Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station
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Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A fascinating site that gives you a real chance to get to grips with the steam technology that drove the Industrial Revolution. Four large beam engines, nearly 30 other steam engines, large steam driven workshop where you can “have a go”. Only 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction but not on A38. DE13 0DA.
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  • Ayden Fessey
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love it. A fabulous experience, right on my doorstep.
    I have heard about the Clay Mills pumping station from a few people but never visited. We visited today and I was blown away by what has been under my nose all this time!. The feel of the place when the engines are in steam is like nothing else I've experienced. Even my 10 year old son thoroughly enjoyed the day and wants to go again. Hats off to all the volunteers that make this such a special place of history in Burton On Trent. We will be seeing you again next bank holiday!.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 10 April 2023
  • kh8090
    Croydon, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    A very high thank you to the gentleman who showed my daughter and myself around the Claymills Pumping Station on the 10.08.23. My father worked as a Claymills railwayman signal man it was a privilege to see the building and engineering works. I look forward to joining your membership and look forward to visiting again soon.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 11 August 2023
  • LesleyFWarwickshire
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thank you for an exceptional day out!
    Superb day out at the Victorian pumping station. It was a special anniversary steam up weekend and the team of volunteers had pulled out all the stops to present a highly engaging and educational experience. Excellent guides shoeing real passion and dedication to the ongoing restoration and operation of this gem of industrial heritage. Highly recommended for all.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 October 2023
  • sallyannjames17
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating tour!
    Dropped in today with our daughter who needed photos for a university project. We got the full tour by a lovely gent called Steve, who couldn't have been more helpful, giving us the history of the site, the machinery and the restoration project. Really enjoyed our visit, topped off with a lovely cup of tea in the shop. We wish we'd had more time to explore. Thank you.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 November 2023
  • Peter M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Time Warp of Industrial History Brought to Life!
    Well, what an experience that was. Big thanks to Alistair our expert guide, who was a mine of information about the whole operation. The initial orientation is a must. And keep asking questions to the guys and gals manning the exhibits, they’ll love it, and you’ll learn a whole lot more. Live steam weekends are the ones to go for. Our North American cousins will never experience live steam up so close and personal. You may even have the pleasure of meeting some SteamPunks en route. Thanks to all the volunteers who make this possible. Cheers Peter
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 February 2024
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Peter M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Well, what an experience that was. Big thanks to Alistair our expert guide, who was a mine of information about the whole operation. The initial orientation is a must. And keep asking questions to the guys and gals manning the exhibits, they’ll love it, and you’ll learn a whole lot more.
Live steam weekends are the ones to go for. Our North American cousins will never experience live steam up so close and personal.
You may even have the pleasure of meeting some SteamPunks en route.
Thanks to all the volunteers who make this possible.
Cheers
Peter
Written 19 February 2024
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Mike H
Darlington, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is a real gem - the history, the majesty of the pump house engines, the quality of the restoration work being done and the sheer enthusiasm and attention to detail of the volunteers made this a very worthwhile trip. Thank you.
Written 10 February 2024
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sallyannjames17
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Dropped in today with our daughter who needed photos for a university project. We got the full tour by a lovely gent called Steve, who couldn't have been more helpful, giving us the history of the site, the machinery and the restoration project. Really enjoyed our visit, topped off with a lovely cup of tea in the shop. We wish we'd had more time to explore. Thank you.
Written 11 November 2023
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LesleyFWarwickshire
Warwickshire27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Superb day out at the Victorian pumping station. It was a special anniversary steam up weekend and the team of volunteers had pulled out all the stops to present a highly engaging and educational experience. Excellent guides shoeing real passion and dedication to the ongoing restoration and operation of this gem of industrial heritage. Highly recommended for all.
Written 29 October 2023
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kh8090
Croydon, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
A very high thank you to the gentleman who showed my daughter and myself around the Claymills Pumping Station on the 10.08.23.

My father worked as a Claymills railwayman signal man it was a privilege to see the building and engineering works.

I look forward to joining your membership and look forward to visiting again soon.
Written 11 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Elaine Harris
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Such a warm welcome! We enjoyed seeing the pumping station but we’re equally impressed by the enthusiasm and helpfulness of the people. The station is fascinating - an excellent example of Victorian engineering.
Written 27 May 2023
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lincs121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Wow. Just did not expect it to be that great, lucky we went n a steam
Day and it was amazing to see everything working but the beam engine is something else. 4 floors of the finest British engineering .all the staff were very very friendly and take pride in informing you about the site . Big shout out to all the volunteers
Written 30 April 2023
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Ayden Fessey
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I have heard about the Clay Mills pumping station from a few people but never visited. We visited today and I was blown away by what has been under my nose all this time!. The feel of the place when the engines are in steam is like nothing else I've experienced. Even my 10 year old son thoroughly enjoyed the day and wants to go again. Hats off to all the volunteers that make this such a special place of history in Burton On Trent. We will be seeing you again next bank holiday!.
Written 10 April 2023
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Tony W
Derbyshire, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
It's a fascinating visit, and well worth it. Check the website for steaming days, but if you can only visit at another time, it is a remarkable example of engineering.
Written 26 February 2023
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Claire
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Very knowledgable volunteers who really make you welcome and want you to have a great experience.
Look out for the steam days as lots to enjoy for young and old alike.
Written 23 February 2023
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