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Non-Steaming Days (2021 details and prices)
There is no charge to enter the site on non-steaming days. There is a charge to visit the Station itself and view the boiler and static engines (see below). In the winter, we run special Winter Works Open Days (not in steam) then entry is free and donations gratefully accepted. We limit the number of daily visitors on site to maintain social distancing rules and aid visitor management within our team. We have no booking system for site access on non-steaming days, this is a first come, first served system. If full capacity is reached signage will be present in the Car Park and at the Entrance Gate. Visitors may still use the Pay and Display car park even if full site capacity has been reached.
|Concession (60+ & Students)||£4.50||£5.00|
|Child (Under 16)||Free||Free|
|Kennet and Avon Canal Trust Members||Free||Free|
|Carers accompanying full-paying adult||Free||Free|
Admission to see the boiler house and engines in 2021 is by self guided tour.
Steaming Days (2021 details and prices)
There is a charge to enter the site on steaming days. (Dates for 2022 to be confirmed) Advance booking is recommended. We operate an on-line booking system with Art Tickets (from Art Fund, supporting museums and art galleries across the UK).
Guide price ‘standard’ adult £10.75 for (£12 with Gift Aid). Accompanied children under 16 are free. Last self-guided tour 3.15pm.
We invite visitors to support Crofton and the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust as a registered charity by Gift Aiding their admission.
If you pay the Gift Aid admission, which includes an extra 10% donation to the Trust, in addition to regular admission, the whole amount is treated as a donation. This then allows the Trust to reclaim 25% of the total price paid from the Government at no cost to the visitor or the organisation.
For full information about Gift Aid, please see our page about Gift Aid.
Car Park Charges
There is a tarmacked and bay-marked chargeable Pay and Display car park at Crofton Beam Engines with 32 spaces for cars, 2 accessible spaces and a bay for motorcycles.
|Car Park Tariff 2021|
The car park is closed when the site is closed. The car park will be open to visitors from 10.30am – 2.30pm for the Winter Works Open Day on 27 November 2021.
All car park charges go directly to supporting the charitable work of the Kennet & Avon Trust and support our conservation and care for Crofton as a unique part of the nation’s industrial heritage.
No overnight parking is allowed in the car park except when there are special evening events.
There is a height restriction of 7’ 2’’ or 2.2M and a height barrier. Therefore drivers of high vehicles for example mobile homes, minibuses, cars with cycle roofracks etc should call in advance to make arrangements for access and speak with staff on site upon departure.
On large steaming and other event days ample additional parking is available in the adjacent field, accessible via the short track to opposite the main gate. The grass surface of this parking area may not be suitable for all vehicles and use is at the driver’s discretion and risk.
Coach Parking: there is normally space for 1 x full size coach by prior arrangement for specific directions and assistance. Alternatively, for passenger drop offs, we can provide details of parking areas in the neighbouring area which again can be arranged in advance.