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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

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
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times - Private steamings also arranged with minimum of one month’s notice.


  • 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
  • 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

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 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • takemeaway_12
    Crowthorne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Exciting visit to see working engines
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd April 2018
    Excellent day out on Easter Sunday when everything was in steam.Very helpful and interesting enthusiasts manning the engines and great to see the huge beam engines working, Read full review
  • Starnurse2
    Crowthorne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great for beam engine lovers
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd April 2018
    Visited Easter Sunday and had a good trip around chatting to very knowledgeable volunteers who keep the place going. Lots to see - this was the only way of pumping the canal water up to the top of... Read full review
  • Carol B
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 7th February 2018
    Saturday 27 January 18, whilst mooching around Wiltshire, my husband and I came across and went to look at The Crofton Beam Engines & Museum. The museum itself was closed, but we were able to view... Read full review

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