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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
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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
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