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Group Prices

Steam Experience Days

We offer discounted entry prices for groups of ten persons and more. However, the group must be pre-booked and we would ask you to contact us in good time using the details on the Contacts page. We can usually offer places in our café, too, if given sufficient notice. The maximum group size is 50. It may also be possible to arrange for a guided tour.

Adult entry prices (no concessions) Static: £3.50  In Steam: £6.50

Accompanied children under 16 are always free

Please note that the access to our car park is tight and, if your group proposes to travel by coach, you should be aware that very large coaches may find manoeuvring difficult. Please contact us for more details.

We also welcome visits by school parties.  These are normally specially tailored events and you should contact us well in advance if you would like your school to visit.

Special, Private Steamings

The Beam Engines can be run in steam to special order if you have an event you would like to celebrate or a group of people to whom you would like to give a unique experience. Also, the engines are available to use by film and broadcasting organisations, for instance when portraying themes of the industrial revolution, great inventors, canal transport and steam as motive power.  The beautiful surroundings make this an ideal location for filming.

Prices depend on a number of factors which will differ according to the chosen date so please contact us if you want to receive more details.

Have you ever wanted to stoke a huge coal fired boiler or operate the oldest working beam engine in the world? Now is your chance! Or why not make this a unique present for someone's special birthday or celebration. Crofton Beam engines are offering a unique day's experience. We introduced it first in 2013 as an experiment which soon proved extremely popular and the limited places available were totally sold out for the whole season.  Following that success, it is now a permanent feature of our offering.  

Accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable escort, you can light and stoke the boiler, work with the Duty Engineer, enter areas not normally seen by the public, prepare the engines for steaming, and finally take control of the oldest, working beam engine in the world. Safety briefing, protective clothing and refreshments, including a light lunch, will be provided and you will receive a commemorative certificate recording the event. A maximum of only two places per steaming day are possible, so early booking is essential. See Opening Times page for details of the 2014 steaming days on which the experience is offered.


Steam Experience £150 per person (K&AT Members £100)


Please note that Steam Experience is offered only to persons aged 18 or over and is not available during our Steam Gala weekend, September 26th and 27th, 2015.

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