Welcome to
Papplewick Pumping Station
Britain’s finest Victorian Waterworks

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 contents of an interview we conducted with the Director of the Station, Ashley Smart, click here:


Website built and maintained by Craig Encer
Heritage Lottery fund supported
Papplewick Pumping Station is an Accredited museum
Quality assured visitor attraction
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