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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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74 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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Derby Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a place worth visiting at least twice - once when in steam (when it can get quite busy) and once when not. The sheer grace and power of these machines is simply mesmerising - the volunteers, many in period costume seem to know about pretty much every nut and bolt - which given they've cleaned,polished, restored and re-built... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We live 5 minutes down the road, but we've never been. Until this weekend, just gone. It's run by volunteers, they are so friendly and welcoming, I rate it very highly. Must see; the bathroom, the ww1 museum. The Blacksmith, the CD pumping room, the boiler room. The cafe. The model railway, Hornby 00 gauge. All of it!! Its also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Historic Victorian industrial building with many rare original boilers & engines. Very basic visitor facilities, but its selling point apart from the grand building is the information to be gleaned from the volunteers; we had a personal tour by one engineer with more interesting information and anecdotes shared than I could possibly ever remember. A very educational & inspiring couple... More 

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steamdream, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks for kindly visiting the Claymills Victorian Pumping Station. We very much hope to see you again and please tell your friends and family about us. Best wishes The Claymills Pumping Engines Trust More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Far more than we expected when we arrived. Have visited a few such places and this outshone by far. Everyone kindly and helpful, cafe provided great refreshments, so many working engines, and the beam engines just stunning to the point of being mesmerised on 4 levels. So much info from the volunteers helping, most also restoring so very knowlegable. Also... More 

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steamdream, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks for kindly visiting the Claymills Victorian Pumping Station. We very much hope to see you again and please tell your friends and family about us. Best wishes The Claymills Pumping Engines Trust More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The volunteers are very informative. We were amazed by the work they are doing with very little financial support

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

What a great day out. Really interesting look at engineering and how they are slowly restoring the old pumps. The volunteers are all really lovely and obviously love what they do. Well worth a visit.

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