Today we took a trip to Norfolk to visit the Forncett Steam Museum and it really didn’t disappoint !
The Forncett industrial Museum was founded in 1970 by Dr Rowan Francis. Along with his small band of volunteers they work with passion throughout the year to restore and operate the engines and maintain the Museum buildings. It is a small museum with some monster engines and from May to October the public are welcome on the first Sunday of each month to share in the wonders of these engines running under the power of steam!
Dr Rowan Francis contacted Optimise as they were in need of a steam rated ball valve used for isolation purposes for their steam system.
Support is vital in enabling the Museum to fulfil its mission to share its collection with the world.
The Forncett Industrial Steam Museum relies on funding from a wide range of sources. Optimise gladly donated the valve to the museum. Donating helps ensure the display, care and preservation of the collection for future generations.
If you are a Steam geek (or not!!) this little museum has so much to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Rowan today. We listened with interest to his historical, quirky anecdotes of how each engine was donated or bought, how he managed the mammoth task of returning each of the engines to the museum and the in depth explanations of the workings of the engines.
We plan a return trip in the summer to see the engines in action and to view our Optimise Heat & Steam donation plaque they have kindly put up in pride of place in the boiler room !!
Take a look at the website or better still visit and support the museum !