We are not just a Steam museum, we are steeped in history going back several generations. On March 4th 1824, 29 respected politian's and businessmen got together in a pub in London and started a movement that would save lives to this day. Sir Charles Flower was one of those men who started what is now the RNLI.
We have a great variety of steam engines, cars and tractors in our museum. Come and see for your own eyes! A great day out for the family.
It is with great sadness that we have lost a great volunteer Chris Spinks. 74 year old Chris Spinks passed away, on Wednesday 4th May 2022, at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital, surrounded by his family. Chris was a local chap, with a very dry sense of humour and a generous nature. A practical man who would help anybody.
Chris came to the museum in the late 1990s and spent the majority of his time looking after and driving the Showman Seam engine, before any event he would be joined by his wife Gloria to get the engine ready for display and it was always well turned out. He enjoyed driving the Showman Steam Engine on its 100 birthday. He was a valued volunteer who will be sadly missed.
He is survived by Gloria, his beloved wife of 48 years, his two daughters, Marie and Debbie, and his grandchildren.
Chris’ funeral will be open for everyone who knew him to attend and dates and times will be shared when the details have been finalised.
In 1881 William James Holmes returned from Scotland (his father having married the daughter of Sir Charles Flower). His son William Charles Flower Homes took over the estate in 1908 and built a generator and produced the first electricity in Strumpshaw.
The family traditions still live on in the museum, a place where the past can be seen in all the steam engines and the farm machinery that helped shape our future. Bring a picnic lunch, sit in the paddock on a Summer's day and just enjoy the view.
A brilliant weekend rally with over 5,000 adults attending. 25th Anniversary next year, see you there. Check out our video below.
Attracting thousands of visitors and lots of steam engines from all over the world, our annual steam event is a must for any enthusiast!