This is Britain's finest Victorian Water Works and the only one in the Midlands to be preserved as a complete working water pumping station. Papplewick Pumping Station was built between 1882 - 1884 to supplement the water supply for the growing city of Nottingham.
In the main building there are two massive beam pumping engines, thought to be the last built by the famous firm of James Watt & Co. of Soho Works, Birmingham and London.
See these engines working under steam on our Steaming Days - see Dates & Times
Next Steaming Weekend is
Easter Steaming with Spring & Garden Fair - April 1st Sunday /2nd Monday
Our first steaming weekend of 2018 is fast approaching (1st & 2nd April).
The theme for this event is a Model Submarine Gala and Spring Fair.
The station will be in steam over the 2 day event running our fantastic steam engines, plus trips to our underground reservoir (this is a sight that has to be seen),
in addition to this we are holding a Spring Fair and will be host to
several garden nurseries plus our own gardening team
who will be selling their plants for those with green fingers.
On Monday 2nd April we please to announce we have a guest speaker
Mr Stuart Dixon from Radio Nottingham, Stuart will be giving 2 talks on gardening
and will be available to answer your question afterwards.
The Pumping Station will be in steam and tours to the underground reservoir will also be available.
Station Open 11am-5pm both days.
Sat Nav Post Code - NG15 9AJ.
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Web site updates - 03/2018 Events