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Links to Interesting Model Engineering Sites

These are interesting links to general Model Engineering pages on the internet. However, we also link to museum pages where available and provide links to clubs and shops on a reciprocal basis.

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Anson Engine Museum

This unusual and fascinating museum has a great deal to offer its visitors. Over the past few years it has undergone some major changes and is now recognised as one of the Country’s leading specialist museums. It has appeared several times on television and has won many awards from professional engineering bodies and tourism organisations. Situated just south of Manchester in the leafy countryside of Higher Poynton, the museum is on the site of the old Anson Colliery. It is the result of years of hard work collecting and restoring engines. This award winning museum houses the largest collection of engines in Europe, many maintained in running order. Engine enthusiasts from all over the world come to visit this fascinating museum. They also have a display of local history items such as photographs, maps, mementoes and keepsakes from the Vernon Estate and Anson Colliery. These are featured in changing exhibits throughout the season.


Bournemouth International Airport

Bournemouth Aviation Museum, "Guardians of aviation heritage". Dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public at large, operational examples of aviation history.


British Engineerium

Beautifully restored working Victorian pumping station with original beam engine, boiler house, gleaming model and full size engines, traction engines, horse drawn fire engine, craftsmen's tools and domestic appliances. Especially for children the Giant's Toolbox - a hands-on exhibition. Boilers alight and in steam on the first Sunday in month and Sunday and Monday of public holidays.


Crofton Pumping Station

Crofton Pumping Station houses two Cornish beam engines (an 1812 Boulton and Watt and an 1846 Harvey of Hayles engine). The 1812 engine is the oldest in the world in its original building capable of doing the job it was installed to do. Available to static view seven days a week 10.30am - 5pm from Easter until the end of September. For steamimng dates please see our website.


Cumberland Toy & Model Museum, The

Over 100 years of mainly British toys with many visitor operated exhibits including Hornby trains, Scalextric, Meccano, Lego, a 1950’s helicopter and even working card models.


Early steam engines: 1690 - 1840

Great site offering the history of early steam engines and their inventors with animations!


Geevor Tin Mine

Walk underground to find out what it might have been like for the miners. A working mine up until 1900.


Historical & Technical Societies, Museums & Tourist Lines


History and Growth of the Steam Engine

An entire book on-line! Written in 1878 by Robert H. Thurston. Excellent Academic resource.


Internet Craftmanship Museum

Showcase for some of the very best models.


Kew Bridge Steam Museum

The museum houses two working beam engines and a restored steam locomotive.


Lappa Valley Steam Railway

15" gauge, 101/4" gauge and 71/4" gauge railways plus a mine engine house and lots of other attractions for all.


Miniature Engineering Museum

Model engines, aircraft and dedicated to the preservation and display of miniature design and engineering projects.


National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's £21 million flagship maritime attraction opens in 2002 on Falmouth's historic harbourfront, with an unrivalled array of boats, hands-on displays and interactive exhibits.


Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum

Small museum with working examples of steam-powered engines from Somerset's industrial history. Also fully-restored land drainage engine built by Easton and Amos, housed in Grade 2* listed engine-house.



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