Cambridge Museum of Technology

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire

The Cambridge Museum of Technology is an industrial heritage museum situated in Cambridge, UK. The original building house a sewage pumping station and was built in 1894. Originally, the boilers were heated by the burning of waste collected around the city. The museum's main attraction are two Hathorn-Davey steam engines, one of which is fully operational and often runs on steam weekends. To cope with pumping demand after heavy rainfall, in 1904 two gas engines were added to the museum. Of these, one is in working order. Other exhibits include a working steam winch (used to move the refuse to be burned around the grounds in a small rail system); various other engines (steam and otherwise); a print room with a large collection of old printing technology including a Linotype machine; a large collection of electrical apparatuses and more.