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Bank Holiday Steaming & Duck Races at Crofton Beam Engines

5 May @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Crofton Beam Engines will be open and steaming for the May Bank Holiday on Sunday 5  and Monday 6 May. Opening times on both days 10.30am to 4:30pm.

Come and see our magnificent beam engines at work pumping water from Wilton Water into the Kennet and Avon Canal, just as they have done for over 200 years. Watch these surprisingly quiet marvels of engineering and remember that our Number One Engine was installed in 1812, the same year Napoleon retreated from Moscow!

Fun for all the family.

We will have duck races in our stream (leat) on both days. Watch your ducks pop out of the pump and race away towards the canal. There will be prizes for both first and last duck to pass under our bridge.

We will also have a Spring Time Children’s trail in our grounds. Children can search high and low for clues to the secret answer. A prize for every successful completion of the trail.

Book your tickets here: croftonbeamengines.org/event/early-may-steaming-weekend-2

You can visit Crofton by road or via the canal. We have a pay car park or walk or cycle along the canal towpath and join us via the canal tunnel. 

Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 3DW

Email: Crofton@katrust.co.uk


Crofton Beam Engines
01672 870300
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Crofton Beam Engines
Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 3DW
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01672 870300
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