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General I.A. & Related Organisations

 Alcester & District Local History Society - useful gazeteers
 All about the Industrial Revolution
 Archaeological Sites Index - searchable database of more than 85,000 UK archaeological sites
 Archaeology Data Service of the University of York
 Archaeology On-line Guide - a comprehensive set of resources in German
 ArchaeologyExpert - a public interest website focused on general archaeology, archaeological sites, excavations and artefacts
 ArchNet- The Archaeology Network Virtual library
 ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), History & Heritage Center
 Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA) - promoting the study, preservation and presentation of Britain's industrial heritage
 Ball Clay Heritage Society - preserving the heritage of ball clay production in Devon and Dorset.
 British Association of Paper Historians - a national association for anyone interested in paper making and it's history.
 British Brick Society - promotes the study and recording of all aspects of the archaeology and history of bricks, brickmaking and brickwork.
 Colectivo Proyecto Arrayanes - conserving the mining heritage of Linares, Spain.
 Conservare nv, the European Heritage Forum (Moving to a new site since 2011 !)
 Copper Coast Geopark, Ireland
 Craven & Pendle Geological Society
 Current Archaeology - magazine devoted to British archaeology
 Czech Geological Survey
 Derbyshire Archaeological Society
 English Heritage- conservation of the built environment
 European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage (E-FAITH)
 Flemish Association for Industrial Archaeology- includes info on threatened sites
 Forest of Dean Local History Society
 Geological of Survey Ireland
 Geological Survey of Finland
 German Society for Clay-Pipe Research
 + GooseyGoo - a database of industrial heritage in the UK & Ireland. Sections include industrial explorer, events, preservation and jobs.
 Greater London IA Society (GLIAS)
 Greenwich Industrial History Society, London
 Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society (formerly Southampton Uni. I.A.Group)
 Historical Metallurgy Society
 'I Dig Sheffield', an online guide to the archaeology around Sheffield and the Peak District.
 Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland
 Industrial Heritage of Ireland: Railways, Canals, Mining, Visitor Centres & much more.
 Industrial History of Cumbria
 Institution of Civil Engineers- Historical engineers and engineering.
 Institution of Engineering and Technology - The IET
 Isle of Wight Industrial Archaeology Society
 Landscape Observatory - covers industrial landscapes and their diversity, with special impact on those of Catalonia, Spain.
 Living with History - The Industrial Heritage of Calderdale (Halifax Today)
 Mailbase List for discussion of I.A. - Fieldwork, research, individuals and establishments.
 Medway Industrial Archaeology Group (MIAG), Chatham, Kent - Brook Pumping Station
 Midland Wind and Water Mills Group
 Mills Archive Trust - sharing records and history relating to traditional mills and milling
 Mills Research Group - a UK group of enthusiasts, who carry out mill research
 National Piers Society - promoting the interests of seaside piers.
 Newcomen Society for the study of the history of engineering and technology
 Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society
 North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society
 North East Industrial Archaeology Panel focuses on Sources of Information for research but will be expanding.
 Northamptonshire Industrial Archaeology Group
 Old Bricks - History at your feet. An interesting site covering bricks and brickworks
 Ordnance Survey, British mapmakers
 Oxford House Industrial History Society (at Risca Industrial History Museum, South Wales)
 Roggins Local History Group, Silkstone, South Yorkshire
 Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
 Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
 Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England - Merged with English Heritage 1999
 Shropshire Geological Society
 SIWE: Stichting voor industrieel en wetenschappelijk erfgoed; a platform for IA in Flanders
 Society for Industrial Archaeology (USA)
 Society for Medieval Archaeology
 Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (includes a Mills section)
 Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society (SIAS)
 Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society
 StahlArt - superlative photography of Industrial History and Architecture; one of the earliest websites of artistic industrial photos
 Stourbridge information, including the Stourbridge Lion locomotive
 Surrey Industrial History Group
 Sussex Mills Group (part of Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society)
 The Institution of Engineers Australia - Sydney Division
 The Plight of Women's Work in the Early Industrial Revolution in England and Wales
 The Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum - covers the history of Ball Clay and Purbeck stone mining.
 The remains of Monmouthshire's industrial heritage.
 Trevithick Society- helping preserve the Industrial Archaeology of Cornwall
 UK Mills - devoted to all forms of Wind and Water powered machinery in the UK
 Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society
 Wealden Iron Research Group, covers Sussex, Kent and Surrey Weald.
 Wolverhampton History and Heritage Society (merged with Wolverhampton Civic Society 2010)
 Worcestershire Industrial Archaeology & Local History Society, Worcester

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Iron & Steel Industry

 Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield
 Alte Völklinger Eisenhütte - Völklinger Ironworks, Germany (UNESCO Site)
 Archaeology On-line Guide - a comprehensive set of resources in German
 Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. Inc. Danzey Green Windmill, etc..
 Brewery History Society
 Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park, Brierfield, Alabama
 Broseley Clay Tobacco Pipes (Rex Key)
 Broseley Local History Society- all about the Shropshire town & home of the Wilkinson Society
 Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Present
 Channel Tunnel - history, construction, facts & figures etc..
 Churchill Forge water mill, Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Shaped spades, shovels & other tools with tilt hammers.
 Clay Tobacco Pipes - Archaeology & Art
 Clydebridge Steel Works plus other Colvilles / British Steel / Corus iron and steel works in Scotland
 DK Recycling: blast furnaces turn waste into useful metal - an excellent firm run to benefit its employees and our environment.
 Friends of Melingriffith water pump (sadly the Friends have now disbanded)
 Gawith and Hogarth Snuff Makers- owners of Helsington Snuff Mill
 German Society for Clay-Pipe Research
 + GooseyGoo - a database of industrial heritage in the UK & Ireland. Sections include industrial explorer, events, preservation and jobs.
 ~ Grand Shaft, Dover (part of the Dover - Western heights site)
 Greens Mill & Science Centre, Nottingham (former home of mathematical physicist, George Green)
 Hack Green 'Secret' Nuclear Bunker. An excellent museum of the cold war etc. in a declassified site
 ~ Harvey's Wine Cellars, Bristol (Historic 13th century wining & dining venue with small musuem)
 Henry Cort: A good factual site about the "father of the Iron Trade", one of the most neglected figures of the Industrial Revolution.
 Historical Metallurgy Society
 Ian Cooper's superb photographs of mining and industrial subjects
 Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904
 Joggins Fossil Cliffs of Nova Scotia - a World Heritage Site for geology and fossils
 Ken Hawley Trust - an internationally important collection of edge tools, cutlery and measuring instruments
 Landscape Observatory - covers industrial landscapes and their diversity, with special impact on those of Catalonia, Spain.
 Les roues des forges et les martinets - water powered forges, tilt hammers, pelton wheels etc.
 London's Industrial Heritage- Peter Marshalls photographic collection
 Lost Labours - Images of our post industrial landscape. Includes Leominster canal & "In search of Agenoria"
 Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge - details, events and opening times
 Mining - Europe (covers mines and iron works in Europe)
 Museum of London - Clay tobacco pipe makers' marks database (in the Collections area)
 National Piers Society - promoting the interests of seaside piers.
 National Pipe Archive (NPA) - at the University of Liverpool
 Northern Ireland Industrial Heritage
 Nottingham Caves Survey - surveys and 3D fly-throughs of the sandstone caves under Nottingham.
 Old Bricks - History at your feet. An interesting site covering bricks and brickworks
 Porth Wen - an abandoned brickworks on Anglesey, Wales
 Regards de chaussée français anciens / Old French Iron Manhole Tops
 Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust - Kelham Island, Shepherd Wheel & Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
 Show caves of the world - covers caves, mines and any underground sites open to the public - well worth browsing.
 Shropshire Geological Society
 Snuffs and Snuff Taking - a snuff appreciation site.
 StahlArt - superlative photography of Industrial History and Architecture; one of the earliest websites of artistic industrial photos
 Stahlseite - Superb pictures of the vanishing European iron & steel industry
 Stiperstones Inn- in the heart of the Shropshire lead mining area
 Stock Photography including steam boats, mines, steel works and railways at Foto Search
 Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria, UK
 Swanage Museum - Purbeck stone and local history museum
 Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Iron & steel musuem, grist mill etc..
 Tata Steel Europe (once British Steel, then Corus Group)
 The History and Development of the Lock and Key
 Timeworks - History of Sheffield & Abbeydale Industrial hamlet
 Tyneside Family & Community History- 19th Century Colliery villages
 Virtuelles Museum für Industriekultur
 Walkley Clog Mill, Hebden Bridge- last surviving UK clog makers
 Walsall attractions
 Wealden Iron Research Group, covers Sussex, Kent and Surrey Weald.
 Wortley Top Forge - An excellent iron forge museum including waterwheel-powered tilt hammers

