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Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ, England
+44 115 963 2938
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Great place to visit

I was so impressed when I visited here, the Victorian engineering is really amazing and a the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
Steam and steam punk day

Worth going on an 'in steam' day because the engine hall (3 floors) in full working mode is so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Victorian fresh water pumping station that is now an industrial heritage attraction and wedding venue.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Papplewick Pumping Station Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ, England
+44 115 963 2938
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so impressed when I visited here, the Victorian engineering is really amazing and a the underground reservoir tour is a real must. They have a small caf`e on site which sells sandwich's, we took a small picnic and ate it around the cooling...More

Thank Davitrev
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth going on an 'in steam' day because the engine hall (3 floors) in full working mode is so impressive. Even if your interest is 'arts' rather than science, the workmanship of the Victorian designers and craftsmen is worth studying - the tiles alone are...More

Thank NorthumbrianOnTyne
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited purely by chance, only stopping as we saw a road side sign. But what an interesting place to visit. Amazing engineering on display, dedicated volunteers and a look back at some real local history. Check for opening times and especially for events where...More

Thank ExChadman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great attraction for a steam fan. Make sure you visit when in steam, usually Bank Holiday weekends. Transport yourself back to the time when the water in Nottingham was pumped by stations such as this. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and friendly....More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Visited this industrial museum on one of their rare 'steam' days, i.e. the Whitsun Bank Holiday. It was just fabulous seeing both the James Watt 'beam' pumping engines in action. The amazing power that used to pump water out of the ground from a deep...More

Thank Myke C
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We took our 14 month old there over the second May bank holiday weekend. It was a steam weekend, so there was lots to see and do. The information that accompanies the working pumping station was pretty good and the staff were excellent when approached...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We visited for the first time on Bank holiday Monday as it was a steam day. What a magnificent place, the actual steam pumping station is beautiful, with lovely stained glass windows and tiled columns making it much more than a utility working building. A...More

1  Thank Lincolnshire_UKBilly
Reviewed 1 May 2017

When the wonderful volunteers depart there'll be no one left to tender the beautiful engines and machinery that's on view at Papplewick. This is a fabulous working museum filled with engines that pumped water from the rocks far beneath us and created and sustained life....More

1  Thank Martyn C
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A friend took us to Papplewick Pumping Station today as he is a member of the volunteers there. I was really impressed by the place -- so interesting and it was fantastic to see how lovingly and cleverly all the equipment has been preserved. Great...More

Thank jennyfrank
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We visited over the Easter weekend. It never fails to impress, volunteers are very friendly and happy to explain everything about the pumping station. We stayed for hours.....and will return

Thank Karin R
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Ian B
25 August 2016|
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Response from Bobob B | 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.
27 May 2016|
Response from RichCroka | 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.
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