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In days of Edwardian Steam this pumping
was a hive of Industry.
Two main Steam Pumps and smaller
Of the rocking beam type they provided most of Leicester with water.
Beautifully painted they are a work of
art in themselves.
The site is...More
Firstly it's free to get in but you can give a donation and why not. There's so much to see and to suit all ages. There's back yard, an old bike shop a little cinema and much more. Not mention the wonderful victoriana pump, like...More
Met up with 3 other dad's here today as all our wives were away on a hen do.
Between us there were ages ranging from 1 year to 39 years old and we managed to find many things to keep us entertained for a good...More
After visiting the national space centre the kids were drawn into here at first for the play park, which I must say is just fab.
The building behind the play area is the pumping station where you must visit.
It didn’t disappoint.
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James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
Many thanks for your great review and visit! So pleased to hear you all enjoyed the museum and the activities too. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Great Victorian tribute to technology.. Good interpretation of water and sewerage system from Roman times to the present day.
No entrance fee but ask for donations.. The pump room is a beautiful tribute to Victorian technology.
Hi Jeff, thanks for the query. The Abbey Pumping Stations beam engines be running on the events: Sunday 2 December – Christmas Steam Day and Ghostly Engineer Tours on Saturday 27 October. Hope that helps, Leicester Museums.