Claymills Victorian Pumping Station
Burton on Trent
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station will transport you and the kids more than 120 years into the past, when steam powered engines were being used in all aspects of Victorian life.
Discover how the station was open to improve public health, as most people at the time were still using buckets as their toilet, which was a contributor to the ‘Great Stink’ of Burton in the late 19th century.
The Station is run by friendly and welcoming volunteers, who will provide you and the kids with a really interesting look at engineering, and tell you about the ongoing restoration of the old pumps.
Check online before your visit, as the Station is in Steam several times a year, which is a great opportunity to see the engines in action. Kids (large and small), will love being immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of this steamtastic experience!
The Visitor Centre has a display of artefacts and information about the site and the sewage treatment process, plus there is a “Metals from Stones” exhibition, which has some interesting geological specimens, plus the metals that arose from them, and explains how some metals are produced and used.
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It may be worth checking out Claymills Victorian Pumping Station's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Claymills Victorian Pumping Station before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
Thursdays and Saturdays
10.00am - 5.00pm
Check online for Steaming Days
Prices & Admission
Admission on all other days is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
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