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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 #12 of 136 things to do 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We went to a trains specific day at the weekend and had a lovely day. Very educational and interesting.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The main part of the museum is about the workings of the beam engine pumps, and also where and what they pump. If you visit when they are working all the better, There are also old vehicles, an old film theatre and small railway around the grounds.

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Market Harborough, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A most interesting day if you are into heritage steam traction a converted sewage pumping station in good grounds with reasonable parking

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We popped in here after a visit to the National Space centre and what a suprise, the children were so engrossed in all of the displays primarily from yesteryear. Brilliant for us too !

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A nice day out n easy to get to by car and bus little kids love it n think it's interesting ,not the biggest place but great for kids to learn new things x

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Abbey Pumping Station is a walk back in time.it is now a museum with 2 giant beam engines that used to pump the sewage from Leicester to the city farms.Also within the building is the history of the WC.and many other interesting exhibits.The best part about a visit is that it is FREE.Dave P.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I visited the Pumping Station on a day trip to Leicester. It is easy to get to via the No 54 bus from Leicester Station (about 15 minutes travel). It was full of interesting artefacts and information about Leicester's waterworks, going back to Roman times. The original steam pumping mechanisms are still working and can be viewed – a feat... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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