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Mills

 Arcadia Mill Site, USA- First & largest early American water-powered industrial complex in Florida.
 Arkwright's Cromford Mill, Derbyshire
 Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. Inc. Danzey Green Windmill, etc..
 Balmoral Grist Mill, Nova Scotia, Canada
 Belper North Mill Visitors Centre, Belper, Derbyshire. 2nd iron framed mill ever built.
 Bembridge Mill, Isle of Wight (owned by the National Trust)
 ~ Boughey's Mill - a Grade II listed water-powered corn mill in Staffordshire
 Brindley Water Mill Preservation Trust, Leek, Staffordshire
 Bunbury Water Mill, Bunbury, Cheshire
 Bursledon Windmill, Hampshire- the county's only working mill
 Buttrum's Wind Mill, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK
 Caudwells Mill, Rowsley, Matlock, Derbyshire - a unique, grade II* listed water pwered roller flour mill
 Charlecote Mill, Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire
 Cheddleton Flint Mill Industrial Heritage Trust, Staffordshire
 Chesterton Windmill, Warwickshire
 Churchill Forge water mill, Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Shaped spades, shovels & other tools with tilt hammers.
 Combe Mill Society, Blenheim Palace Sawmill
 Crabble Corn Mill, Dover, Kent & other Kent Mills (Crabble Corn Mill Trust)
 Crumplehorn Mill and Inn, Polperro, Cornwall
 Cymdeithas Melinau Cymru (Welsh Mills Society)
 Dakeyne high pressure hydraulic disk engine 1830. Ladygrove Mill, Two Dales, Derbyshire
 Daniel's Mill, Bridgnorth, Shropshire - largest waterwheel powered corn mill still working in Britain
 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Mühlenkunde und Mühlenerhaltung (German only)
 Dilston Mill (former water mill, now B and B)
 Dudley Caving Club (formerly Dudley Cave Rescue Team) and Ruiton Windmill
 East Anglia Mills Society
 Eling Tide Mill, Totton & Eling, Southampton, Hampshire
 Federation des Moulins de France - National mills organisation for France.
 Federation Francaise des amis des Moulins (French only)
 Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch, Worcestershire. Water powered needle scouring & polishing mill.
 Gleaston Watermill, Ulverston, Cumbria
 Gower Mill and Heritage Centre, South Wales - a 12th century water mill, one of the oldest welsh "Toll" mills.
 Greens Mill & Science Centre, Nottingham (former home of mathematical physicist, George Green)
 Hampshire mills Group
 Haxted Watermill Museum, Surrey (Official website) - mill, brasserie and bar
 Heage Windmill, Heage, Belper, Derbyshire. Working stone towered 6 sailed windmill.
 International Working Stationary Steam Engines: Excellent photographs, information and DVDs on steam powered mills still at work.
 Lacey Green Windmill, Buckinghamshire (Smockmill): official website including opening info. & details of history and restoration
 Les roues des forges et les martinets - water powered forges, tilt hammers, pelton wheels etc.
 Lincolnshire Mills Group
 Lincolnshire Mills Group - good starting point for mills of this area.
 Little Salkeld Watermill, Cumbria - working flour mill
 Longbridge Mill, Basingstoke
 Mapledurham Watermill, UK
 Maud Foster Windmill, tallest working British windmill.
 Midland Mills Open - Wind and Water mills open to the public in the Midlands of England.
 Midland Wind and Water Mills Group
 Mills and Millers of Ireland
 Mills Archive Trust - sharing records and history relating to traditional mills and milling
 Mills Research Group - a UK group of enthusiasts, who carry out mill research
 Molinos de Viento en Reino Unido - large British mills list on a Spanish site
 Mosty Lea Water Mill, Stone, Staffordshire. Flint and bone grinding mill for pottery.
 Nether Alderley Water Mill, Cheshire (National Trust) - unusual wheel arrangement.
 New Hall Water Mill, Wylde Green Road, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.
 Norfolk Windmills Trust
 North East Mills Group
 North West Mills Group
 Outwood Windmill - oldest working windmill in the UK
 Path Head Water Mill, Blaydon, Tyne & Wear
 Quarry Bank Mill, Cotton Mill and Industrial Museum (National Trust)
 Redbournbury Watermill, St.Albans, Hertfordshire. Working water mill
 Sadler's Mill, Romsey
 Sarehole mill, Birmingham
 Sir Richard Arkwright's, Masson Mills, Derbyshire, Working Textile Museum
 Skerries Mills, Ireland: 2 restored windmills, restored watermill & old bakery building.
 Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM)
 Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (includes a Mills section)
 Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria, UK
 Stroudwater Textile Trust & Dunkirk Mill Centre, Nailsworth
 Suffolk Mills Group - a Voluntary Association helping to care for Suffolk's old windmills and watermills
 Sussex Mills Group (part of Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society)
 Swannington Heritage Trust - Hough Windmill, Swannington railway incline, Snibston No.3 Colliery. Leicestershire
 T.I.M.S - The International Molinological Society
 Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Iron & steel musuem, grist mill etc..
 Thwaite Mills water mill museum - a fully-restored working watermill run by Leeds Council.
 Town Mill, Lyme Regis - a restored ancient working watermill in Dorset in England
 Trader Wind Mill, Sibsey, Boston, Lincolnshire
 Two Rivers Paper Mill, Somerset: Working mill 400 years old, still has much of the ancient wooden milling machinery.
 UK Mills - devoted to all forms of Wind and Water powered machinery in the UK
 Upminster Windmill
 Wellesbourne Watermill, Warwickshire
 Wessex Mills Group - covers the milling heritage of Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire
 Whitchurch Silk Mill, Hampshire
 Whitemill water mill, on the River Stour, Shapwick near Wimborne, Dorset
 Wicken Windmill, Cambridgeshire. A working Corn 'smock' windmill.
 Willesborough Windmill, Kent
 Wilton Windmill, near Wilton, Marlborough, Wiltshire. A working windmill
 Wind and Water Mills of the UK- devoted to all forms of Wind and Water powered machinery in the U.K.
 Windmill World - Mark Berry's Windmill site, photographs etc..
 Windmills in Eastern Germany (German and English)
 Woodbridge Tide Mill, Suffolk. Working tide mill
 Worsborough Mill (working water mill)
 Wymondham Windmill , Wymondham, Leicestershire.

