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Coleham Pumping Station

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Longden Road, Shrewsbury, England
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See steam engines in action

The trust that runs this place have done an excellent job in preserving these two huge beam engines... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Really interesting

My 12 year old declared it - awesome. I don't think he realised he'd had a physics lesson... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
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“sewage” (4 reviews)
“engineering” (2 reviews)
“victorian” (2 reviews)
Longden Road, Shrewsbury, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trust that runs this place have done an excellent job in preserving these two huge beam engines which used to pump the town's sewage to the Monkmoor sewage works. The building still does this albeit with modern electric pumps. The brass work is immaculate...More

Thank Doncosses
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My 12 year old declared it - awesome. I don't think he realised he'd had a physics lesson delivered by knowledgeable volunteer guides. Lots to see and to learn.

Thank ShropshireCaro
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Went on a Sunday after my parents had heard it was open for the afternoon! Took a 3 and 6yr old and they really enjoyed seeing the live steam pump working. Really nice and quaint with model railways and cars going around tracks at the...More

Thank funkyfin2000
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Walk through the door and and take a step back in time and see how it was all the volunteers take a pride in what they are doing and will share there experience with you.

Thank 240willyp
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Visited here on an open day as I was walking past. As a person with no real interest in engineering I was impressed by the enthusiasm of the volunteers who have spent countless ours making this attraction functional and how they brought to life the...More

Thank Neil R
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The pumping station was closed apparently, but being nosy we noticed the side door was open, and could hear voices. We went in and asked if we could have a look around: and were given a personal tour. Really interesting tour from a very knowledgeable...More

Thank Macandcath
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We can travel back in time to a bygone era, as you climb the steps to this world of Victorian wonder, the smell of hot oil and burning coal awaits just inside the door,, with the odd whiff of sewage thrown in to remind you...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I was surprised and delighted by how interesting these giant steam powered pumps were. All the volunteers were friendly and too the time to explain everything. I really enjoyed it!

Thank donj9774
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Very interesting, steamengines kept in immaculate condition and still a working pumping station, so well worth a visit

1  Thank vailly22
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Great hosted visit with knowledgable enthusiastic guides and great exhibits. Friendly and involving with well maintained real steam engines. A must see!!

1  Thank Sue T
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