Engineering Attractions

Visiting Britain's best industrial heritage sites

No matter where you go in Britain, you are never far from a site of industrial interest, whether it be a museum or a boat lift, a railway or waterwheel. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has always been keen to acknowledge such places through the promotion of its long-standing Engineering Heritage Awards scheme. Some of the museums and collections contained in this visitors' guide have gained such recognition. Others might do so in the future. But, regardless of individual accolade, every entry featured in these pages has one thing in common - they all provide wonderfully entertaining and informative days out.


  • 100 full-colour pages
  • Contains information on dozens of industrial heritage sites
  • Covers word-class institutions like the Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield, through to quirky, off-the-beaten-track places like the King Edward mining museum in Cornwall