An activity for 7+ with adult assistance
Crofton Beam Engines was built over 200 years ago to pump water to the highest point of the Kennet and Avon Canal to keep it nice and full. Without the water, narrow boats wouldn’t be able to move from one end to the other. The station uses large pieces of machinery called beam engines which power large water pumps which move the water.
Complete the activity to build your own moving beam engine and see how it all works.
You will need: