Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September
Step back in time to when steam ruled all and explore this hidden gem in Wiltshire’s history. Learn of the station’s history, and its restoration. Speak with volunteers in and around the Engine House. Discover the engineering challenges and the people who overcame them to build the canal and make sure that it had a plentiful supply of water.
Don’t forget to explore the grounds too with views over the Kennet and Avon Canal and Wilton Water Reservoir, fed by natural springs and the reason why the pumping station was built here. Or perhaps enjoy a picnic on our new picnic benches to the sound of 200 years of living history.
|10:00 to 17:00
|10:00 to 16:30
|10:30 to 16:30
(last entry 15:30)
Pre-booking is recommended to secure your entry time and help you plan your visit.
See our Art Tickets page to make your booking.
Any remaining tickets will be sold on the gate on the day, but with limited availability.
Guide Admissions Price
|Accompanied children (under 16)
While you are at Crofton don’t forget to visit the pop-up refreshment tent.
We will be serving tea, coffee and a variety of soft drinks as well as cakes, biscuits and other delights to keep you sustained while visiting the engines and meeting our wonderful volunteers.
Open 10:30 to 16:00
All proceeds from the pop-up will be donated to Crofton, helping ensure it’s future.
Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy overlooking the canal and railway.
Please note our picnic area is not under cover.
Access to the site is via the main gate opposite the car park. No access from the lower canal entrance at lock 60 due to ongoing works by the Canal and River Trust.
Well behaved dogs on short lead are welcomed on site. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the buildings.