Strumpshaw Hall Steam Museum
The Strumpshaw Hall Steam Museum in Strumpshaw, Norfolk is home to a collection of Traction engines, Steam rollers, a Showman's engine and a Steam wagon which are run on special occasions and on the last Sunday of each month from April to October.
The Museum also has a narrow gauge railway run on most open days; this consists of a Simplex diesel disguised as a steam engine, pulling a simple four-wheeled coach. The museum also has the last surviving example of a Garret type of Traction Engine still in service, and a unique example of a Steam Wagon which is also working and a huge Ploughing Traction Engine along with a Threshing machine and an old plough with the Ploughing engine. There is also a farm next to the museum that has some fairground rides on site which are usually in operation for the public to have rides on. It also has a collection of rare breeds of birds. Neighbouring it is Strumpshaw Fen RSPB reserve.
Strumpshaw Steam Rally
The park is used for an annual steam rally that is held each year on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. The event features several of the Museum's engines in steam, with about 50 other visiting engines present, as well as 30 miniatures in steam. The event also has large numbers of vintage and classic tractors and commercial vehicles on display with a daily parade.
Manufacturers featured in collection
Not all on display.
- Aveling and Porter – 3 Steam rollers, 2 'tractors'
- Burrell – 3 Traction engines
- Foden – 1 Steam waggon
- John Fowler & Co. – 1 pair of Ploughing engines (15340 + 15341)
- Garrett – 1 Traction engine
- Marshall, Sons & Co. – 5 Traction engines, 1 steam roller
- Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies – Portable engine
- Ruston Proctor – Traction engine
- Wallis & Steevens – Traction engine
- Vintage tractors
- Horizontal engines
- Beam engine
- A large beam engine that was saved from a local water works is being restored.
- Rail locomotive
- An industrial tank locomotive is also in the museum's collection.
- The Museum's website
- Old Glory Magazine No.229 February 2009 Directory of Engines in Museums