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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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Great UK attraction

We had a lovely time, spur of the moment choice to go there. As long as it's a sunny day I would recommend it to anyone. Professional shop keepers and crew everywhere and good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This Victorian Pumping Station is totally run by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers and they are the same people who are restoring this great place. The highlight of the visit is certainly seeing the incredible pumps working - poetry in motion! Great day out for all the family, the kids love it and it's well worth a visit

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had a lovely time, spur of the moment choice to go there. As long as it's a sunny day I would recommend it to anyone. Professional shop keepers and crew everywhere and good value for money. Try the Stoker's Rest and the traditional ice-cream. Good fun for little boys.

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Cheadle, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were at a loose end on Bank Holiday Monday and didn't want to spend a fortune as we go away in a few weeks. We found this place listed as a local(ish) attraction and it seemed a quirky place to visit. It is a little confusing upon arrival as the new pumping works and construction site are adjacent. Thankfully,... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Visited in Family with our 8 year old son. It was an amazing experience. We visited the pumping station on a "steaming day", paid £12 and it worth the visit. We would recommend to anyone to visit it. The volunteer are friendly, welcoming and provide lots of informations. The place is impressive, the restauration done on the engine is amazing.... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We saw this on a TV programme and thought that it looked interesting, but that didn't prepare us for how fascinating it would be. We were lucky enough to come on a steaming day and the £5 entry fee was well worth it. The chance to see these machines working, to talk to people who have such passion and to... More 

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very informative and welcoming place to visit. Open days are few and far between and it would be a great place for your kids to learn something, not a lot of hands on things to do but it is worth a trip there. ...not enough hype about this place!

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Heard about by accident and decided to go and I managed to go on a "Steaming" day. Normal entrance is free or donation but occasionally there are weekends when the steam engines are fired up and then entrance is £5. Not only is this very reasonable it is also well worth it. A Steaming day is like a festival or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited over Easter 2015, when all the working steam engines were in steam. Additionally some model steam traction engines were in attendance. A fantastic day, not just for the guys but also for the gals, as it gives a fantastic insight into work (there is a fully working, belt driven, maintenance workshop) and life (someone had the foresight to... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

One of the hidden gems of Burton-on-Trent. So much hard work and restoration has gone on to produce a real feel for the Victorian incredible engineers and workers. An illustration of the ability of Victorian England. Worth a visit.

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Derbyshire
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54 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Having lived in Burton for 2years we wanted to experience some of the history it has to offer. Yesterday they pump station was open and actually steaming. It was a fab experience to wander round the 2 pump houses and compare the refurbished and original non refurbed towers. The staff that work there are very knowledgable and passionate about the... More 

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