Grade II* Listed building (c1830) houses award winning 1861 Easton Amos steam land drainage machine. 1938 Marshall portable boiler used for raising steam. Largest collection of working stationary steam engines, pumps and winches in the South of England, many used or manufactured locally. 2ft narrow gauge railway giving passenger rides. Lancashire boiler, forge and small waterwheel. 40th Anniversary year.
- Souvenir Shop
- Part disabled access
Westonzoyland Engine Trust
Hoopers Lane Westonzoyland Nr Bridgwater Somerset TA7 0LS
Sun 1300-1700. In steam: Check website or our Events Diary. 1100-1600. (Closed 24-26 Dec.)
By Rail: Bridgwater / 4 miles
Westonzoyland was the first steam powered pumping station on the Somerset Levels established in 1830 and is now an Accredited Museum dedicated to steam power and land drainage.
The original buildings, which comprise the engine house, chimney, forge and attendant’s cottage are Grade II* Listed and together with a modern exhibition hall, house a fascinating collection of working steam engines and pumps. Many of these are unique and were manufactured or used locally. Our featured exhibit is the 1861 Easton Amos steam powered land drainage machine, recipient in 2016 of a prestigious Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Steam is raised from a 1938 Marshall Portable Boiler. Also on site is a narrow gauge railway giving passenger rides, and many other unusual items of interest.
The Museum is administered by the Westonzoyland Engine Trust, a registered charity, now in its 40th anniversary year, and is run by unpaid volunteers, being reliant entirely on entrance fees, subscriptions, sales and occasional donations.