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Abbey Pumping Station

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Address: Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)116 299 5111
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11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Throughout the year the abbey pumping station holds may events, the one quite recently was the Leicester festival a two day event which had live music, the engines in steam... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Throughout the year the abbey pumping station holds may events, the one quite recently was the Leicester festival a two day event which had live music, the engines in steam, classic cars, bikes, caravans.. I could go on. For a very small entry fee you get a whole day of fun even great for the kids. Unfortunately they cannot run... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great old skool day out, some great old engineering and loads of interesting things to see. They even have a brass band on the open day towards the end of they year

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Love this place. Been a couple of times now. Lots of bits and pieces to look at. They do great open days too, with a beach etc. worth looking out for if you have young children. Being the age I am some of the exhibits were in use when I was a child!! Made for an I trees ting talking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Free museum with lots of good exhibits and hands on experiences , next to the national space centre and well worth a visit

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Leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Free parking and free entry to this museum where the various displays and working models were a thrill to our 6 year old granddaughters, and very interesting history of the pumping station responsible for pumping sewage up hill all the way to Beaumont Leys treatment farm up until the sixties.

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

What an interesting place. We had a couple of hours to spare before catching our coach so we decided to visit the Abby Pumping Station. There was something to interest old and young alike ranging from old transport, a little bygone theatre, displays of years gone by and the most fascinating array of toilets ancient and modern accompanied by snippets... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

There's no reason to give this place any less than 5 stars. Whilst it's not got the dizzying array of lights, sound and toys to play with that the Space Centre has across the way, it is fantastic in its own way. It does have things to look at and do, and is a little bit of everything really. There's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We recently attended the emergency services day and had previously been to the steam fayre day also. A real effort is made for the children to get involved and explore. My children, aged 5 and 2, particularly enjoyed to miniature railway which had a very small charge, exploring the museum and on emergency service day they took a ride in... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Fantastic interactive museum for the young and old...look out for their extra events too as they're even better...parkings a bit tricky but you can always park at the space station next door...refreshments are lovely aswell and you can certainly fill a few hours in the holidays or at a weekend!

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

One of my fav places! Better than next door. The kids enjoyed the hands on things esp flushing the Roman poo. A++

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Additional Information about Abbey Pumping Station

Address: Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)116 299 5111
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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