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Crofton Beam Engines

Crofton Beam Engines


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

2018 (8 Apr 2018 - 1 Oct 2018)

* 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

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.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Peter_B_8631
    Stevenage, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Well worth a detour!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th October 2017
    We spotted the brown sign while on the A4 between Hungerford and Marlborough.The detour was worth it! The pumping station is on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal in picturesque surroundings.The... Read full review
  • peebee43
    Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Impressive example of heavy engineering.
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 3rd October 2017
    An interesting pair of beam engines that provided water for the nearby Kennet & Avon Canal. There is a small charge to park the car in the nearby car park, the cost goes towards the maintaining the... Read full review
  • Pinders
    Fairfield, California
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    closing time
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 3rd October 2017
    We stopped in here after a nice long canal walk from Bedwyn train station to Wilton Windmill. It was nice grabbing a quick bite in the little café. They were sold out of ice cream and some... Read full review

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