Visit to Forncett Industrial Steam Museum

Ref: C2226469

On arrival an introductory talk about the Industrial Steam Museum, followed by a tour of four engines in steam. We will learn how and why the museum was built over the last 46 years. We will enjoy a buffet lunch in the Gimson Engine Gallery, home-cooked and provided by the owners. After lunch a second tour will trace the history of the Industrial Revolution with working examples of engines from 1698 through to modern steam turbines. a tour of the boiler house and the Victorian Engineers Workshop followed with tea and homemade cakes during a short talk about the steam railway from Wells-next-the-Sea to Walsingham.

Additional information about this course

Start time 10:00 and ends at 4pm but included 1hour lunch break and tea breaks. Meet at Forncett Industrial Steam Museum, Low Road, Forncett St Mary NR16 1JJ. Refreshments are included in the fee.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the Steam Museum to discover the steam engine and the museum itself, and why it was built.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Trace the history of the Industrial Revolution
  • Discover the history on your doorstep
  • Exlpore the different range of raliways and engines across the county

How will I be taught?

  • Discussions with the tour guides and among the group.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • If you have any dietary requirements please mention these when booking.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Visit to Forncett Industrial Steam Museum


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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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