The museum has an impressive collection of restored stationary steam engines. In total around 18 steam engines & pumps are on display, some of which can be seen in motion on open days.
Housed in a purpose built building they have been lovingly restored , rebuilt and maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers, who are always willing to show you around and explain things to you - why not pay us a visit, you will not be disappointed.
Please Take Note!!
The Museum uses steam from the same boiler that serves the Nursery, which must have priority at all times.
Because of this and other circumstances beyond our control, there will be times when we cannot steam the engines.
In particular there will be a period of weeks, usually in June or July, when the boiler will be shut down for its annual, statutory boiler inspection and maintenance.
When this happens the Museum will be open on the Wednesday steaming days,(not Sundays or Bank Holidays), but the engines will not be steaming!
Details will be posted in the museum and on the website as soon as they are known.
(It's as well to telephone before setting off :- 01302 330430).
The museum boiler will be shut down from July 15 2019 for approximately 4 weeks.
This is for its mandatory annual maintenance and insurance tests.
We are sorry for this inconvenience but the museum will still be open for static viewing on the usual steaming days.
10.00 am. until 4.00 pm.
Admission is free !!!!!
Winter Shut Down
will be CLOSED from
November 2021 until
UNFORTUNATELY THE MUSEUM WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO STEAM THE ENGINES
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THE STEAMING OF THE ENGINES.
Unfortunately the site steam boiler has accumulated a number of (expensive) problems and so has been permanently taken out of service. Therefore, for an indefinite future, the museum will have no steam.
As an alternative, to power selected engines, a motor-driven air blower has been ordered.