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Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester
(4.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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  • I actually have to admit that we were heading to the Space Centre but my 9yr old bottled it when it looked noisy and dark from outside- being Aspergers this is as expected, so it was to our delight to...  more »
  • As well as the big pump which is a magnificent piece of engineering kept in pristine condition, there is also a small museum which explains about sewage and some other historical artefacts. Some hands...  more »
  • This building is right next to the National Space Centre. If you are visiting Leicester City centre on a sunny day and want some peace and quiet, take a 1.5 mile walk north of the city along the canal...  more »
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  • Great history and interactive free activities for the kids. Younger kids will love seeing exactly how things flush down a toilet. The old vintage pumping station is an amazing piece of engineering history.
  • Great displays of industrial engineering and victorian expertise added with a visit to the nearby space centre you see both ends of the spectrum.
  • Fascinating pumping station with many other exhibits reflecting many aspects of engineering - definitely worth a visit.
  • Fantastic learning experience for kids. Pumping station can be seen in action. It also has a museum style display of how things used to work in olden days.
  • Very interesting, beautifully preserved engine and a wealth of industrial heritage information. Well worth a visit and it's free entry!