Enjoy a fascinating day out at Britain’s finest Victorian water works by visiting on one of their 2016 Steaming Days:
Spring Bank – Sunday 29 & Monday 30 May
Echoes of a Gilded Age makes a return visit to Papplewick Pumping Station onSunday 29 and Monday 30 May to deliver another fascinating and informative First World War weekend. This popular event will include a living history encampment, demonstrations and displays and tales from the Home and Western Front.
Throughout the day there will be a pop up museum with soldier’s canteen (food and drink is strictly for re-enactors due to health and safety legislation), a Home Front display tent discussing the finer work of the ladies left back home and a weaponry tent. All will be manned by members of Echoes of a Gilded Age.
There will also be regular talks during the day including dramatic presentations and talks on the conscription act, the battle of the Somme, bombs, meeting a Conchie, faith and war and women’s roles.
The engines will be in open and in steam from 11am-5pm on both days with tours of the underground reservoir also available.
Summer – Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 July
Summer Bank – Sunday 28 & Monday 29 August
Late Summer – Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September
1940s Weekend – Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 October
Christmas – Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December
All steaming days run from 11am – 5pm.
Adults £8 / Senior or Student £6 / Child (5-16) £4 / Family (2+2) £20
T: 0115 963 2938
Papplewick Pumping Station is open on Sundays all year round for stactic displays.
Opening times April – October from 11am – 2pm and November – March from 11am – 1pm