Step into our industrial and social history
From a time when
Steam was king
The Life, Times and History of SS Shieldhall – 21 February
The Secret Spitfires in Royal Wootton Bassett – 28 February
The Uncommon Common: The Curious History of Greenham Common – 13 March
Enjoy the golden age of steam at sea… in Ludgershall near Andover! Although Ludgershall is most definitely landlocked, …
|21 Feb 2020|
|19:00 – 22:00|
£8 to include light refreshments. Cash bar available.
We have arranged another opportunity to see The Secret Spitfires, the moving and powerful story of ordinary people who …
|28 Feb 2020|
£10, to include light refreshments.
Through the 1980s Greenham Common became synonymous with the protest against nuclear weapons most visibly embodied by …
|13 Mar 2020|
£10, to include buffet refreshments. Cash Bar available.
Learning at Crofton
Whether you are a school, college or simply a steam enthusiast we can provide learning opportunities to suit your requirements. From School Tours, Talks and Tours to the general public, Steaming Events and our Personal Steam Experience, we have plenty for you to choose from.
Explore Crofton’s Engines
A team of dedicated volunteers and staff looks after the whole site. They do that to preserve this amazing landmark from the past in order that you, and future generations, can see how our great, pioneering engineers tackled early developments in motive power and pumping technology. When you visit, you will see why Crofton is regarded as such a gem in the heritage of UK engineering.
Crofton is powered by volunteers! Come and join our friendly team at Crofton Beam Engines, and help to show our wonderful engines and beautiful site to our visitors. We have a wide range of volunteer roles, so there is a task waiting for you whatever your background. Roles include Front of house and tour guides, Engineering, Groundwork, Building Maintenance, and Visitor Services.
Through the 1980s Greenham Common became synonymous with the protest against nuclear weapons most visibly embodied by the Women’s Peace Camp at the USAF base on the common. While the Greenham Women drew the world’s attention to this otherwise quiet corner of West Berkshire their presence was not the first or only occasion that the…
Enjoy the golden age of steam at sea… in Ludgershall near Andover! Although Ludgershall is most definitely landlocked, our superb talk evening this winter will bring life on the ocean wave right into the heart of the town during our nautical evening about the largest working steam ship in Britain! The SS Shieldhall is an…
Have you been involved in some way with Crofton Beam Engines in the past? Do you know somebody who has? Are you involved with the Kennet & Avon Canal now, or know somebody who is? Maybe living on the canal or working on the canal? Maybe you have a hobby on, or using, the canal?…