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Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ, England
+44 115 963 2938
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Unexpected delight

Wife and I,staying at daughter's for weekend and as Papplewick,which was 12 miles away and having a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nick A
Perfect wedding venue

We got married in this beautiful pumping station in august this year, the building and grounds are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heanor, United Kingdom
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Victorian fresh water pumping station that is now an industrial heritage attraction and wedding venue.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Papplewick Pumping Station Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ, England
+44 115 963 2938
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wife and I,staying at daughter's for weekend and as Papplewick,which was 12 miles away and having a steam weekend,I decided to make a solo visit.Very friendly volunteers,from the guys manning the car park to the volunteers on site.It was a vision to behold the ornate...More

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got married in this beautiful pumping station in august this year, the building and grounds are absolutely beautiful and the staff cant do enough for you, highly recommend this place for anyone looking for an unusual wedding venue or an interesting day out

Thank sammy7lee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely encounter we had here. It was bank holiday so the steam event was on with a craft fair and entertainment. Lovely buildings with very friendly and informative staff. The pump house was very interesting and my husband found everything was well signed...More

Thank lorna612
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place seems a bit different from a city museum, or a rural natural trust property. It feels very worldy in it’s approach. Would definitely recommend going on one of the steaming days; the pump house is a site to behold when it’s working. There’s...More

Thank RLBAllen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way out to somewhere else when we spotted a sign on the road that the pumping station was active this weekend for the bank holiday. I am so glad we popped in and supported it all. The volunteers were very friendly...More

Thank rainbowbirko87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For people interested in history, architecture and engineering, Papplewick is amazing in steam. The sight of the huge engine in motion is fantastic and there are films to show how it works. Apart from the main engine, the boiler room and other steam powered machines...More

1  Thank nutwood_wanderer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the pumping station today on one of the steam days (so everything was working). The grounds are lovely and peaceful, with the centrepiece being the lake where enthusiasts were playing with electric boats today. Just to the side is the pump station itself...More

Thank cranhamrebecca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my parents and husband. I was pleasantly surprised by how much there was there. Advise to if weather good to take a picnic to have a pleasant and relaxing day out. The pumping station it's self was amazing. To see something that...More

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I and my family have visited the pumping station on a number of ocassions when in steam or on one of the special events which are run at times throughout the year. Seeing these incrediable steam driven beam engines in operation and learing about how...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I visited with my Fiancé & a friend who's visiting from the states who has an interest in engineering, it's funny how something on your doorstep you can ignore for years , I was so glad I took time out to discover what I've been...More

Thank Christopher P
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Ian B
25 August 2016|
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Response from Bobob B | Reviewed this property |
When we got married I'm sure they said dogs were allowed on the grounds on leads but not inside the attractions, but to be sure contact Ashley there he is in charge and very accommodating.
26 May 2016|
Response from RichCroka | Reviewed this property |
I think its open all the time but its only running on special steaming days and its not nearly as impressive when its not running.
2 October 2015|
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Response from PapplewickPS | Property representative |
Dear Jmac90, our beam engines are very quiet, you can have a conversation quite easily whilst they are running. On steam days we also have the miniature railway and tours of the underground reservoir. This weekend, Oct 10th... More