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Abbey Pumping Station

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:30
Open today: 11:00 - 16:30
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Weekend on the steam.

A marvellous place to visit , especially on a steam day . I was booked in for 12 o clock , but due... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim H
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Oxford, United Kingdom
The best part of our day out

Like many we wandered into the Abbey Pumping Station after paying a visit to the NSC next door. We... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
NLVT2
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A marvellous place to visit , especially on a steam day . I was booked in for 12 o clock , but due to traffic was still three miles away and going nowhere fast at this time. Not having the relevant phone number I was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jim H
James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks Jim for your kind feedback and review. Great to hear you enjoyed the event and we look forward to welcoming you back to the museum again soon.

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Like many we wandered into the Abbey Pumping Station after paying a visit to the NSC next door. We were with our four year old grandson on a half term outing. What a gem of a place, with welcoming friendly staff, and it’s such a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NLVT2
James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Many thanks for your great review of the museum! Delighted to hear that you and your grandson enjoyed the visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon for one of our events and activities.

Reviewed 27 October 2018

Very interesting, and its free, informative staff, relies on donations, unlike the boring space centre

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Recent visit where i took one of my 'younger' friends.exhibits interactive and hard to resist.can be for all ages and very INCLUSION FRIENDLY. Nicely set out and very good for fun and photographs. A free entrance with small donations accepted.plenty of room to maneuvre with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

In days of Edwardian Steam this pumping was a hive of Industry. Two main Steam Pumps and smaller ancillary ones. 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Many thanks Alan for your great review of the museum, much appreciated.

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Free entry with donation point. Lovely blast from the past of things made in Leicester ranging from cars and typewriters to toilets and steam engines. Spent an hour or so here just wandering.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

The only beam engines that still work in the UK, so quite unique. The museum itself is well worth visiting, and they also have open days, which are even better

Date of experience: October 2018
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James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Many thanks Kevin for your great review and visit. We hope you can come back to see us for one of our steam event days soon!

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Stumbled upon this next to the NSC. A great wee social history museum as well as pumping station exhibits. Free entry but gates close at 4.30

Date of experience: October 2018
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jeffhand2017
18 September 2018|
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Response from James H | Property representative |
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.
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jeffhand2017
16 September 2018|
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Response from cazza1962 | Reviewed this property |
They have a few open days each year but you would have to check
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naimroseby
7 August 2017|
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Response from scuttle | Reviewed this property |
No but you can always visit the cafe at the Space centre across the road( the cafe is before the museum entrance desk)
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