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Mining

 Abenteuer Bergbau
 AditNow: information sharing resource & discussion forum for the mine exploration community with a searchable database and thousands of photographs.
 Alderley Edge Copper Mines (Part of Derbyshire Caving Club's site)
 Allihies Copper Mine Museum, Co. Cork, Ireland
 Apedale Mining Museum (coal), part of Apedale Heritage Centre. Underground trips available
 Astley Green Colliery Museum
 Atlas Coal Mine, Canada (run by the A.C.M.Historical Society)
 Australian Winding Engine Driver Contractor, JDC Pty.- Fascinating info, photos & links
 Ball Clay Heritage Society - preserving the heritage of ball clay production in Devon and Dorset.
 Bath Stone Group
 Bath Stone Mines around Corsham (Brian Gibbs)
 Beamish Open Air Museum - Official Site
 Bergwerksmuseum Grube Samson, Sankt Andreasberg, Harz (German): Includes underground reversing waterwheel & man engine
 Bersham Colliery Mining Museum
 Berwyn Slate Quarry, Llangollen
 Big Pit: National Coal Museum
 Blue John Mine and Cavern, Castleton, Derbyshire
 Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall (Now part of Exeter Univeristy)
 Carn Brea Mining Society formed in 1975 encourages the study of all aspects of mining, geology and mineralogy in the South West of England.
 Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum - Friends web site
 Clearwell Caves - Ancient iron mines
 Clwyd-Powys Metal Mines Survey
 Coal Mining History Resource Centre
 Cobalt Mining Legacy - Heritage Silver Trail, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
 Colectivo Proyecto Arrayanes - conserving the mining heritage of Linares, Spain.
 Collieries in Northumberland and Durham
 Colorado School of Mines
 Cornish engines- a superb collection of 3D renderings by Roland Wagener
 Cornish Mining Images - superb collection of black and white pictures by Simon Jones
 Craven & Pendle Geological Society
 Cwm Ciprwth Copper Mine, Wales
 Delabole Slate Quarry, Cornwall
 Deutsches Bergbau-Museum, Bochum (now also in English)
 Dolaucothi Gold Mines Museum (National Trust)
 Drake Well Museum, Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA - home of the first modern oil well
 Dudley Caving Club (formerly Dudley Cave Rescue Team) and Ruiton Windmill
 Durham Miner Project - community project researching mining in County Durham and Sunderland during 2003 and early 2004.
 Durham Mining Museum
 Early Mines Research Group
 Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines De Saint-Etienne, Rhone-Alpes region, France
 Ecton Mine Educational Trust, Ecton Copper Mine, Derbyshire
 Ehrenfriedersdorf Mining Museum, Germany, with virtual tour, Mineral Museum and Asthma clinic
 Elsecar Heritage Centre - within the former ironworks & colliery workshops of the Earl Fitzwilliam Mine.
 Elsecar Newcomen Engine.
 ERMINA Equipe Interdisciplinaire d'Etudes et Recherches Archéologiques sur les Mines Anciennes etc.
 Fife Mining Heritage Society
 Folldal Gruver, Norway (Copper Mine and Museum)
 Forest of Dean Coal Mining - details of the Gales in Dean, plus a map of coal & ironstone mines
 Friends of St.Aidan's BE1150 Dragline - looking after "Oddball" the preserved walking dragline
 Fundacion Sierra Minera - The Sierra Minera Foundation, Associations and people concerned with mining history around La Union and Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
 GAG - Grubenarchäologische Gesellschaft - German Mining history society
 Glengowla Silver Lead mine, Co. Galway - Ireland's ONLY Show Mine
 Great Orme Ancient Copper Mines museum, Llandudno, Wales
 Great Orme Exploration Society- exploring 4000 year old copper mines
 Grimes Graves prehistoric flint mines in Norfolk, England
 Haig Pit Mining and Colliery Museum, Whitehaven, Cumbria - preserving a pair of magnificent steam winders
 Harvey Stone Quarry and Stonemasons (Bath Stone)
 Hawkstone Park follies and copper mine, Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire
 Health & Safety Executive - Mines Inspectorate, UK
 Heights of Abraham and Cavern Tours, Matlock bath, Derbyshire
 Heroes of Mine - a brief history of Mines Rescue in the UK
 Hidden Earth - National (UK) caving conference
 History of coal mining in the Illawarra region of NSW Australia
 Huskar Pit Memorial (on Roggins Local History Society Site)
 Ian Cooper's superb photographs of mining and industrial subjects
 Imerys (English China Clay International) - Ceramics section
 In memory of Philip Healey - Ilkeston Mines Rescue (includes lots of other information too)
 International Souterrain Union - lots of useful links (site in several languages)
 Kelly Mine and Kelly Mine Preservation Society, Lustleigh, Devon.
 Kernow, Land of Tin: Words and pictures of Cornish mines, including South Crofty
 Killhope Lead Mining Centre, The North of England Lead Mining Museum
 King Edward Mine Museum - an award winning mining museum
 Kitty to the Cape - Spinx Productions splendid video about Tin & copper mining in West Cornwall (available here)
 Kola Superdeep Borehole - 12.26 km
 L'Argentière - France (Mining heritage site)
 Laxey Mines Research Group, Isle of Man
 Le Roi Gold Mine, Rossland Museum , B.C., Canada
 Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway - Britain's highest adhesion railway, built for refined lead
 Lewarde Historical Mining Centre, Northern France
 LKAB -worlds largest underground iron ore mine & musuem, Kiruna, Northern Sweden
 Llechwedd Slate Caverns
 Llywernog Silver-Lead mine (Now 'Silver Mountain Experience').
 Magpie mine, Derbyshire
 Meadow Colliery Memorial Gardens- to miners of Meadow Pit & Madeley Wood Co. Shropshire
 Merioneth Manganese: The manganese mines of the former county of Merioneth, North Wales.
 Mine-explorer.co.uk - All about mine exploration, with excellent photographs and useful information.
 Miners Advice - Aimed at British coal miners, includes a lot of useful and topical information
 Miners Flame Safety Lamps - the wand of Science
 Miner's Flame Safety Lamps -site selling Welsh flame safety lamps, with some historical info.
 Miner's Lamps - a history (Collectors Page in English and French)
 Mines and Caves of North Wales (Chris Cowdery)
 Mines and Quarries of North Wales: A gazetteer and bibliography of the mines and quarries of north Wales
 Mines of Sardinia - images, information & histories of mines on Sardinia
 Mining - Europe (covers mines and iron works in Europe)
 Mining Artifacts & History - a photo archive (Pages with many large photos - may be slow to download)
 Mining district of St Just-in-Penwith, west Cornwall
 Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland
 Mining History Association
 Mining History Association (North America)
 Mining History information Pages (by Peter Claughton at Exeter University)
 Mining History Network - has scores of useful addresses
 Mining Technology - The website for the mining industry
 Mining USA- Mining organisations and mining history
 Morwellham - Quay, Museum and Visitor centre
 Municipality of Fundão - Portugal (Minining Heritage sites)
 Museum of Lead Mining, Wanlockhead, Scotland
 Museum of Lead Mining, Wanlockhead, Scotland
 NAMHO Conference website (National Association of Mining History Organisations)
 National Association of Mining History Organisations
 National Coal Mining Museum for England at Caphouse Colliery, Wakefield
 National Mining Memorabilia Association (UK)
 Nenthead Mines Conservation Society - the new society working on the conservation and history of the mines at Nenthead, Cumbria
 Nenthead Mines Exploration: Information on the area, details of the mines and trips with many photos.
 Northern Mines Research Society
 Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Collieries (Terry Blythe - a geneology site)
 ~ Oaks Colliery Disaster Rescuers' Memorial (Oaks Explosion)
 Parque Minero La Union - Mines of La Union & the Sierra Minera of Murcia, Spain (in Spanish)
 Parys Underground Group - Exploring the famous Parys Mountain (Mynydd Trysglwyn) copper mine on Anglesey
 Peak District Mining History Society (PDMHS)
 Peak District Mining Museum & Temple Mine
 Pleasley Colliery
 Poldark Mine and Museum, Wendron, Cornwall
 Politiko Phorades - excavations of a bronze age smetling site, Cyprus
 Poynton Collieries (Cheshire), (by David Kitching)
 Rammelsberger Bergbaumuseum, Goslar, Germany (UNESCO Site)
 Rhiwbach slate quarry and its tramway
 Rhondda Heritage Park, Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, Wales
 Rhosydd - a Ffestiniog slate quarry
 Rosevale Tin Mine, Zennor: The only underground restoration project of its kind in Cornwall
 Scopriminiera (Ecomuseo delle Miniere) - Italy
 Scottish Mining Museum, Lady Victoria Colliery
 Shoalhaven Mining History, Australia
 Show caves of the world - covers caves, mines and any underground sites open to the public - well worth browsing.
 Shropshire Caving and Mining Club (U.K.) SCMC logo
 Shropshire Mines Trust- a charity looking after Shropshire's unique mining heritage
 Slate Industry of North and Mid Wales
 Snailbeach mine, Shropshire
 Snibston Discovery Park (based at Snibston Colliery)
 South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group (SGMRG)
 South Wales Coalfield collection (SWCC)
 Staffordshire coal mining
 State Mine Heritage Park & Railway, a former New South Wales Coal Mine (Australia)
 Steenkolenmijn Valkenburg - The Netherlands' last coal mine, now a museum.
 Steep Rock Iron Mines, Canada (Working Mine)
 Subterranea Britannica- Promoting the study and use of man-made underground space
 Subterranean limestone quarries in Holland
 Swannington Heritage Trust - Hough Windmill, Swannington railway incline, Snibston No.3 Colliery. Leicestershire
 Sygun Copper Mine, Beddgelert, North Wales
 ~ Tar Tunnel, Coalport
 The Plight of Women's Work in the Early Industrial Revolution in England and Wales
 The Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum - covers the history of Ball Clay and Purbeck stone mining.
 Tytyri Mining Museum, Finland- a former iron mine
 U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration
 Welsh Coal Mines, pictures, poems and memories
 Welsh Mines Society
 Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum
 Women in the Coal Mining industry
 Woodhorn colliery museum and Northumberland Archives
 Zloty Stok Gold Mine and Museum - Poland

