Crofton Beam Engines

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Crofton Beam Engines
Crofton
SN8 3DW
Phone:
01672 870300

The Crofton Beam Engines are set in a beautiful canal-side location where you can enjoy a picnic.

Built over 200 years ago to raise water from natural springs up to the highest point of the Kennet & Avon Canal, the Pumping Station is Grade One listed and contains two beam engines, both restored to working order.  The Boulton and Watt engine, built in 1812, is the oldest beam engine in the world still in its original setting and carrying out its original job.  The Harvey & Co. of Hayle, Cornwall  engine, built in 1846 and modified in 1905, is one of the few remaining operating engines of its type.

During 2021, Crofton is open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 10.15am – 4.00pm (last entry to engines at 3.30pm) until the end of September 2021. Steaming weekends for 2021 are being released and can be found on the What’s On pagePlease also check on their website and social media for updates. The Engineman’s Rest Café is closed until further notice. 

Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds but, with the exception of assistance dogs, are not allowed in the Engine House.

There are lots of walks that take you to Crofton Beam Engines.  Find out more about the Kennet & Avon Canal.


Crofton Beam Engines Boiler Appeal.  If Crofton is to steam again in 2022, work needs to be done over the winter on their boiler, which will cost around £30,000.  Find out more here

 

Discover Crofton Beam Engines’ story with the video tour with Phil Harding

Opening Times:
Crofton is open Saturdays and Sundays 10.15am – 4.00pm. Steaming weekends for 2021 are yet to be confirmed.  Please check on their website and social media for updates. The Engineman’s Rest Café is closed until further notice.
Entry fee:
Entry fees can be found on the Crofton Beam Engines website.
Facilities & Features:
Loos, Ground-floor access, Grounds
Groups of up to 50 people are welcome – please contact Crofton Beam Engines in advance.
Directions:
The lanes around Crofton are extremely pretty but narrow and often have walkers, cyclists, farm traffic and horse riders on them, so please take care.
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