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“Pumping Station”

Abbey Pumping Station
Ranked #11 of 108 things to do in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Pumping Station”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

I went with an art class to draw inside the station. It was brilliant well worth a look. A place thats often overlooked but near the Space Centre so you could combine the two for a broad historical visit to Leicester.

Visited April 2012
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7 reviews
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“Fascinating Place”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

What an amazing place this is. We really enjoyed our visit and will be back. It is a true journey though time and best of all it's all free.

Visited November 2012
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“A little hidden gem!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We found this place thanks to other trip advisor reviews, and it is really well worth a visit. We visited on October 30th and they were preparing for a late night spooky event for Hall'o'ween and so were lucky enough to see one of the pumps starting up and it really was a sight to behold - even when stationary they are stunningly beautiful but when they are moving they are just awesome!!
The kids loved plopping the clay 'poo' down the loo and chasing it down to the sewers and looking and laughing at the 'gazunders' and such like.
The little trail of ghosts to count was fun for the kids, too, and the staff were superb with them.
Unfortunately a lot of the interactive things weren't working but when an attraction is free there isn't always money to fix them straight away and they weren't things that were a big part of what the place is about.

Overall, if you are in the area skip the Space Centre and pop in here for a good belly laugh with some hands-on fun and spend your £50 on a slap up tea!!

Visited October 2012
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Leicester
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66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Wonderfully entertaining window into our past”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

I went with family and friends to this lovely museum, after a visit to the Space Centre. It is a super view back through the pages of Leicester's history and shows how the city looked over the years. I almost forgot to mention the pumping station! Very impressive.

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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“Great Day out”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Took my daughter here for a fun day. Was great - reasonable price, fun for all. have been without the fun day and is great for a first time trip. certain aspects of the muesum apeals to kids!!

Visited September 2012
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