Abbey Pumping Station

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A 19th century sewage pumping station is the site of Leicester’s science and technology museum. The museum features England’s largest working steam beam engines, which were originally used to pump almost one million litres of sewage every hour. Related exhibits can be found in the Flushed With Pride exhibition, which includes the country’s only interactive toilet as well as a display of sewers, water pipes and a talking toilet! Other displays include an historic car collection and a display of old cinema equipment.

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Abbey Pumping Station, Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX
Telephone 0116 299 5111
Admission free
    Open Feb–Oct 11am–4.30pm daily

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  • Zara, 26 Aug 2015

    Great museum, free entry. Lots of exhibits, many interactive too! Great for people interested in history, trains, engineering etc.

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  • Howard, 29 Jun 2014

    Leicester's best museum.

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  • Amanda, 06 Apr 2013

    Check out the special events held here @ Especially seaside special steam day

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  • Piotr, 25 Jun 2012

    Parade Day, adults 3.50, kids free

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  • Laura, 03 May 2012

    Look out for steam days and sometimes steampunks!

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  • Chris, 02 Apr 2012

    Great place and free entry too.

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