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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.

Steam Events The Pumping Station is in steam 8 times a year on the dates listed below with all engines running including the James Watt beam engines, the Linby colliery winding engine and miniature railway. Please note that the steam plant is very old and therefore we cannot guarantee everything will be running and, although rare, break downs can occur! Underground Reservoir Tours We also offer tours of the underground reservoir during steam events which run every half hour from 11.30am – 3.30pm. An additional charge of £2 per adult and £1 per child aged between 5-16 applies and spaces on the tour bus are limited to 20 people per tour. Please note that the number of tours per day may be reduced or increased depending on visitor demand. Tickets for the tours are purchased from the Superintendent’s House on the day of visiting. When not in steam the Pumping Station is open to the public every Sunday for a limited number of hours, please see times below. Please note that the Pumping Station is NOT open during the week except for pre-booked group visits of 15 or more people. www.facebook.com/PapplewickPumpingStation/ http://www.papplewickpumpingstation.org.uk/ 2017 Scheduled Steaming Date Christmas Dec 10 / […]

ONE OF THE UK’s LEADING MARINE MODELLING EXHIBITIONS Visit the only 3 day marine modelling exhibition in the UK. The annual International Model Boat Show, widely regarded as one of the UK Leading Marine Modelling Exhibitions, took place from the 11th to 13th November at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre and celebrated its 19th successful year. Visitors were treated to a packed hall with over 600 fantastic models from the 31 club and society displays. The excellent and varied display of models from early warships to modern power boats and ships was complemented by action on the large boating pool. Twenty two specialist suppliers were also present offering visitors everything they could need for their builds. The Marine Modelling International Society Shield for Best Society/Club Display, as voted for by the clubs themselves, was awarded to King Lear Model Boat Club, in 2nd place was Bournville Radio Sailing & Model Boat Club and in joint 3rd position was Wicksteed Park Model Boat Club & The Lifeboat Enthusiasts. Avril Spence the Exhibition Manager said “We had another successful and enjoyable show for all of our visitors and exhibitors with increased attendance this year. We would like to thank the Clubs and Societies […]

Coleham Pumping Station is Shrewsbury’s original sewage pumping station, commissioned in 1900. The Pumping Station is operated on behalf of Shrewsbury Museum Service by volunteer members of Shrewsbury Steam Trust, who started renovation in 1990, after the station had been derelict for 20 years. The station is mostly funded by voluntary contributions. Come and enjoy the unique sights and sounds of a genuine relic of the Victorian age, which is rated by English Heritage as one of the best examples in the country. Open Days for 2017 are: Sunday 9th April Sunday 14th May Sat/Sun 17-18 June Sat/Sun 9-10 Sept. Sunday 22nd October See www.colehampumpingstation.co.uk for more details. Adult  £3.00 Child £1.00 and Family  £7.00

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

Saturday 7th October 2017, 11.00am – 4.00pm. Admission to museum free (Plus small charge for Railway Rides). Refreshments available also picnic tables in the grounds.

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.

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

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!

Sunday 4th February 2018 1.00pm – 5.00pm Admission Adults £3.00 accompanied children free (Plus small charge for train rides. No on site parking available so use the National Space Centre Car park). This will be our 28th year of this popular event – the biggest gathering of steam toys in Europe. 100’s of toy steam engines, boats and trains will be on display. See the museum’s collection of heritage vehicles on show. Leicester’s only narrow gauge railway will be giving rides. Enjoy a hot cuppa and a cake in the LMTA café, a perfect end to a perfect day.

Victory will be steaming again today £50 driver experiences available Train tickets are £2.00 an adult and £1.00 a child or a family ticket is £5 Train Time Depart 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:45 and the last train 15:15 Member travel free Free entry to the site Food and drink will be available in the Station Kitchen And the Sidings Function Room will be open along with the BBQ

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.

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