industrial heritage

Industrial Heritage

Did you know that the first tank ever created was designed and built in Lincoln?

Then head for The Museum of Lincolnshire Life where among many exhibits highlighting the county's social history, agriculture and industry is World War 1 Tank, Flirt.

It marks the city's connections with the invention of the tank by William Tritton, the managing director of Lincoln engineering firm Wm Foster & Co, and Major Walter Wilson.

Discover a county rich in Industrial Heritage with a visit to one of the many museums and attractions dedicated to everything from road transport to fishing heritage.

The Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby is a multi-award winning museum recreating Grimsby's maritime history. Tours include a recreation of a 1950s voyage to fishing grounds, through the trawler, with authentic aromas and moving deck, and scenes from the street and home life of old Grimsby.

The Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum is a stunning collection of over 60 road transport vehicles, spanning the last 80 years, while North Ings Farm Museum is a small agricultural and industrial museum with a Narrow Gauge Railway.

Perhaps Lincolnshire's best-known industrial heritage attractions are its windmills. As a largely flat county, wind power proved perfect and at one time Lincolnshire had more than 500 operating windmills.

Today the remains of 136 are still evident, among them Alford Windmill, one of England's finest, and Heckington Windmill, a unique eight bladed working windmill.

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