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Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Meadow Lane | Stretton, Burton upon Trent, England
+44 1283 509929
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Steam in all its glory.

Fascinating​ place with three beam engines in steam on regular dates, see their website for which... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David W
Fascinating if you love old stuff

Very helpful and willing volunteers showed me round and even started up the big engine for me, with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
stub m
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Just 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction but not on A38
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Meadow Lane | Stretton, Burton upon Trent, England
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+44 1283 509929
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fascinating​ place with three beam engines in steam on regular dates, see their website for which weekends, plus a range of static engines and 19th/early 20th century working workshops. Staff are all volunteers and really want to explain how everything works and how the pumping...More

Thank David W
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

David. Many thanks for your kind words. We are always anxious to hear how we are doing as we constantly try to improve our visitor experience. Best wishes - Roy Barratt

Reviewed 6 days ago

Very helpful and willing volunteers showed me round and even started up the big engine for me, with the last of the day's steam. Great for dads with little kids who love seeing huge bits of metal whirling around.

Thank stub m
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting place to visit and see how much hard work has been put into restoring an interesting snapshot of the wonderful Victorian engineering that could have disappeared but for the interest of a few dedicated people. On the day of our visit...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time at the Steaming Event, lots of engines and history of the site to learn about, great friendly atmosphere, plenty of knowledgeable volunteers to guide and inform, tea room staff were excellent. Will definitely go again

Thank Gail A
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind remarks. We are always trying to get better so if you can think of any way in which we can improve please let us know dear colleague.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looked this mill up on the internet, it was open all day for visits but no steaming was taking place, not a problem though I had a very informative and enthusiastic guide named John who took me through the complete milll explained the history and...More

Thank parking65
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A great experience and a wonderful opportunity to meet dedicated volunteers who are absolutely committed to maintaining this unique piece of our heritage, old and young alike - these are special people. A huge thank you to Derek, who gave us a personal tour, what...More

Thank Keith A
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Keith Many thanks for your review. We are always trying to improve our visitor experience so feedback is very useful. I've forwarded your review to Derek. Best wishes Roy Barratt

Reviewed 2 June 2017

I live fairly locally and had never heard about it until I saw other reviews recently. We went for one of the steaming days which are on Bank Holidays and this gave it extra interest as you could see the beam engines working, watch the...More

Thank Julie P
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Many thanks for your very kind review. We passionately believe in saving our industrial but we also very much rely on the support of our visitors. We hope to see you again sometime and please continue to tell all your friends about the wonders of...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

A very interesting visit today to see the third engine in steam today, most exhibits were working and many volunteers to explain about the workings. There is also an excellent cafe on site, the menu is limited but of high quality. Today the weather was...More

Thank jnj82
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Visited on a sunny steaming day on a May bank holiday. Wonderful place, the volunteers were super friendly and really enthusiastic when talking about the pumping equipment and restoration. Loved seeing the four pumps (two running) in their various conditions - I like that they...More

Thank Mellchie
Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Many thanks for your very kind remarks. We are always trying to improve the visitor experience so your comments are very useful.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

The visit was on a special open day when the steam was up and running. A lot of interest with plenty to see and information given

Thank David T
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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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