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Happen to visit here on a rainy afternoon. Although not a steaming day it was a heritage day and my... read more

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GreekGeek16
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London, United Kingdom
Scary to think this would have been lost

We managed to get to the site just as they opened so had a better chance than most to chat with the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Keith R
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Dereham, United Kingdom
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Just 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction but not on A38
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Meadow Lane | Stretton, Burton upon Trent, England
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+44 1283 509929
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Reviewed today

Happen to visit here on a rainy afternoon. Although not a steaming day it was a heritage day and my son and I were given a guided visit of the whole site by a volunteer enthusiast for over 2 hours. Can't believe you can be...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We managed to get to the site just as they opened so had a better chance than most to chat with the enthusiasts that run this site. It is just awsome that all this engineering was dedicated to sewage! The beam engines are majestic and...More

Thank Keith R
Roy B, Active supporter at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your helpful comments. We are always trying to improve the visitor experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have taken children on school visits for a number of years. Kids love the hands-on nature of the experience. We always go when there is steaming. Volunteer staff are charming, knowledgeable and lovely with the children. I love seeing the huge beam engine, steam-driven tools...More

Thank Jill C
Roy B, Active supporter at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. We are very keen to prevent the site from being a static visitor attraction. However, we are also aware that our customers interests and needs differ and we try to respond to this. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went today for the steaming when they have it going. All really enjoyed it including an 11 year old. Friendly knowledgeable people happy to talk and answer questions. Not amazing but a really interesting place to go.

1  Thank Chris P
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Some of the best live steam engines, i've seen a big thank you to all the staff and supporters. Content: four beam engines by Gimson of Leicester 1885, Five boilers Thompson 1936-37, Steam driven workshop give a great sense of how things were made, Forge...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Today we have witnessed a truly remarkable achievement of restoration. 25 years of dedication from over 350+ volunteers. Engineers that want to maintain traditional British engineering skills and stop them from dying out. I have never seen a working museum as good as this in...More

2  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Sewage pumping isn't the most glamorous subject, but the hard work, knowledge and enthusiasm of the volunteers is just amazing. The whole site was derelict when the trust took it over. Buildings and machinery have been restored and original machinery that had been removed from...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 18 June 2018

An awesome place to go and visit. The steaming days are the best days to go as the whole place comes alive with the sight and sounds of yesteryear. Seeing the size of the pumps is breath taking and a quick trip the the bath...More

Thank Geoffrey P
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Many thanks for your comments. If you can think of any way in which we can improve please let us know. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 8 June 2018

Visited on one of the Steam days in early May with my brother-in-law who has worked here as a volunteer for a number of years so maybe I was biased. It really is brilliant to see not just the historical nature but to witness the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I’ve only been able to visit the once but if you have any interest in Victorian engineering you must visit Claymills Pumping Station. It’s amazing what has been achieved by a group of volunteers. To see the beam engines under steam is brilliant. It’s a...More

Thank Nigel W
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Many thanks for your encouraging remarks. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Michael B
24 January 2017|
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Response from Roy B | Property representative |
This voluntary run visitor attraction is open every Thursday and Saturday. See website for steaming dates. Thanks & hope to see you
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