Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum, Bridgwater

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  • Totally run by very friendly volunteers. Full of the the machinery,atmosphere and smells of days gone by. Loved the little cottage and the leaning toilet. This is a wonderful place to visit both for y...  more »
  • The dedication and skills of the volunteers needed to bring these wonderful old pumping engines back to life can only be imagined. A unique attraction, no ghastly commercialisation, and friendly and h...  more »
  • Without the hard work and sheer dedication of volunteers this important industrial site in the middle of the Somerset levels would have likely fallen down and been lost. Westonzoyland is a small villa...  more »
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  • A great little museum with lots to see and do. When we went there were a number of engines running including the old pump to drain this part of the levels and a narrow gauge railway. The volunteers are more than willing to explain or demonstrate the steam engine / pump that they are with. There is also a gift shop and cafe as well as free parking on site.
  • Westonzoyland is a small village on the Somerset Levels, a few miles from Bridgwater. It is the home of Somerset's earliest steam-powered pumping station (built 1831), once a hard-working guardian of the flatlands, now a museum displaying the largest collection of stationary steam engines and pumps in the South of England. Pride of place goes to the station's pumping engine, the Easton and Amos. It is still in the main engine house, built in 1861 to replace an earlier engine that had been carrying out the pumping work since 1831. Other exhibits include a Wills engine, Lancashire boiler, the original forge and a Lister diesel generating plant, to name just a few. A large number of restored engines can be seen in action on Steaming Days. Dates for these are posted on the Events page. Volunteers work during the morning to get the boiler operating and generating enough steam power to run the exhibits, including the large Easton and Amos.
  • Brilliant visit, the kids loved the train rides, we will be visiting again soon
  • Lots of working steam engines and pumps. Moving parts and the smell of oil. Great for a visit, especially on steam days. Interesting to learn about the life of those who operated these pumping stations too.
  • Very interesting for history buffs and those interested in engineering. Restaurant was nice. Books for sale. Beautiful surroundings
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