Explore Crofton’s rich industrial and social history at this unique heritage site and turn back the clock to a time when steam was the dominant source of power.

Built between 1807 and 1809, Crofton Beam Engines is one of the only remaining stations of its kind in the UK, originally supplying water to the highest point of the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Step back in time to when steam was the most dominant source of power on a Steaming Day, tour the Engine House, enjoy a picnic in the grounds overlooking the canal or explore the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.

Please note: pre-booking is advised for steaming events.

MuseumSouth West

Crofton Beam Engines

Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW

01672 870300


Opening times

Please see website for steaming and non-steaming opening hours

There are no refreshments available on site, however picnics are encouraged.

Advance purchase of timed tickets is required for steaming events only.

A one-way system is in operation in the Engine House.

With a National Art Pass you get

50% off entry
Standard entry price

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