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Miscellaneous

 Archaeology On-line Guide - a comprehensive set of resources in German
 Brewery History Society
 Broseley Clay Tobacco Pipes (Rex Key)
 Broseley Local History Society- all about the Shropshire town & home of the Wilkinson Society
 Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Present
 Channel Tunnel - history, construction, facts & figures etc..
 Churchill Forge water mill, Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Shaped spades, shovels & other tools with tilt hammers.
 Clay Tobacco Pipes - Archaeology & Art
 DK Recycling: blast furnaces turn waste into useful metal - an excellent firm run to benefit its employees and our environment.
 Gawith and Hogarth Snuff Makers- owners of Helsington Snuff Mill
 German Society for Clay-Pipe Research
 + GooseyGoo - a database of industrial heritage in the UK & Ireland. Sections include industrial explorer, events, preservation and jobs.
 ~ Grand Shaft, Dover (part of the Dover - Western heights site)
 Greens Mill & Science Centre, Nottingham (former home of mathematical physicist, George Green)
 Hack Green 'Secret' Nuclear Bunker. An excellent museum of the cold war etc. in a declassified site
 ~ Harvey's Wine Cellars, Bristol (Historic 13th century wining & dining venue with small musuem)
 Ian Cooper's superb photographs of mining and industrial subjects
 Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904
 Joggins Fossil Cliffs of Nova Scotia - a World Heritage Site for geology and fossils
 Landscape Observatory - covers industrial landscapes and their diversity, with special impact on those of Catalonia, Spain.
 London's Industrial Heritage- Peter Marshalls photographic collection
 Lost Labours - Images of our post industrial landscape. Includes Leominster canal & "In search of Agenoria"
 Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge - details, events and opening times
 Museum of London - Clay tobacco pipe makers' marks database (in the Collections area)
 National Piers Society - promoting the interests of seaside piers.
 National Pipe Archive (NPA) - at the University of Liverpool
 Northern Ireland Industrial Heritage
 Nottingham Caves Survey - surveys and 3D fly-throughs of the sandstone caves under Nottingham.
 Old Bricks - History at your feet. An interesting site covering bricks and brickworks
 Porth Wen - an abandoned brickworks on Anglesey, Wales
 Regards de chaussée français anciens / Old French Iron Manhole Tops
 Show caves of the world - covers caves, mines and any underground sites open to the public - well worth browsing.
 Shropshire Geological Society
 Snuffs and Snuff Taking - a snuff appreciation site.
 Stiperstones Inn- in the heart of the Shropshire lead mining area
 Stock Photography including steam boats, mines, steel works and railways at Foto Search
 Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria, UK
 Swanage Museum - Purbeck stone and local history museum
 The History and Development of the Lock and Key
 Tyneside Family & Community History- 19th Century Colliery villages
 Virtuelles Museum für Industriekultur
 Walkley Clog Mill, Hebden Bridge- last surviving UK clog makers
 Walsall attractions

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Museums (Industrial)

