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Thursday 6 January 2011

Claymills Pumping Station receives an Engineering Heritage Award.

I went to see Claymills pumping station "in steam" on Sunday, If you like Victorian engineering then do try and visit this place you will really enjoy it.

I see that they recently won an award, its an Engineering Heritage award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. See my photograph of the plaque here :

Claymills Pumping Station Heritage Award Plaque

The engine is next in steam on Saturday & Sunday February 26th & 27th (10.00 am - 5.00 pm)
Here are the next steaming dates after that...
Easter:     April     24th, 25th
Spring Bank Holiday:       May     29th, 30th
August Bank Holiday:       August     28th, 29th
September:     September    24th, 25th
October:     October     15th, 16th

If you go on one of their free tours ask to see the "secret bath", this is not on the main tour you have to ask to see it.

Admission prices on Steaming Days:
Adults £4 Concessions £3 Children £2 Family £10

The Museum is also open for static viewing on Thursdays (10:00am - 3:00pm) and Saturdays (10:00am - 5:00pm) When admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

How do I get there from Derby?
Claymills is just an 8 Minute drive down the A38 from Derby (The A5111 Kingsway Island). If you are using a Sat Nav then use the postcode “DE13 ODA” to get to the end of Meadow Lane.

Once there you need to drive straight over the level crossing, assuming the gates are up :) then follow the road around until you come to a left turn at which you need to drive straight on, eventually this road will take you to the car park. Once parked up you need to walk back the way you drove in and look for the Gatehouse entrance to Claymills pumping station.

View Claymills pumping station, Burton upon Trent. in a larger map

For more information on Claymills Pumping Station please visit their website:


If you have never been to this place before and like Victorian engineering then get yourself along to the next open day. Post your comments to this blog post if you enjoyed your visit there


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