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Address: Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)116 299 5111
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Flush the poo!

If you have kids under the age of 10, do take them to the Pumping Station Museum. So many fascinating interactive displays, including the transit of a plastic poo down the tubes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Louise R
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Leicester, England
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Leicester, England
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have kids under the age of 10, do take them to the Pumping Station Museum. So many fascinating interactive displays, including the transit of a plastic poo down the tubes after flushing! The Victorian steam pumps are a wonder to behold. Look out for Steam Days when the train is running

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Thank Louise R
Leicestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon here after visiting the space centre. The meccano show was brilliant, everyone was so friendly and really got the kids involved, special thanks to the man that showed my little boy how to work the trebuchet! Good little train ride and some interesting exhibits in the museum. Some info aimed at younger ones explaining how the... More 

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Thank charlie128
Leicester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Came here for the suburban weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the various displays and exhibits. Alongside the normal museum exhibits were vehicles of all types from push bikes to double decker bus and steam engines both loco and road going. Volunteers run a small café for light snacks and drinks. All in all an easy to get to cheap day out.

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Thank grumpyfoodeater
Leicester
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This attraction does not do itself justice as they never advertise themselves. It has some still working parts and some toys and other things that you can use. It smells of pumping station and not of a museum. They do not charge to get in but I always give a donation. A couple of times during the year they have... More 

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Thank Melanie K
Leicester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

we stumbled upon this by accident after the space centre (didn't like the space center on bit) its free and has a some good things entertain the kids

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Thank chris m
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Brilliant little museum. Really interesting and lots to see. I loved this place and there are things to try such as old toys. Good for teaching children. It's free to go in in but well worth a donation.

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Thank Georgina A A
Philadelphia
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58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

After departing the National Space Centre, I saw this museum, which was not on my list because I didn't realize it was there! I went in. The lady behind the desk asked if she had not seen me at the Guildhall 2 days before? Of course, she had! the pumping wheels were great. I enjoyed all the technology exhibits- on... More 

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Thank HistoricHotelFan
Milton Keynes, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Do watch their opening times, as they are closed in the winter. It's free and next to the National Space museum. Parking is also free in their grounds. An eclectic mix of Leicester history around the sewage, transport etc. The buildings and pumping engine dominate, and its worth seeing and smelling them up close. Also ride the industrial railway for... More 

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Thank Willett
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I have'nt been here for some time but great place to take young childern to learn , and there is always some one on hand to explain things .

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Thank Kim C
Leicester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

lively grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed being allowed to pull, press and touch the exhibits, admission was free. but parking at nearby space centre was £3. well worth a visit

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