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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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Steam at its best

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
148anthony
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank jabberBurtonOnTrent
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went down and was surprised how much there was to see. I believe this is one of the last of its kind. Excellent couple of hours spent, especially when a steaming event is on.

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Thank DES H H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed near Burton-on-Trent for several years and driven past the pumping station many times. However this year I decided to visit during one of their open days, Thursday June 23rd. We were made very welcome by a gentleman called Ernie. He offered to show us around the site describing the steam engines and the work... More 

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Thank Narod1008
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I enjoyed marvelling at the magnificence of these enormous steam-driven beam engines. Explanatory information provided, as well as a video of everything in operation. I visited on a static day but I'd now like to return on a steaming day. Well done to all the volunteers who have spent so much time and effort on this amazing restoration.

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Thank vadek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic couple of hours here. My fiancé is an engineer and use to work for the water industry so he was more then impressed with all that Clayhill has to offer. Less interested in the 'hows' i was more then happy to take in the wonder and size of all that was displayed. Our guide (all of... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Claymills victorian pumping station is very interesting. The children can play find the rat and are the rat tails books to collect. The café sells reasonable price sandwiches and tea or coffee. My husband as year pass that let a friend for free.

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Thank Lesley R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Can't believe we have lived in Burton so long and not visited this place before. Fantastic collection of steam engines and to see the beam engines in action is truly magical. The staff were all really knowledgeable and very happy to answer questions and give more information about the history and restoration. Tea and cake in the café were very... More 

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