Metal hobbiest UK visit

I will visit the UK in May and will have a weekend or two of free time to
tour around. Are there any recommended stops for a metalworking hobbiest?
I will be in the Mildenhall area, and would travel within 1 day radius on
train and taxi.
Regards, Jim Brown
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Jim Brown
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Sadly Mildenhall is not very well connected to anywhere - other than by military jet! A hire car maybe useful!
I'd definitiely go to Bessingham Steam Museum, Near Diss in Norfolk. Losts of full size and narrow guage steam.
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There's the Burrell Museum in Thetford, Norfolk
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The Long Shop Musuem at Leiston in Suffolk.
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Charles Ping
Harrogate Model Engineering Show is weekend of 7,8,and 9 of May. One of largest shows in UK.
Would need to get a Car Hire to get there ( 200 miles ) from Mildenhall.
Harrogate is in Noth Yorkshire.
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Tony K Ward
Is there any info on the internet about this show?
How much is entry fee?
I am hoping to attend, probably on the Sunday.
Regards, Dave Colliver.
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Of course London has the Science museum in South Ken, and the Kew Bridge museum
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(but try and go when the engines are in steam).
If you're a railway fan then the museum at York is said to be a good day out;
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Neil Barnes
Hello Jim,
I was very very _VERY_ dissapointed when I paid, and heavily at that, when I went there last year. The only saving grace was that it was the once a year miniature traction engine weekend. Great miniatures, great athmosphere. Just not worth the money otherwise. Maybe I was having an off day? Dunno.
Well worth it.
And also the Forncett Industrial Steam Museum
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Regards GeoffH Norfolk - UK
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The North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham?
The workshops of the Bure Valley Railway at Aylsham are usually open to visitors - nice big gear.
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Tim Christian
If you're going to Harrogate, it isn't that far from there to visit the railway museum in York - some very serious steam hardware on display there.
Regards, Tony
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Tony Jeffree

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