Have a Go Steam Roller Experience

£100 per person

A fantastic unique experience to operate our 1931 Fowler Steam Roller!

Our knowledgeable engager will take you through the history and operation of the Steam Roller, after which you will have a unique chance to operate the Steam Roller through the museum’s grounds.

Our 1931 Fowler Steam Roller is a familiar sight around Beamish and a firm favourite with all crews who have operated this gentle, free steaming and beautifully set up engine.

Course Dates:

This steam experience will be taking a break in 2020 so that the steam roller can have time to undergo some essential maintenance. We are hoping to have it up and running again towards the end of 2020, or in 2021. Please check our website and social media for updates.

Cost: £100 per participant

Included in your experience:

  • Costume – we will provide you with overalls, and would recommend you bring an old shirt/jumper (as it will get dirty)!
  • One to one working with one of our engagers who will teach you the working and history of the Steam Roller
  • Opportunity to steer the Steam Roller, under the guidance of your experienced tutor
  • Bottled water

Please note: Participants must be aged 21 years and over, require safety shoes or boots and hold a full UK driving licence to take part.

Please click here to view Booking Terms & Conditions for Traditional Experiences at Beamish Museum.

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