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Forncett Industrial Steam Museum

The museum demonstrates the power of steam and aims to inspires future generations to learn about steam through enjoyment.

Opening Times

Step into the industrial past and immerse yourself in the captivating world and atmosphere of a bygone era at Forncett Industrial Steam Museum. Behold a remarkable array of colossal stationary steam engines in action, as you discover the art of steam power firsthand.

Located in the picturesque Tas Valley of South Norfolk, our grassroots museum, now a charitable trust, is a testament to our passion for preserving history and helping future generations learn about the power of steam.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.


Children under 16 FREE ENTRY.

Static Days FREE ENTRY for all public.

Steam Days. ADULTS £10. OVER 60’s £9.

To book Special events for groups, clubs and societies, please contact the museum.

Opening Times

Static opening: every Wednesday and Sunday throughout the year, 11AM till 4PM.

Steam days with all the major exhibits running.
First Sunday in the month, May till October.11AM till 4PM

Fathers Day Special Steam Up.2PM to 5PM only.
Engine Driving Experience.

  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Baby changing
  • Dog friendly
Forncett Industrial Steam Museum
Low Road
Forncett St Mary
NR16 1JJ