Heritage Open Days – In Person Tours
Sunday 17th September 2023
Non-Steaming Event. free Entry.
Join a guided tour on Sunday 17th September to discover more about the industrial past of Crofton’s corner of Wiltshire for FREE!
Built between 1807 and 1809, the Pumping Station supplied water to the highest point of the Kennet & Avon Canal which links London and Bristol. It is a rare survivor of the Industrial Revolution and houses the oldest working Beam Engine in the world, still capable of carrying out its original task in its original location.
Though the Station won’t be in Steam, visitors will have the opportunity to join a one hour tour throughout the Station, led by dedicated knowledgeable volunteers, to learn the fascinating history and engineering of the site.
11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Booking is recommended to secure your place
Remaining spaces will be available on the day on a first come first served basis.
We encourage visitors to make use of our picnic benches on the grounds (no alcohol is allowed on site). There will be no refreshments available to buy on site.
|Car Park||Site||Tour Times|
|10:30 to 16:30||10:30 to 16:00||11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm|