The museum has now closed until Easter 2023.
Internal Fire charts the development of the steam engine through to the most modern internal combustion engines. The continuous development that has shaped modern engine technology is demonstrated by working engines from 1850s steam engines through to modern computer controlled high speed diesels.
Engines run in the museum every day with a variety of sounds and smells that are eye opening to those who don't remember and evocative of a previous life to those who do.
There are always engines running when we are open.
Things need to work to come alive and every day there will be engines running around the museum. At least 8 engines are running at any time and other engines are started and run throughout the day.
In the Exchange Rooms are telephones dating back to the 1920s along with working exchanges connected around the museum.