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Stretham Old Engine

Stretham, Ely CB7 4HL, England
+44 1353 649210
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Fascinating place, amazing technology and engineering and knowledgable and kind volunteers

Really interesting afternoon out. The guides really bring the place to life with their knowledge... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
Gillholla
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This is not a review but a point f information. Some 35 years ago the Streatham Old Mill was... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2015
PiratesofStMalo
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27 Mar 2016
“Fascinating place, amazing technology and engineering and knowledgable and kind volunteers ”
16 Oct 2015
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Stretham, Ely CB7 4HL, England
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+44 1353 649210
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Really interesting afternoon out. The guides really bring the place to life with their knowledge and experiences. Walk along the river and enjoy the wildlife. All lovely

Thank Gillholla
Reviewed 16 October 2015

This is not a review but a point f information. Some 35 years ago the Streatham Old Mill was renovated by the Eastern Electricity Board over a couple of years. I was part of the young management team that organised some dozens of craft apprentices...More

Thank PiratesofStMalo
Reviewed 18 August 2015

While conceding that this takes some finding, and that there is not much else in the village to see, it is well worth a visit. The Fens were marsh, in effect,candy it took centuries to drain them, starting, perhaps with Bishop Morton (he of "Morton's...More

Thank J P S
Reviewed 25 May 2015

I've been to various pumping stations and similar places with my boyfriend and although this one is not in steam (powered by a generator at present) I could not fault the gentleman who showed us around and the passion that he, and I'm others, show...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We visited with friends from Wales and Cornwall and all of our party of 6 thoroughly enjoyed the Tour of the Engine Museum, which was brought to life by Malcolm. A great history of the drainage of the Fens and the Old Engine. Would highly...More

Thank MUGLIES
Reviewed 29 January 2014

This museum isn't open very often but when it is, you're greeted by an elderly gentleman truly enthusiastic about his subject. The Great British Volunteer at its best. And then he throws the big switch on the wall and astonishingly, the three-storey beam engine swings...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 18 October 2013

the engine and supporting machinery is only open for visitors on certain days and is not a museum experience with tea rooms and gift shop ! but very well presented and almost as it was last time it was fired. This is what is so...More

Thank mike j
Reviewed 16 September 2012

I wish we could have seen the pump engines working beautiful victorian engineering the old steam engines must have been a site to see

Thank keith w
Reviewed 12 June 2011

A great nod to the history of the fens and also to the industrial innovation of 1830s onwards. Stretham Old Engine doesn't take long to look round, but it's well worth it to see the sheer scale of the beast that helped shape the landscape...More

1  Thank Andrew M
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