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

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Back to Basics in Engineering

An amazing, must visit centre which houses the very best in Victorian engineering I.e. the four Gimson beam engines. Entry is free during normal opening times. The special event... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
antony m
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

An amazing, must visit centre which houses the very best in Victorian engineering I.e. the four Gimson beam engines. Entry is free during normal opening times. The special event days are not to be missed. There is a small charge for these. They represent excellent value and usually feature different aspects of model engineering. We have attended many of these... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Surprisingly informative and engaging place to see. The subject may not be too glamorous, but the whole presentation is designed to grab your attention. The beam engines are both amazing pieces of Victorian engineering at its best, immaculately preserved, well done to the volunteers. Kids will love the little cameos of toilets, baths and washing. Adults will smile at the... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

unlooked for this was a side visit whilst visiting the National Space centre, no entry fee, interactive displays, a History of the toilet display, probably only good for an hour by well worth the time if you are nearby

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We came across this pumping station when we were leaving the Leicester space centre and gave it a look.This place is brilliant its full of loads of different things to look at from old bikes to old filming equipment and everything you look at is really interesting for all age groups.entrance is free but it's definatly worth leaving some money... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Pumping Station is akin to stepping back in time, considering it is situated adjacent to The Space Centre they couldn't be more worlds apart! This Victorian design is elegant yet very dramatic at sight yet the inner mechanics of the huge steel pumps is nothing short of breath taking, especially if you visit on an event day (held many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

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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