The museum opens five days a week (Weds to Sun) plus Bank Holidays from Easter until October but is open 7 days a week for the month of August.
See the Events section for special weekends and steaming days
The largest collection of working engines in Wales.
Easter until October
Wed - Sun: 10.30am to 5.00pm
Bank Holidays: 10.30pm to 5.00 pm
Seven days a week in August
There are engines running daily
from small to giant.
Telephones to play with and working radios.
Two Sundays a month with engines
in steam from 11:00am to 3:30pm
See Events for details
Internal Fire charts the development of the steam engine through to the most modern internal combustion engines. The continuous development that has shaped modern engine technology is demonstrated by working engines from 1850s steam engines through to modern computer controlled high speed diesels.
Engines run in the museum every day with a variety of sounds and smells that are eye opening to those who don't remember and evocative of a previous life to those who do.
Some images of things to do and see.
There are always engines running when we are open.
Things need to work to come alive and every day there will be engines running around the museum. At least 8 engines are running at any time and other engines are started and run throughout the day.
In the Exchange Rooms are telephones dating back to the 1920s along with working exchanges connected around the museum.