Stirling Engine Bicentenary

This year the Waterworks Museum, in partnership with the Stirling Engine Society, is dedicating the summer to the genius of the Rev. Robert Stirling to celebrate 200th anniversary of the first Stirling hot air engine patent in 1816.

Our celebration will start on Sunday 24 April with the launch a new interactive exhibition and will culminate on Sunday 9 October 2016 with what we hope will be the largest gathering of hot air engines in the UK. And of course, among the jewels of the Museum’s collection are our superb working Hayward-Tyler hot air engines,which have been restored to full working order by the Museum’s volunteer engineers.

The opening of the new exhibit on 24 April will make one of the Museum’s most popular days of the calendar, when members of the Hereford & District Preservation Society show their superb standing engines working in the Museum courtyard, even more special this year.

  • 12noon Museum open
  • 13.00 Steam engines start
  • 14.30 Official opening of Stirling Engine Bicentenary display
  • 16.00 Museum closes

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