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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

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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Derby, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went on the spur of the moment as it was a steaming weekend at the Claymills Victorian Pumping Station. We went in a few of the sheds and saw the amazing engines which had been restored to their former glory and some which are still in the process of being restored. We spoke to a very informative gentleman who... More

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Beccles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is our second visit and we were not disappointed! The volunteers are an absolute delight special mention must go to Ernie who really stole our children's hearts. I would recommend anyone to visit on a steam day, a MUST see attraction!

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Cannock, England, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Went here with my hubby, even though it's not my thing, I knew my hubby would really enjoy it, the volunteers work really hard on the project of getting all the steam machines working, it was like being transported back into the past. I even found it fascinating, and the part I liked best was the old bath house, which... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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