Final Days of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Coronet Crowdfunder

Historic England’s crowd-funding appeal to raise funds towards the restoration of the Jubilee Coronet at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings closes in a matter of days and they still need your help to reach their target.

As the world’s first iron-framed building in the world, the Main Mill is an extraordinary example of the nation’s industrial heritage, embodying significant changes in factory design and structural engineering. The Main Mill was the first fireproof, multi-storey structure of its kind and is known as the grandparent of the modern day skyscraper.

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Empowering, relevant, dynamic – using industrial history collections to engage and inspire

How do we get visitors to engage with our collections? How do we ensure our collections are relevant to the modern audiences? Could local communities and other visitors become more involved in how we manage our collections?

These were just some of the questions we looked at during the Industrial Heritage Network North West (IHNNW) meeting last Thursday at the National Waterways Museum (Boat Museum) in Ellesmere Port.

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Call for Papers: the Place of Industry

Call for Papers

Science Museum Group Research Conference 2019: The Place of Industry

The 2019 Science Museum Group Research Conference will take place 4-5 November 2019, at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester.  There, on an internationally significant industrial heritage site, in the world’s first industrial city, we will emphasise the place of industry.

Please click here for details.