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Excellent visit The Steaming weekend

This was the second visit my Husband and I have visited Papplewick Pumping Station. It is a... read more

Reviewed today
Shepshed, United Kingdom
WW2 Steaming Weekend

An excellent day out at a great venue. The stunning victorian engineering set in beautiful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ceret, France
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Victorian fresh water pumping station that is now an industrial heritage attraction and wedding venue.
Papplewick Pumping Station Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ, England
+44 115 963 2938
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Reviewed today

This was the second visit my Husband and I have visited Papplewick Pumping Station. It is a beautiful place even when it’s not a Pumpimg weekend. It’s realistic authentic and very interesting lots to see. The guides are very knowledgable and create a story about...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An excellent day out at a great venue. The stunning victorian engineering set in beautiful surroundings is well worth a look. Very helpful volunteers who really know the history and engineering of the site on hand to explain everything. Easy parking with regreshments available at...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wanted to see the steam engines working in this ornate pumping station and it coincided with their 1940s weekend. I have to say the place was buzzing with lots of stuff going on for both young and old. A bit of a queue to get...More

Thank PeteandE
Reviewed 2 days ago

I arrived at the site for the second day of the World War 2 event on the 20th October 2018. At the entry to the car park, there was a man gesturing with his thumb to move on as the car park was full. Indeed...More

Thank SteveMarkBull
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth a visit to learn about the history of the pumping station - amazing Victorian building. Sadly it was not a 'steam' day - worth looking at the website to find out special events too.

Thank Alemap88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for a private photo shoot - amazing place with lots of interesting nooks and crannies. If you can visit the underground reservoir - the steps were a little hard and the walls downstairs not very clean - but what a fabulous place to see....More

Thank ianBerkshire
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Visited today when it was in full steam. Absolutely amazing to see, spent a good couple of hours here and still didn't see everything. Lots for children to do finding all the cats, visit the park, go on the train, walk around the lake. There...More

Thank kim c
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

My partner and I have often thought to visit Papplewick Pumping Station and today we did! We spent a few hours bumbling about all the various stalls and vintage cars on display whilst listening to a female singer which was pleasant. We then took a...More

Thank Pudding1linda
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Great day out with family . Interesting, good stalls enjoyed model boat club. Will visit again £10 to enter but this covers for 1 years entry to events

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Cracking afternoon out, very informative, excellent machinery in action, would highly recommend especially when in Steam.

Thank Ian W
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Ian B
26 August 2016|
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Response from Bobob B | Reviewed this property |
When we got married I'm sure they said dogs were allowed on the grounds on leads but not inside the attractions, but to be sure contact Ashley there he is in charge and very accommodating.
27 May 2016|
Response from RichCroka | Reviewed this property |
I think its open all the time but its only running on special steaming days and its not nearly as impressive when its not running.
3 October 2015|
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Response from PapplewickPS | Property representative |
Dear Jmac90, our beam engines are very quiet, you can have a conversation quite easily whilst they are running. On steam days we also have the miniature railway and tours of the underground reservoir. This weekend, Oct 10th... More