 ~ Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester (run by Leicester City Council)
 Amberley Museum (Amberley Chalk Pits Museum)
 Anson Engine Museum, Anson Road, Poynton, Cheshire
 Arbetets museum (Museum of Work), Sweden
 Astley Green Colliery Museum
 Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. Inc. Danzey Green Windmill, etc..
 Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group (on the site of Dunaskin Open Air Museum, formerly Dalmellington Iron Works), Scotland
 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum - Birth place of american railroading(!) reputed to have the Stourbridge Lion
 Beamish Open Air Museum - Official Site
 Bergwerksmuseum Grube Samson, Sankt Andreasberg, Harz (German): Includes underground reversing waterwheel & man engine
 Bersham Colliery Mining Museum
 Big Pit: National Coal Museum
 Birmingham & Midland Museum of Transport, Wythall
 Birmingham City Council: Soho House
 Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery: Soho House, Jewellery Quarter, Science Museum
 Black Country Museum
 Blackgang Sawmill, Ventor, Isle of Wight
 Bletchley Park National Codes Centre - site of WW2 British codebreaking & birthplace of modern computing
 Brede Steam Engine Society - restoring the Giants of Brede
 Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park, Brierfield, Alabama
 British Engineerium
 Cambridge Museum of Technology- preserved Victorian Pumping Station and Working Museum
 Canal Museum Stoke Bruerne - part of the National Waterways Museum
 Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum - Friends web site
 Clearwell Caves - Ancient iron mines
 Cobalt Mining Legacy - Heritage Silver Trail, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
 Combe Mill Society, Blenheim Palace Sawmill
 Cruquius beam engine, Holland (Enthusiasts website - excellent 3d animations of worlds largest steam pumping engine)
 Cruquius beam engine, Holland (Official Musuem website)
 De Havilland Heritage Museum (incorporating the Mosquito Aircraft Museum)
 Deustches Museum, Munich - (Science & technology- including textiles)
 Deutsches Bergbau-Museum, Bochum (now also in English)
 Deutsches Salzmuseum (German Salt Museum), Lüneburg
 Dock Road Edwardian Pumping Station- Unique Grade 2 listed restored gas fired engines & pumps
 Dolaucothi Gold Mines Museum (National Trust)
 Drake Well Museum, Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA - home of the first modern oil well
 Durham Mining Museum
 Ecomuseum and Archives of the Boom Brickworks, Holland
 Ehrenfriedersdorf Mining Museum, Germany, with virtual tour, Mineral Museum and Asthma clinic
 Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop - museum includes the Armory site (USA)
 Elsecar Heritage Centre - within the former ironworks & colliery workshops of the Earl Fitzwilliam Mine.
 Elsecar Newcomen Engine.
 Folldal Gruver, Norway (Copper Mine and Museum)
 Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch, Worcestershire. Water powered needle scouring & polishing mill.
 Forncett Industrial Steam Museum - stationary steam engines in steam, 1st Sunday May to November
 Foxton Inclined Plane Trust (FIPT) and Canal Museum
 Fundacion Sierra Minera - The Sierra Minera Foundation, Associations and people concerned with mining history around La Union and Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
 Gloucester Waterways Museum - part of the National Waterways Museum
 Gower Mill and Heritage Centre, South Wales - a 12th century water mill, one of the oldest welsh "Toll" mills.
 Great Orme Ancient Copper Mines museum, Llandudno, Wales
 Guerra-Gregorj Kiln, Province of Treviso, St.Antonino, Italy
 Haig Pit Mining and Colliery Museum, Whitehaven, Cumbria - preserving a pair of magnificent steam winders
 Heights of Abraham and Cavern Tours, Matlock bath, Derbyshire
 Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Rosendale, Lancashire
 Henry Ford Museum
 Internal Fire - Museum of Power (an excellent small museum in Wales)
 Ironbridge Gorge Museum
 Kennet & Avon Canal Museum and Trust
 Kew Bridge Steam Museum, London
 + Kidwelly Industrial Museum - site of the second oldest recorded UK tinplate works
 Killhope Lead Mining Centre, The North of England Lead Mining Museum
 King Edward Mine Museum - an award winning mining museum
 + Kirkaldy Testing Museum - preserves a unique Victorian Materials Testing Machine in working order in the premises built to house it.
 Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
 Langton Matravers Museum & Local History Society (formerly the Coachouse Museum, Purbeck stone industry)
 L'Argentière - France (Mining heritage site)
 Le Roi Gold Mine, Rossland Museum , B.C., Canada
 Lewarde Historical Mining Centre, Northern France
 Lion Salt Works, Northwich, Cheshire
 LKAB -worlds largest underground iron ore mine & musuem, Kiruna, Northern Sweden
 London Canal Museum
 London Transport Museum
 Magna - Science Adventure Centre
 Manchester Museum of Science & Industry
 Medway Industrial Archaeology Group (MIAG), Chatham, Kent - Brook Pumping Station
 Merseyside Maritime Museum
 Middleton Top Engine and Leawood Pump Group
 Mildenberg brickworks museum, Germany. Also has old steam engines & railways. (Website in German.)
 Milestones- Hampshire's Living History Museum (transport, technology etc.)
 Mineral Museums of Finland
 ~ Mineral Tramways Discovery Centre - tramways around Redruth, Cornwall (part of King Edward Mine)
 Morwellham - Quay, Museum and Visitor centre
 Municipality of Fundão - Portugal (Minining Heritage sites)
 Museos de la Industria, la Ciencia la Tecnica - Links to industrial museums in Spain (in Spanish, Google translation to English available)
 Museum of English Rural Life, Reading
 Museum of Industrial Archaeology & Textile (MIAT), Ghent, Belgium
 Museum of Lead Mining, Wanlockhead, Scotland
 Museum of Lead Mining, Wanlockhead, Scotland
 Museum of London - Clay tobacco pipe makers' marks database (in the Collections area)
 Museum of the Chemical Industry, Liverpool
 National Coal Mining Museum for England at Caphouse Colliery, Wakefield
 National Media Museum (formerly the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television)
 National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park- restored Colossus computer & much more
 National Museum of Flight, Scotland
 National Railway Museum, York
 National Waterways Museum (formerly Ellesmere Port Boat Museum)
 Netherlands Textile Museum (Nederlands Textielmuseum), Tilburg, Netherlands
 New England Wireless and Steam Museum has an extensive collection of steam engines and wirelesses.
 New Lanark, cotton mill village and World Heritage Site
 Norfolk Windmills Trust
 Poldark Mine and Museum, Wendron, Cornwall
 Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
 Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Gladstone Pottery Museum and Etruria Industrial Museum
 Prestongrange Industrial Museum (has a cornish beam engine - only one left in Scotland)
 Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum, Ely, Cambridgeshire
 Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, Harle Syke, Burnley, Lancashire
 RAF Museums - Cosford Aerospace & Hendon
 Rammelsberger Bergbaumuseum, Goslar, Germany (UNESCO Site)
 Rhondda Heritage Park, Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, Wales
 Risca Industrial History Museum, South Wales
 Rüdersdorf: Limekilns and limestone quarrying; industrial monuments in a parkland setting.
 Ryhope Engines Museum near Sunderland
 Science Museum, London
 Scopriminiera (Ecomuseo delle Miniere) - Italy
 Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network - some material on New Lanark.
 Scottish Mining Museum, Lady Victoria Colliery
 Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust - Kelham Island, Shepherd Wheel & Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
 Show caves of the world - covers caves, mines and any underground sites open to the public - well worth browsing.
 Silk Mill, Derby's Museum of Industry and History
 Sir Richard Arkwright's, Masson Mills, Derbyshire, Working Textile Museum
 Somerset Brick & Tile Museum, East Quay, Bridgwater, Somerset
 Spotswood Pumping Station, Melbourne, Australia
 Steam Museum, Ireland - in impressive buildings & grounds near Dublin
 Steenkolenmijn Valkenburg - The Netherlands' last coal mine, now a museum.
 Sygun Copper Mine, Beddgelert, North Wales
 Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Iron & steel musuem, grist mill etc..
 ~ Tar Tunnel, Coalport
 Tees Cottage Pumping Station Coniscliffe Road, Darlington
 Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
 Textile Museum, Washington D.C., USA
 The 24 hour Museum - details of UK Museums, Galleries and Heritage sites
 The National Brewery Centre (formerly The Bass Museum), Burton-on-Trent
 The Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum - covers the history of Ball Clay and Purbeck stone mining.
 The Science Museum at Wroughton, home to the Science Museum large-object store, Library and Archive.
 The Wandle Industrial Museum - established in 1983 to preserve the industrial history of the Wandle Valley and its heritage.
 ThinkTank, the Birmingham Museum of Science & Discovery - home of the Smethick beam pumping engine c1779
 Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum
 Thwaite Mills water mill museum - a fully-restored working watermill run by Leeds Council.
 Timeworks - History of Sheffield & Abbeydale Industrial hamlet
 Tom Leonard Mining Museum (Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum)
 Tytyri Mining Museum, Finland- a former iron mine
 UK Museums & Galleries A-Z
 Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Holywood, Belfast
 Virtuelles Museum für Industriekultur
 Walsall Leather Museum
 Waterworks Museum - Hereford
 Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
 Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse (housed in the former Northwich workhouse)
 Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum
 Willenhall Lock Museum (The Locksmiths House)
 Woodhorn colliery museum and Northumberland Archives
 Wortley Top Forge - An excellent iron forge museum including waterwheel-powered tilt hammers
 Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum, Earby
 Zloty Stok Gold Mine and Museum - Poland

