Due to the Coronavirus it has been decided to keep the museum closed for the rest of the season. We would like thank all our volunteers for all their efforts over the last year. We would also like to thank all our supporters and followers for the emails and messages; it helps to keep our spirits up in this disappointing time. We will now concentrate on working on the museum to improve your enjoyment when you visit us next year. Visit our Facebook page for updates, and our events page
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.
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!