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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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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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Interesting place!

My wife and I visited here on Sunday, for one of their "steaming" days. It's not a huge site, but with lots to see - so worth setting-aside several hours. The staff - all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
ccmanMidlands_UK
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I visited here on Sunday, for one of their "steaming" days. It's not a huge site, but with lots to see - so worth setting-aside several hours. The staff - all volunteers - are extremely welcoming, knowledgeable, dedicated and friendly. Lots of small steam engines, generators, lathes, etc operating - but the highlight is the 4 (yes... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Claymills on one of their steaming days and i have to say it was fantastic. There was far more to see than i expected & it was fantastic to see all the machinery actually working. The sound of everything moving & steam hissing along with the smell is simply fantastic. The volunteers were wonderful, very friendly & helpful... More 

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Thank Sarah N
Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As usual an excellelent visit, full of history ,run by the most friendy and enthusiastic crew you could ever wish for.

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Thank frankcheeser
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were passing through Burton on Trent on a narrowboat on Thursday read the canal companion and thought why not? The pumping station has been renovated, maintained and run by volunteers (predominantly male, mature, knowledgable and enthusiastic). The personal guided tour was as long as you wanted it to be - if you had questions to ask or things you... More 

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Thank Marlady
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good value and a really enthusiastic crowd running the attraction . Tonnes to see and talk about , loads of history and all very real and engaging. Even managed to interest ex lady of the house should be given a halo rating not just five stars. Appeals to all ages recommend a visit.

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Thank Keir G
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I arrived at the pumping Station on a non steaming day at the same time as 2 other people. We were escorted round on a great tour by Roy and wow what an interesting couple of hours! The restored engines are a pleasure to see, but the history, explained to you personally by a real enthusiast is just as interesting.... More 

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Roy B, Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks for your helpful review. Tripadvisor reviews are the main way in which we get to know what our customers really think about their Claymills experience. Most of our reviews are very positive but if you can think of any way in which we could improve our presentation or marketing we would be most grateful for your comments. Best... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

went to see engines working under steam at a bank holiday. Amazing to see these huge engines restored and working. I have never seen such enthusiastic volunteers most of this has been brought back from the brink. What makes this so interesting is that they have still have some work to do to get all the engines running but before... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The Claymills group are nothing if not enthusiastic and their passion for the pumping station is contagious. We were shown around the site by 2 of the volunteers who were charming and informative. They were also happy to discuss any aspect for as long as we wanted. It felt like we were being shown around by friends who had all... More 

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Thank Sarah H
Shepshed, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The pumping station was open but it was not a 'steam' day so it wasn't busy. We were given a personal tour of the site and before we realised it over two hours had gone. It was absolutely fascinating and a great example of how volunteer enthusiasts have preserved our heritage. There are numerous staircases so visitors need to be... More 

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Thank Gingerh600
burton on trent
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243 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Been here on a Bank holiday when its the only time they steam up. great to see the water pumps and machines all working under steam power. all run by volenteers so well worth supporting

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