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Coleham Pumping Station

Longden Road, Shrewsbury SY3 7DN, England
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Working pump station

Lovely building and quite interesting to walk around. Really makes you feel how it would have been... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Peter W
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Sutton Coldfield, 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 26 April 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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Longden Road, Shrewsbury SY3 7DN, England
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"victorian engineering"
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"beam engines"
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"open days"
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"well worth a visit"
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"sewage"
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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

Thank Peter W
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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

Thank Doncosses
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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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Reviewed February 3, 2017

Visited here on an open day as I was walking past. As a person with no real interest in engineering I was impressed by the enthusiasm of the volunteers who have spent countless ours making this attraction functional and how they brought to life the...More

Thank Neil R
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

The pumping station was closed apparently, but being nosy we noticed the side door was open, and could hear voices. We went in and asked if we could have a look around: and were given a personal tour. Really interesting tour from a very knowledgeable...More

Thank Macandcath
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