c Westonzoyland Pumping Station, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset - Steam Heritage
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Westonzoyland Pumping Station

Grade II* listed pumping station
Grade II* listed pumping station
1924 Robey Portable Boiler
1924 Robey Portable Boiler
1861 Easton Amos steam powered land drainage machine
1861 Easton Amos steam powered land drainage machine
The Exhibition Hall
The Exhibition Hall
1924 Robey Portable Boiler
1924 Robey Portable Boiler
1968 Motor Rail Simplex
1968 Motor Rail Simplex

Grade II* Listed building (c1830) houses award winning 1861 Easton Amos steam land drainage machine. 1926 Robey Portable Boiler for raising steam. Largest collection of working stationary steam engines, pumps and winches in the South of England (totalling 30), many used or manufactured locally. 2ft narrow gauge railway giving passenger rides. Also (static) 1938 Marshall portable boiler & Lancashire boiler.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Operator

Westonzoyland Engine Trust

Address

Hoopers Lane Westonzoyland Nr Bridgwater Somerset TA7 0LS

  • 01278 691 595
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Open days

Sun 1300-1700. In steam: generally 1st Sun in month & some BHol Easter-Oct. 1100-1600.

Travel

By Bus: None

By Rail: Bridgwater / 4 miles

Westonzoyland Pumping Station was the first steam powered pumping station on the Somerset Levels established in 1830 and is now an accredited museum dedicated to steam power and land drainage.

The original buildings, which comprise the engine house, chimney, forge and attendant’s cottage are Grade II* listed and together with a modern exhibition hall house a fascinating collection of working steam engines and pumps. Many of these are unique and were manufactured or used locally. Our featured exhibit is the 1861 Easton Amos steam powered land drainage machine, recipient of a prestigious Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Steam is raised from a 1926 Robey Portable Boiler. Also on site is a narrow gauge railway giving passenger rides, and many other unusual items of interest.

The museum is administered by the Westonzoyland Engine Trust, a registered charity and is run by unpaid volunteers, being reliant entirely on entrance fees, subscriptions, sales and occasional donations.
 

Events

Wed 1st Aug 2018: In Steam

Westonzoyland Pumping Station, Hoopers Lane, Westonzoyland Nr Bridgwater, Somerset, TA2 7LS.
Tel: 01278 691595.

Small tearoom and bookshop; free parking.

Stationary Steam

Sun 16th Sep 2018: Heritage Open Day

Small tearoom and bookshop; free parking. 11am to 5pm. Free entry.

Stationary Steam

Sun 7th Oct 2018: In Steam

Small tearoom and bookshop; free parking.

Stationary Steam

Tue 1st Jan 2019: New Year’s Day Steam

Small tearoom and book shop; free parking. 12 noon to 4pm.

Stationary Steam

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