The museum has a number of special event weekends over the year. Additional events will be advertised on the museum Facebook pageEvents Page
As things evolve and the technologies used for power generation and transport change there is a need to preserve and showcase steam and internal combustion engines which have been such an important part of the last two centuries. Here at IF we keep these wonderful machines alive and on display for the public to see.
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Diesel Engines up to 32 tons
Oldest running Diesel in the UK
Several IMechE Engineering Heritage Award winners
New motorcycle section
From Watt to Whittle Internal Fire houses working examples of steam, paraffin, petrol, diesel and even a 4000 horsepower jet engine all run regularly.
The museum operates internal combustion engines on a daily basis and steam engines on certain days each month of operation from Easter until October.
As well as engines and generators we display driven and related equipment which includes GPO telephone exchanges and vintage radio equipment. The Exchange Rooms are popular with young and old and show equipment covering a century of telecommunications history.