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Abbey Pumping Station

Museum of Technology Abbey Pumping Station Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX, England
+44 116 299 5111
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Very interesting

An interesting afternoon pottering around this place. I understand they have some specialist... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KatherineIsacks
You can get married here.....

After a brief visit to the Abbey Pumping station it would appear you can get married here. How... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
AlfieDoughty
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Museum of Technology Abbey Pumping Station Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting afternoon pottering around this place. I understand they have some specialist afternoons with the Beam engines running and will keep an eye out for these

Thank KatherineIsacks
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James H, Communications and Marketing at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Katherine for your review and visit, we look forward to welcoming back for one of our steam days too!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

After a brief visit to the Abbey Pumping station it would appear you can get married here. How fabulous. Love how they have managed to keep this place true to its purpose and amazing that they have kept it in working order.

Thank AlfieDoughty
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James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Many thanks Alfie for your great review and spreading the word about the weddings too! We look forward to welcoming you back at the museum for an event or visit soon.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

A great place which will interest the young and bring back memories for the not so young. There are so many different areas at this museum which will transport you to different eras of the lives and times of Leicester's past. The children will love...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

called in after visiting the national space centre ,it is all free and quite interesting,lovely and clean

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Many thanks for the kind review. Great to hear you enjoyed the museum, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

It serves as a reminder that we have always been ingenious; I thought that the brain had gone in to freeze after the Space Centre but the sight of the workings of the sewage works soon got me back on track. An excellent museum covering...More

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is a lovely old fashioned museum with its Victorian architecture. The exhibits are fun to see and it is a good place to take the kids. It is quite small, nicely laid out and fun. It is just by the National Space Centre so...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

What a find. Across the car park from the expensive space centre is this free gem. Wonderful old industrial machinery, interesting displays and lovely old industrial buildings. Who knew that water pumping band sewers could be so interesting? Very good!

Thank David J
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James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for such a great review! So pleased to hear you enjoyed the museum, hope you can join us again soon for one of our events too.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Came here with a group from college found everything was interesting about it. Had a look all around the building. We then sat outside to have some food them we took another look around. At the end of the visit i took lots of leaflets....More

Thank Divyesh T
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

on leaving the space museum I spotted the pumping museum across the road, its free to go in and I really enjoyed seeing inside it. it hosts all sorts of stuff from the first electric car, the penny farthing, the old electric cinema with the...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Can't believe more people don't visit this as it opposite the entrance to the Space Centre & admission is free. Schools should go here as well as there are numerous interesting exhibits not just machinery. Lovely place to see things you may remember from your...More

Thank Catrina B
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James H, Marketing and Communications at Abbey Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

So pleased to hear you joined us too as part of your space centre day out. We hope you can come back and see us again for one of our events again too.

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naimroseby
7 August 2017|
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Response from scuttle | Reviewed this property |
No but you can always visit the cafe at the Space centre across the road( the cafe is before the museum entrance desk)
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Lynda N
9 March 2016|
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Response from James H | Property representative |
Hi Linda, the next steam day event at the museum is the Leicester Vintage Festival on Saturday 25th June (1.00pm - 5.00pm) & Sunday 26th June 2016 (12.00noon - 5.00pm). Here's the supporting details as below: This two day... More
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