To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Mini Steam on the Quay

Mini Steam on the Quay 2018

About

Celebrate the sights, sounds and smells of the age of steam when mini traction engines come to Poole Quay.

The glorious age of steam will be returning to Poole on Saturday 2 May as a festival of mini steam engines take over Poole Quay.

Poole's Mini Steam on the Quay will see some of the most beautiful and detailed mini steam and traction engines, some which have featured on the Discovery Channel!

It features a display of beautiful miniature steam traction engines – with many providing free rides along the Quay – and showcases a diverse mix of unique engines, all lovingly built and maintained by their owners. 

Featuring unique mini steam engines, there will be everything to keep steam enthusiasts young and old happy. Organised by local enthusiast Richard Harvey, the event will include the chance to ride on the special engines.

Richard Harvey, said: “Many of the exhibits are unique feats of engineering, recreated from original Victorian drawings or old photographs, representing hours of hard work. It’s fantastic to see the raw elements of coal, water and fire create the unique smell of steam that brings a piece of mechanical engineering to life. We love showing off our handiwork and really look forward to sharing it with people.”

Graham Richardson, Poole Tourism Manager, said: “Mini Steam is a brilliant family day out, especially for children. For many, it’s their first experience of steam engines and it’s a great chance to get up close, have a ride and find out more about these magnificent machines.”

It's a great, fun day out for the whole family.

Guide Prices

Free event.

Poole Quay
Hennings Wharf
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1HJ
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01202 262600

Opening Times

Event Date (2 May 2020)

* Timings for 2020 to be confirmed, check back here for more details soon!

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Hide Facilities

What's Nearby

  1. Poole Museum & Scaplen's Court

    Discover the story of Poole - Harbour, Town & People from prehistory to the 21st century.

    0.11 miles away
  2. Sea Music Sculpture

    Sea Music. located on Poole Quay is the only British public site specific sculpture made…

    0.14 miles away
  3. Poole Old Lifeboat Museum & Shop

    Housing one of Poole's historic lifeboats, Thomas Kirk Wright, the old boathouse offers…

    0.19 miles away
  1. Twin Sails Bridge

    Poole's landmark structure and the first bridge of its type to be built in the world.

    0.37 miles away
  2. Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts

    Experience, explore, discover and join in with the arts at Lighthouse, the largest…

    0.46 miles away
  3. Poole Speedway

    Poole Pirates are a motorcycle speedway team based in Poole, England, competing in the…

    0.71 miles away
  4. Poole Stadium Greyhound Racing

    Let's Go Racing... A great night out for all the family, enjoy your evening & cheer your…

    0.73 miles away
  5. Poole Park

    Just a short walk from the centre of town you'll discover a haven of peace and rare…

    0.92 miles away
  6. Brownsea Island - National Trust

    Take a short boat trip from Poole Quay or Sandbanks to discover an island rich in…

    2 miles away
  7. Upton Country Park

    Whatever the season, there's something for everyone - enjoy the wildlife along the…

    2.02 miles away
  8. Compton Acres

    Enjoy over 10 acres of horticultural heaven with spectacular themed gardens, relax in the…

    2.7 miles away
  9. Splashdown Poole

    Splashdown Poole is the South’s favourite all-action waterpark! Whatever the weather,…

    2.74 miles away
  10. Lemur Landings

    Lemur Landings is one of Dorset’s largest indoor soft play centres, it really is the…

    2.78 miles away
  11. Tower Park Leisure Complex

    At Tower Park, Poole, a galaxy of entertainment unfolds. With the Splashdown water park…

    2.81 miles away
  12. Farmer Palmer's Farm Park

    Farmer Palmer’s is the fabulous Farm Park where young adventurers can frankly ‘let their…

    4.66 miles away
  13. Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

    The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum houses important collections of paintings,…

    5.05 miles away
Previous Next