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“4 Steam Pumps Working Together!”

Abbey Pumping Station
Ranked #10 of 111 things to do in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Visited on a weekend where all 4 Steam pumps were working together; I think they said in 50 years? What an awesome sight and sound! You have to hand it to those Victorians. The buiding is beautiful as well, considering it was a Sewage Pumping Works.
There were other outside attractions as well to mark this very special event. Very well done.

Thank R0bbie78
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We have been here several times before, but on this occasion we came to witness the four magnificent beam engines in steam simultaneously. It really was a great day out with loads to see and do and there is something to interest all the family. Admittedly there was a lot more going on during our visit as it was a 'special event' day (entry fee of £3.50 was great value), but even on a 'normal' day there is plenty to see inside the museum and entry on non-special event days is free. Well worth a visit, if only to flush the poo down the toilet and watch it travel through the sewer!

Thank ValtteriKnelstrom
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

A very good technology museum, however as nothing really ever changes on the displays it is best to visit on one of the days when something extra is going on then it is wonderful , steam days, toy days, train days etc are all very busy with lots for children and adults to do

Thank animalmark
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Been to Space Center today and a pal had told me to go to the 'Toilet Museum' which is opposite. We realised he meant the Pumping Station and wandered over with 2 tired teenagers. It's a lovely little place, they didn't have any displays outside really but inside is nicely kept, clean and interesting. Went upstairs, wish I could have gone right round the sides of the pumps and it would have been awesome to see them working but the beauty of the building, the brick work, height of the roof, it was great to see.
Definitely worth a visit, especially if you are at the Space Centre.

Thank Jo M
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Sorry but The Pumping station was not well presented.

No displays were running and it was a gloriously hot day, The 2ft gauge railway engine was not out on display or the signs for it were badly placed, there were no signs for anything outside of the main building but I'm sure they have many items under cover.

My biggest complaint was the access to the upper area (the most interesting area) of the beam engine was restricted, it's about time this engine was powered with compressed air so that it could be run on a daily basis for the public, or have I missed something.

If you appreciate a nice selection of static displays then the museum does that nicely and that can't be faulted.

3  Thank GrahamKimber
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