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Papplewick Pumping Station

Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AJ
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Papplewick Pumping Station

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.

Designed as a statement of Victorian flare and pride, it is hard to believe today that the site was never intended to be seen by the general public.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
ADULT CONCESSION£3.15
ADULT PRICE£3.90
CHILD PRICE£2.40
FAMILY PRICE£10.75

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Facilities

Other

  • Dogs Accepted - on lead
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Contact establishment for details.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - audioguide
  • Groups Accepted - Groups welcome
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • On-Site café/restaurant - On steaming weekends Refreshments available
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking

Opening Times

Papplewick Pumping Station (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - SaturdayClosed*
Sunday11:00 - 14:00*
Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:00*

* In addition to the above steaming days the Pumping Station is open Sunday afternoons for static displays - non steaming:
November to March - 11am to approx 1pm(depending on weather and volunteers being on site)
April to October - 11am to 2.00pm - (gates locked soon after 2.00pm)

Admission charges; Adults £3.00, Senior/student £2.50,
Child (5-16) £2.00, Family (2A+3C) £8.00

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

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousRecommended on Trip Advisor Recommended on Trip Advisor 2012

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