image for Museum item typeForncett Industrial Steam Museum

Museum, £6-£7


Low Road,
Forncett St Mary,
NR16 1JJ


Ten of the largest can be seen working on steam days. The museum won the 1989 Steam Heritage Award.
Experience the thrill of these huge dinosaurs of the steam age including: 85 ton 600HP Tridle Expansion Engine. 2 huge beam engines from the 1890s. 1873 Corliss engine from a Nottingham Lace Factory. 200HP Single Tandem Compound mill engine and our most famous engine the 147HP Cross Compound Engine which was used to open Tower Bridge until 1974.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedWedding receptions

Opening details

Steam days 1st Sunday in month May to November times by appointment.


Adult £7, Senior Citizens £6, Children Two admitted free with each paying adult.



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Map reference: TM 167944  Lat: 52.50476 Long: 1.19168

By Road:
Take the A140. Signs to museum from Long Stratton.

By Public Transport:
From Spooner Row station it is 3 miles to Forncett Industrial Steam Museum.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions
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