Winter Works Open Day at Crofton Beam Engines
27 November @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Not in steam
Free entry – donations welcome
Come along to see our volunteers carrying out engineering Winter Maintenance
Catch up with the latest news on the Crofton Boiler Appeal
Help keep Crofton Steaming in 2022 and into the future
The Parallel motion (James Watt design) will still be disassembled on Engine No 2, Harvey of Hayle but on Engine No 1, Boulton and Watt the Parallel motion is intact.
James Watt was most proud of the invention of the “parallel motion”; he described it as, “one of the most ingenious, simple pieces of mechanism I have contrived.” In a letter to his son in 1808 describing how he arrived at the design, James Watt wrote “I am more proud of the parallel motion than of any other invention I have ever made.”
Please note the car park will be open to visitors from 10.30am – 2.30pm. Car Park charges in effect. The Café is closed until further notice. Access to the site by the main gate only. The gate from the tow path is locked.