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Papplewick Pumping Station, Ravenshead

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4.8/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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  • The Engine house is a treasure of engineering and architecture, just seeing this is worth the entrance money. Take the time to go up the stairs and see the roof structure. There is an excellent reason...  read more »
  • We visited on a steaming day which meant the beam engine was 'alive' (and there was steam for some of the other engines too). The engine hall is wonderful with lots of interesting archtecture as well ...  read more »
  • We had a lovely Sunday day out yesterday at Papplewick Pumping Station. It was one of their open weekends and there were several engines 'in steam' including the famous one which pumped water to Notti...  read more »
  • Visited on WW1 Weekend 2016 - great shows and lovely grounds, the pump was in steam and staff told us lots about it. The café is cheap but serves some lovely cake and tea. The actual pump house is also quite ornately decorated inside and out as the Victorians were very proud of it. There was lots to see and we spent a whole day (about 6 hours not including driving time) after a relaxing walk around the pond, where model boats were being sailed, including a quite hilarious duck with an alligator following! Overall, I would recommend to come and see this on one of the steaming weekends - it's not something to miss as one of the three remaining working steam pumping stations in the UK.
  • Victorian engineering at its finest & to see a Boulton & Watt engine in steam is always awesome! Although volunteer run, very understanding & helpful & when things went wrong through none of our faults really, they bent over backwards to help!
  • Nice quiet place
  • Excellent. Beautiful grounds with lake and model boats sailing round. The engine house is reminiscent of a church - good for weddings - model train trips for kids small café - good day out!
  • I love going there to pump my... Erm yep it's a good day out, even better if you can count sheeeeep.
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