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Thomas Newcomen Engine

The Engine House Mayors Avenue | Mayor's Avenue, Dartmouth TQ6 9YY, England
+44 1803 834224
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Fascinating piece of history.

I was dragged along reluctantly by my other half to visit this but what an amazing engine. I was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lynmc2014
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London, United Kingdom
Definitely worth a visit

I visited the Thomas Newcomen Engine with my wife and young son in April 2017. It is in the visitor... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2017
David L
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Midlands
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The Engine House Mayors Avenue | Mayor's Avenue, Dartmouth TQ6 9YY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was dragged along reluctantly by my other half to visit this but what an amazing engine. I was really impressed by the exhibition and the lovely lady in the visitor centre kindly turned the engine on to my husbands' delight! Well worth a visit...More

Thank lynmc2014
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

I visited the Thomas Newcomen Engine with my wife and young son in April 2017. It is in the visitor in information centre. The engine is impressive and if you ask they will turn it in. The displays are informative too. Highly recommended.

Thank David L
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Unfortunately the engine house was closed when we visited, you can still see it through the window at the rear of the building. This engine proved to be a key part of our industrial revolution. We will visit again!

1  Thank Owlincallington
Reviewed January 1, 2017

This original Newcomen beam engine is an important and historic piece of Britain's industrial revolution. How enterprising then of the Newcomen Society to have rescued it from its working days on the Coventry canal and to have relocated it to Newcomen's home town. For this...More

1  Thank milimana
Reviewed November 12, 2016

We found this little gem hidden at the back of the tourist info. centre. Its a great story, explained on a video, and even moves (with electricity).

Thank Roger G
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Right in the heart of Dartmouth, housed in the Information Centre, this fascinating machine was the first significant application of converting heat energy into useful work. Good video commentary and explanation. Well worth a visit.

Thank Charles D
Reviewed October 24, 2016

A gem of hidden British history. This engine paved the way for the much more famous Watt Steam engine. It enabled deeper mining in both Cornwall and Devon by pumping out water and the technology was exported around the world. Right next to the tourist...More

Thank FreelancerLondon
Reviewed September 4, 2016

We did not realise this was at the back of the tourist information shop. Free to see, but voluntary contribution appreciated. Pleasant surprise to find. Only 2 minutes walk from town square and well worth it.

Thank Caroline L
Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We managed to find parking by the Tourist Information Office and saw it advertising the Thomas Newcomen Engine. The original and historic Atmospheric steam engine is housed in a small room attached to the tourist information office, free access but donations welcome. I watched a...More

1  Thank OldBear
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Sadly the weather wasn't the greatest when we visited, so we thought we'd do something different. The visit to see these great big engines was a good way to fill our time and also showed the kids just how far we have come in terms...More

1  Thank Dingleberry2015
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