The Caledon Beam Engine is all that remains of Caledon Woollen Mill which was demolished in in 1985. The Beam Engine is an impressive example of Ireland’s industrial archaeology and is unique in the sense that it is the last remaining housed Beam Engine in Ireland and so is of immense historical importance.
This project was part funded through South West Action for Rural Development (SWARD) under Axes 3 and 4 of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 by the European union and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). Further support was granted by the Earl of Caledon, NIEA, Caledon Regeneration Partnership and the Esme Mitchell Trust.
On June 26, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, officially opened the building.