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Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ, England
+44 115 963 2938
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Amazing engineering

For people interested in history, architecture and engineering, Papplewick is amazing in steam. The... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Novel day out

We visited the pumping station today on one of the steam days (so everything was working). The... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Victorian fresh water pumping station that is now an industrial heritage attraction and wedding venue.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Papplewick Pumping Station Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ, England
+44 115 963 2938

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

For people interested in history, architecture and engineering, Papplewick is amazing in steam. The sight of the huge engine in motion is fantastic and there are films to show how it works. Apart from the main engine, the boiler room and other steam powered machines...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the pumping station today on one of the steam days (so everything was working). The grounds are lovely and peaceful, with the centrepiece being the lake where enthusiasts were playing with electric boats today. Just to the side is the pump station itself...More

Thank cranhamrebecca
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Went here with my parents and husband. I was pleasantly surprised by how much there was there. Advise to if weather good to take a picnic to have a pleasant and relaxing day out. The pumping station it's self was amazing. To see something that...More

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I and my family have visited the pumping station on a number of ocassions when in steam or on one of the special events which are run at times throughout the year. Seeing these incrediable steam driven beam engines in operation and learing about how...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I visited with my Fiancé & a friend who's visiting from the states who has an interest in engineering, it's funny how something on your doorstep you can ignore for years , I was so glad I took time out to discover what I've been...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

breath taking architecture great engineering,also in a nice setting on the outskirts of nottingham with great country walks nearby and some good pubs

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Very enjoyable day out Pumping station running pure class Building itself is magnificent in great surroundings Steampuck costumes very interesting bought new hats and goggles from stalls plenty to see and was a brilliant day out

Thank jodycav
Reviewed 24 July 2017

It is amazing how well engineering, architecture and art came together in the 1880's. Thanks to various volunteers these things are preserved so young generations can get an impression of our past.

Thank RA_Travel_5
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was so impressed when I visited here, the Victorian engineering is really amazing and a the underground reservoir tour is a real must. They have a small caf`e on site which sells sandwich's, we took a small picnic and ate it around the cooling...More

Thank Davitrev
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Worth going on an 'in steam' day because the engine hall (3 floors) in full working mode is so impressive. Even if your interest is 'arts' rather than science, the workmanship of the Victorian designers and craftsmen is worth studying - the tiles alone are...More

Thank NorthumbrianOnTyne
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Ian B
25 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.
26 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.
2 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