THE MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. WILL REOPEN ON DATE TO BE DESTINED.
The Thermal Machines Museum is located in a large building of the Fifties, renovated in order to evoke the contemporary industrial language. The collection consists mainly of steam engines, stationary and self -propelled, and different machines, dating from the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century. These machines were used in the agricultural machinery sector and closely related sectors such as the reclamation of wetlands. The collection began with “locomobiles” steam once adopted by Centanin family for the cultivation and exploitation of their land of the Euganean area; to these specimens were added later other machines, from different backgrounds, which have enriched the collection up to the current level. The collections include: steam locomobiles of the main builders of the time (Ruston, Marshall, Breda); stationary staem engines in horizontal cylinder design, poer and different construction (Franco Tosi, Neville); of fixed staem generators and steam operating machines. Theer are also other machines driven by diesel engines and internal combustion engines: The two large diesel engines, were used in draining systems of Ca Bianca in Chioggia and Acquanera in Pernumia for the evacuation of water that collects in low-lying lands during rains or during the floods.