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Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station


Claymills Pumping Station

01283 509929


Meadow Lane,
Burton upon Trent,
DE13 0DA

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Oct Steam Open Day


One of Britain's largest restored Victorian Steam pumping station. Two operational beam engines and 26 other steam engines. There is also a steam driven workshop with blacksmith's forge. Children can follow the rat trail, start a steam engine or try model making. Light refreshments and bookshop available for the weary.

New for 2017 - B Engine

The inaugural public steaming of B Engine will take place on Sunday February 26th.

Restoration work on the engine has been taking place over the last five years and the rapid work on it has been most impressive. It has required major restoration work to allow it to return to steam operation.
A and B beam engines were stopped by the Corporation in 1969, two years before full closure of the steam pumping station and the house was left to deteriorate over many years.
By the time the Trust showed an interest in preserving the site and then managed to gain access, the house had fallen into a poor state with weather getting in through the roof and windows.
Parts of the engines had been removed, the most significant missing part being the governor removed from B engine and taken as a decorative feature for the new treatment works and later scrapped.

Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Opening details

see the website for steaming weekends.


Steaming Days: Adult: £6.00, Child: (5-16) £3.00, Concessions: £5.00, Family: £15.00

For static viewing donations welcome



See location of Claymills Victorian Pumping Station on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 262259  Lat: 52.82998 Long: -1.61256

Claymills Pumping Station is located 3 miles from Burton upon Trent, off the A5121. Leave the M1 at junction 24a, the M6 at junction 15 or the M6 Toll at junction T5, then follow signs for Burton upon Trent.


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
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