We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ, England
+44 115 963 2938
Review Highlights
beautiful localplace to visit

We visited for the first time on Bank holiday Monday as it was a steam day. What a magnificent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lincolnshire, Uk
Engineering Wizardry

When the wonderful volunteers depart there'll be no one left to tender the beautiful engines and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Martyn C
Netherfield, United Kingdom
Read all 119 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
Papplewick Pumping Station Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ, England
+44 115 963 2938

Similar Things to Do in Ravenshead

Write a Review
Reviews (119)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 119 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for the first time on Bank holiday Monday as it was a steam day. What a magnificent place, the actual steam pumping station is beautiful, with lovely stained glass windows and tiled columns making it much more than a utility working building. A...More

1  Thank Lincolnshire_UKBilly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When the wonderful volunteers depart there'll be no one left to tender the beautiful engines and machinery that's on view at Papplewick. This is a fabulous working museum filled with engines that pumped water from the rocks far beneath us and created and sustained life....More

1  Thank Martyn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend took us to Papplewick Pumping Station today as he is a member of the volunteers there. I was really impressed by the place -- so interesting and it was fantastic to see how lovingly and cleverly all the equipment has been preserved. Great...More

Thank jennyfrank
Reviewed April 23, 2017

We visited over the Easter weekend. It never fails to impress, volunteers are very friendly and happy to explain everything about the pumping station. We stayed for hours.....and will return

Thank Karin R
Reviewed April 21, 2017

The ornate buildings and amazing pumping mechanism gave us an informative couple of hours. The engineers were keen to explain the workings in layman's terms. Our visit was when a boiler was fired up so we could see it all working. Such decoration on what...More

Thank Annie N
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

I went here over 30 years ago (I think) as a child as I lived in Nottingham. Visited again this weekend, a bank holiday and in steam, to see again. I love it. What a great piece of engineering, architecture, and surroundings. We also paid...More

1  Thank NDMEdinburgh
Reviewed March 21, 2017

This is totally worth anyone's visit. Do check the website for open days - in steam is best but static days are also worth your time. We called in on what was supposed to be a static open day but were dismayed by a "closed"...More

1  Thank tyketyke
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Many forms of British Victorian engineering at their very best. First, the Pump House which we purposely visited on a Steaming Day, a must! The building, the size, the smell, the sound of steam being released. How these huge beam engines are able to move...More

Thank UnkiFesta101
Reviewed November 20, 2016

This station has a beautiful machine. I have been twice and seen it working once, it is worth seeing! There is a steam punk fair that goes on once a year and it suits the station.

Thank stoneeliz
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a damp Sunday morning knowing that they were not 'pumping' on the day but thought it might be worth the trip out. And it really was! The volunteers there are soooo enthusiastic it's infectious. They were cleaning out boilers and generally cleaning...More

Thank ClerkyC
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Ve Raj
209 reviews
1.75 miles away
Black Bull Bar and Bistro
206 reviews
2.24 miles away
The Old Green Dragon
196 reviews
2.93 miles away
Fox & Hounds
335 reviews
1.70 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Mr Mulligan's Pirate Golf
45 reviews
1.85 miles away
Newstead Abbey
425 reviews
2.75 miles away
The Beer Shack Micropub
12 reviews
3.54 miles away
White Post Farm
373 reviews
4.26 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ian B
Are there any areas to walk dogs ?
August 25, 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Bobob B | Reviewed this property |
When we got married I'm sure they said dogs were allowed on the grounds on leads but not inside the attractions, but to be sure contact Ashley there he is in charge and very accommodating.
Is the attraction open every day/week/or just special days and times?
May 26, 2016|
Response from RichCroka | Reviewed this property |
I think its open all the time but its only running on special steaming days and its not nearly as impressive when its not running.
Would a 4 1/2 year old boy find this interesting and how noisy is it please? Thanks for your time
October 2, 2015|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from PapplewickPS | Property representative |
Dear Jmac90, our beam engines are very quiet, you can have a conversation quite easily whilst they are running. On steam days we also have the miniature railway and tours of the underground reservoir. This weekend, Oct 10th... More