Step into our industrial and social history
From a time when
Steam was king
The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway – 31 January
The Secret Spitfires in Royal Wootton Bassett – 28 February
Concorde the Legend in Marlborough – 18 March
The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway – The Best Way to See Snowdonia by Mark Temple, Bristol Branch of the …
|31 Jan 2020|
£10 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.
The legendary supersonic airliner Concorde is an aviation icon, instantly known and recognised around the globe, a …
|18 Mar 2020|
£10, to include light refreshments
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.
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?…
We are pleased to announce tickets are now on sale for an amazing evening on 18 March celebrating one of the most famous and instantly recognisable aircraft ever built – Concorde the Legend! The groundbreaking supersonic airliner Concorde is an aviation icon, instantly known and recognised around the globe, a marvel of engineering and at…
Would you like to work on the oldest steam engine in the world still working and doing the job it was built for, in the place it was built? If so, read on – and we’ve extended the deadline for applications to 31 January 2020 to allow people a little extra time to apply! Crofton…