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Pinchbeck Engine Museum

The restored beam engine is an impressive reminder of the time when man relied on the power of steam to drain the land. It was built in 1833 and is a 20hp A-frame low pressure condensing beam engine. The museum is housed in the former pumping station building and gives a wealth of information on drainage. Visitors will be given a demonstration as to how the beam engine worked. Each year the engine lifted an average of 3,000,000 tons of water from the land at a rate of 7,500 gallons per minute. As drainage technology progressed steam powered drainage engines were replaced with diesel engines, and then with electricity powered pumps. This engine was replaced in 1952 with an electrically powered station.


 

Opening Times : 5 Jun-27 Sep Wed-Fri 1100-1600.
 
Address
West Marsh Road
Spalding
Lincolnshire
PE11 3UW

 

External Website : Check this link for more information if necessary.

www.wellandidb.org.uk/about-us/our-museum



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