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Awesome experience - a trip back in time

A totally unexpected surprise, an old Victorian pumping station brought to life by one of the most... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
davidfO7015WR
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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
Great day

Spent a few hours there today and it was a steaming day so able to see the place working. Friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alastair74
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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A fascinating site that gives you a real chance to get to grips with the steam technology that drove the Industrial Revolution. Four large beam engines, nearly 30 other steam engines, large steam driven workshop where you can “have a go”. Only 1/4...more
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Meadow Lane | Stretton, Burton upon Trent DE13 0DA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A totally unexpected surprise, an old Victorian pumping station brought to life by one of the most informed tour guides it has been my privilege to accompany. John Freeman conducted us through a host of working machines - and even for someone with little interest...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent a few hours there today and it was a steaming day so able to see the place working. Friendly volunteers. Able to get drinks at the little cafe as it was a hot day. Not too much walking. Quite a few steps. Very interesting...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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AKP60, Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, your kind words and for your support to the Trust. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First time I have ever been to Claymills pumping station and we only live 5 minutes walk away from there. It was lovely to see the engines running and what amazing engineering to keep these great machines working which are over 100 years old. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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AKP60, Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you! It’s great to know you enjoyed your visit. We are pleased to be a dog friendly venue too. Hope to see you again and thank you for your support.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A personal tour by Terry was a tremendous bonus and we found the whole place very interesting. Well done to all the volunteers and thanks Terry.

Date of experience: April 2019
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AKP60, Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. We hope to see you at a future steaming event!

Reviewed March 20, 2019

This is an authentic pumping station kept going by enthusiastic amateurs. Amazing beam engines in working order. This is a credit to the people who have brought it back to life and mad it look so magnificient. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2018
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AKP60, Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review and kind words!

Reviewed March 16, 2019

Went on a rainy day, met by a young lady, Paris who took us to the workshop, we met Mike who was to be our guide. The men there were friendly chatting with us about what they were doing. It was obvious they both enjoyed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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AKP60, Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2019

Thank you for your review - we hope you are able to visit us again on a ‘steaming day’.

Reviewed February 23, 2019

What a find, my pal & I stumbled across this wonder of Victorian engineering quite by chance recently whilst looking for a pub lunch in the area. Once parked up we were greeted by a very pleasant gentleman who turned out to be one of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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AKP60, Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

We are really pleased that you enjoyed visiting Claymills and look forward to being able to welcome you again to one of our future 'steamings'. For our guests with mobility issues, we agree that the spiral stairs into the engine house pose difficulties, in these...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019

Pumping station is open every bank holiday and is at full steam. a step back in time with the steam boilers running the water pumps and steam run machines in the workshop

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

Attended with my husband last Saturday and found it an extremely interesting place. We were unsure what to expect but were taken on a detailed tour of the premises which included the boiler room, machine room and blacksmith forge. Many parts of the premises have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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AKP60, Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

Thank you for your review - we are really glad that you enjoyed your visit and that you were able to return for the February steaming.

Reviewed January 3, 2019

Currently visiting the area. Found this online and it said open Thursday and Saturday for static viewing 10am - 5pm. When we got there every building was locked with padlocks, nobody was around to ask and it looked you can only enter the buildings on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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AKP60, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

On behalf of The Claymills Pumping Engines Trust can I apologise for your wasted journey which I assume was on Thursday January 3rd. Unfortunately we don't have anyone working in the gate house on non steaming days to specifically welcome visitors but volunteers are always...More

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cunnisto
October 3, 2018|
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There was people with dogs walking around when we visited. All on a leash though. The working machinery may frighten a dog though and steam release etc.
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Michael B
January 24, 2017|
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This voluntary run visitor attraction is open every Thursday and Saturday. See website for steaming dates. Thanks & hope to see you
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