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A wonderful tour

Staying next door at Stoker’s Cottage our visit coincided with one of Stretham Old Engine’s Open... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2019
Jane A
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Delightful bit of fenland history

We were lucky enough to be staying in Stokers COttage (Landmark Trust) which is at the side of the... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2019
Beth N
Amersham, United Kingdom
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Jun 10, 2019
“A wonderful tour”
Mar 25, 2019
“Delightful bit of fenland history”
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Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

Staying next door at Stoker’s Cottage our visit coincided with one of Stretham Old Engine’s Open Days. We found it fascinating and the volunteers who run it do a fantastic job. The tour was very informative and very well presented. If you are in the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Jane A
Reviewed March 25, 2019

We were lucky enough to be staying in Stokers COttage (Landmark Trust) which is at the side of the engine building and noticed an open door - the volunteers were working on the engine components - so they kindly gave us a private tour (...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Beth N
Reviewed September 11, 2017

had a great day walking round this old pumping station the staff which are volunteers gave a great over view and demonstration on how the pumps worked in the days to drain water of the fen fab day well worth the money

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

Saw the Old Engine house from the outside only since it wasn't open but interesting anyway Lovely location. Would have gone in if we'd had the chance. Stayed in Stokers Cottage next door, rented from Landmark Trust for the weekend, it sleeps 2.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed March 27, 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

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed October 16, 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

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed August 18, 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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank J P S
Reviewed May 25, 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

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank KClements
Reviewed May 20, 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

Date of experience: May 2015
Reviewed January 29, 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

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank John G
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