Next Event - Strawberries, Cream & Steam,

18 &19 September 2021

Strawberries, Cream and Steam; a classic cream tea in a steamy environment!

Fancy looking at Stumbles, Tavistock’s steamroller, to see how the restoration is coming along? Or how about a collection of really big stationary steam engines ticking over? Come and see the tri-tandem that appeared on the Devon & Cornwall series earlier this year, or the living van currently under construction? We’ll have miniature steam trains tootling around and road steam engines simmering away in the yard.

We’re also offering round-Robin trailer rides throughout the day between the town centre and our Works as well as light refreshments and, of course, lots and lots of Strawberries and Cream.

Hello and Welcome!

Welcome to 'The Works', The home of the Robey Trust. We are a charitable organisation located in Tavistock, Devon, dedicated to the preservation, restoration, operation and display of steam vehicles and other historic engines, especially items manufactured by Robey & Co Ltd of Lincoln.

​The Trust is always on the lookout to aquire items to expand its collection. Anything Robey, large or small, would be gratefully received to enhance the collection or the archive. Gifts of sundries, tools, materials etc would also be put to good use.

​Thank you for visiting our site. We hope you will find it useful, informative and, above all, interesting enough to visit us again!