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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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Description: 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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Work heritage at its best

Had a really enjoyable few hours at the mill today during there open day. The staff were very enthusiastic and we're keen to answer any questions about the mill. The children... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had a really enjoyable few hours at the mill today during there open day. The staff were very enthusiastic and we're keen to answer any questions about the mill. The children where given the chance to drive a steam engine, which was a great experience for a 6 year old. Proper working industrial heritage that deserves a vist. The tea... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A fascinating survivor from ann earlier mechanical age. The opportunity to see a 'before and after' restoration of such large beam engines must be unique. Volunteer staff helful and friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Interesting for adults and children. Friendly informative people working hard to restore the machinery and develop the site. Well worth a visit

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited on an open day. Four beam engines 2 of which are fully restored to working. It was great being able to go up each level in the engine sheds to view. Several smaller steam engines plus various workshops gave us an interesting insight into the history of a Victorian pump station. The volunteers were really friendly and knowledgable. Thank... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had a fantastic time at the Claymills Pumping Station today. The volunteers who have made this place what it is deserve very high praise indeed. We had a thorough, engaging and interesting tour round the site and got to see plenty of the workings of the pumping station. I would recommend this for a visit for an hour or... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Run by volunteers (some look old enough to have built it!) an amazing place to spend a few hours, to see the original workshops still in use for practical work is awesome, the knowledge and ability of these chaps is bewildering. A morning of learning and admiring for me, if I could find the time I'd like to join this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited here today with our 2 children ages 7 and 8, it was a non steaming day so free to walk around and have a look, we had 2 young lads come across and take us round for a tour of all the rooms, these 2 guys were an absolute credit to the site, so knowledgeable and enthusiastic, I... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A working Victorian pumping station, not to be missed when in our town .run by a volunteer crew. learn more about our past history and see this magnificent piece of working machinery . just on Derby road , before the entrance to the A38 for Derby.well worthy of a visit to an unusually working museum piece. A fantastic exhibit .

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We went on a non steaming day. What a treat. Too much to see to be able to take it all in, but we tried hard. Great guide, who explained everything in a manner anyone can relate to. You don't; need to be a steam nut, but you do need to like heavy engineering and the glory days of Victorian... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Had a fantastic non steaming day visit. Parked with no issues for free, was greeted by a member of the team and offered a coffee as we had travelled over 150 miles to see this fantastic project. As an urban explorer this was a fantastic day, the guide was friendly, passionate and very knowledgeable. Everyone on site was an expert... More 

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