Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester

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#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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  • 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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A B&B near Leicester Clock Tower is within walking distance of the main attractions. Charming architecture surrounds the clock tower square and makes a lovely backdrop to walking tours of the city. For a luxury hotel, consider staying in a renovated Victorian building on the outskirts of the city center.
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