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, Ground work, Building Maintenance, and Visitor Services.
The 1812 Boulton & Watt Beam Engine will be steaming again on 24 July. Advance purchase of timed tickets to the site is recommended for Saturday 24 July. A pre-paid timed ticket will guarantee entry We will be firing up the boiler on the Saturday only. We will be open, but not steaming, on Sunday…
A huge thank you to all our visitors who came to the Crofton Steam Event A huge thank you to all our visitors who came to the Crofton Steaming Event on June 26 & 27 to enjoy a piece of living industrial history. Also, a special thank you to our dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly…
Father’s Day on 20th June Crofton Beam Engines To celebrate Father’s Day on 20th June Crofton Beam Engines are offering half price tickets to view the Beam Engines on a non steaming open day. The offer is open to Fathers and Grandfathers when accompanied by their child or grandchild (of any age)