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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


  • 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:

  • andyh1961
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great Experence
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 12th July 2018
    We had a fantastic tour of the engine house, and the knowledgeable guide answered all our questions, this is an amazing piece of canal engineering and well worth a visit, have a walk down to the... Read full review
  • 1970Kay
    Salisbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great visit, interesting place
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 25th June 2018
    We went on a steam day and it is a great little place in a beautiful setting. Volunteers all very knowledgeable and helpful and you get a ticket to return any amount of times in the next year... Read full review
  • _sue_mac62
    Marlborough, United Kingdom
    Steam ahead to this one!
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 24th June 2018
    This is a fantastic place the pumping station has managed to stay non commercial and quaint. It is fascinating to see this amazing engine in action and see how it works all the volunteers who work... Read full review

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