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A unexpected find. We visited on a tour day which is a must. The guide was perfect, giving funny... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
via mobile
One stop shop for an engineering junkie

I was lucky enough to be in Norfolk when the museum was having one of its in steam days. For any... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Benllech, United Kingdom
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See 14 awe inspiring steam engines working in full steam including the engine that used to open Tower Bridge. Come and visit on a Steam Day, first Sunday in month May to October when everything is running and you can also enjoy home made cakes and...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Kingsmuir Low Road | Forncett st Mary, Norwich NR16 1JJ, England
+44 1508 488277
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Discovered this gem today. The museum is now a Trust and has some impressive steam engines used in industry. It includes one from Tower Bridge in London. Seeing the engines in motion is a must - but even not in motion the Museum pays homage...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

A unexpected find. We visited on a tour day which is a must. The guide was perfect, giving funny insites into how he acquired the machines. You got to see them in action and there where no questions he couldent answer. The facilitys were clean....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rferretuk
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I was lucky enough to be in Norfolk when the museum was having one of its in steam days. For any one who is interested in steam and industrial heritage this must be one of if not the best museum in the uk. It is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank llionellis
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The steam museum is very good with many exhibits in steam, a good commentary by the owner and information for people who wish to know more about how steam engines work and what they were used for. The owners can also provide accomodation on a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Brian H
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We came to the museum on a non-steaning day expecting to spend an hour here before visiting another museum. The museum happened to be in steam due to maintenance being carried out on one of the engines which was a nice surprise. We had a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Laurie8789
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

A tiny little museum tucked away in rural Norfolk this place is a must see if you're in any way interested in the history of steam and/or the Industrial Revolution! Among other things there's one of the original 'Cross Compound' engines used to open Tower...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Kiblot
Reviewed 27 May 2017

As a Yank, I visited the British Isles for 5 weeks in the fall of 2016, seeing many museums, areas, and engines involved in the great industrial revolution. One of my best visits was a hidden gem in the countryside, namely the Forncett Industrial Steam...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank exteach94
Reviewed 21 November 2016

A group of U3A members visited the museum for a private visit and saw all the fantastic (and huge, I think the largest is 85 tons.) steam engines working in steam. We had a full and not too technical break down on how they got...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank cegedesign
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Forncett Industrial Steam Museum is the result of a lifetime's work by Dr Rowan Francis and his team of volunteer helpers. The museum is a fascinating place to see all manner of steam engines from the mighty Tower Bridge engine, to quite small ones....More

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank AmpenSpekersohn
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a lovely museum, full of working steam engines of all sizes. There is one that reaches over two floors! They have also reconstructed a workshop which is interesting. There is a lovely teashop selling homemade cakes and rolls which are scrumptious! Well worth...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Anne C
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