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.


2022 Steaming Dates & Times

Model Submarines & Spring Fair - Easter weekend Sunday 17 & Monday 18 April 10:30am – 4pm

Classic & Vintage Vehicles - Sunday 1 & Bank Holiday Monday 2 May 10:30am – 4pm

Craft Fair - Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 June 10:30am – 4pm

Steampunk -  Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 July 10:30am – 4pm

Classic Motorcycles - Sunday 28 & Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 10:30am – 4pm

Vintage Steam - Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September 10:30am – 4pm

1940s - Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 October 10:30am – 4pm

Christmas Market - Sunday 10 & Sunday 11 December 10:30am – 4pm


Other Special Events:
The pumping station will be host to a number of additional special events this year which will take place either on a Saturday or Sunday. Admission is £5 per person and U12s go free (Please be aware that the James Watt engines won’t be in steam at these events and admission tickets will only be available at the gate).

Robey winding engine centenary celebrations (with mining displays & Robey engine in steam) - Sunday 19 June 11:00am – 4pm

Remote Controlled Models Day (the Papplewick model boat section and specially Invited guests demonstrate an array of models) - Sunday 24 July 11:00am – 4pm

Gaussfest Tesla Coils & Halloween (a demonstration of tesla coils and other high voltage equipment, sparking into the night) - Saturday 29 October 11:00am – 7pm


Steam Event admission prices - includes 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.

Adults - £11.50

Senior (65+) - £10.50

Student - £10.50

Young person (12+) - £10.50

Children under 12 - 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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Opening Times

Steampunk (9 July 2022 - 10 July 2022)
Classic Motorcycles (28 Aug 2022 - 29 Aug 2022)
Vintage Steam (17 Sep 2022 - 18 Sep 2022)
1940s (15 Oct 2022 - 16 Oct 2022)
Christmas Market (10 Dec 2022 - 11 Dec 2022)

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