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We got married here!!

Beautiful place were we got married. So magical and such a great day. Wonderful building with so... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Leanne P
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Excellent, authentic site. Beautifully kept.

Absolutely delighted with our visit today. I didn't know what to expect but the sheer beauty and... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2019
529EmmaT
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Victorian fresh water pumping station that is now an industrial heritage attraction and wedding venue.
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Papplewick Pumping Station Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in briefly over kids half term on the way to nearby Newstead just out of curiosity really. Although the place was open it was pretty dead nobody around other than some really friendly volunteers it has to be said. It all felt a bit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Beautiful place were we got married. So magical and such a great day. Wonderful building with so much history and character. We've been on the Christmas fayres too and or daughter loves it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leanne P
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

Absolutely delighted with our visit today. I didn't know what to expect but the sheer beauty and originality of the site really impressed. We have been to many museums and heritage sites and found some to be too 'health and safety' and clinical. Not to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 529EmmaT
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

Amazing place best when in full steam. Well kept grounds/building staff very informative. Kids love coming here

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andy1985p
Reviewed 23 January 2019

We were totally put off by the steaming in October, which had a 1940s theme. What we didn't expect was that we'd be surrounded by hundreds of people in military uniform and an array of military vehicles and hardware. We felt very uncomfortable about both...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

This place is worth a visit for Historical value, plenty to see and even better when extra exhibits are available on special weekends i.e. Steam days. The highlight is going down into the reservoir, well worth a day out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Came with my wife and had an amazing tour given by Dave. Love the Victorian design. Great example of Victorian England public works infrastructure. Definitely would recommend for anyone interested in machinery, art, urban planning, water management.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

I took my youngest son to look at the beam engine, lots of little sheds full of steam engines, we had a guided tour around the main pumping station. The play park is nice and we had ice cream and tea, a great little break...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andy B
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This was the second visit my Husband and I have visited Papplewick Pumping Station. It is a beautiful place even when it’s not a Pumpimg weekend. It’s realistic authentic and very interesting lots to see. The guides are very knowledgable and create a story about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HFH245
PapplewickPS, Manager at Papplewick Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you very much for your review, we're pleased you had an enjoyable time at the event.

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

An excellent day out at a great venue. The stunning victorian engineering set in beautiful surroundings is well worth a look. Very helpful volunteers who really know the history and engineering of the site on hand to explain everything. Easy parking with regreshments available at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PapplewickPS, Manager at Papplewick Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi there, thank you very much for your review. I am pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit and hope you will come back again in the future.

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Ian B
25 August 2016|
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Response from bobobb2015 | Reviewed this property |
When we got married I'm sure they said dogs were allowed on the grounds on leads but not inside the attractions, but to be sure contact Ashley there he is in charge and very accommodating.
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Spoddy12
27 May 2016|
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Response from Crokadoodle | Reviewed this property |
I think its open all the time but its only running on special steaming days and its not nearly as impressive when its not running.
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jmac90
3 October 2015|
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Response from PapplewickPS | Property representative |
Dear Jmac90, our beam engines are very quiet, you can have a conversation quite easily whilst they are running. On steam days we also have the miniature railway and tours of the underground reservoir. This weekend, Oct 10th... More
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