Step into our industrial and social history
From a time when
Steam was king
Science Fair & James Watt Celebration – 25, 26 & 27 May
Splendid Summer Steampunk Steaming
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the death of James Watt, one of the foremost engineers the world has ever seen. …
|25 May 2019 – 27 May 2019|
|10:30 – 16:30|
Normal Steaming Day Pricing Applies
Do you love motorcycles and motorcycling? Would you like to come to our Festival of Motorcycling? If so, read …
|29 Jun 2019 – 30 Jun 2019|
Normal Steaming Day Pricing
Splendid Summer Steampunk Steaming The ultimate Steampunk occasion for 2019!! Steampunk visitors in Crofton Our …
|27 Jul 2019 – 28 Jul 2019|
|10:00 – 17:00|
From £14.00 per adult.
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.
Do you love motorcycles and motorcycling? Would you like to come to our Festival of Motorcycling and exhibit a motorcycle that you own? If so, read on! This year Crofton Beam Engines is hosting a Festival of Motorcycling alongside its steaming of the historic beam engines on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June. We have…
Attention all Crafters and Makers! Would you like a trader stall at Crofton Beam Engines August Bank Holiday Steaming (24, 25, 26 August) this year, which has a crafting theme? If so, please message us using the contact form on the website for an application form! We welcome any type of stall: handicrafts, wood turning,…
In early December last year Simon and I took a trip down to the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection at Old Sarum to meet with Special Events Manager Trevor Marks. We were given a tour around the various hangers, learnt about the range of aircrafts on display, and met a few of the dedicated volunteers who…