Crofton Beam Engines Winter Works
Crofton Beam Engines, home to the world’s oldest working steam driven beam engine, is pleased to announce selected dates when visitors will be able to see our winter maintenance works in action. They will also allow visitors to see work behind the scenes at our unique site. These open days have proved very popular in previous years and once again visitors will be able to take guided tours and talk to the volunteers and hear about our plans as we work towards reopening at Easter 2020.
Entry is FREE and tea/coffee and biscuits will be available for a donation towards our work.
Winter Works public dates are:
October 26th 11.00am to 3.00pm
November 23rd 11.00am to 3.00pm
December 7th 11.00am to 3.00pm
January 21st 11.00am to 3.00pm
February 18th 11.00am to 3.00pm
About Crofton: Crofton Beam Engines is situated on the north side of the Kennet and Avon Canal near to its highest point. It was built to pump water to the highest level of the canal some 13m (40’) higher and 1.13Km (0.7miles) to the west. It is home to two magnificent steam driven beam engines one of which can claim to be the oldest in the world still in its original location and doing the job it was installed for in 1812.
Crofton Beam Engines is a Grade 1 listed site. It is also a branch of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust who operate the site through an enthusiastic band of volunteers all of whom are keen to provide visitors with a memorable experience.