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 collection includes the exceptionally rare Roboe steam lorry – of which there are only two known to exist.