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Road & Rail Transport

 Age of Steam- including the Timothy Hackworth museum, works & loco photographs
 Amberley Museum Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway Collection
 Association of Railway Museums (USA)
 Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group (on the site of Dalmellington Ironworks)
 Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group (on the site of Dunaskin Open Air Museum, formerly Dalmellington Iron Works), Scotland
 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum - Birth place of american railroading(!) reputed to have the Stourbridge Lion
 Birmingham & Midland Museum of Transport, Wythall
 Birmingham Railway Museum Trust
 California State Railway Museum, USA
 Churnet Valley Railway, Cheddleton, Staffordshire Moorlands
 Cockermouth Keswick & Penrith Railway Web Site
 Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden
 David Bradley's site, with lots of pictures of London Transport trolleybuses.
 East Anglian Traction Engine Society
 Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
 Ffestiniog Railway
 Foxfield Steam Railway, Staffordshire
 Furness Railway Trust
 Golden Valley Light Railway, Amber valley, Derbyshire
 Great Southern and Western Railway, Eire- pages dedicated to the history & remains of the line
 Great Western Society, Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire
 Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Society - based at Bursledon Brickworks Museum
 Huge trolleybus and bus website
 Industrial Narrow Gauge Railways - all about them and high quality videos for sale
 International Working Steam Locomotives
 International Working Steam Locomotives: A huge collection of excellent photographs and information from all over the world
 Isle of Wight Steam Railway
 Keighly & Worth Valley Railway
 Lancashire Traction Engine Club
 Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway - Britain's highest adhesion railway, built for refined lead
 Light Rail Transit Association
 Light Railway Research Society of Australia
 London Transport Museum
 MailRail - London's Post Office Railway- 23 miles of underground 2 foot gauge line
 Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway (support organisation for the North Norfolk Railway)
 Miles Canyon Historical Railway Society, Alaska
 Milestones- Hampshire's Living History Museum (transport, technology etc.)
 ~ Mineral Tramways Discovery Centre - tramways around Redruth, Cornwall (part of King Edward Mine)
 National Railway Museum, York
 National Traction Engine Trust
 Orange Empire Railway Museum, USA
 Rails North - railways around the cirumpolar North
 Railway & Canal Historical Society
 Railway Friends Society, Belgrade
 Railway Preservation News, USA
 Railways & Canals of Telford, Shropshire
 Rhiwbach slate quarry and its tramway
 Road Locomotive Society
 Road Roller Association
 Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway - the world's smallest public railway
 Scott's Railroad Archaeology- Boston & Maine Rail Road, USA
 Severn Valley Railway, Bridgnorth
 Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust
 South Tynedale Railway- narrow gauge railway between Alston and Kirkhaugh, Cumbria
 Stanley Steamers
 State Mine Heritage Park & Railway, a former New South Wales Coal Mine (Australia)
 Steam Car Club of Great Britain
 Steam Up - website for steam rallies and all things traction engine.
 Steamlocomotive.com
 Swannington Heritage Trust - Hough Windmill, Swannington railway incline, Snibston No.3 Colliery. Leicestershire
 Talyllyn Railway - an historic Welsh narrow-gauge steam railway
 Tanfield Railway history - "The world's oldest railway"
 Telford Steam Railway
 Ten and a Quarter Railway Society
 The Midland Railway - Butterley, Derbyshire
 Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft
 UK Heritage Railways - a guide to all preserved lines, museums & societies
 Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Holywood, Belfast
 University of York- Institute for Railway Studies and Transport History
 Watercress Line, Hampshire
 Welsh Highland Railway
 Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Society
 West of England Steam Engine Society
 White Pass & Yukon Railroad, Alaska
 Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum
 Workington Transport Heritage Trust - railways & buses

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Ships & Ports

 British Ships - including Shipping Today & Yesterday Magazine - The site has gone, but may return !
 Consuta Trust - preserving the Steam launch Consuta
 Finnish Steam Yacht Association (Suomen Höyrypursiseura ry)
 German Steamboat Society
 Inboard marine engine research and information. Collectors, restorers, and users.
 International Steamboat Society
 Maid of the Loch steam ship - paddle steamer on Loch Lomond
 Merseyside Maritime Museum
 Migges Glaser's Dampfboote - DS LAGAVULIN
 National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
 Paddle Steamers - 'a unique heritage preserved'
 Paddlesteamer Patria
 Pleasure Steamers Waverley and Balmoral
 SS Elfdalen, Swedish Steam boat on Lake Siljan, Sweden (slow to load)
 SS Engelbrekts, Swedish Steam boat site
 SS Shieldhall - preserved steam ship at Southampton
 StahlArt - superlative photography of Industrial History and Architecture; one of the earliest websites of artistic industrial photos
 Steam Boat Association (Great Britain)
 Steam Boat Association of Australia
 Steam Boat Association of Sweden (Sveriges Ångbåtsförening)
 Steam narrow boat President
 Swedish East Indiaman "Götheborg", a magnificent oak & pine 18th century sailing ship replica
 Vereniging Stoomvaart - Dutch Steam Society
 Windermere Steamboat Museum

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Sites (Industrial)

 Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield
 Alcester & District Local History Society - useful gazeteers
 Alderley Edge Copper Mines (Part of Derbyshire Caving Club's site)
 Alte Völklinger Eisenhütte - Völklinger Ironworks, Germany (UNESCO Site)
 Arcadia Mill Site, USA- First & largest early American water-powered industrial complex in Florida.
 Atlas Coal Mine, Canada (run by the A.C.M.Historical Society)
 Bath Stone Mines around Corsham (Brian Gibbs)
 Berwyn Slate Quarry, Llangollen
 Blackgang Sawmill, Ventor, Isle of Wight
 ~ Boughey's Mill - a Grade II listed water-powered corn mill in Staffordshire
 Burlesdon Brickworks, Hampshire - a steam driven brickworks.
 Colectivo Proyecto Arrayanes - conserving the mining heritage of Linares, Spain.
 Cumbria- Mining History Sites
 Cwm Ciprwth Copper Mine, Wales
 Delabole Slate Quarry, Cornwall
 Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop - museum includes the Armory site (USA)
 Friends of Melingriffith water pump (sadly the Friends have now disbanded)
 Guerra-Gregorj Kiln, Province of Treviso, St.Antonino, Italy
 Haig Pit Mining and Colliery Museum, Whitehaven, Cumbria - preserving a pair of magnificent steam winders
 Imerys (English China Clay International) - Ceramics section
 Kelly Mine and Kelly Mine Preservation Society, Lustleigh, Devon.
 Landscape Observatory - covers industrial landscapes and their diversity, with special impact on those of Catalonia, Spain.
 Leawood Pump, Cromford, Derbyshire (Middleton Top Engine and Leawood Pump Group)
 Llechwedd Slate Caverns
 Lost Labours - Images of our post industrial landscape. Includes Leominster canal & "In search of Agenoria"
 Lower Kem Mill Bleaching & Printing Works, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire
 Marstons Brewery, Burton-on-Trent - history and tour details.
 Meadowfoot Smelter, Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
 Middleton Top Engine House, Derbyshire (Middleton Top Engine and Leawood Pump Group)
 Municipality of Fundão - Portugal (Minining Heritage sites)
 Palmerston North Electric Power Station, New Zealand - a 1924 power station (web site last updated 2007 !)
 Pilchard Works, Newlyn - Britain's last salt pilchard factory
 Politiko Phorades - excavations of a bronze age smetling site, Cyprus
 Porth Wen - an abandoned brickworks on Anglesey, Wales
 Prestongrange Industrial Museum (has a cornish beam engine - only one left in Scotland)
 Rhiwbach slate quarry and its tramway
 Route of Industrial Heritage at the Ruhr, 400km with over 500 places to visit
 Salts Mill, Bradford - fun exploration!
 Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust - Kelham Island, Shepherd Wheel & Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
 Sitios de Interes. Mapas de Patrimonio Industrial - Maps of industrial heritage sites in Spain (in Spanish, Google translation to English available)
 Skerries Mills, Ireland: 2 restored windmills, restored watermill & old bakery building.
 Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Iron & steel musuem, grist mill etc..
 Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum
 Timeworks - History of Sheffield & Abbeydale Industrial hamlet
 Walkley Clog Mill, Hebden Bridge- last surviving UK clog makers
 Willesborough Windmill, Kent
 Wortley Top Forge - An excellent iron forge museum including waterwheel-powered tilt hammers

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Specialists

 A M Productions Inc- Videos for mining technologists
 Abandoned Places - Photographs mostly of Belgian factories, stylishly presented
 Ambra Books - local, industrial, mining and social
 Brian Carter's Steam Modelling & Technology site
 Broseley Clay Tobacco Pipes (Rex Key)
 Can Stock Photo - royalty free stock photography agency, including Industrial History subjects
 Creative Commons helps you publish your video online while letting others know exactly what they can and can't do with your work
 Dubtown - excellent artistic photographs and video of industry
 Friched.net - French industry in photographs
 + GoGraph - royalty free stock photography and illustrations, including industrial & historical subjects
 + GooseyGoo - a database of industrial heritage in the UK & Ireland. Sections include industrial explorer, events, preservation and jobs.
 Ian Cooper's superb photographs of mining and industrial subjects
 Ironinspired.com - combining the designs of 19th century cast iron, with a 21st century style.
 Kate Boats - hire fleet and boat builders
 Lab-Wan - Photos of Belgian industrial remains
 Landscape-guides - an e-book store specialising in walking and cycling guides, particularly in north Wales
 Leodis - a photographic archive of Leeds (formerly Tetley's Brewery Wharf Museum)
 Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (The National Library of Wales)
 London's Industrial Heritage- Peter Marshalls photographic collection
 Lost & Least - Well presented photos of Italian abandoned industry
 Mills Archive Trust - sharing records and history relating to traditional mills and milling
 Mills Research Group - a UK group of enthusiasts, who carry out mill research
 Miners Advice - Aimed at British coal miners, includes a lot of useful and topical information
 Miners Flame Safety Lamps - the wand of Science
 Miner's Flame Safety Lamps -site selling Welsh flame safety lamps, with some historical info.
 Miner's Lamps - a history (Collectors Page in English and French)
 Moore Books - Industrial history and mining books at attractive prices
 National Mining Memorabilia Association (UK)
 National Pipe Archive (NPA) - at the University of Liverpool
 Nautical Books- specialists in new and out of print nautical books
 Nottingham Caves Survey - surveys and 3D fly-throughs of the sandstone caves under Nottingham.
 Rob Preston Model Locomotives: Working Steam Miniature Replicas of Neath Abbey Iron Company locos
 Robert Forsythe Industrial Heritage consultant- Models, timetables, postcards, books, tickets etc.
 SharingHistory.com put hard-to-find public-domain books & maps on CD-ROM. Includes rare mining machinery textbooks
 StahlArt - superlative photography of Industrial History and Architecture; one of the earliest websites of artistic industrial photos
 Stahlseite - Superb pictures of the vanishing European iron & steel industry
 Still Alive - Photographs of abandoned factories in Italy
 Stock Photography including steam boats, mines, steel works and railways at Foto Search
 Stuart Turner Models
 The Book House - Second hand and antiquarian books about industry and transport
 Thomas Telford - the knowledge business of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
 UK Mills - devoted to all forms of Wind and Water powered machinery in the UK
 Walkley Clog Mill, Hebden Bridge- last surviving UK clog makers

