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Step back in time to when steam ruled at Crofton Beam Engines this bank holiday weekend. Learn, watch and discover 200 hundred years of history right under your nose.

Learn why the pumping station and Kennet and Avon Canal was built and investigate its vast history. Be part of the action by watching and walking within touching distance of the 200 year old cast iron beam engines throughout the Engine House.

Discover how the engines work with the boiler and pumps as a team lift water 40ft from the canal level. Each floor is looked after by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers, always keen to share their knowledge and experience.

Crofton Beam Engines is living history at its finest. What will you learn?

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Crofton Beam Engines

Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW

01672 870300


Opening times

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the end of September - site opens at 10.15 am, with last entry to site at 3.30 pm. The Engine House is open from 10.30 am, with last entry at 3 pm (charge for entry). Different times apply for steaming events.

The café is closed in 2021. Advance purchase of timed tickets is required for steaming events only. A one-way system is in operation in the Engine House.

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