Heritage of Industry
The Industrial Revolution was a period where changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transport, and technology had a profound effect on the social, economic and cultural conditions of the times affecting everyone from the top to the bottom of society.
For more than 27 years Heritage of Industry has been the leading specialist in creating unique tours which allow you to explore the history of this revolution.
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Country House Comfort & Convenience
During the late 18th and 19th centuries a variety of technological innovations were becoming available to enhance the comfort and convenience of domestic life but, far from urban centres, the great Country Houses had to be self sufficient in the provision of gas, electricity, sanitation and water supply. Join Prof. Marilyn Palmer MBE and Dr Ian West exploring the artefacts still to be found in some of our grandest residences and see how they affected the lives of those both upstairs and downstairs.
"Technology in the Country House" book offer now available
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Industrial Heritage study tours
Taking a week or more to explore an area in depth, tours may visit industrial sites in the UK, mainland Europe, The United States, Australia or New Zealand led by key experts in the field who provide a wealth of information to tour members.
Specialising in finding sites not normally visited by other groups we have organised many tours which have informed, educated and entertained their members.
Newcomen Summer Meeting now open for booking
Industrial Explorer & City Safari
City Safaris and Industrial Explorer Weekends take a look at a city's civic, commercial, industrial and transport legacy on foot, guided by one of our experts. In the UK, and on the near continent, we enjoy a long weekend viewing urban areas, civic and domestic buildings, former industrial sites, canals, trams and even street furniture from a different angle.
North Kent Industrial Explorer now open for booking
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