Steaming Days at Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AJ
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Steaming Days at Papplewick Pumping Station


Enjoy a fascinating day out at Britain's finest Victorian water works by visiting on one of their Steaming Days:

The pumping station will be in steam on the dates below. Tickets can be bought online AND from the museum shop on the day of your visit. Tickets will become available usually two weeks before the event is scheduled to take place. Please note that it is cheaper to buy your tickets on line.

Christmas 2023

Join their Christmas Market with evening lamp light steaming on Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December, 10am – 6pm.

Immerse yourself in Papplewick’s sights and sounds as you explore the market stalls and discover unique gifts, crafts, and treats from local artisans. Check out the entertainment from top vocalist Jayne Darling on the Saturday and Bestwood Male Voice Choir on the Sunday and be sure to visit their very special Santa's Grotto!

As you explore the event, don't miss the opportunity to experience the pumping station's mesmerizing steam-powered machinery. Witness the mighty James Watt beam engines in action and learn about the fascinating history of this Victorian gem. Also, take a tour of the awe inspiring unground reservoir which has to be seen to be believed (small additional fee of £4 pp applies).

As an extra festive treat, the pumping station will steam into the early evening. This is a rare opportunity to see the pumping station and its grounds lit for night time.

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Steam Event admission prices includes an unlimited 12-month entry:

Admission tickets can be purchased online or at the gate (debit or credit card payment preferred). All admissions include a 12-month annual pass so you can return as many times as you like within 12 months of purchase. Annual passes are collected from the museum on the day of your visit.


 Adult - £12 inc booking fee 

Senior (65+) - £11 inc booking fee

Student - £11 inc booking fee

Young person (12+) - £11 inc booking fee 

Child (u12) - FREE 


Adult - £12.50 

Senior (65+) - £11.50

Student - £11.50

Young person (12+) - £11.50 

Child (u12) - FREE 

If possible, please buy your tickets online as it helps reduce the admin work for the Front of House volunteers and speeds up your entry!

* All full priced Steam Day tickets provide unlimited entry within twelve months of purchase (return is subject to when we are open). If you are a UK tax payer you will also be asked to consider completing a Gift Aid form which will mean the Government giving an extra 25p to the Pumping Station for every £1 of your admission. For terms & conditions of the 12 month ticket click here.

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