Welcome to
Papplewick Pumping Station
Britain’s finest Victorian Waterworks

Opening Dates & Times

The Pumping Station is in steam 8 times a year on the dates listed below with all engines running including the James Watt beam engines, the Linby colliery winding engine and miniature railway. We also offer tours of the underground reservoir during steam events (additional charge of £2 p.p. applies). Please note that the steam plant is very old and therefore we cannot guarantee everything will be running and although rare break downs can occur!

When not in steam the Station is open to the public every Sunday, please see times below. Please note that the Station is not open during the week except for pre-booked group visits of 15 or more people. If you would like to enquire about a group booking please contact the Station via the Contact Us tab.

2014 Steaming Dates & Times

Christmas

Dec 27 / 28

11am - 4pm

2015 Steaming Dates & Times

Easter

April 5 / 6

11am - 5pm

May Day

May 3 / 4

11am - 5pm

Spring Bank

May 24 / 25

11am - 5pm

Summer

July 18 / 19

11am - 5pm

Summer Bank

August 30 / 31

11am - 5pm

Late Summer

September 19 / 20

11am - 5pm

1940s Weekend

October 10 / 11

11am - 5pm

Christmas

December 12 / 13

11am - 4pm

Sunday opening (not in steam)

April - Oct

11am-2pm

Nov - Mar

11am-1pm

Steam day admission:

Adults
Seniors
Child
Family (2+2)

£6.00
£4.00
£3.00
£16.00

Sunday non steam admission:

Adults
Seniors
Child
Family (2+)

£3.00
£2.50
£2.00
£8.00

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept debit or credit card payments.

Access Arrangements
The majority of the site is accessible for all but due to the historical nature of the Engine House access is via a small flight of steps leading to the porch and main door; there are also internal stairs for reaching the upper floors. A chair climber is available for traversing the porch steps. If you are thinking of visiting us please click here to view our Access Statement. If you wish to view our Access Policy please click here.

Code of Practise
The Pumping Station abides by Visit Britain’s National Code of Practice for Visitor Attractions. To view the code, click here:

Our address
Papplewick Pumping Station
Rigg Lane
Ravenshead
Nottingham
NG15 9AJ



Map to help you get to Papplewick Pumping Station / Layout of the grounds at Papplewick Pumping Station

Heritage Lottery fund supported
Papplewick Pumping Station is an Accredited museum
Quality assured visitor attraction