Former Victorian sewage pumping station built in 1890 with four working steam powered beam engines. Museum houses a large science, industry and transport collection, including a working passenger narrow gauge railway.
- Souvenir Shop
- Part disabled access
Corporation Road Leicester Leicestershire LE4 5PX
Daily Feb-Oct 1100-1630.
By Bus: First 54, Skylink
By Rail: Leicester / 2 miles
The Abbey Pumping Station Museum collects and displays the industrial, technological and scientific heritage of Leicester. Situated adjacent to the National Space Centre, the two attractions tell the story of over 150 years of Science and Technology from Victorian days of steam and industry to the space exploration of today.
The four massive steam engines were built in Leicester by Gimsons and today they are rare working examples of Woolf Compound Rotative beam engines. During selected special events the engines can be seen in steam.
The site's original 2ft gauge railway still functions and carries passengers on special event days. The museum houses a large collection of road transport with some of the earliest examples such as a 1911 Leyland tower wagon through to a prototype electric Mini van built in 1965.
Come and meet the people who we rely on to help us in an emergency and see their vehicles from the past and present, have a go with the stirrup pump and…
The return of our popular event featuring steam traction engines, road rollers, vintage vehicles, live music and the craft tent. Witness the mighty Gimson…
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Abbey Pumping Station Museum,
Tel: 0116 299 5111.
Standard Admission charges apply (Small charge for train rides. No on site parking available so use the National Space Centre Car park) . 1pm-5pm Start…