A Truly Rare Collection of Steam Engines
At the World of Country Life, you can see the largest collection of steam engines in Devon today.
Showman's Engines were used by travelling circuses and fairs to provide power and transport. We've got 3 Showman's called Candyfloss, His Majesty and Gladiator. Gladiator is our largest engine, weighing in at 18 tonnes - that's the same weight as 6 big hippos!
Our steam engines come from another era, but many are still operational and even make the occasional appearance in period dramas such as ITV's Downton Abbey.
Only Two In Existence
Our collection includes the exceptionally rare Roboe steam lorry -
of which there are only two known to exist.
Live Steam Demonstrations
Our live steam demos take place regularly throughout the year. Check out our events page for upcoming demonstrations.
Drive A Steam Engine In Devon
Interested in steering several tons of steam giant? We organise special experience days where you get the chance to drive your own steam engine. Ask us for more details.
Now explore the rest of the park...