Crofton Beam Engines

Crofton Beam Engines

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Crofton Beam Engines, Marlborough

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (Non-Steaming Days)£4.50 per ticket
Also available as:
Adult (Non-Steaming Days) Gift Aid£5.00 per ticket
Adult (Steam Day)£7.20 per ticket
Also available as:
Adult (Steam Day) Gift Aid£8.00 per ticket
Concession (Non-Steaming Days)£4.00 per ticket
Also available as:
Concession (Non-Steaming Days) Gift Aid£4.50 per ticket
Concession (Steam Day)£6.20 per ticket
Also available as:
Concession (Steam Day) Gift Aid£7.00 per person per day
Group 10+ Adults, no concessions (Non-Steaming Days)£3.50 per ticket
Group 10+ Adults, no concessions (Steam Day)£6.50 per ticket

Concession (60+ & Students with ID)
All accompanied children (Under 16) FREE
Kennet & Avon Canal Trust Members FREE
Carers accompanying full-paying adult FREE

Special Event Days
There are a small number of special events each year which have separate, event-specific prices. These include special themed steamings, musical and performances, evening talks and lectures and similar types of events.
Special Events are published on this website, on marketing literature and on-site signage.
These prices are published on event publicity.
In addition, the ticketing / pay point may be at the gates, reflecting the amount of activities in the grounds in addition to the Engine and Boiler Houses. On these occasions, access to the Café and Shop will require a ticket.

Opening Times

2021 (4 Apr 2021 - 4 Oct 2021)

* Café and gift shop open every day except Mondays
Engine House tours (Non-Steaming Days) between 11.00am and 3.30pm every day except Mondays
Please see our website for dates of Non-Steaming Days and Steaming Days during the summer open season and for information on Open Maintenance Days during our Winter period.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change



  • Gift Shop


  • Guide Dogs Permitted


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

Establishment Features

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

Key Features

  • In countryside - Views over the Kennet & Avon Canal
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times - Private steamings also arranged with minimum of one month’s notice.

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

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

Venue Facilities

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

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:

  • john w
    Amazing to see mechanical history restored, maintained, and cherished by enthusiasts
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th October 2019
    We visited on a wet day, but the weather really didn't matter as the main attraction is inside the building. We were taken on a guided tour which was very informative, and pitched at a level to allow... Read full review
  • janebee63
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Good day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 1st December 2019
    A lovely day out enjoyed by all ages from toddler to grandparents. The eldest granddaughter keeps asking to go back again. Read full review
  • EnglishHugh
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Fascinating stop on our summers day walk
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th March 2020
    Our stop here was wonderful. The volunteers were helpful and the walk around the facility was very interesting. Comparing the challenges the engineers faced was fascinating - similar resource... Read full review

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