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An exclusive behind the scenes tour, the Access All Areas experience includes: A tour of the Museum with one of our experts: Get closer than ever before to our unique Collection and enjoy the opportunity to get inside one of our rare vehicles. A guided tour of our Archive & Library and Supporting Collections Study Centre: See a number of fascinating items that are not on public display and find out how the Curatorial team work behind the scenes to preserve them. An exclusive look around The Tank Museum Workshops: Find out how our vehicles are maintained and restored by our dedicated staff and take a look at over one hundred vehicles that have yet to go on display or are awaiting restoration, with a guided tour and access to the floor of the Vehicle Conservation Centre. Refreshments: including bacon rolls, Danish pastries and tea/coffee. 12 Month Entry Pass for The Tank Museum (excluding special events)  Commencing from the date of your experience. The Access All Areas experience will last half a day. Morning (8.30am – 1.20pm) sessions are available. Dates for 2017 ·         Saturday 21st January ·         Saturday 4th March ·         Saturday 25th November Price – £65.00 per person – Must be […]

Head for the imposing chimney stack of the pumping station rising out of the marshy Somerset Levels and come and warm up in front of our ‘new’ 1924 Robey Portable Boiler.  The use of steam power on ‘The Levels’ to reduce flooding and control drainage of the low lying moorlands commenced at Westonzoyland in about 1830, when the first of eight pumping stations was built on the banks of the River Parrett. Originally equipped with a beam engine and scoop wheel, this was replaced in 1861 by the now preserved Easton Amos land drainage machine, still in its original engine house and the recent recipient of a prestigious Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The original buildings, comprising the engine house, cottage, forge and chimney are Grade II* listed by Historic England and together with a modern exhibition hall, engine shed and pump room, house a fascinating collection of working stationary steam engines and pumps acknowledged to be the largest collection in the South of England. Two rooms in the Attendant’s Cottage and the Scullery are open to view. Other exhibits of general interest include a small waterwheel; Lister deep well pumps; Blacksmith’s forge; Lancashire boiler and […]

Our regular public open afternoons are popular with families and entrance is free. Opening times 11am-3pm Sunday 3rd December Train rides are available on both our ground level and raised tracks.Tickets are £1.50 each or £5 for five. You can keep unused tickets for travel on a later date. Our outdoor “garden” railways will be running, as will our 00 gauge railway in the clubhouse. Light refreshments are available. The profits from the sale of railway tickets on our Charity Day are used to support a local charity. In recent years this has been Disability Challengers, who are our neighbours in Stoke Park. All our public events are held at our Stoke Park site. We don’t offer pre-booking; just turn up on the day. Refreshments. Free parking.

2017 – Santa Specials on Saturdays 16 and 23 December, Sundays 3, 10 and 23 December. Pre-booking highly recommended to be sure of your desired date and time (and its cheaper!). £9.50 each Adult/Child pre-booked (babies under 1 are free – please bring a present for Santa to give if you wish) £9.00 each Adult/Child pre-booked for Groups of 8 or more. £12 each Adult/Child on the day – subject to available space. Santa Specials are an enjoyable experience for everyone from ages 1 to 100. The visit starts with a short train ride behind one of our steam engines. Visitors make their way to the ex-GWR Transfer Shed where snow and bubble machines provide a truly exciting experience for the little ones and Santa will be ready in his Grotto. Free tea, coffee or squash and a mince pie for adults and a biscuit for children. Please view our website for more details, how to book and pictures of previous Santa Specials.  


Join us as we step back in time and re-live a 40’s Christmas here at the Waterworks. Families can have fun making decorations and playing games their great grandparents would have enjoyed! With mulled wine, traditional fayre in café, working steam engines and a ride on the railway it’s a truly nostalgic treat this Christmas.   Event is free with standard museum admission prices. Buy tickets online at www.waterandsteam.org.uk

The season’s highlight is the Grand New Year Steam Up, a chance to see all the Museum’s majestic engines powering into 2018. Families can enjoy seasonal activities and the café will be open and serving hot food throughout the Steam Up, giving Christmas cooks a well-earned rest! Event is free with standard museum admission prices. Buy tickets online at www.waterandsteam.org.uk

TAVISTOCK STEAM AND VINTAGE FAIR 2018 Enjoy a Fun Filled Day on SUNDAY, 3rd JUNE at The Wharf & Bedford Car Parks, off Plymouth Road, Tavistock, PL19 8AT 10:00am – 5:00pm Full Sized Steam Engines – Miniature Steam Engines – Tractors – Vintage & Classic Cars – Steam Car – Children’s Entertainment – Educational Stalls – Food – Drink – and lots more..! Trailer Rides behind various Full Size Steam Engines & Steam Car around the centre of Tavistock This event is organised by the Robey Trust Ltd, a registered Educational Charity No. 1089025. The Robey Trust Ltd. New Perseverance Iron Works. Parade Business Park, Pixon Lane, Tavistock, PL19 9RQ www.therobeytrust.co.uk DISCLAIMER:- THE ORGANISERS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ALTERATIONS, CANCELLATIONS OR POSTPONEMENT TO THE EVENT OR PART THEREOF.

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