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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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