I have recently started volunteering at Nottingham Industrial Museum, this was originally run by the Local Government, but due to funding cuts is being handed over to unpaid volunteers to run.
There are an interesting collection of old steam engines and other artefacts, which you can see on this linkhttps://www.nottinghamindustrialmuseum.org.uk/
For the last month I have been re building and overhauling an old Clayton E60 Steam Generator that was in pieces when I joined, and is supposed to supply all the steam to run the engines, we hope to rebuild it and get it past survey soon.
The Museum is very short of people with any technical knowledge and experience to operate and maintain the engines and Steam Generator, so if any readers of this site live in the English Midlands I would encourage them to come along for a visit, and consider becoming a volunteer.
It is always better to ask a stupid question than to do a stupid thing.