It's Free to Visit!

Donations are always welcome 

 

There's lots to see at Markfield Beam Engine & Museum. As well as exploring our museum there's a whole park to enjoy with a cafe and a playground. What's more, the park is full of the fascinating remains of Markfield Sewage Treatment Works, making it an important historical site. And we're right on the banks of the River Lee or a stones throw from Walthamstow Wetlands.

 

Scroll down to find out more about making the most of your day out.

Open Days

We're open regular Sundays through out the year.

There's always lots to see and do including kids activities and guided tours. Up to eight times a year, usually around bank holidays, we power up the engine so you can see it in full steam.

All our open days are listed below. Click on an event for more info.

Getting Here

Getting Here

Your Visit

Keeping our Community Safe

To help us keep people safe at the museum we continue to have extra measures in place.
 

We are:​
 

  • Asking all visitors to wear a mask

  • Providing hand sanitiser

  • Signposting a one-way route around the museum

  • Limiting numbers in the museum

  • Carrying out extra cleaning throughout the day

  • Collecting contact details For NHS Test & Trace
     

Please bear with us if on occasion there are queues.

Getting Here

There are volunteers on hand in the museum who can guide you through the different parts of engine and explain how it all works. 

Sewage Treatment Works Remain Tours

 

Markfield Park is one of the most complete remaining sites of a Victorian sewage treatment works, making it nationally important. 

Our volunteers will lead you through the site and explain how sewage was treated before being released into the River Lee. 

We have tours most open days - you can book at the museum entrance.

For Families

We have free activity sheets for younger visitors

Do you know what sewage is? Can you spot all the tools you need to fill your engineers tool box? Why not explore the wider site with our explorers map.

 

Markfield Park has a playground and lots of green space to run around in, including a beautiful rose garden. Plus Markfield Cafe has lots of child friendly food on offer.

Guided Tours

There are volunteers on hand in the museum who can guide you through the different parts of engine and explain how it all works. 

Sewage Treatment Works Remain Tours

 

Markfield Park is one of the most complete remaining sites of a Victorian sewage treatment works, making it nationally important. 

Our volunteers will lead you through the site and explain how sewage was treated before being released into the River Lee. 

We have tours most open days - you can book at the museum entrance.

Access

There is step free access to the ground floor of the museum.

 

The upper gantry of the engine and basement level have no step free access. They are not generally open to the public and can only be accessed with a trained volunteer.

The Museum has no toilets but public toilets, including an accessible toilet are available in the Park. The accessible toilet key is held in Markfield Cafe.

If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to get in touch.

Make a Day of it

There's so much to do in the local area, eat at Markfield Cafe, explore the industrial heritage of the River Lee or wildlife watching at Walthamstow Wetlands.

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Markfield Cafe

Homemade food right next door to the museum