See a free toy engine display this weekend

View the impressive model engine display
View the impressive model engine display

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Let off some steam this weekend by visiting the Eastney Beam engine house and its attractions for free.

Over the weekend there will be a working toy steam model display plus an exhibition on the Boleh Project – an historic junk-rigged yacht of unique design which is being restored to its former glory.

The display shows off miniature live steam replicas of a range of full-size engines and collecting them is still a thriving hobby for those aged from nine to 90.

Tomorrow and Sunday, you can view these tiny engines, plus the full-size James Watt beam engine for free, between 1pm and 5pm at Eastney Beam House.

Also tomorrow, there will be a performances from Blendworth Brass Band between 1pm and 4pm.

Visitors will have the chance to see Boleh on Sunday only, from 1pm until 5pm, for the first time.

Boleh was built in Singapore in 1949 and sailed back to the UK during an epic 14,000-mile, eight-month journey which made national headlines in 1950.

It is currently being restored at Eastney and a workshop showing how the restoration will get it back out on to the water, opens to the public for the first time this Sunday at Eastney Beam House in Henderson Road, Eastney.