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Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

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Address: Meadow Lane | Stretton, Burton upon Trent, England
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Just 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction...

Just 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction but not on A38

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A wonderful insight into the ingenuity of Engineers of the past, also the way in which the whole site is being restored to its original workings by a dedicated group of workers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
N L
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful insight into the ingenuity of Engineers of the past, also the way in which the whole site is being restored to its original workings by a dedicated group of workers and young engineers. Some of the machines were working but not in steam as the boilers are only used on certain days. My day out was to a... More 

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Thank N L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like stationary engine's and belt driven workshops this place is epic. Check the website for steaming days as you will be staggered by the number of engine's able to run under steam. Two huge boilers still in use great trying to fire them. Well my visit was for a club AGM. What a great place to hold an... More 

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Thank Brent H
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off at the pumping station on our way home from a half term break at Alton Towers. At first we weren't sure what to expect, as the station was not officially open to visitors, but we were very pleased that we stuck around. Steve, one of the volunteers at the site offered to show us around, starting in... More 

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Thank BunnySam
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day out. The volunteers have done a wonderful job and it gets better every time I visit. Ask to see the bath house.

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Thank PHILHUMBER
Derbyshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For an engineer a massive beam engine in full flow takes some beating. At the Victorian Claymills Pumping Station today there were three engines in full steam. They are in good hands. All the volunteer engineers I spoke to were friendly and knowledgeable and were clearly committed to caring and promoting these unique engines and the various ancillary equipment.

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Thank Paul572
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Worth asking a member of staff for the secret tour.

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Thank Victoria E
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

spent two hours being nosey looking in all the different buildings and taking pictures...very interesting site lots to see....people i spoke to were very friendly and very informative...well worth the visit...will be going again

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Went with our 9 week old daughter. Received a 1 hour guided tour by a very knowledgeable man. All volunteers were very friendly and welcoming. It was a non steaming day so very cold! Will definitely return with interested family members. Thank you for a great visit!

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Thank Mistyjade
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We went intending to spend 1/2 hour, but stayed for 2 hours. We were taken around by a lovely, enthusiast who told us the history of the place. The volunteers are amazing.

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Burton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Worth a visit to see a pumping station but limited opening times, check web site. Been once, go again? This I doubt as no other redeeming feature is close by.

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Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting us and we hope to see you on one of our steaming days. Best wishes More 

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