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Abbey Pumping Station

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Abbey Pumping Station

THE MUSEUM IS NOW CLOSED FOR WINTER AND WILL REOPEN IN FEBRUARY 2021

Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester's museum of science and technology, displaying the city's industrial, technological and scientific heritage

Opened in 1891, Abbey Pumping Station pumped Leicester's sewage to the treatment works at Beaumont Leys.

The grand Victorian building and beautifully decorated beam engines were a cause of great civic pride, having built in the city by Gimsons. They are rare examples of Woolf compound rotative beam engines, and with all four beam engines now restored to working condition, they can be seen in steam on special event days – the only place in Britain this magnificent sight can be seen.

There are a number of great events throughout the year, including the chance to see the engines in action, as well as toy exhibitions and more! Stay tuned... 

Abbey Pumping Station is COVID Secure and is following current government guidance with procedures in place to protect your safety. Supplying Track & Trace details and the wearing of face masks inside Leicester Museums & Galleries is mandatory. Please visit the COVID FAQ page before your visit so you are prepared and can enjoy your visit to our museums and galleries.

 

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Corporation Road, Leicester, LE4 5PX

Tel: +44 (0) 1162995111

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