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Discover Britain in wartime as the British Motor Museum hosts an impressive collection of British Military vehicles, living history re-enactments and a special WW1 history display.

The last major Crankup of the year with all the engines running. In 2017 the volunteers are working on a number of new engines and hopefully a number of these will be running at this event. The new engines include several large steam engines and a very large twin cylinder Crossley diesel from Gold Corner Pumping Station.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway 2017 Events for Timetable Please check website for up-to-date open times before the event. Easter Monday 17th April – Easter Eggspress. An eggciting combination of steam trains, the Easter Bunny and a host of activities bringing Easter fun for all the family. Make your own Easter bonnet and wear it on your visit. Normal ticket prices apply. Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April – Wartime in the Cotswolds. Take a trip back in time and enjoy the railway’s nostalgic and light-hearted look at life in the Cotswolds in the 1940s. Please note that entry to the site will be by ticket only. There is no free entry. Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May – Cotswold Bricks & Trains Weekend ‘Helping to Build Children’s Imaginations.’ Weekend. Organised in conjunction with the Southern Lego® Train Club. There is a Small Admission charge. Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May – Spring Steam and Real Ale Weekend at Winchcombe and Toddington. Raise a glass to real ale brewers from all over the country. Normal ticket prices for those wishing to travel, but for those planning just to sample the ales, there will be a small admission charge. Saturday 27th to Bank Holiday Monday […]

Tuesday 17th October 2017, 11.00am – 3.00pm. Admission to museum free (£2.50 for activities & small charge for train rides). Halloween crafts, traditions and trails around the museum. Refreshments available in the LMTA café. The site narrow gauge railway will be running subject to weather.

1st & 2nd January 2017 (10am – 5pm) One of Britain’s largest restored pumping stations in steam.  Lots of children’s activities. Twenty nine stationary steam engines. Four large beam engines two in operation. This magnificent site was built in 1885 to pump the brewery effluent of Burton-on-Trent to a Sewage Farm for treatment. In 1900 a large steam driven workshop and forge were built here by the local council and this still working workshop is something really special. It also has Britain’s oldest working electrical generator which also came here in 1900 to produce the new fangled electricity. There really is a steam engine round every corner and it’s a steam buffs Mecca. It also provides a great Family Fun Day Out Steaming Days (10:00am – 5:00pm) New Year: Jan 1st, 2nd February: Feb 26th Easter: Apr 16th, 17th May Bank Holiday: Apr 30th, May 1st Spring Bank Holiday: May 28th, 29th August Bank Holiday: Aug 27th, 28th September: Sep 23rd, 24th October: Oct 28th, 29th Admission prices on Steaming Days: Adults £6 Concessions £5 Children £3 Family £15 Admission on all other days is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Saturday 28th October 2017 7.00pm – 10.30pm Museum Admission £3.50 ( Tickets available in advance from all Leicester Museum sites & Visit Leicester in Gallowtree Gate. Pre book to avoid disappointment. Tours not suitable for children under 10 years) . Come along to an evening of chilling story telling in our engine house. Discover the Ghostly Engineer and other tales whilst one of the mighty beam engines turn above your head or below your feet. Wrap up warm and wear sensible shoes as the basement can be damp and has steep steps. Refreshments available in the LMTA café. To avoid disappointment all tickets should be pre-booked for this popular event at any Leicester City Museum site, Visit Leicester in Gallowtree Gate or by telephoning 0116 299 5111, or email to operations@abbeypumpingstation.org

Shirley’s 1857 potters’ mill in steam driven by the 1820s beam engine with steam generated with a 1903 Cornish boiler. Santa’s grotto. Christmas themed craft activities for children. Artist blacksmith and other activities.  Attractive canal side location in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent

Sunday 3rd December 2017 1.00pm – 5.00pm Standard Admission charges apply (Small charge for train rides. No on site parking available so use the National Space Centre Car park) . Start the festive season with a visit to the Abbey Pumping Station Museum. Enjoy listening to the Christmas music whilst taking in the festive environment. When the cold starts to bite come into the warmth and enjoy the refreshments in the LMTA café. Christmas would not be Christmas without a visit to the APS Steam Day!