or through a specialist lecture.
Contact: Mike Ingham
Ph. +44 (0)7803 411729 | e-mail | Visit our website

Doddington Hall [Lincs.]
Doddington Hall is a superb Elizabethan manor house with a superb atmosphere, standing today as it was built in 1600. It is surrounded by 6 acres of romantic formal and wild gardens.
Contact: Fiona Cairns-Watson (House Manager), Doddington Hall, Lincoln. LN6 4RU
Ph. +44 (0)1522 694308 | Fax +44 (0)1522 685259 | e-mail | Visit our website

The Vindolanda Trust [Northumberland]
The Vindolanda Trust was founded in 1970 to excavate, preserved and present the Roman remains at Vindolanda and Carvoran, Hadrian's Wall- a visit to our sites helps this work to continue.
Contact: Barbara Birley, Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, Hexham. NE47 7JN
Ph. +44 (0)1434-344277 | Fax +44 (0)1434-344060 | e-mail | Visit our website

Hook Norton Brewery Co Ltd. [Oxon.]
Hook Norton Brewery established in 1849, is powered by a steam engine and uses working shire horses. Tours include a museum visit and beer tasting. Brewery shop.
Contact: Sarah Smail, Brewery Lane, Hook Norton, Banbury. OX15 5NY
Ph. +44 (0)1608 737210 | Fax +44 (0)1608 730294 | e-mail | Visit our website

Mythstories, Museum of Myth & Fable [Shropshire]
'Both children and adults will be caught up in the owners' obvious enthusiasm for stories.' - Raw Edge Magazine. 'This really is a "hands-on" place.' - Shropshire Magazine.
Contact: Dez & Ali Quarréll, 19 - 21 Hills Lane [entrance on Carnarvon Lane], Shrewsbury. SY1 1QU
Ph. +44 (0)1743 357140 | e-mail | Visit our website

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shropshire]
In beautiful Royal Oak Country on the eastern border of Shropshire, this aviation museum is one of the finest in Europe. With over 80 aircraft, missiles, engines and vehicles on display together with art and photo galleries, the Museum provides an exciting day out for all the family. Restaurant, Shop, free car park.
Contact: Mandy Ryder - Marketing Manager, Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire. TF11 8UP
Ph. +44 (0)1902 376200 | Fax +44 (0)1902 376211 | e-mail | Visit our website

Shropshire Union Canal Society [Shropshire]
The Society's objectives are: to see the Montgomery Canal restored, enhance and improve the Shropshire Union canal, and to promote the Shrewsbury & Newport Canal.
Contact: Richard Hall, 35 Tyrley Cottages, Tyrley Wharf, Market Drayton. TF9 2AH
Ph. +44 (0)1630-657737 | e-mail | Visit our website

Weston Park [Shropshire]
Magnificent Stately Home situated in 1,000 acres of Parkland. House, formal gardens, miniature railway, pets corner, deer park, restaurant and bar, giftshop.
Contact: Catherine Lloyd, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire. TF11 8LE
Ph. +44 (0)1952 852100 | Fax +44 (0)1952 850430 | e-mail | Visit our website

West Somerset Railway [W. Somerset]
Steam trains through beautiful Somerset countryside to the seaside at Minehead on the longest heritage railway in Britain.
Contact: The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset. TA24 5BG
Ph. +44 (0)1643 704996 | Fax +44 (0)1643 706349 | e-mail | Visit our website

Somerleyton Hall & Gardens [Suffolk]
Somerleyton Hall is a splendid early-Victorian stately mansion with lavish architectural features, 12 acres of beautiful gardens and a famous yew hedge Maze.
Contact: Ian Pollard, Somerleyton Hall, Somerleyton, Lowestoft, Suffolk. NR32 5QQ
Ph. +44 (0)1502 730224 | Fax +44 (0)1502 732143 | e-mail | Visit our website

Bluebell Railway [Sussex]
Nine-mile long railway using Vintage Steam Locomotives and Rolling Stock, recreating the experience of travel in a bygone era. Sheffield Park, Horsted Keynes and Kingscote.
Contact: Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex TN22 3QL
Ph. Timetable: 01825 722370 | Other enquiries: 01825 723777 |
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The English Wine Centre [East Sussex]
We are set in 2 acres of the beautiful Cuckmere Valley with old buildings and English Wine Museum. Open 7 days a week.
Contact: Christopher Ann, Alfriston Roundabout, East Sussex. BN26 5QS
Ph. +44 (0)1323 870164 | Fax +44 (0)1323 870005 | e-mail | Visit our website

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum [W. Sussex]
England's leading Museum of historic buildings and traditional rural life set in a beautiful 50 acre parkland setting in the South Downs.
Contact: Cathy Clark, Singleton, Chichester. PO18 0EU
Ph. +44 (0)1243 811348 | Fax +44 (0)1243 811475 | e-mail | Visit our website

Wey & Arun Canal Trust [W.Sussex]
The Wey & Arun canal is "London's Lost Route to the Sea". An excellent walking guide "The Wey South Path", Guildford to Arundel, is available by mail order. A thirty seat public trip boat, Zachariah Keppel, is based in Loxwood. Volunteer working parties, restoring the canal, are open to all. A major programme of work to reclaim our heritage from dereliction is in hand, but needs help.
Contact: Geoff Perks or The Office Manager, The Granary, Flitchfold Farm, Loxwood, Billingshurst, West Sussex. RH14 0RH
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1403 752403 | e-mail | Visit our website

Warwickshire Museum [Warks.]
Researching, collecting, preserving and interpretting information and objects relating to Warwickshire's natural history, geology and archaeology - with galleries, collections, publications, in-house experts and oodles of information.
Contact: Steven Falk (Natural History), Jon Radley (Geology), Sara Wear (Museum Archaeology), Caroline Lidgett (Ecology), Jonathan Parkhouse (Field Archaeology), Warwickshire Museum, Market Place, Warwick. CV34 4SA
Ph. +44 (0)1926 412501 (reception) | Fax +44 (0)1926 419840 | e-mail | Visit our website

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