Partnerships with industrial heritage museums and local libraries are integral to this project. Our current partners include:

The National Railway Museum, York

Stephenson’s Rocket (Science Museum Group Collection, © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, Creative Commons)

National Mining Museum Scotland

‘The Colliery’, The Lady Victoria Colliery, home of the National Mining Museum Scotland (National Mining Museum

National Coal-Mining Museum for England

Caphouse Colliery, National Mining Museum (Chris Allen [CC BY-SA 2.0,])

Historic Environment Scotland: Stanley Mills

Stanley Mills (Historic Environment Scotland, ‘Stanley Mills’,

Verdant Works, Dundee Heritage Trust

Verdant Jute Works Museum, Dundee (David Hawgood / Verdant Jute Works Museum, Dundee, Wikimedia Commons)

Quarry Bank Mill, National Trust

Quarry Bank (National Trust, ‘Quarry Bank’,

New Lanark World Heritage Site

Working-Class Movement Library, Manchester

Working Class Movement Library (Working Class Movement Library, ‘Visiting the Library’,

The Mitchell Library, Glasgow Life

The Mitchell Library, Glasgow (Wikimedia Commons)

Bradford and Keighley Libraries: Local Studies

Dundee Central Library: Local History

Finnish Labor Museum, Tampere

The Finnish Labour Museum (‘The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas’,

The Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, Baylor University, Texas

The Armstrong Browning Library and Museum (Baylor, ‘Visit Armstrong Browning Library and Museum’,

Hawick Library

Hawick Library (Image kindly provided by Live Borders (@liveborders))

General Federation of Trade Unions

Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington, Northumberland (

We are also delighted to be working with playwright Martin Travers and Guy Hollands Associate Director (Citizens Learning) from the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, and with musicians Findlay Napier, Gillian Frame and Jennifer Reid.

‘Piston, Pen & Press’ welcomes interest from new heritage and creative partners and we would be happy to involve you in our events. Please email a member of the project team for more information.