Step into our industrial and social history
From a time when
Steam was king
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.
Anyone wishing to request a refund for tickets purchased for future events which have now been postponed or cancelled please make contact via Crofton Manager at email@example.com
Following the latest government recommendations regarding Coronavirus / Covid-19 we have taken the decision to delay our opening of Crofton for the summer season 2020. We anticipate that Crofton will be closed to the public until at least the end of July, which means our Steaming Weekends are cancelled together with other planned events both…
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