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Papplewick Pumping Station

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Address: Papplewick Pumping Station Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ, England
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Victorian fresh water pumping station that is now an industrial heritage...

Victorian fresh water pumping station that is now an industrial heritage attraction and wedding venue.

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beautiful localplace to visit

We visited for the first time on Bank holiday Monday as it was a steam day. What a magnificent place, the actual steam pumping station is beautiful, with lovely stained glass... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lincolnshire, Uk
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Lincolnshire, Uk
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for the first time on Bank holiday Monday as it was a steam day. What a magnificent place, the actual steam pumping station is beautiful, with lovely stained glass windows and tiled columns making it much more than a utility working building. A local male voice choir was singing and it really added to the atmosphere. Well done... More 

1 Thank Lincolnshire_UKBilly
Netherfield, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the wonderful volunteers depart there'll be no one left to tender the beautiful engines and machinery that's on view at Papplewick. This is a fabulous working museum filled with engines that pumped water from the rocks far beneath us and created and sustained life. We owe a huge debt to this place and it's like; please visit and enjoy.... More 

1 Thank Martyn C
nottingham england
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend took us to Papplewick Pumping Station today as he is a member of the volunteers there. I was really impressed by the place -- so interesting and it was fantastic to see how lovingly and cleverly all the equipment has been preserved. Great for the kids - lots for them to do, also a great cafe with a... More 

Thank jennyfrank
Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited over the Easter weekend. It never fails to impress, volunteers are very friendly and happy to explain everything about the pumping station. We stayed for hours.....and will return

Thank Karin R
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

The ornate buildings and amazing pumping mechanism gave us an informative couple of hours. The engineers were keen to explain the workings in layman's terms. Our visit was when a boiler was fired up so we could see it all working. Such decoration on what is a utility building. I took loads of photos and will be returning the next... More 

Thank Annie N
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I went here over 30 years ago (I think) as a child as I lived in Nottingham. Visited again this weekend, a bank holiday and in steam, to see again. I love it. What a great piece of engineering, architecture, and surroundings. We also paid the extra couple of £ to do the timed tour with guide to the underground... More 

1 Thank NDMEdinburgh
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is totally worth anyone's visit. Do check the website for open days - in steam is best but static days are also worth your time. We called in on what was supposed to be a static open day but were dismayed by a "closed" notice board. They were doing maintenance (cleaning out a boiler) but bless the volunteers (Ian... More 

1 Thank tyketyke
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Many forms of British Victorian engineering at their very best. First, the Pump House which we purposely visited on a Steaming Day, a must! The building, the size, the smell, the sound of steam being released. How these huge beam engines are able to move so effortlessly and quietly is truly incredible. Though, you can feel the movement through the... More 

Thank UnkiFesta101
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This station has a beautiful machine. I have been twice and seen it working once, it is worth seeing! There is a steam punk fair that goes on once a year and it suits the station.

Thank stoneeliz
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a damp Sunday morning knowing that they were not 'pumping' on the day but thought it might be worth the trip out. And it really was! The volunteers there are soooo enthusiastic it's infectious. They were cleaning out boilers and generally cleaning the equipment and gearing, etc but made sure every visitor had a full tour with... More 

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