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“Great day out”

Papplewick Pumping Station
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Owner description: Victorian fresh water pumping station that is now an industrial heritage attraction and wedding venue.
Reviewed February 13, 2013

A great place to go with something for everyone. The engine rooms will amuse the more technical and the intricate designs of the steam rooms will enthrall children for ages - as they did me when I was little! The gardens are lovely, and benches by the lake are a very picturesque spot for a sandwich from the very reasonably priced cafe. There are various special events throughout the year including a 1940s day which is always good fun.

1  Thank Livy P
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Waited for an "in steam" day
So pleased we did. Our first visit after promising ourselves for years was so far from a disappointment
The enthusiasm and informative help from volunteers was enormous
Don't miss the plans and description of shaft maintenance on the top floor of the pumphouse
Apart from the beauty of said pumphouse the exhibits in surrounding sheds and little lake walk all added to a wonderful experience
Go ... It's great !

1  Thank StickofRockDerby_UK
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

i was surprised when i visited here as i expected to be bored but i wasnt. going into the actual pumping house is unbelievable i expected everything just to be grubby boring engines ( it was my husbands idea to go)but it is really beautiful. everything is victirian splendour with gorgeous detailing in brass. copper etc.
there is a huge lake and woodland walks plus a nice cafe which is relatively cheap but VERY small.( they could definitely do with a larger one.)
outside is a beautiful lake which you can walk around on a nice day. lovely woodland walks and swans.ducks etc.
we were lucky enough to visit on a 1940's themed day and had a great time!

1  Thank cleoanthony
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Fabulous architecture and magnificent working beam engine. Friendly helpful staff and a really unusual underground resevoir, as big as a cathedral with stunning examples of Victorian engineering.

2  Thank johntee3
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

This delightful old building has many beautiful features. If you go on a steam up weekend it is much more interesting. The 40's War Weekend in October is a particular treat. Lots of vintage cars, information and lots to see. You can also see the now empty underground reservoir up the lane. If the children like engines they will love this magnificent James Watt engine. It's not expensive and it's important to keep heritage places like this going.

1  Thank Rita C
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