c Markfield Beam Engine & Museum, London, Greater London - Steam Heritage
museums and attractions

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Markfield Beam Engine & Museum

The Museum
The Museum
Stairway to the Beam Walkway
Stairway to the Beam Walkway
General view of the Engine
General view of the Engine
The Steam Cylinders
The Steam Cylinders
The Beam
The Beam
The Cafe
The Cafe

Located in the remains of the Tottenham Sewage Works which now forms part of Markfield Park. The principal exhibit is the Victorian beam pumping engine which was installed in 1886.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Full disabled access

Operator

Markfield Beam Engine and Museum

Address

Markfield Road South Tottenham London Greater London N15 4RB

  • 01707 873 628
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • View website

Open days

2 Apr. 7, 28 May. 24 Jun. 22 Jul. 27 Aug. 22 Sep.

Travel

By Bus: various

By Rail: Tottenham Hale / .5 miles

The beam engine was built by the Yorkshire company Wood Brothers in 1886 and is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering. The engine is a 100 horsepower, dual pump, set in an eight column framework with a 27ft diameter flywheel and was capable of pumping 4 million gallons per day.

The Beam stands 17ft (5 metres) above floor level and is almost 21ft (6 metres) in length. The flywheel is 27ft (8 metres) in diameter and weighs approximately 17 tons.

The engine is noted for its size and is free standing on a large heavy cast iron base.  The eight supporting columns are of the Doric style, in hollow cast iron.  Part of the unique character of the Markfield Engine derives from the high quality of the decoration and the completeness in carrying it through the architectural order.  Cast iron lends itself extremely well to achieving a precise finish, and both the detail design and quality of the castings are an outstanding example of the craftsmanship and engineering skills of its makers.  The general design of decoration of the structure, notably the use of the acanthus leaf motif, follows the “only the best” attitude of local councils of the day. 

Events

Sun 24th Jun 2018: Steam Day

Markfield Beam Engine & Museum, Markfield Road, South Tottenham, Greater London, N15 4RB.
Tel: 07923 459 020.

Museum open 11.00am to 5.00pm Engine steaming 12.30pm to 1.15pm 2.00pm to 2.45pm 3.30pm to 4.15pm

Stationary Steam

Sun 22nd Jul 2018: Steam Day

Markfield Beam Engine and Museum, Markfield Road, South Tottenham, , N15 4RB.
Tel: 07923 459 020.

Markfield Beam Engine and Museum Open 11.00am to 5.00pm Engine steaming 12.30pm to 1.15pm 2.00pm to 2.45pm 3.30pm to 4.15pm

Stationary Steam

Mon 27th Aug 2018: Steam Day

Museum open 11.00am to 5.00pm Engine steaming 12.30pm to 1.15pm 2.00pm to 2.45pm 3.30pm to 4.15pm

Industrial / Stationary Steam

Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd Sep 2018: Open House Weekend

Markfield Beam Engine & Museum, Markfield Road, South Tottenham, Greater London, N14 4RB.
Tel: 07923 459 020.

Museum open 11.00am to 5.00pm Engine steaming 12.30pm to 1.15pm 2.00pm to 2.45pm 3.30pm to 4.15pm

Stationary Steam

Back to top