Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, MARLBOROUGH, SN8 3DW
The oldest working beam engine in the world still in its original building and still doing its original job, the Boulton and Watt 1812, can be found in this rural spot. Its companion is a Harvey's of Hayle of 1845. Both are steam driven, from a hand-stoked, coal-fired boiler, and pump water into the summit level of the Kennet and Avon Canal with a lift of 40ft. Ideal location for exploring the canal, with a cafe serving hand-baked cakes.
Tel: 01672 870300
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In Steam: £8 (yearly season ticket) (ch under 16 free, seniors £7). Non-In Steam days: £4.50 (ch under 16 free, seniors £4)
Open late Mar-early Oct, daily 10.30-5 (last entry 4.30). 'In Steam' selected dates Mar-Sep. Please check website for full details
Average visit 2hrs
Dogs not allowed inside buildings
Assist dogs allowed all areas.
Access restricted to ground floor pumphouse, grounds & cafe
Phone site manager in advance, sighted guides provided
Signed from A4/A338/A346 & B3087 at Burbage