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Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Meadow Lane | Stretton, Burton upon Trent, England
+44 1283 509929
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Fascinating

One of the best beam engines in the UK and a real insight into how a Victorian pumping station... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MandT R
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Derby, United Kingdom
Steaming good show

If you like steam engines in a working condition and marvel at the engineering this place ticks the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pauldyer481
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Burton, United Kingdom
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Just 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction but not on A38
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“beam engines” (24 reviews)
“steaming days” (17 reviews)
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Meadow Lane | Stretton, Burton upon Trent, England
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+44 1283 509929
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best beam engines in the UK and a real insight into how a Victorian pumping station operated. the workshops are just as fascinating. Compliments to the volunteers who put so much effort into maintaining the building and the machinery.

Thank MandT R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like steam engines in a working condition and marvel at the engineering this place ticks the boxes. Only open at set times for 'steam days' and best to check out on internet.

Thank pauldyer481
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

In mid November 2017 on a trip around the area we found the Clay Mills Victorian Pumping Station. There was no official tour but a chap called John ( hope that's right) was willing to show us round and what a brilliant tour it was...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We visited for the first time 3 years ago and ended up buying a family memebrship. We go nearly every time they steam. Great piece of industrial architecture with some massive steam engines. My son loves doing the ratty trail

Thank funkcity
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Dropped by here whilst visiting the area. If you’re into steam engines then this place is for you. The engines and the pumping equipment is so robust to say it was built many years ago. They have 4 main engines - one has not been...More

Thank Lottelli
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Perhaps the Plain Jane of our Victorian pumping station - after all sewage is less glamourous than clean water, but the whole visit was rivetting - no pun intended! We had a conducted tour all to ourselves, and although I normally prefer to wander round...More

Thank Andrew G
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Many thanks for your kind review. We are always striving to improve our visitor experience so customer feedback is very important to us. Best wishes Roy Barratt

Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was one of my favourite attractions on our recent visit to Burton. The volunteers were all very friendly. We were shown a DVD of the Pumping house in operation, followed by a very detailed tour of the premises by a retired Colonel no less!...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Incredibly interesting, great volunteers willing to give a proper tour. Will definitely return for a Steam day

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous place to visit. Steeped in history and something for everyone. Children lived it. Will be going again soon

Thank A T
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Many thanks for your review. We are always interested in visitors' views and if you can think of anything we can do to make improvements please let us know. Roy Barratt

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The volunteers are wonderful they chat away to and answer your questions, you get so close to everything and are able to be guided around or just go on your own. Bath house, steam room etc all awesome!

Thank sarah O
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Many thanks for your kind remarks. Things are about to change in a big way in an effort to improve our visitor experience.

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Michael B
24 January 2017|
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Response from Roy B | Property representative |
This voluntary run visitor attraction is open every Thursday and Saturday. See website for steaming dates. Thanks & hope to see you
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