Kelham Island didn't have the biggest steam engine, but what it does have is the quickest reversing steam engine. This means they could rapidly roll a hot ten tonne block of steel back and forth through it until the steel was squashed to an inch thick ribbon. They don't do that commercially here any more, but the museum keeps the engine in working order and it's a hell of an impressive sight to see it at full blast.
The Museum is within 100 metres of the Kelham Island Tavern, the only pub to win CAMRA pub of the year twice on the run (2008 and 2009).
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