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Steam Power

 ~ Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester (run by Leicester City Council)
 Bratch Pumping Station, Bratch Lane, Wombourne, South Staffordshire
 Brede Steam Engine Society - restoring the Giants of Brede
 ~ Brede Steam Engines - The Giants of Brede (Southern Water)
 Brian Carter's Steam Modelling & Technology site
 British Engineerium
 Burlesdon Brickworks, Hampshire - a steam driven brickworks.
 Cambridge Museum of Technology- preserved Victorian Pumping Station and Working Museum
 Claymills Pumping Engine Trust
 Combe Mill Society, Blenheim Palace Sawmill
 Crofton Beam Engines (Official site)
 Crossness pumping station, London - a Grade 1 Listed Industrial Building
 Cruquius beam engine, Holland (Enthusiasts website - excellent 3d animations of worlds largest steam pumping engine)
 Cruquius beam engine, Holland (Official Musuem website)
 Dakeyne high pressure hydraulic disk engine 1830. Ladygrove Mill, Two Dales, Derbyshire
 Doxford Engine Friends Association: history and development of the Doxford Marine Diesel Engine.
 ~ Eastney Pumping Station (very simple website)
 Ellenroad Engine House, Rochdale - the only complete working steam cotton-mill engine & boilers.
 Elsecar Newcomen Engine.
 Finnish Steam Yacht Association (Suomen Höyrypursiseura ry)
 Forncett Industrial Steam Museum - stationary steam engines in steam, 1st Sunday May to November
 German Steamboat Society
 Gula Java DVDs: Java's historic steam powered sugar mills
 Hollycombe Steam Collection, Hampshire - unique collection of working steam powered attractions
 International Stationary Steam Engine Society
 International Steamboat Society
 International Working Stationary Steam Engines
 International Working Stationary Steam Engines: Excellent photographs, information and DVDs on steam powered mills still at work.
 International Working Steam Locomotives
 Kew Bridge Steam Museum, London
 Lancashire Traction Engine Club
 Leawood Pump, Cromford, Derbyshire (Middleton Top Engine and Leawood Pump Group)
 Maid of the Loch steam ship - paddle steamer on Loch Lomond
 Markham Grange Steam Museum - Brodsworth near Doncaster. Regular steamings of engines.
 Middleton Top Engine and Leawood Pump Group
 Middleton Top Engine House, Derbyshire (Middleton Top Engine and Leawood Pump Group)
 Migges Glaser's Dampfboote - DS LAGAVULIN
 Mill Meece Pumping Station Preservation Trust, Staffordshire
 National Traction Engine Trust
 New England Wireless and Steam Museum has an extensive collection of steam engines and wirelesses.
 North West Steam Society
 Northern Mill Engine Society Collection - includes a 'virtual tour'
 Olean - Java's historic steam powered sugar mill
 Paddle Steamers - 'a unique heritage preserved'
 Palmerston North Electric Power Station, New Zealand - a 1924 power station (web site last updated 2007 !)
 Papplewick Pumping Station- the site and the website both worth a visit!
 Pleasure Steamers Waverley and Balmoral
 Power House Museum, Sydney, Australia - contains a 1785 Boulton & Watt Engine, still in steam.
 Road Locomotive Society
 Road Roller Association
 Ryhope Engines Museum near Sunderland
 Sandfields Pumping Station, South Staffs
 SS Elfdalen, Swedish Steam boat on Lake Siljan, Sweden (slow to load)
 SS Engelbrekts, Swedish Steam boat site
 SS Shieldhall - preserved steam ship at Southampton
 Stanley Steamers
 Steam Boat Association (Great Britain)
 Steam Boat Association of Australia
 Steam Boat Association of Sweden (Sveriges Ångbåtsförening)
 Steam Car Club of Great Britain
 Steam Museum, Ireland - in impressive buildings & grounds near Dublin
 Steam narrow boat President
 Steam Up - website for steam rallies and all things traction engine.
 Tees Cottage Pumping Station Coniscliffe Road, Darlington
 Temples of Steam DVDs: Burma's historic steam powered rice mills
 Twyford Waterworks Trust, Hants, steam powered waterworks/pumping station
 Vereniging Stoomvaart - Dutch Steam Society
 Waterworks Museum - Hereford
 West of England Steam Engine Society
 Westonzoyland Pumping Station- museum of Steam power and land drainage in Somerset
 Windermere Steamboat Museum

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Textile Industry

 Arkwright's Cromford Mill, Derbyshire
 Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Rosendale, Lancashire
 Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
 Museum of Industrial Archaeology & Textile (MIAT), Ghent, Belgium
 Netherlands Textile Museum (Nederlands Textielmuseum), Tilburg, Netherlands
 New Lanark, cotton mill village and World Heritage Site
 Quarry Bank Mill, Cotton Mill and Industrial Museum (National Trust)
 Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, Harle Syke, Burnley, Lancashire
 Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network - some material on New Lanark.
 Stroudwater Textile Trust & Dunkirk Mill Centre, Nailsworth
 Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
 Textile Museum, Washington D.C., USA
 The Plight of Women's Work in the Early Industrial Revolution in England and Wales
 Women in the Textile industry

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University I.A.

 American Heritage Centre, University of Wyoming - (inc: economic geology, petroleum & mining)
 Birmingham University & the Ironbridge Institute
 Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall (Now part of Exeter Univeristy)
 Cleveland State University Library's Special Collections - industrial history of Northeast Ohio
 Colorado School of Mines
 Freiberg University - Institute for History of Science and Technology (Germany), including I.A.
 IA notes, links, etc., for an IA Course at the Free University of Brussels. [Mainly in Dutch]
 Leicester University, Archaeology & Ancient History (have stopped running their I.A. course!)
 Michigan Technological University Industrial Archaeology Courses
 University of York- Institute for Railway Studies and Transport History

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Waterways

 Ashton Canal and Peak Forest Canal (Canal Junction Cruising Guide)
 Ashton Canal, Macclesfield Canal and Peak Forest Canal
 Birmingham Canal Navigation Society
 Canal & River Trust - looking after the canals and rivers of Britain
 Canal Museum Stoke Bruerne - part of the National Waterways Museum
 Chesterfield Canal Partnership. Includes detailed plans for the restoration of the Chesterfield canal and the archaeology of the route and surroundings.
 Chesterfield Canal Trust. Includes links to projects such as the constuction of the first wooden Cuckoo Boat to be built for 80 years.
 Dudley Canal Trust - preserving the canals & tunnels of Dudley
 ~ Ethnoscope Film & Video - "Along the Erie Canal", USA (video tape)
 Foxton Inclined Plane Trust (FIPT) and Canal Museum
 Friends of Melingriffith water pump (sadly the Friends have now disbanded)
 Friends of the Grand Western Canal
 George Pearson's Canal site- a comprehensive guide to British canals and information on the net
 Gloucester Waterways Museum - part of the National Waterways Museum
 Inland Waterways Association (IWA)
 ~ Inland Waterways Heritage Network - a loose association of UK waterways museums
 Jim Shead's Waterways Information - lots of details on UK waterways
 Kate Boats - hire fleet and boat builders
 Kennet & Avon Canal Museum and Trust
 Lichfield & Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust- Official Site
 London Canal Museum
 Lost Labours - Images of our post industrial landscape. Includes Leominster canal & "In search of Agenoria"
 Macclesfield Canal
 Macclesfield Canal Society
 Narrowboat-holidays.org.uk: Unused timeshare weeks on narrowboats for hire
 National Waterways Museum (formerly Ellesmere Port Boat Museum)
 Railway & Canal Historical Society
 Railways & Canals of Telford, Shropshire
 South pennine & Ashton under Lyne canals. Includes Rochdale & Huddersfield Narrow.
 Steam narrow boat President
 The Canal & River Trust - the charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.
 The Horseboating Society
 The Scottish Waterways Trust - charity looking after Scotlands canals and waterways.
 The Waterways Recovery Group (WRG)
 Tiverton Canal Co - operators of one of the last Horse-Drawn canal boats in the UK
 Waterways Directory. A comprehensive search engine and directory dedicated to the Inland Waterways.
 Wey & Arun Canal Trust
 Yorkshire Waterways Museum in Goole Docks, formerly 'The Sobriety Project'

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