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Abbey Pumping Station

Corporation Road, Abbey Lane, LEICESTER, LE4 5PX

Explore Leicester's industrial, technological and scientific heritage at Abbey Pumping Station. Built in 1891, this fascinating museum features some of the largest steam beam engines in the country and a working model railway. Exhibitions include historic transport, light and optics, and public health. There are lots of interactive exhibits, popular with children.

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Tel: 0116 299 5111
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Admission free, a small charge made for some events. Donations welcome

Opening times

Open Feb-Oct, daily 11-4.30. Open Nov-Jan for special events
Average visit 1hr




Partly accessible. Limited wheelchair access
Loan of wheelchairs, wheelchair lift

Abbey Pumping Station


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Off A6, 1m N from city centre

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