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Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station
Papplewick Pumping Station
Papplewick Pumping Station
Papplewick Pumping Station
Papplewick Pumping Station
Papplewick Pumping Station

Britain’s finest Victorian fresh water pumping station. Two James Watt beam engines with Lancashire boilers. Robey winding engine from Linby Colliery, 7.25in. gauge steam operated miniature railway. Underground reservoir tours subject to weather and staffing. Please note the Pumping Station is not in Papplewick village.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Operator

Papplewick Pumping Station Trust

Address

Rigg Lane Ravenshead Nottinghamshire NG15 9AJ

  • 0115 963 2938
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Open days

Static: Wed & Sun Apr-Oct 1100-1600 (Nov-Mar closes 1500). See Events Diary for steaming dates Apr-Sep 1100-1700 (Oct & Dec closes 1600).

Travel

By Rail: Hucknall / 4 miles

This beautiful place was designed in the early 1880s to pump millions of gallons of clean fresh water every day to the rapidly increasing population of industrial Nottingham. Today, thanks to the endeavours of The Papplewick Pumping Station Trust, a Registered Charity dedicated to the preservation of the pumping station, and the enthusiasm of the volunteer members of the Papplewick Association you can still experience the most spectacular, preserved water pumping station in the British Isles.

Events

Sat 31st Mar - Sun 1st Apr: Model Subs & Flower Show

Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AJ.
Tel: 0115 963 2938.

x2 James Watt beam engines, Robey winding engine from Linby Colliery and miniature railway all in steam. Cafe and shop on site. Tours to underground reservoir…

Maritime / Stationary Steam

Sat 5th - Sun 6th May 2018: Classic & Vintage Cars

Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AJ.
Tel: 0115 963 2938.

x2 James Watt beam engines, Robey winding engine from Linby Colliery and miniature railway in steam. Cafe and shop on site. Children's craft activities.…

Classic Cars / Stationary Steam

Sat 26th - Sun 27th May 2018: WW1 Weekend

Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AJ.
Tel: 0115 963 2938.

World War One event with historical reinterpreters depicting life during the war at both home and on the front lines. Performances, talks, demonstrations…

Military / Stationary Steam

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Oct 2018: 1940s Weekend

Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AJ.
Tel: 0115 963 2938.

Military and Civilian re-enactors celebrating the 1940s throughout the Pumping Station. x2 James Watt beam engines, Robey winding engine from Linby Colliery…

Classic Cars / Military / Stationary Steam

Sat 8th - Sun 9th Dec 2018: In Steam – Christmas Fair

Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AJ.
Tel: 0115 963 2938.

x2 James Watt beam engines, Robey winding engine from Linby Colliery and miniature railway all in steam. Cafe and shop on site. Christmas grotto, carols,…

Industrial / Santa / Stationary Steam

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