Big Stuff

A site for the preservation and display of large technology and industrial heritage

Big Stuff is a site for people interested in the preservation and display of large technology and industrial heritage. We are a community of museum professionals, academics, consultants/contractors, volunteers and private owners who come together every three years for a conference to talk about the challenges of large technology conservation, and our ideas and innovations for solving these challenges.

We welcome people who want to get involved - please contribute to our blog, share details of your large technology based project or organisation, join our volunteer conference organising team - or suggest another way we can collaborate to save and enjoy old machines. Students are especially welcome!

Our ISSN number for the conference series is ISSN  2207-2845.

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1902 electric air compressor at Zollern Maschinenhalle, the main colliery site at Dortmund, Germany

Upcoming Events

Big Stuff 2019 Conference

Lovers of big industrial machinery will gather at Katowice in Poland for the sixth Big Stuff conference, on the theme "Preserving large industrial objects in a changing environment".

The conference welcomes heritage professionals and academics, private machinery owners, heritage volunteers and students. Registration is 200 €. To register please go to the conference website at:

Interested in presenting? Please send a 300-500 word abstract of your topic to by 30th April 2019.

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