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Thomas Newcomen Engine

The Engine House Mayors Avenue | Mayor's Avenue, Dartmouth TQ6 9YY, England
+44 1803 834224
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History of Dartmouth

This engine was developed and helped the industrial revolution taker hold. It is amazing that this... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Davidlowe46
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Very Informative

Located in the Visitor Information Centre, they provide lots of information. They have a TV that... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Gla_Rangers
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British Columbia, Canada
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The Engine House Mayors Avenue | Mayor's Avenue, Dartmouth TQ6 9YY, England
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This engine was developed and helped the industrial revolution taker hold. It is amazing that this magnificent invention was made here.

Thank Davidlowe46
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Located in the Visitor Information Centre, they provide lots of information. They have a TV that runs on a continuous loop, with a great explanation of how it works. The demonstration using the pop can was most impressive. You can also turn on a demonstration,...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The precursor to the Steam Engine, exibited in the Tourist Information of Newcomens home town of Dartmouth. Excellent AV guide descibing its function and importance.

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Free and part of the tourist information centre. Kept the kids and me interested while the wife did the research of the area and grabbed all the leaflets. Good video and worth popping in.

Thank chrisaL8635SP
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I was dragged along reluctantly by my other half to visit this but what an amazing engine. I was really impressed by the exhibition and the lovely lady in the visitor centre kindly turned the engine on to my husbands' delight! Well worth a visit...More

Thank lynmc2014
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I visited the Thomas Newcomen Engine with my wife and young son in April 2017. It is in the visitor in information centre. The engine is impressive and if you ask they will turn it in. The displays are informative too. Highly recommended.

Thank David L
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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!

1  Thank Owlincallington
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This original Newcomen beam engine is an important and historic piece of Britain's industrial revolution. How enterprising then of the Newcomen Society to have rescued it from its working days on the Coventry canal and to have relocated it to Newcomen's home town. For this...More

1  Thank milimana
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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).

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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.

Thank Charles D
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