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Papplewick Pumping Station

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.

The station is open for static viewing 11:00am - 2:00pm (depending on volunteer availability) 'In steam' every Bank Holiday and selected weekends. See website for details.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Director of the Museum
0115 9632938 (The museum office is not open at weekends)
Papplewick Pumping Station

Access Arrangements
The majority of the site is accessible for all but due to the historical nature of the Engine House access is via a small flight of steps leading to the porch and main door; there are also internal stairs for reaching the upper floors. A chair climber is available for traversing the porch steps.

Click here to visit our website and to read our Access Statement

Where to go

Papplewick Pumping Station
Papplewick Pumping Station
Longdale Lane
NG15 9AJ

Time / Date Details

When is it on
The station is open for static viewing 11:00am - 2:00pm (depending on volunteer availability)
Time of day

Other Details


Admission charges Adults £3.00, Senior/student £2.50, Child (5-16) £2.00, Family (2A+3C) £8.00 Admission Charges - Engines in Steam Days Gift Aid Adult £10.00 Senior/student £7.50 Child (5-16) £5.00 Family (2A+3C) £25.00 Standard Adult £8.00, Senior/Student £6.00, Child (5-16) £4.00, Family (2A+3C) £20.00


Age Ranges
All ages
Referral Details

We advise that you ring before planning a visit to check all these details are up to date.

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Record Last Updated On: 09/10/2019

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