Ellenroad Engine House


Elizabethan Way, Newhey, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 4LG

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Explore the industrial heritage of Greater Manchester at Ellenroad Engine House. Located in Newhey, Rochdale, this historic site offers a captivating journey back in time to the heyday of steam power. Originally built in 1892, Ellenroad Engine House is home to one of the largest surviving steam engines in the world, providing a fascinating glimpse into the region's industrial past.

Visitors can marvel at the impressive machinery, learn about the engine's pivotal role in the local textile industry, and discover the ingenuity of Victorian engineering. Guided tours offer insight into the workings of the engine and the daily life of the workers who operated it.

In addition to the engine itself, the site features a range of exhibits and displays showcasing the history of steam power and its impact on the region. Interactive experiences and demonstrations bring the past to life, making Ellenroad Engine House a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and families alike.

Whether you're interested in industrial heritage or simply curious to learn more about the history of Greater Manchester, Ellenroad Engine House offers a unique and immersive experience for visitors of all ages. Plan your visit today and step back in time at this remarkable heritage site.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Under 16sFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Attraction Facilities

  • Free Admission


  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Next to junction 21 of the M62 (Milnrow and Shaw) take the A640 towards Shaw. Pass under the motorway bridge and turn first right. Look for the chimney.

Opening times

Ellenroad Engine House opening times (1 Feb 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - SaturdayClosed*
Sunday10:00 - 16:00*

* Open on the first Sunday of each month except January.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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