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Crofton Beam Engines

Crofton, Marlborough, SN8 3DW. England

Crofton, in the middle of the Wiltshire countryside, is home to one of the oldest working beam engines in the world – an enormous work of Georgian engineering which is still fired up and run on dedicated weekends throughout the year, pumping water to the summit of the Kennet & Avon Canal. Come and take part in an interactive workshop, exploring topics of history and science. Have a guided tour of the station to see the engines up close. Workshops can be tailored to your class and link to national curriculum standards.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Crofton Beam Engines Risk Assessment PDF 0.18MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 12.31MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 12.31MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for The Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details



Crofton, Marlborough
SN8 3DW. England

Opening Hours

Times and dates vary depending on time of year, please enquire for further details.