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Abbey Pumping Station

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Address: Museum of Technology Abbey Pumping Station Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)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 wonderful place especially on steaming days

I have been here many times and always love seeing & experiencing the steam engines at work, Victorian engineering at its finest.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
hubberlugs
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On the Canals in UK
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On the Canals in UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here many times and always love seeing & experiencing the steam engines at work, Victorian engineering at its finest.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my two Granchildren age 12 and 13. Free carpark and free to get in. It a small museum but with a lot cramded in to it. Interesting hands on for the kids. Plenty of interesting things to read. The kids found it informative on how the toilet works with pipes on view to show where the waste goes... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Popped here after the space centre it's next door, free with lots to look at if you like history then you'll like this....found out that currys was started in Leicester! Beautifully kept look see and learn . I really enjoyed this!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great litttle museum run by volunteers. The beam engines are beautifully maintained and I would love to be able to see them in action on a steam day. The rest of the museum does have something for everyone - quite a lot of nostalgia for me and I could see that younger visitors were really enjoying the... More 

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

Many thanks for your great review and visit, much appreciated! Hope you can come and see us again on one of our steam event days. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my Nan here yesterday for an afternoon and and be both loved it. It is a fairly small museum, but we managed to spend almost 2 hours looking at the exhibits. Very different and interesting to read about the history of our water works! My Nan loved all of the old typewriters, transport and various products too, I... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place in it's own right but also has some great temporary exhibitions which are well worth the one off small charge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After going here alot as a young girl I decided to visit again with my step children for a nice hour out and it hadn't changed a bit . It's free ,nearby and the kids loved the exhibits especially the toilet that flushed and you could follow the water down the pipes and they chased it .They now call it... More 

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Leiceater
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite interesting little museum, children love it and id say its a great place to take the kids on a rainy day. It could be better but so could many other places.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One for all the family. The site is full of restored machines & engines, not to mention of course the amazing pumps themselves. Hours of educational sightseeing (& miniature train riding) with help & guidance from the very friendly volunteer staff. Highly recommended for families who are looking for more than a cinema screen.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A brilliant exhibition a an amazing place built at the start of the engineering age. The history of water, plumbing and sewage works was very well explain. Lots of fun for all the family as well as learning about the water systems.

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