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The museum is open, but not in steam

Easter to October - Every Sunday, 2.00-5.00pm
November to Easter - First Sunday in the month, 2.00-5.00pm
On these open days the whole of the museum is open and some of the non-steam exhibits can be running.
For information about steaming days and other special events, see below.

Please note that the museum's 1923 boiler which we use to raise steam to run the engines is out of service for the foreseeable future because is needs a major overhaul but that we are fundraising to carry out this work

Events 2014


August Event: Summer at the Museums
Rockets and Boats Family workshop
(For children aged 7+ plus parents/carers)
Wednesday 6th August
Wednesday 13th August
Wednesday 20th August
10am - 12:30pm

Make a boat and rocket, using a surprisingly strong material, and test them to their limits. All under the captainship of Maria Kettle (Cambridge University Engineering Outreach officer).
To make a booking contact

Automata fish Amazing Automata - Adult & Child Teamwork Workshops - Making Moving Models
(For children aged 8+ plus parents/carers)
Wednesday 6th August - Make a Caterpillar
Wednesday 13th August - Make a fish
Wednesday 20th August - Make a Lion
2pm - 4:30pm

On three successive Wednesday Afternoons in August the Amazing Dr Automata will be leading workshops where children (with adult helpers) will be guided through the process of making their own wooden animal automata.
"The museum is particularly keen to promote this sort of event as it enables youngsters to absorb Mechanical and Engineering Principles whilst simply having fun. It's a great example of learning by doing." says workshop leader, Mark Palmer (Dr Automata Himself).
To make a booking contact

August Bank Holiday Open Days
Puzzles and Tales

Sunday 24th and Monday 25th August
11am - 5pm

Enjoy guided tours with our knowledgeable volunteers, plus a mind-bending treasure trail for our family visitors.


Model Railway layouts

Model Railway & Meccano Open Day
Sunday 5th October
11am - 5pm

Saturday 25th October, 11am - 5pm
Sunday 26th October, 11am - 3pm


Festival of ideas, Shadow Puppet Pets
Sunday 2nd November
2pm - 5pm

Action Day and family trail
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd November
11am - 5pm

Events 2015


New Year Open Days
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th January
11am - 5pm

Admission Prices

Non-Steam Days

Adults £3.50, Children £1.50, Concessions £2.00, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £8.50

Steam Days

Adults £5.50, Children £3.00, Concessions £3.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £14.00

The children's charge covers children between the ages of seven and 18.
Children under seven can visit for free!


Our ticket shop sells light refreshments and selection of souvenirs and guidebooks.