The Markfield Beam Engine will be steamed up this Easter Monday. If you have never seen this impressive engine in action, it is well worth visiting.
The beam pumping engine, built in 1886-8 to transfer sewage. In 1964, after more than one hundred years of operation, all the incoming sewers were diverted and the works were closed. A complete overhaul and restoration was completed in 2010.
The engine is decorated with doric columns and acanthus leaves, and is quite a sight at any time but especially when operating under steam power.
You can read more about its history on the Markfield Beam Engine and Museum website.
Easter Monday 1st April
Museum Open 11:00am to 5:00pm
1:00pm to 1:45pm
2:30pm to 3:15pm
4:00pm to 4:45pm
A short introductory talk precedes the steaming of the Engine. I believe entry to the museum is free, but they gratefully accept donations.
All areas of the site are disabled accessible, including toilets.
Picture (top) By Julian Osley (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0] via geograph