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    Welcome to Britain’s finest Victorian Waterworks

    Award winning family museum and unique wedding venue

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About Us

This beautiful place was designed in the early 1880s to pump millions of gallons of clean fresh water every day to the rapidly increasing population of Industrial Nottingham. Today, thanks to the endeavours of The Papplewick Pumping Station Trust, a Registered Charity dedicated to the preservation of the Pumping Station, and the enthusiasm of the volunteer members of the Papplewick Association you can still experience the most spectacular, preserved water Pumping Station in the British Isles.

Now protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, the highest preservation order that can be bestowed upon a site in England, the Pumping Station holds regular steaming events throughout the year, wedding ceremonies and education visits enabling the Trust to continue the essential preservation of this important site for future generations.

Please feel free to offer your feedback, comments and criticisms on our feedback form. And feel free to visit our Facebook profile where we will announce forthcoming events as well. We look forward to seeing you soon.

To read the museum’s Acquisitions & Disposal Policy please click here:

To view Pumping Station photo gallery | archive views:

  • Classic & Vintage vehicles
    May 6 / 7 (Sunday / Monday) - 11am - 5pm
  • WW1 Weekend
    May 27 / 27 (Sunday / Monday) - 11am - 5pm
  • Steampunk Weekend
    July 14 / 15 (Saturday / Sunday) - 11am - 5pm
  • Summer craft fair
    August 26 / 27 (Sunday / Monday) - 11am - 5pm
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