Burton upon Trent,
|Sun 26 Feb||'Pumping Station in Steam' Open Day|
|Sun 16 - Mon 17 Apr||'Pumping Station in Steam' Open Day|
|Sun 30 Apr - Mon 1 May||Staffordshire Day: 'Pumping Station in Steam'|
|Sun 28 - Mon 29 May||'Pumping Station in Steam' Open Day|
|Sat 10 - Sun 11 Jun||Non Steaming Open Day|
|Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jul||Non Steaming 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.
For static viewing donations welcome
Steaming Days: Adult: £6.00, Concessions: £5.00, Child: (5-16) £3.00, Family: £15.00
SK 262259 52.82998 -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.