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Crofton Beam Engines

Crofton Pumping Station


01672 870300

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Crofton Beam Engines, Marlborough

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (Static)£4.50 per ticket
Adult (Steam Day)*£8.00 per ticket
Child (Static) accompaniedFree
Child (Steam Day) accompaniedFree
Concession (Static)£4.00 per ticket
Senior (Steam Day)*£7.00 per ticket

* Adult and senior tickets on steam days allow unlimited entry for 12 months.

Opening Times

2017 (8 Apr 2017 - 1 Oct 2017)

* Café and gift shop open every day except Wednesdays
Engine House tours (engines not working) between 11.30am and 4pm every day except Wednesdays
Please see our website for dates of Steaming Days and for information on Open Maintenance Days during our Winter period.



  • Gift Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook. Prior arrangement essential, minimum of 7 days notice.

Key Features

  • In countryside - Views over the Kennet & Avon Canal
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest


  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Engineman’s Rest Café serving delicious homemade hot and cold food.
  • Picnic Site - Tables provided in outside area.

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times - Private steamings also arranged with minimum of one month’s notice.
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - Well-behaved dogs welcome within grounds, recognised Assistance Dogs welcome throughout.
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - By prior arrangement.
  • Educational Visits Accepted - By prior arrangement.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - By prior arrangement. Maximum group size 50.
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - By prior appointment. (Extra charge may apply)

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Crofton Beam Engines are situated about 5 km (3 miles) south of the A4 between Hungerford and Marlborough. Follow the brown “Beam Engines” signs from that stretch of the A4, the A338 at East Grafton or the A346 at Burbage. For Satnav users, the post code is SN8 3DW.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest rail station is Bedwyn on the Paddington to Exeter line. Walk to the canal, which is adjacent to the station, and take the towpath in a westerly direction for about 3 km (2 miles) and you will see the pumping station on your right by lock 60. Cross the canal here and take the tunnel under the railway and the stairs up to the engine house.


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Recent Reviews:

  • Brian L
    Louth, United Kingdom
    Engineering superb
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 23rd May 2017
    The Victorians had faults, but produced craftsmen of superior quality, this beam engine is a typical example and well worth a visit Read full review
  • Peter M
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    An Historical Gem
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 12th May 2017
    Called in to use car park and cafe before a canal walk and left wanting to come back again and spend a day when they are steaming. Great Cafe! Read full review
  • Julie J
    Tavistock, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Not to be missed!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 8th May 2017
    We visited on a day the engines were not 'in steam', but it was still a very worthwhile and interesting visit. It's in a great location, beside the canal and railway, so there is more to do here than... Read full review

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