Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine

Re-opening → 2023

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 page with further details. We are planning to reopen the steam engine on selected dates in 2023.

Members of the public can still express an interest in volunteering for when we are open again.

Trencherfield mill engine2Trencherfield 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 Heritage Lottery Fund investment, the engine has been fully restored to its former glory.


There will be opportunities in the future for volunteers to be involved in the care and interpretation of the engine whether or not you have any prior knowledge or expertise. Please let us know if you have an interest in being involved and would like us to contact you when the opportunity arises. Areas of involvement include:

  • Cleaning, care and general upkeep of the engine
  • Helping interpret the engine's history
  • Assisting at special events and activities.
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