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Abbey Pumping Station

Museum of Technology Abbey Pumping Station Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX, England
+44 116 299 5111
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Hidden museum near Space Centre

Can't believe more people don't visit this as it opposite the entrance to the Space Centre... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Catrina B
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Great piece of history next to the space centre

Really interesting Victorian museum right next to the space centre.. well worth exploring with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alison23lufbra
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Museum of Technology Abbey Pumping Station Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Can't believe more people don't visit this as it opposite the entrance to the Space Centre & admission is free. Schools should go here as well as there are numerous interesting exhibits not just machinery. Lovely place to see things you may remember from your...More

Thank Catrina B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really interesting Victorian museum right next to the space centre.. well worth exploring with fascinating architecture. Other interesting items too in the collection to do with water and Leicestershire.

Thank Alison23lufbra
Reviewed 5 days ago

Right next to the lacklustre Space Museum. My grandson enjoyed this place much more. Many more interactive things to do, and crams a lot in for its size. Best part its free, but there is a good sized donation receptacle.

Thank hilliea20
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited on several occasions with grandchildren ( 4-15). Specials days are a real treat with well publicised activities such as train rides, steam engines and the working beam engines. The beam engine is absolutely fantastic piece of engineering and leaves one in awe. The collection...More

Thank elloello
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped in after visiting the space centre. It was interesting to look at the pump and the architecture of the building. Information boards and other displays were good too. Worth a visit as it's free and an enjoyable way to spend 45 minutes or...More

Thank Magic350
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today with my 2 sons aged 8 & 2. It was the sun & sea event, £8 for a family ticket. There was a small and big train which my youngest son loved. Within the museum there was a lot of interactive pieces which...More

Thank Jenna T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our grandson and as soon as we entered the site he wanted to know about the 'time machine' - an old police box in reality. He loved the whole experience, particularly the fully operational, see-through, toilet and pipes to the sewer. My...More

Thank GeorgeBlackadder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in following a visit to the National Space Centre on a rainy day to fill some time - was smaller than I expected it to be but still full of information across many subjects not just the sewer system - don't know if I...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a recommendation from a friend. It is so informative on all the machines involved and it's fascinating to see how everything works. Lots of interaction for kids and admission is free with a toilet bucket for a donation. If visiting the...More

Thank kate_adams_1993
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this fantastic free museum when visiting a nearby attraction. We popped our heads in half hour before closing and wish we'd taken more time here. My 8 year old was fascinated by the technology of bygone days. We did not get chance...More

Thank needsanicelongbreak
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naimroseby
8 August 2017|
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Response from scuttle | Reviewed this property |
No but you can always visit the cafe at the Space centre across the road( the cafe is before the museum entrance desk)
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Lynda N
10 March 2016|
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Response from James H | Property representative |
Hi Linda, the next steam day event at the museum is the Leicester Vintage Festival on Saturday 25th June (1.00pm - 5.00pm) & Sunday 26th June 2016 (12.00noon - 5.00pm). Here's the supporting details as below: This two day... More
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