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  • click image to view St Peter's Church
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    St Peter's Church

    St Peter’s Church is an archaeological treasure-trove and one of the most studied churches in England. It has a remarkably complete Anglo-Saxon tower and baptistery and the large medieval nave and chancel displays a range architectural styles. The church now has an interactive exhibition featuring reconstructed skeletons and details of lifestyles in the past, giving […]
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    Steam Railtours

    On selected dates, the Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society runs Railtours around the Scunthorpe steelworks site. With guides on hand, you’ll learn all about iron and steel making and glimpse red hot steel.
  • click image to view The Old Smithy & Heritage Centre
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    The Old Smithy & Heritage Centre

    A Victorian Smithy as it was abandoned many years ago. Exhibition of agricultural tools in a courtyard setting and Village Museum on the first floor.
  • click image to view The Ted Lewis Centre
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    The Ted Lewis Centre

    Archive and exhibition celebrating the art, life and times of Ted Lewis, novelist, graphic artist and jazz musician. Ted Lewis (1940-1982) was an artist, illustrator and writer living in Barton-upon-Humber in North Lincolnshire. He was best known for creating the character Jack Carter, the protagonist in the 1971 cult film Get Carter, starring Michael Caine. […]
  • click image to view The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft
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    The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft

    Visit Britain’s largest collection of trolleybuses. Take a nostalgic ride on one and look around the 1950/60s exhibitions and shop window displays. Open selected weekends throughout the year.
  • click image to view Thornton Abbey & Gatehouse
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    Thornton Abbey & Gatehouse

    The ornate fortified gatehouse of Thornton Abbey is among the finest in Britain. There are remains of monastic buildings and an exhibition on the abbey’s history. Extensive restoration of the crumbling monastery and a new exterior staircase gives visitors easier access to the gatehouse and its haunting passageways and hidden alleys. The abbey offers a […]
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    Wesley Methodist Memorial Church

    This Methodist church in the heart of the town is set in beautiful gardens. It was built in 1889 as a memorial to John and Charles Wesley. Open throughout the year 10am - 4pm, conducted tours arranged through the minister. No charge - but donations always welcomed. 2014 sees a new Wesley Heritage garden.
  • click image to view Wilderspin National School Museum
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    Wilderspin National School Museum

    Explore this Victorian school with unique links to Samuel Wilderspin, one of the founding fathers of modern schooling and pioneer of infant schools across Britain. Explore Wilderspin's schoolroom and playground of 1845 and the adjoining National School Classroom.
  • click image to view Wrawby Postmill
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    Wrawby Postmill

    The last postmill in the north of England. The postmill at Wrawby is open each year on Easter Monday, both May Bank Holidays, August Bank Holiday and the last Sunday in June and July. A souvenir shop and refreshments are available on open days. The mill is open from 2 till 5 pm each day.