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Abbey Pumping Station

Address: Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)116 299 5111
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Ranked #8 of 45 Attractions in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Nice little day out! Interesting learning about how leicesters pumping system works! Very educational

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My grandson just loved it here,so did we.It is a very good experience and lots to do for the price.Especially like the old coal fired fish and chip van.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Located directly across for NSC, we found it better and it was free, well worth a look. its a bit of fun and lovely gardens in the summer

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Just about everything has been said, but if you do go to the space centre - make some extra time to go to the pumping station it's great and needs your support. One of Leicester's hidden gems

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
77 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

In the shadow of the expensive space centre, this donation entry Victorian pumping station is well worth a visit and my kids actually preferred it to the high tech neighbour. Whilst the main attraction is the beam engine room with huge pumping arms, the rest of the building is given over to the story of sanitation in Leicester. The highlight... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place is wonderful, the main engine and pump house is truly magnificent and has been restored with great care to maintain the equipment and facilities. The beam engines which drive the pumps are fantastic and can be seen in full steam when the site is open for special events and holidays. These engines represent the absolute ultimate in steam... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We found the leaflet to this place at our B&B. A very beautiful building greeted us when we came through the gates. Then once through the door we were pleasantly surprised to find that there was no charge but donations at the end. We spent a good 2 hours there and were thoroughly interested and amazed at the amount we... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

the pumping station is an interesting place to walk around, if you have a wheelchair there is a lot to see on one level inside & outside, But if you go on a open day when they steam up the pumps it will be a quite exciting time, plus lots of other things including rides & lots of other attractions... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Been here as a kid and thought I would go back with my kids. It's great to attend an afternoon here and the kids lived it, very informative about leicesters past, give it a go

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My other half and I stumbled across this place by accident upon visiting the nearby Space Centre. As an engineer I was hugely excited at the prospect of seeing the old pumps and engines, however we never got to see everything as it was near closing time at 4:30. Guess an earlier visit will have to be done in future.... More 

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