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.
- Abbey Pumping Station, Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX
- Telephone 0116 299 5111
- Website www.leicester.gov.uk
- Admission free
- Open Feb–Oct 11am–4.30pm daily