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Abbey Pumping Station

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Address: Museum of Technology Abbey Pumping Station Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX, England
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+44 116 299 5111
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11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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A Must Visit Place in Leicester

I visited this museum with young children. I was thinking this place might be good for children. I was surprised to see lots of things to see and activities to do. It is small in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
MilanGyanwali
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Oadby, United Kingdom
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Oadby, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited this museum with young children. I was thinking this place might be good for children. I was surprised to see lots of things to see and activities to do. It is small in size, but very interesting to see local culture and development of this region. This is one of the must visit places in Leicester!

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england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't believe what I saw as I left the space centre : a magnificent Victorian pumping station with the tallest brick chimney I have ever seen( 164 feet in height ), an awesome 1930's massive steam shovel and that's just on the outside. I didn't even realise the pumping station existed and once inside I was very impressed with... More 

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Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to visit the space centre then saw the entrance to this place. It's free and took one of my one kiddies to see. It's not massive and won't take long to go round but at least 30min - hrs worth of fun. It's not just about a pumping station there is some other historical subjects to view.

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Pumping Station on a visit to the adjacent Space Centre. This is a very well preserved pumping station with the massive beams etc very well preserved. What was the "boiler house" now has many interesting and interactive exhibits relating to the water/sewerage workings of Leicester, plus a car, some motorcycles and other items such as cinematography. Would... More 

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks Steve for the great review and visit. Hope you can come back and see us again for one of our steam days too. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is good for school vist. and it has good interactive activities. wuold come again Thane you.Abbey Pumping Station

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks for the feedback and your review, hope you can come back and see us again soon. More 

Leicester
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Brilliant Just before Christmas Tepees great -a lovely idea - meal lovely Not sure what other nights they do but if a special night is advertised - go and see am sure you will love

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks Gillian for the feedback, great to hear you had a good visit! More 

Sittingbourne
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

I actually have to admit that we were heading to the Space Centre but my 9yr old bottled it when it looked noisy and dark from outside- being Aspergers this is as expected, so it was to our delight to find the pump station next door-free entry and my two boys' favourite subject- POO! It's not as gross as that... More 

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks Laura, great to hear your boys had such a good visit! Hope you can come back and see us again when next in the city. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

As well as the big pump which is a magnificent piece of engineering kept in pristine condition, there is also a small museum which explains about sewage and some other historical artefacts. Some hands on stuff too. They have special events too so watch out for them. It's a good place to take the children for an hour or two... More 

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks Brenda for the visit, review and support, much appreciated. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

This building is right next to the National Space Centre. If you are visiting Leicester City centre on a sunny day and want some peace and quiet, take a 1.5 mile walk north of the city along the canal via Abbey Park (where Cardinal Wolsey died and Charles II spent a night after the siege of Leicester) to the Space... More 

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks Paul on your feedback and review, much appreciated. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This is always worth a visit for the history of Leicester, but unique on open days when the beam engines are working.

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