A wonderful world of steam
A beautifully crafted museum where the static steam engines that used to power so many aspects of our lives are treasured and brought back to working life through an extraordinary system of steam pipes running throughout the complex of engine sheds. Highlights include two great engines that raised Tower Bridge and powered the pumps providing water for Dover. Friendly volunteers are on hand to bring alive these giants from our grandparents past. There’s also a lovely garden and pond, and a super café with delicious homemade cakes. The museum is available for hire for weddings, meetings and other events. Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours.
The museum is available for hire for wedding parties, meetings, rallies, workshops, private functions of all kinds big or small. There is plenty of outdoor space and the spectacular Hopwas Beam Engine Gallery will give your event a real WOW factor.
Rates of hire depend on the event, time requested and individual requirements.
Please give us a call or email us to discuss your event on a personal basis.
Steam Up Day will take place at Forncett Industrial Steam Museum on 04/06/2017
Special Fathers' Day Steam Up will take place at Forncett Industrial Steam Museum on 18/06/2017
Steam Up Day will take place at Forncett Industrial Steam Museum on 02/07/2017
Steam Up Day will take place at Forncett Industrial Steam Museum on 06/08/2017
Steam Up Day will take place at Forncett Industrial Steam Museum on 03/09/2017
Annual Model Engineers Day & Steam Up Day will take place at Forncett Industrial Steam Museum on 01/10/2017
Other things to do nearby:
Five minutes by car to Norfolk Tank Museum.
Travel and parking
The museum is approximately 3 miles from the A140 at Long Stratton. Travel west for 2 miles from Long Stratton on Swan Lane (next to the NHS Pharmacy) which becomes Station Road. At the T-junction turn right onto Low Road and continue north for one mile. The museum is on the right hand side. Free parking on site. Public transport: Simonds, First and Anglian Bus & Coach all operate services from Norwich to Long Stratton.
Steam Up Days: May to October first Sunday of the month, 11am to 5pm
Static viewing, every Wednesday and Sunday throughout the year 11am to 4pm
Heritage Open Days 7-10 September 11am to 4pm
Plus special events and days by appointment
Steam Up days: Adults £8, Senior citizens £7, 2 children free with an adult, Annual pass £12 and £10
Static days: Admission free but voluntary donations greatly appreciated
Facilities and access
Other access information: There is level access throughout most of the site. The café is up a flight of stairs but volunteers will happily bring a tray of refreshments downstairs for people unable to climb them. Telephone for further details.