Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester

4.5
#3 of 14 in Museums in Leicester
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  • Not just a museum of poo. The history of baths. The sewerage system and the inventors. The well kept and impressive pumps and building. The kids loved putting the false poo down the toilet and watchin...  more »
  • Great place to visit with the granchildren. Great experience in showing them bygone days. Highly recommend.  more »
  • I arrived to meet a colleague to find that the Museum and Pumping Station was closed........... "Why didn't you check the website before you went you muppet?" I did , the day before , there was no men...  more »
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  • A wonderful site for kids and bigger, adult sized kids alike. The grounds are lovely and they have some interesting exhibits on display. There are quite a few interactive objects too. The beam engines are incredible. There are four 50 ton engines that on vertain days they have running. Bring a picnic and try to get to one of the event days when they have a small steam train on site and loads of vintage vehicles!
  • We visited in the winter and on a day when the pumps were not in steam. The four pumps are magnificent feats of engineering. The rest of the site is set out for educating children and adults on the way things work. There is a fun display of the way a flush loo works and the pipes to the main sewer. Children and adults are entranced by flushing the 'poo' down the loo and watching it end up in the main sewer. There is also an exhibition on cinema projection, laundry, knitting. Must go back when the pumps is running.
  • Very interesting, I didn't know Leicester had been at the forefront of so many things! Nicely presented. The 4 steam engines are magnificent ! Oh, and it's free ! Please make a donation though to help it continue.
  • We've been here a few times, mainly because my young son likes to put the fake poo on the toilet and watch it flush away, but every time we go something else isn't working. They don't seem to be looking after it any more. It still it's free so if you are passing then pop in.
  • 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. Why have these been introduced? It would be nice to have an explanation. A price increase of 33% per visit seems rather excessive.
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