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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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A hidden gem of historical technology, especially waste management in early 20th century.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Leicester
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Leicester
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

special event day with police cars, fire engine, sit on train and vintage vehicles that the kids loved

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What an experience. Really interesting, great value & though busy, not over whelming. Would highly recommend keeping your eye open for other Open Days

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Leicester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you manage to find time to visit you can be sure of an interesting little museum with a collection of items especailly good when theres a special event going on. The staff and volunteers are very helpful to and much under rated...explore in the week and you find it a peacful relaxing experince

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Zagreb, Croatia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Small free museum with two excellent beam engines which were not in steam when we visited but are well worth seeing. The museum has some excellent social history displays too. Well worth a visit. Free entry and parking too

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