Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine is one of the largest and finest working examples of its type. Built over 100 years ago, this mammoth metal powerhouse was regarded as a feat of industrial engineering. Churning out a massive 2,500 horse power to feed the ever hungry machinery of Trencherfield Mill, it played an instrumental role in Wigan’s industrial development.
With the help of a successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid and restoration project, the engine has been restored to its former glory.
Visitors to Trencherfield Mill and the Wigan Pier Quarter are now able to awe at this giant’s immense size and power, but more importantly, experience it working as it did all those years ago - full steam ahead!
Where we are
Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine, Wigan Pier Quarter, Heritage Way, Wigan WN3 4EF.
You'll find us south of Wigan town centre on the A49. Follow the brown tourism signs to Wigan Pier,
and then the signs to Trencherfield Mill Engine.
There are many ways you can get involved whether or not you have any prior knowledge or expertise, including:
- Cleaning, care and general upkeep of the engine
- Helping interpret the engine's history
- Visitor reception and customer care
- Assisting at special events and activities.
Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine is temporarily closed to the public. We are currently reviewing future options for this site of historical significance and will update this webpage with further details.
We are planning to reopen the steam engine to the public from 2021.
Members of the public can still express an interest in volunteering for when we are open again.
We welcome your feedback and comments to help us continuously improve our service, so please email us.