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Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Meadow Lane | Stretton, Burton upon Trent, England
+44 1283 509929
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An awesome place to go and visit. The steaming days are the best days to go as the whole place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Geoffrey P
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Excellent!

Visited on one of the Steam days in early May with my brother-in-law who has worked here as a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John H
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Cardiff, 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” (26 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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"beam engines"
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"run by volunteers"
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"bath house"
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"working order"
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"steam power"
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"engine house"
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"industrial heritage"
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"knowledgeable volunteers"
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"belt driven"
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"restoration work"
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"steam driven"
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"an engineer"
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"bank holiday"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An awesome place to go and visit. The steaming days are the best days to go as the whole place comes alive with the sight and sounds of yesteryear. Seeing the size of the pumps is breath taking and a quick trip the the bath...More

Thank Geoffrey P
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Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your comments. If you can think of any way in which we can improve please let us know. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on one of the Steam days in early May with my brother-in-law who has worked here as a volunteer for a number of years so maybe I was biased. It really is brilliant to see not just the historical nature but to witness the...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve only been able to visit the once but if you have any interest in Victorian engineering you must visit Claymills Pumping Station. It’s amazing what has been achieved by a group of volunteers. To see the beam engines under steam is brilliant. It’s a...More

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

Many thanks for your encouraging remarks. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a magnificent part of British history. Hats off to all the volunteers who keep history alive. Staff are very friendly and helpful and this is a very unique pumping station. Incidentally if you have loose change or "coppers" lying around, please take it with...More

Thank Clint S
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

What a find. Anyone who is remotely interested in the industrial history of this country should make the effort to visit this fascinating site. Manned by enthusiastic volunteers who have brought both the machinery and buildings back to life this is a real step back...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station was a real winner for both myself and my husband. It would be great for children too. We had a fascinating tour, going all over the station from workshops and boiler room to the top floor where the great beams are....More

Thank Treeshrub
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Really easy to get to from Etwall where we were visiting for the day. Well signposted. Good-sized car park. Very helpful gatehouse folks on the till. The machine rooms are on several levels and have some steep staircases. Looking at the restorations and comparing them...More

Thank PrGrPa
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I love this kind of place. Being run by volunteers gives a real charm and sense of enthusiasm. You just know everybody working there actually wants to be there. There is something very special about people giving up their spare time to run and maintain...More

Thank Uncle_Badger
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We visited on one of the Steam Days over Easter. The volunteers were all incredibly friendly and helpful, and we appreciated all the effort that had gone into restoring this lovely piece of Victorian engineering. If there was one criticism it was that some of...More

Thank Steve E
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Roy B, Public Relations Manager at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Many thanks for your review. It's always very useful to receive positive criticism because it's the only way in which we are going to improve. I'll certainly be passing your comments on to our Trust Board. Best wishes and we look forward to seeing you...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A great insight into Victorian ingenuity and engineering. Very friendly and helpful volunteer staff.

Thank Phil G
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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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