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Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

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Address: Meadow Lane | Stretton, Burton upon Trent, England
Phone Number: 01283509929
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Just 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction...

Just 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction but not on A38

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A gem of a place in Burton

This is my second visit here, the last was also at a January steaming weekend. As with the first time the two restored working beam engines were in steam as were a good range of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
darkrage
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nottihngham uk
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nottihngham uk
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second visit here, the last was also at a January steaming weekend. As with the first time the two restored working beam engines were in steam as were a good range of other small engines. There were plenty of enthusiastic volunteers to chat to & get additional tours from & static displays to see too as well... More 

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Lancashire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating insight into Victorian engineering and a little known aspect of Burton's Brewery history. Great for anyone who likes Steam and entertaining for anyone with an interest in the past.

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Thank Baudelaire011
Coxbench, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing beats museums, especially so when they are fully working. It's lovely to see a true beam engine storming away.. a beast of a machine kept in impeccable condition.

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Thank Daniel D
Cannock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first visited about 5 years ago and enjoyed it so much that I became a volunteer there. It's free to visit on Thursday and Saturday every week but you have to pay on steaming days at Bank holidays which when there's plenty going on.

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Thank MIKEAT25
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place as part of an educational group visit. The volunteers were incredibly knowledgable and fantastic with the younger members of our group. If you are visiting the area I would definitely recommend a day spent here. Just amazing to see it all working and the restoration work has clearly been sympathetic and accurate. Great 'school trip' venue,... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a lovely few hours learning. Only small to look at but kept children and adults interested for over 2 hours or so. Staff were so informative and showed a great pride in the subjects they were explaining. Very basic sight and facilities, but that was all part of the charm. There was lots of machinery that the children could... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Big boys toys in action, well worth a visit, close up to smoke, steam, coal, soot and grime. Rough ground and noisy place, great loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Been to clay mills pumping station today for 1st ever visit .Really enjoyed the experience .All the volunteers work really hard.The café was brilliant too excellent value for money.Well worth a visit.

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1 Thank Tracy B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Another good day at Clay Mills. All volunteers and homely, welcoming atmosphere. Lots of `Hands on` stuff to do, or just sit and enjoy the atmosphere...... and lovely cakes!

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I have visited the Pumping Station twice and on my last visit joined as a member. I have found the people who staff it, very helpful and knowledgeable. The work they do is great and it is important that these sights are maintained for future generations

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