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Papplewick Pumping Station

Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AJ

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Papplewick Pumping Station, Nottinghamshire

About

Papplewick Pumping Station is the finest working Victorian water pumping station in Britain. The site has recently undergone extensive restoration and once again stands proud as a spectacular example of Victorian craftsmanship. It boasts a range of original features including an ornate Engine House, ornamental cooling pond and a Boiler House complete with six Lancashire Boilers, all set amidst formal landscaped grounds.

The Engine House is home to the original twin beam engines, built by James Watt and Co in 1884, and is of special interest for its outstanding combination of Victorian engineering and artistic design. Visitors are taken aback by the sheer splendour of the stained glass windows, elaborately decorated columns and polished mahogany and brass work.

Now a museum and popular wedding venue, the Pumping Station holds regular steaming events throughout the year where visitors can see the boilers and pumping engines in steam and take guided tours into the underground reservoir. For further details about steam events or weddings please see the museum website.

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Guide Prices

Steaming days:
Please see the museum’s website for current admission prices.

Non-Steaming open days:
Adult £4.00
Senior/Student £4
Children under 16 are FREE

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Facilities

Other

  • Dogs Accepted - on lead
  • Groups Accepted - Groups welcome
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Picnic Site - On-site Team Room

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking

Opening Times

Papplewick Pumping Station (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - SundayClosed*
Bank HolidayClosed*

* Steam Events:
The Pumping Station holds eight steam events per year running 10:30am-4pm; please see our website for this year’s dates and admission prices.

Other open days (not in steam):
Sundays, April to October, 11am-4pm.
NOTE: A tour of the pumping station costs £4 person, U16s go free and last admission is 3pm.

The pumping station is not currently open during the winter (Nov-March) except for pre-booked group visits and site hires.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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