Internal Fire Museum of Power, Tan-y-groes

4.9
#2 of 8 in Museums in Ceredigion
The Internal Fire – Museum of Power is a museum of internal combustion engines in West Wales. The museum's collection is mostly of larger stationary diesel engines, as used for generating sets and pumping stations. The museum is located at Tanygroes, Ceredigion, near Cardigan.ExhibitsMost of the engines are restored to working order. Each day, a range of engines will be in operation during the museum's opening. On special occasions, at Easter and the second weekend in October, an attempt is made to run as many of the engines as possible.DieselThe museum operates the oldest working diesel engine in the UK, a 1912 Sulzer single cylinder Air-blast injection Diesel, an example of the original Rudolf Diesel design.SteamThe museum now houses over 200 tons of working engines in nine Halls and is in the process of creating a new Steam Hall which will house a 1903 J & E Wood 500hp tandem compound along with an 1879 John Penn twin cylinder oscillating paddle steamer as a number of smaller engines including the only surviving Petter steam engine.Gas turbineOne of the museum's most unusual exhibits is a 'Pocket Power Station', powered by a Bristol Proteus gas turbine engine. The regional electricity board installed several 2.7MW remote operated generation sets for peak load powered by the Proteus. Designed to run for ten years many were still in use forty years later.
Plan to visit Internal Fire Museum of Power during your Tan-y-groes vacation using our convenient Tan-y-groes route maker app .
Source
Create an itinerary including Internal Fire Museum of Power
map
Internal Fire Museum of Power Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
76 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • We visited this museum more than ten years ago and so thought it time for a return visit. The changes since our last visit were huge - lots more exhibits including telecoms rooms with working telephon...  more »
  • Visited the museum with an old friend of mine . On the day, several of the engines were running and we spent a couple of hours mostly just standing and staring .One of the volunteers gave us an insigh...  more »
  • "It was very good. They had a big variety of engines and some extraordinary ones. They actually show you them working. They also have old phones you can call with" (by our ten year old) People were ve...  more »
Google
  • Amazing place if you like huge industrial engines and telephone history, run by a dedicated enthusiastic bunch, well worth a visit.
  • Great collection of historic engines and objects. Shame it doesn't get more attention as they have hundreds of old engines but enough money to build the facilities to restore and display them.
  • Plenty to see - an ever-increasing collection, and a warm welcome. And lots to appeal to younger visitors, too!
  • If engines are your thing then you will love this museum.
  • Great day out for anyone interested in Having or STEM subjects.

Plan your trip to Tan-y-groes

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Tan-y-groes

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Ceredigion by other users

14 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in United Kingdom & Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Aberystwyth BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Aberporth BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 52 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 57 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Tregaron BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach) BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans