A museum which preserves a unique Victorian Materials Testing Machine in working order in the premises built to house it.
It tells the story of the Kirkaldy family who ran the business for almost 100 years and the wider history of materials testing.
Sunday 6th April between 10.00am-4.00pm.
There will be guided tours at 11.00, 12.00, 14.00 and 15.00 and the tour takes about 1 hour.
Due to increasing numbers of visitors those arriving at other times may be asked to wait if the museum is full or all our guides are occupied.
For more information about how to get to the museum and entrance details, please go to the visiting page.
Group visits are possible at other times but please give us at least 3 months notice.
For any inquiries regarding visiting please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There may only be 3 more openings, Due to expiry of Lease unless the situation is resolved the museum will have to close in June.
A good day on the 2nd March with over 50 visitors. Kirkaldy's machine was operated twice for visitors at around 11:30 and 14:15.
The museum is a registered charity (No. 297557) and receives no funding other than from visitors. Help preserve this amazing piece of our Victorian past for future generations.
All donations are gratefully received.
The museum is run entirely volunteers. but we desperately need more help. At present we can only open one Sunday per month. More people to help means opening on more days and hence more visitor income. Please go to the volunteering page.
Last Update: 2 March 2014