Unfortunately the engine house was closed when we visited, you can still see it through the window at the rear of the building. This engine proved to be a key part of our industrial revolution. We will visit again!
We found this little gem hidden at the back of the tourist info. centre. Its a great story, explained on a video, and even moves (with electricity).
Right in the heart of Dartmouth, housed in the Information Centre, this fascinating machine was the first significant application of converting heat energy into useful work. Good video commentary and explanation. Well worth a visit.
A gem of hidden British history. This engine paved the way for the much more famous Watt Steam engine. It enabled deeper mining in both Cornwall and Devon by pumping out water and the technology was exported around the world. Right next to the tourist office in Dartmouth. You can't miss it.
We did not realise this was at the back of the tourist information shop. Free to see, but voluntary contribution appreciated. Pleasant surprise to find. Only 2 minutes walk from town square and well worth it.
We managed to find parking by the Tourist Information Office and saw it advertising the Thomas Newcomen Engine. The original and historic Atmospheric steam engine is housed in a small room attached to the tourist information office, free access but donations welcome. I watched a short video presentation about the steam engine which has now been adapted to work by... 更多
Sadly the weather wasn't the greatest when we visited, so we thought we'd do something different. The visit to see these great big engines was a good way to fill our time and also showed the kids just how far we have come in terms of technology.
What a great inspiration to us all - this guy invented this great piece of machinery when they did not have the technology we have today. Fantastic
In the back of the Tourist Info Centre. Ask and they'll set it running - do make a donation though, it's a piece of engineering history. The explanation is very helpful in understanding the actual process.