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Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Meadow Lane | Stretton, Burton upon Trent, England
01283509929
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Just 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction but not on A38
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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Look out for their open days (most bank hols I think) when they have the engine house in steam as well as lots of other machines up and running. The staff are all very knowledgeable and friendly, able to answer all your questions - I really felt I understood how the whole system works! There's also a good cafe (and... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We found ourselves in the area on what was advertised as a craft fair and open day. We duly arrived to find no directions re parking so tucked our car away beside a coal heap.turned out we should have parked down the way a bit and walked down. Anyway nothing daunted I looked for the crafts, 3 or 4 tables... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I recently dragged my 8 year old daughter here and we had a fantastic day out, the volunteers were fantastic, and she even got to drive a steam powered winch. Seeing the beam engines in action was also incredible, would strongly recommend a visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

family fun, very kind and informative staff, great working pumps and steam engines. Tea room, kids get to have hands on fun on the steam engines, with a badge to say you did it, and a competition to find the rat! whats not to like!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ok, so I had no real desire to go here, but wished to keep my husband happy! I was pleasantly surprised by the very informative labelling of the exhibits. The visit 'below stairs' to the bath-house was interesting - made you realise how the workers of the Victorian era lived. The whole experience was actually quite enjoyable, and I am... More

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Lymm, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My first visit and certainly not my last! I cannot fault this attraction, fascinating for both adults and children and somewhere to visit in all weathers. The volunteers were very friendly and eager to explain and answer all my questions. Look forward to visiting again to see the progress of the restoration to steam of the third of the four... More

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burton on trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A must for all steam fans, various pumps and boilers fired up and working only steam on bank holidays which is a same but understand why. well worth a visit

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Group visit by some members of the Morgan Sports Car Club. I spent some time looking at the web site of the pumping station - it's good, but if that whets your appetite, don't delay, head there today! The actual Station is well worth a visit, particularly on steaming days. From the Lancashire boilers to steam powered beam engines 4... More

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burton on trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I went on easter monday while on one the streaming open day. I took my 2 year old and my 5 year old. In short it was fantastic. There was an easter thymed teasure hunt set up which the older kid enjoyed and the younger enjoy all of the sights and sound and stair. All of the staff were great... More

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Burton on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Lucky to visit on a Bank Holiday when 'Steam is up', with all the pumps and engines running, the blacksmith hard at work. The site has been so brilliantly restored but it is an ongoing process. Seeing how steam was generated back in the late 19th century and the Victorian bath that the workers and their families were allowed to... More

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