Forncett Industrial Steam Museum

Forncett Industrial Steam Museum Discover an award winning collection of spectacular stationary steam engines, hidden in the depths of


Thanks to all who came to Model Engineers Day today, last fire of the season, see you next year for more Steam Ups, events, community and collaboration.
Have a lovely autumn all.


Magic is back !


Shuttle busses running all day from the village hall to the museum for Model Engineers Day.


Feed the beast !


Another 1 match steam up. See you tomorrow!


MODEL ENGINEERS DAY is this coming Sunday October 1st!
The big steam up finale of the season, hope to see you there.

Here are some highlights from last years Model Engineers Day,
Hope to see you soon.


Here is another in depth look at our Cochran Boiler here at Forncett Industrial Steam Museum. Tom will take you through the process of warming up the boiler before a steam up and the shutting down process at the end of a good day running all our engines. This is how you put a Cochran Boiler to sleep!

Do come by on a steam day to see all we have at the museum live a running.

Model Engineers Day is this coming Sunday, October 1st! Its the last Steam Up of the season...
See you there!



Sleaford Maltings Robey Engine


Hungry boiler as always!


Steam up today till 4pm!
See you from 11am

YOGA at the Museum! Below is info on our latest Yoga session at the Steam Museum Cafe lead by Melanie Willsher.Saturday ...

YOGA at the Museum! Below is info on our latest Yoga session at the Steam Museum Cafe lead by Melanie Willsher.

Saturday 19th August 2023.
10am - 12.30.

Thanks to the fantastic meccano collectors for a great display last week.

Thanks to the fantastic meccano collectors for a great display last week.


Here is an in depth look at how we light and run the boiler at the museum. Tom will lead you through the step by step process of what we go through before each steam up.

Be sure to visit on the first Sunday of the month (May to October) to see all our engines and many other exhibits in action.

The Lathe Bar

The Lathe Bar


The Boiler Room in full swing all day long 🔥

We are open now till 4pm!

We are open now till 4pm!




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A great time was had at Forncett Industrial Steam Museum and Norfolk Tank Museum
If you’re planning on travelling to stay with us and you’re looking to “top up your itinerary” did you know that there are some great local attractions within 3 miles of The Bird In Hand?

Norfolk Tank Museum
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Forncett Industrial Steam Museum

Can I check thing are normal opening on 5th Jun as it is the Platinum Jubilee day. We are planning to visit that day.
Look forward to visiting on Sunday 5th June
Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club perhaps worth a vist Ian Leggett
Yes, we are open tomorrow - Sunday 6th October - for Model Engineers' Day. A bit of rain won't put us, or our exhibitors, off.
See you there.
Our first 'STEAM UP' is this Sunday!
Just found the perfect steampunk hat for Rowan!
We visited today. Beautiful intelligent volunteers. Thank you