Welcome to the web pages of the Prickwillow Engine Museum
Our museum is a registered educational charity, primarily concerned with the history
of the unique landscape of the fens and the principles of drainage which created
it over the course of several centuries.
The web pages are arranged for easy navigation, with sections dedicated to educational
and research material, the museum and its exhibits, membership and volunteer activities
and last (but equally important) fund raising.
We are a volunteer organization and, as such, have to raise the funds to finance
We receive no government funding and rely upon income from admission charges, sales
of goods and services, supplemented by the occasional small grants to assist with
The day-to-day running of the museum is reliant upon charges, sales and donations
to meet the ever-increasing overheads. All work is undertaken by volunteers : We
have no employees.
The Museum is currently being extended with the assistance of grants, for Phase 1
of the development, from The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, The
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation and The Headly Trust together with local business
and personal donations for which we are very grateful.
Meeting or Exhibition Venue : The large main hall of the museum is available to hire
for meetings (when the museum is closed to the public) and the spacious foyer makes
an excellent small exhibition venue. The large car park is available as a venue for
vehicle and other rallies. Further details here.
Group Visits :The museum is a particularly popular venue for school project visits
and audio-visual presentations are arranged to engage the interest of these younger
visitors. For Information on school project visits click here.
Visits by private club groups and holiday coach tours are catered for by arrangement,
including evening and 'out of season' visits. Group visits can include provision
of refreshment and light buffet meals.
Demonstration running of one or more of the large engines is usually possible for
group visits and this is combined with an audio-visual presentation to provide a
Facilities : These include a cafe, providing hot and cold drinks, light snacks and
ice creams and a shop which stocks a range of gift items, including books and DVDs.
The website www.prickwillow-engine-museum.co.uk is operated for the benefit of the
Prickwillow Engine Trust.
Prickwillow Engine Trust is an unincorporated association and a registered charity
in England (charity number 285139).