Crofton Beam Engines

Crofton Beam Engines


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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.

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:

  • IanM4363
    Ludgershall, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Unique, brilliant place to visit for a piece of living history
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th January 2019
    Visited twice last year on 'steam' weekends when the pumps were in action. This is living history brought to life by informed volunteers. A must for everyone. Read full review
  • JasonBW
    Marlborough, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Visit or this gem will be lost to history
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th February 2019
    It was such a nice day out and a treat of a snapshot on our industrial heritage. Learned an awful lot, but couldn’t help thinking that such history will be lost to future generations if we don’t take... Read full review
  • Eric W
    Reading, United Kingdom
    what a day - such great interest in mechanical engineering. beer cafe and working history -well worth the effort.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 20th March 2019
    brilliant day out. nice weather helped such grand large scale engineering was superb. one realises how they did things and thought about engineering hundreds of years ago. Read full review

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