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(being a most outstanding historical workshop in the comfort of one's school)

Balestra living history proudly presents the magnificent ..

VICTORIAN INVENTIONS

WORKSHOP

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Videos

The site of the Great exhibition 1851 as it is now

Our artefacts display

VIDEOS

"The Puffing Devil", a replica of Richard Trevithick's first steam locomotive

(lots more below on the first railways, the Great Exhibition and much more, please scroll down)

OUR VIDEOS

VIDEOS FROM OTHER SITES

A replica of Stephenson's Rocket running in London

Timelapse video of our artefact display being set up

Spotlight on one of our artefacts: 1851 Great Exhibition catalogue