Step into our industrial and social history
From a time when
Steam was king
Crofton Announces New Wintertime Public Group Tours
Living on a Nuclear Submarine – 10 January
Winter Work Public Open Day – 7 December
Would you like to come and see us in the winter when we’re normally closed? Then read on..! It’s well known that …
|01 Nov 2019 – 31 Mar 2020|
Special Winter Group Visit Price Applies
The Cold War was a tense, dark and uneasy time in our history with nuclear power and the science, engineering and …
|10 Jan 2020|
|19:00 – 21:30|
£10 to include light refreshments. Cash bar available.
Curious what goes on at Crofton Beam Engines during the winter? Come along to our Winter Works open day 11:00am to …
|07 Dec 2019|
Free, but donations welcome
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.
The market town of Marlborough sits around 5 miles North West from Crofton within the stunning scenery of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its long wide high street, historic buildings, as well as a mix of independent and chain retail stores, it’s very much a hub of activity and a…
The Assembly Rooms, Marlborough Town HallFriday 10th January 2020 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm Crofton Beam Engines is pleased to announce its first public event of the new year 2020, “Living on a Nuclear Submarine” which will take you into what life was like on board an operational nuclear submarine during the Cold War. The Cold…
Would you like to come and see us in the winter when we’re normally closed? Then read on..! It’s well known that during the winter Crofton normally closes to the public so that our dedicated volunteers can undertake a range of essential maintenance works and then get the station ready for the start of the…