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Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

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Address: Meadow Lane | Stretton, Burton upon Trent, England
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Just 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction...

Just 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction but not on A38

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Very informative, interesting and enjoyable. The staff are helpful. My daughter and I had fun stoking the boiler!

Great day. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Worth asking a member of staff for the secret tour.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Victoria E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Worth asking a member of staff for the secret tour.

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Thank Victoria E
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

spent two hours being nosey looking in all the different buildings and taking pictures...very interesting site lots to see....people i spoke to were very friendly and very informative...well worth the visit...will be going again

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Thank patomlinson
Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with our 9 week old daughter. Received a 1 hour guided tour by a very knowledgeable man. All volunteers were very friendly and welcoming. It was a non steaming day so very cold! Will definitely return with interested family members. Thank you for a great visit!

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Thank Mistyjade
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went intending to spend 1/2 hour, but stayed for 2 hours. We were taken around by a lovely, enthusiast who told us the history of the place. The volunteers are amazing.

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Thank sjparmar
Burton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit to see a pumping station but limited opening times, check web site. Been once, go again? This I doubt as no other redeeming feature is close by.

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Thank pauldyer481
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting us and we hope to see you on one of our steaming days. Best wishes More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely interesting and amazing to see the pumps. The volunteers are fantastic and so enthusiastic, they really care about the place! It's nice to go to a place that's focused on the love for it and it's history rather than only caring about getting the entrance price. Great day thank you

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1 Thank Jennifranks1975
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

I was so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Please don't forget to tell your friends. Best wishes More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Educational and entertaining, lots to see and do as well as scrumptious cake and hot chocolate on a very cold November day. Would highly recommend. My only criticism would be the poor disabled access, having checked the website before hand which said most of the site was wheel chair friendly my daughter was sad not to be able to go... More 

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1 Thank Wendy S
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

I was sorry to hear about your access difficulties. Unfortunately because the buildings are listed it would be difficult to install a lift but we are looking into it. Best wishes More 

Belvoir, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

After 17 years of passing the entrance to the pumping station, we made the diversion & what a surprise. Why had it taken so long? We spent over 4 hours there. It was absolutely fantastic. At the start of the tour a brilliant man called Ernie Smith gave us a history of the pumping station. He had worked there for... More 

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1 Thank barbarawood308
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

I was very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Ernie is our oldest volunteer but at 88 he's still as enthusiastic as ever he was. Best wishes More 

Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here on one of the two days in January when the machinery is powered up and you can see the amazing pumps in action. What a dedicated band of volunteers with so many people demonstrating how impressive the machinery, made so long ago, operated. A little gem! The cafe has great home made cakes, and we really enjoyed seeing... More 

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1 Thank suesalford
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind remarks. We are always trying to improve so we value what our visitors have to say. Best wishes More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I have lived in Burton all my life just about and only went here about 3 years ago, and I could not believe how good it was. This is a superb monument to Victorian engineering, and really well looked after. A great day out!

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