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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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one of the most interesting museums in Leicester

One of the most interesting museums in Leicester, a look back in time at water pumping and a fab feature of loos from way back in the day, They make everyday items look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of the most interesting museums in Leicester, a look back in time at water pumping and a fab feature of loos from way back in the day, They make everyday items look interesting there. A good place to take the family on a day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great visit thanks to wonderful volunteers showing us old buses, coaches, fire engines, fish and chip van, printing press etc. Display of how sewage is dealt with was fascinating to all. And all for FREE. Thanks everyone.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited this place because my partner is a big fan of technology and how it has changed over time and as a bonus this place was free to visit and free parking. Although, this is an old pumping station and so is a museum about the sewer system it also has a lot of information about different technologies and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Always something interesting to see here. They clearly do the best they can with a less than generous budget. But apart from the awesome steam engines, there is allsorts of various memorabilia from times gone by - and a collection of toilets from different ages. For some reason children absolutely love the interactive toilet, where they can put a cork... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Brilliant day out,we originaly went to the space centre,but ended up at the pumping station,not only was it free to get in,but brilliant to see how all of it worked from start to finnish.Also all the old fashioned was we used to live ,with all the ingredients involved,what a day,well worth visiting,we spent around 3 hrs there.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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