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Interesting visit but check times for steaming before going if you want to see it in action. Still... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
Ian J
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Telford, United Kingdom
See a working steam driven pumping station

This gem is open during the summer but check their website for details of open days. It used to... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
Doncosses
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Preserved Victorian steam operated sewage pumping station with original equipment preserved and still working. Also smaller machinery such as water pumps, stationary engines and generators.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Longden Road, Shrewsbury SY3 7DN, England
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Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great hosted visit with knowledgable enthusiastic guides and great exhibits. Friendly and involving with well maintained real steam engines. A must see!!

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Visited here as part of Heritage weekend so lucky to see the engines in action, all looked after by a group of enthusiastic volunteers, happy to explain the workings of their engine to visitors. If you ask nicely, you can even pull the whistle! In...More

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IanP3153, Secretary Shrewsbury Steam Trust. at Coleham Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Glad to know that you enjoyed your visit to Coleham Pumping Station. We are proud to be able to demonstrate 120 year old steam worked machinery that has been restored and cared for by us for the last 27 years. See you again soon we...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018

Interesting visit but check times for steaming before going if you want to see it in action. Still worth a look even when not working if old Victorian engineering and architecture is your thing

Thank Ian J
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Lovely building and quite interesting to walk around. Really makes you feel how it would have been when fully operational and carrying out an important local function

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

This gem is open during the summer but check their website for details of open days. It used to pump the towns waste effluent to the sewage plant on the outskirts of Shrewsbury. It still does that but now by electric pumping. When it is...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

We live close by and had always meant to pop in on one of their open days. We were passing by in September and they happened to be open so in we went. It's like going back 100 years with the smell of hot oil...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Have been meaning to call in and look round for ages, I live local but never been, it's an amazing place, full of working history, run by very keen and dedicated volunteers. I never realised all the pipes that run from various points in the...More

Thank trickytrees54
Reviewed June 8, 2017

The trust that runs this place have done an excellent job in preserving these two huge beam engines which used to pump the town's sewage to the Monkmoor sewage works. The building still does this albeit with modern electric pumps. The brass work is immaculate...More

Thank Doncosses
Reviewed May 15, 2017

My 12 year old declared it - awesome. I don't think he realised he'd had a physics lesson delivered by knowledgeable volunteer guides. Lots to see and to learn.

Thank ShropshireCaro
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Went on a Sunday after my parents had heard it was open for the afternoon! Took a 3 and 6yr old and they really enjoyed seeing the live steam pump working. Really nice and quaint with model railways and cars going around tracks at the...More

Thank funkyfin2000
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Walk through the door and and take a step back in time and see how it was all the volunteers take a pride in what they are doing and will share there experience with you.

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