Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 00:00

The Stutterheim Engine Museum is the biggest stationary engine museum in South Africa - a short distance from East London on the N6. It is the perfect stop over for history and engine enthusiasts.

The Stutterheim Engine Museum will be having a Day of the Engines on Saturday 6 April 2024 from 11:00 and then from 14:00



Background to the Museum

Ron Starkey and Simon Morris were friends with an interest in old stationary engines. In the surrounding farming area were many engines, some still in use and others abandoned.

Ron and Simon had the idea of collecting these engines, repairing them and displaying them in a museum. It wasn’t long before various engines were housed in Ron’s workshop. Eventually a plot off Bush Road was found and purchased from Wylde Bros at a reasonable price.

The next step was to build a suitable structure. Len Edgecombe (a King William's Town building contractor) donated a steel structure. In June 1995 his company erected the steel structure on the plot.

Even before the building was completed, more engines kept arriving; some of them were big monsters. Ron and his two assistants worked on them steadily and so the collection grew. After about 5 years, during one of the Stutterheim festivals, Ron opened the doors of the museum to the public for the first time. Only then was the best kept secret of Stutterheim revealed.

The Museum is on the left as you leave Stutterheim on the N6 to Cathcart.

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