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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

2017 (8 Apr 2017 - 1 Oct 2017)

* 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

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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.

Special Offers

  • Enjoy a day out at Crofton Beam Engines, set in the idyllic location at Crofton, on the edge of the Kennet & Avon Canal.

    Download the discount voucher here:
    to get a special entry price of £6 on a Steaming Day and £3.50 on a non-Steaming Day.

    Offer available until Tuesday 19 September 2017. Terms & Conditions apply. No cash alternative.

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • 23Bel
    Hungerford, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Working History
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 9th July 2017
    Really interesting, especiallly on steam days. Such huge machines, beautifully maintained. Lovely to walk around the lake and across the fields too Read full review
  • Joanna M
    Devon, UK
    Trip Type:
    Pre Father's Day day morning out
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th June 2017
    Really lovely place to visit, and the first time for us even though we're pretty local. We were given a personal guided tour which we really weren't expecting but which was great and really... Read full review
  • Velda2013
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Mrs Velda reed
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 10th June 2017
    Crofton beam engines was as far as we reached on our recent narrow boat holiday from foxhangers , unfortunately we arrived on Tuesday too late for the bank holiday steam up, we surprised the staff... Read full review

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