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Forncett Industrial Steam Museum

A unique collection of large industrial steam engines including one that used to open Tower Bridge. Seven engines can be seen working on steam days.


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.