Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester

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  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 15, 2017
    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 »
  • August 8, 2017
    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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  • Great to show the children how things worked back in times gone past. There is even a part where you can flush away a family flush poo.
  • Mind-bogglingly huge working water pump, come and see the full power of the British victorian technology. The most thunderous bass you'll ever feel. And such nice fairs in August!
  • An excellent venue which was always first on our list of places to visit on event days but the recent parking charges have somehow taken the shine off it. It's a pity that these have been introduced. It will be a shame if this has a detrimental effect on attendance numbers but on a personal level, queuing to feed a parking machine is way down on my priorities on a weekend.
  • Free parking and free entry... great venue
  • 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.

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