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.

Our goal is to preserve and present to the general public a site that demonstrates the technology that drove the Industrial Revolution.

For more information:

Call 01283-509929

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, Meadow Lane, Stretton, Burton-upon-Trent, DE13 0DA

Events in 2017


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

Open Days (non steaming)
(10:00am – 5:00pm)

June Open Days: Jun 10th, 11th
July Open Days: Jul 1st, 2nd, 15th, 16th
Heritage Open Days: Sep 9th, 10th


The Museum is also open for static viewing
• Thursdays (10:00am – 5:00pm)
• Saturdays (10:00am – 5:00pm)

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.