Step into our industrial and social history
From a time when
Steam was king
Winter Work Public Open Day – 26 October
The Secret Spitfires – 29 November
An Evening of Victorian and Edwardian Entertainment – 6 December
Curious what goes on at Crofton Beam Engines during the winter? Come along to our Winter Works open day 10:30am to …
|26 Oct 2019|
|10:30 – 15:00|
Free, but donations welcome
Market Lavington Community Hall, St Mary’s Road, Market Lavington, Devizes, SN10 4DG 7:00 for 7:30pm, Friday 29 …
|29 Nov 2019|
£10.00, to include light refreshments. Cash bar available.
Market Lavington Old School, Church Street, Market Lavington, Wiltshire SN10 4DT Friday, December 6th from …
|06 Dec 2019|
£10.00, to include light 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.
Curious what goes on at Crofton Beam Engines during the winter? Then come along to one of our five Saturday Winter Work Open Days between 10:30am and 3:00pm to see and meet some of our dedicated volunteers carrying out essential maintenance tasks on our wonderful old engines. It’s FREE ADMISSION but donations are appreciated and……
Mechatronics is a unique project to investigate how modern technology can improve our knowledge of the two-hundred-year-old engineering technology that works at Crofton Beam Engines, working in partnership with a team from AWE at Aldermaston. The image here shows the AWE team at Crofton at the successful conclusion of the instrumentation project on our #1…
Crofton was delighted to welcome colleagues from across the country to the latest meeting of the Wiltshire Museums Group yesterday, 10 October. We heard a range of fascinating presentations on the theme of audience development and discussed a range of topics around the latest thinking on this essential subject in museum practice. Crofton is an…