IHN South East

Welcome to the Industrial Heritage Network SOUTH EAST (IHNSE) page!

Our inaugural meeting is confirmed!

We’re meeting at Amberley Museum on the 28th June – do get in touch if you’d like to join us!

Take a look at the agenda here

Our members:

Amberley Museum


AIA logo

The Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA) is the national organisation for Britain. The AIA encourages and promotes the public benefit of the study of, and research in, the archaeology of industry and the industrial period, and promotes education in the identification, recognition and conservation of the industrial heritage. The Association funds Restoration Grants; awards cash prizes for research and publications; sponsors new research; lobbies bodies concerned with legislation, planning and funding; unites individuals, local societies, academics and field professionals; represents industrial archaeology nationally and internationally; runs conferences and practical workshops; publishes a biannual academic journal, Industrial Archaeology Review, and a quarterly newsletter, Industrial Archaeology News.

Bluebell Railway

Brooklands Museum

Burton Mill

Carshalton Water Tower



Delve in to 400 years of history at the most complete Dockyard in the world. The unique destination celebrates Great Britain’s maritime past and unmatched contribution to the Royal Navy’s shipbuilding excellence that led to worldwide command of the oceans. Discover interactive exhibitions across 10 galleries including three Historic Warships, a working Victorian Ropery and much more. Visit the award-winning gallery Command of the Oceans, telling the story of the dockyard through long-hidden objects for the first time. In this gallery, you can also follow a virtual John North and his grandson learning all about how ships are built and discovering the timbers of the ‘ship beneath the floor’.

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Classic Boat Museum

Coultershaw Heritage Trust

Crampton Tower

Dover Transport Museum

Eastchurch Aviation Museum


Inside the Mill by Brain Pain
Inside the Mill by Brian Pain

Eling Tide Mill Experience brings together hundreds of years of local, industrial and natural history in one site. The Grade II* Listed Eling Tide Mill is one of the UK’s last two mills regularly harnessing the power of the tide to make flour. Adjacent is the Visitor Centre where visitors can explore the history of the mill and its area. Outside are beautiful walks and opportunities to spot wading wildlife from Bartley Water Boardwalk around the millpond and from the shoreline at Goatee Beach.




ERIH logo

ERIH is a membership network and sites pay an annual fee which varies according to the category of membership.  The benefits of membership include enhanced profile, including a presence on ERIH’s well-used website (which currently attracts over 4000 visits per day) and its active social media pages; participation in ERIH conferences, events and initiatives; participation in local and regional routes of industrial heritage; and not least, association with a European organisation that is now recognised by the European institutions as the principle network for the promotion of industrial heritage tourism in Europe. To find out more about ERIH, please contact the UK Coordinator on uk@erih.net.

Hampshire Building Preservation Trust

Historic England

Kempton Steam Museum and Waterworks Railway

Kent Firefighting Museum


Mills Archive Logo

Established in 2002, we preserve and protect records of milling heritage, fostering the cultural and educational values of mills and the milling community. A Nationally Accredited Archive Service, we are the UK’s specialist archive on the history of milling: the national centre for mill-related research, recording, learning and understanding; the appropriate repository for milling records. We care for over 250 collections of more than 3,000,000 documents and images, recording the rich and diverse crafts, buildings, equipment and people involved with mills. Over 76,000 of these records are freely available online and some 20 volunteers work to make more publicly accessible.


Romsey Signal Box

The old railway signal box at Romsey sits in its own grounds with a range of associated attractions.  The signal box itself has been fully restored to full working order, and visitors of all ages are encouraged to pull the levers to make the signals outside operate.  The site also features a separate miniature signal box, various exhibits (many hands-on), and a small café.  It is open to the public (small charge for adults, children free) on the first Sunday and third Saturday of each month, and other occasions as advertised on the website. Group visits at other times can also be arranged.

Royal Armouries Museum – Fort Nelson


Southampton District

The Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust (S&DTHT) was established in 2001 and is dedicated to the preservation of former Southampton buses and other vehicles from around the local area. The Trust provides an opportunity for many to get involved with the preservation and operation of Southampton’s heritage transport. The activities of the Trust revolve around the preservation and restoration of vehicles together with social meetings of members and their guests. Visit our website: http://www.sadtht.co.uk for more information.


South East Museum Development

Spa Valley Railway

Twyford Waterworks Trust

Wandle Industrial Museum

Weald & Downland Living Museum



Winchester City Mill has stood at the heart of the historic City of Winchester since at least Saxon times. With a history of over 1000 years, Winchester City Mill is probably the oldest working watermill in the country. The Mill produces stoneground wholemeal flour and has regular milling and baking demonstrations. The Mill is also the gateway to the South Downs National Park and features the start point of the South Downs Way National Trail. The gateway has a wide selection of information for those wishing to explore local walks and trails further afield.




Willesborough Mill



Built around 1814 the windmill at Windmill Hill was raised on its brick piers in about 1850 to make it the tallest post mill in Sussex. It was converted to steam power in 1894 and operated until around 1913. It then remained derelict for several decades. In 2001, the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £577,000 towards the restoration and the windmill opened to the public in 2006. The milling machinery was restored between 2013 and 2016 and the mill is once again able to grind grain to make flour using the power of the wind. The mill is open most Sundays and every Bank Holiday Monday (Easter to October).