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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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Very interesting free museum

A small industrial museum next to the space centre and well worth a visit if you've got a hour to spare. The museum was a former pumping station as its name suggests but also has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Catherine T
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A small industrial museum next to the space centre and well worth a visit if you've got a hour to spare. The museum was a former pumping station as its name suggests but also has lots of industrial and some social history of Leicester. We walked along the river to get to it.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Kids love this subject and to see the working pump in elegant buildings and the museum was great. Our trip coincided with one of the many special events and was full of interest to all members of the family.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

You can see it all in a couple of hours, but there are some interesting exhibits and friendly, helpful staff. Its free but a small donation goes a long way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A very interesting day out for adults & kids to find out how things work and why. Also a look at what thing looked like in days gone by. Even better if you go on an event day !

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Brilliant, Kids love it visit 2 or 3 times a year, the most popular bit for the kids is flushing the loo and watching where it goes :) !!

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Took daughter & friend for a visit during half term. The museum tells about the original sewerage system for Leicester and how it was powered with steam. The displays are from different eras to show how much times have changed from a toilet outside that was shared to today's bathrooms in the home. All the kids love flushing the fake... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 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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22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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