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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

2019 (8 Apr 2019 - 1 Oct 2019)

* 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


  • 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.

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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.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Steve T
    Trip Type:
    Pay Extra to see the main thing!!
    2 of 5 stars
    Friday, 5th October 2018
    Went last weekend (50th Aniv). At first we thought Yes great value. Went to go into the main building to see the beam engines only to be told that its EXTRA!! :( I was not going to pay the extra... Read full review
  • Ian C
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Live history
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 4th October 2018
    On this site you will find the oldest Beam engines in the world still their original buildings and still able to the job for which they were built. This is living history in a wonderful location with... Read full review
  • Andy S
    Dorset, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Good, but very odd pricing structure.
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
    Had to pay £4 to visit the site, but then another £6 to see the engines. I find this odd, as the whole point of a visit here is to see the engines. £10 to see the engines is a bit overpriced. Having... Read full review

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