Abbey Pumping Station Museum
Last Updated on February 18, 2024 by Suzy
Things to do at Abbey Pumping Station Museum review
Abbey Pumping Station Museum is located next to the National Space Centre in Leicester, Leicestershire. It is a museum with collections of industrial, technological and scientific interests relating to Leicester.
In the pumping station, there are four working examples of Woolf compound rotative beam engines which were made by Gimsons. These can be seen working on selected event days. They also have a number of educational displays, hands-on displays an old-fashioned film theatre and collections of artefacts and pictures ranging from domestic appliances to trams.
The museum also houses a collection of larger items in the grounds including a narrow gauge railway and some transport items. The railway is running on some open days. You can also see a collection of vintage road vehicles, some of which are operated on selected days. They have several fire engines, buses, a steam roller, a brewery lorry and more.
For the kids, there is a technology-themed outdoor children’s play area and a sensory garden. Events include steam toys in action, railway days, family fun days and more.
FAQ and Further Information Abbey Pumping Station Museum
Is there food and drink available?
There is a no on-site cafe. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.
What are the main things to do?
Museum with collections of industrial, technological and scientific interests relating to Leicester with a playground and narrow gauge railway. There are toilets.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREEu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Entrance is free except on special event days. Donations are welcome.
Is there parking?
There is parking in the National Space Centre car park, charges apply.
When are they open?
The Abbey Pumping Station is open from February until late Octoberu003cstrongu003e.u003c/strongu003e For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Are they accessible?
Please contact the venue.