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Papplewick Pumping Station

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

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Coronavirus update: Papplewick Pumping Station is open to the public on Sundays only from Aug 2nd, 11am-4pm (last entry, 3pm). Please park on the main drive, sign in at the reception hut and pay for your tour (card payments only). Guided tours will last half an hour and take a maximum of 6 people per tour. A total of 6 tours per Sunday will run.

 

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.

Guide Prices

Steaming days:
Adult £10.00
Senior/Student £8.50
Children under 16 are FREE

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

Map & Directions

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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - SundayClosed*
Bank HolidayClosed*

* The Pumping Station holds eight steam events per year running 11am-5pm; please see the website for this year’s dates.
Adult £10.00
Senior/Student £8.50
Children under 16 are FREE

Non steaming open days are Sundays and Wednesdays.
November to March – 11am-3pm
April to October – 11am-4pm

Adult £4.00
Senior/Student £4
Children under 16 are FREE

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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