1795 Newcomen Engine Open Days and Demonstrations

Come along, discover the 1795 New Colliery and marvel at the ‘Elsecar Great Engine’, built at the direction of Earl Fitzwilliam. The oldest steam engine still in its original location anywhere, the engine is recognised to be one of the world’s greatest monuments to the Industrial Revolution.

The New Colliery is open 7 days a week to explore throughout the year (except in severe weather). On our Open Days, you’ll be able to talk to our guides, peer down its deep mineshaft, see inside the engine house and witness the Great Engine in action.

Demonstrations will take place at Noon, 1pm and 2pm.

11am to 3pm, £2 suggested donation to witness engine demonstrations from inside the engine house