The museum is (literally) built round a large steam engine, installed in 1833 to prevent flooding by pumping excess water into drainage channels. Why this was necessary, and how the engine works, is explained in excellent graphics, and there is also a very friendly and knowlegable curator giving guided tours and answering questions.
The museum will fascinate both lovers of old machinery and people interested in everyday life in the fens over the last 200 years.
Facilities include toilets (hooray!) and picnic tables (in a rural setting). Might be a good place to stop for a break when driving to a holiday on the coast.
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