Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester

4.6
#3 of 15 in Museums in Leicester
Abbey Pumping Station is located in Leicester. Use our Leicester day trip app to visit Abbey Pumping Station on your trip to Leicester, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Visited this after leaving the NSC. So pleased we did. The toddles loved the button operated mechanical toys and the spend a penny donation box (urinal). The walk through Victorian and modern sewers a...  more »
  • Having visited the Space Centre, it is well worthwhile to give the Abbey Pumping Centre a look over. I'm not sure if it is open every day but check the website to see. If it is and there is not a spec...  more »
  • Couldn't get into the Space Centre next door so rather than waste the £3.00 car park charge we had already paid, we decided to look around this museum for an hour or so. Spent two hours here in the en...  more »
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  • Fun free place to take young children, mainly due to the sewer pipe and sectioned flushing toilet complete with plastic pooh, to be dropped into the toilet, flushed then recovered by delighted children. Amazing building and beam engine as well.
  • Engineering museum. If you live a long way from Leicester you may be dissappointed. However, its located next door to the space centre so it can make a good addition to a day out.
  • Great place to visit but sadly no cafe.
  • My 3 and 8 years old children loved it, and the older one asked to come again when we left.
  • Great museum. Good to go when the train is running

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