1795 Newcomen Engine demonstrations at the New Colliery
Come and 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 open days, you’ll be able to talk to the site's guides, peer down its deep mineshaft, see inside the engine house and witness the Great Engine in action.
Please note that the Newcomen Engine will not operate during December - February.
Free - £2 invited donation to witness engine demonstrations from inside the engine house
Demonstrations start at the New Colliery from 12pm, 1pm, 2pm on 23 September, 7 and 21 October, 4 and 18 November, 2, 16, 30 December 2018 and 13 and 27 January 2019.