Monday, 6 April 2015

Ryhope Engines Museum

Something Chris has been promising himself to visit for many years and is practically on our doorstep.

This is one impressive work of engineering that is a must to visit, my Mam and Dad took our children many years ago and I remember just how much my Dad enjoyed his visit.

I’ve added a video below of the beam engines in all of their glory, the sheer size of these is immense and has to be seen to be believed. the smell of the oil and machinery all added to the experience and the pride of the men keeping this is working order.

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As you can see even the building is mighty impressive.

The Museum is open every bank holiday weekend and we were definitely blessed with the weather for our visit yesterday, quite often they have a vintage car collection on display too so that is always a bonus.

A few of the photo’s took alongside our visit.

The Blacksmith’s workshop.

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A mans dream, the oil cans.

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One of the smaller engines on display.

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Just look at all of that grease, Chris was drooling at this stage.

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Just the oily rag missing from this photo.

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One of the display models.

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So pleased that we went to visit, More information can be found here http://www.ryhopeengines.org.uk/index.html 

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2 comments:

Dawn Lancaster said...

Hi Jak, looks like a great place to go! I bet Chris was in his element!
How are you? Healing well I hope!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Lynn B said...

The OH would love this - bookmarked the site to get there soon.