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Came with my wife and had an amazing tour given by Dave. Love the Victorian design. Great example... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
diegogQ8398XE
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Tampa, Florida
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A great adventure

I took my youngest son to look at the beam engine, lots of little sheds full of steam engines, we... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Andy B
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Victorian fresh water pumping station that is now an industrial heritage attraction and wedding venue.
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Papplewick Pumping Station Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ, England
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+44 115 963 2938
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came with my wife and had an amazing tour given by Dave. Love the Victorian design. Great example of Victorian England public works infrastructure. Definitely would recommend for anyone interested in machinery, art, urban planning, water management.

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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

I took my youngest son to look at the beam engine, lots of little sheds full of steam engines, we had a guided tour around the main pumping station. The play park is nice and we had ice cream and tea, a great little break...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This was the second visit my Husband and I have visited Papplewick Pumping Station. It is a beautiful place even when it’s not a Pumpimg weekend. It’s realistic authentic and very interesting lots to see. The guides are very knowledgable and create a story about...More

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PapplewickPS, Manager at Papplewick Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you very much for your review, we're pleased you had an enjoyable time at the event.

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

An excellent day out at a great venue. The stunning victorian engineering set in beautiful surroundings is well worth a look. Very helpful volunteers who really know the history and engineering of the site on hand to explain everything. Easy parking with regreshments available at...More

Thank oswestrian055
PapplewickPS, Manager at Papplewick Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi there, thank you very much for your review. I am pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit and hope you will come back again in the future.

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Wanted to see the steam engines working in this ornate pumping station and it coincided with their 1940s weekend. I have to say the place was buzzing with lots of stuff going on for both young and old. A bit of a queue to get...More

Thank PeteandE
PapplewickPS, Manager at Papplewick Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Pumping Station and I;m glad to hear you had an enjoyable time at the event. We look forward to you visiting again in the future.

Reviewed 21 October 2018

I arrived at the site for the second day of the World War 2 event on the 20th October 2018. At the entry to the car park, there was a man gesturing with his thumb to move on as the car park was full. Indeed...More

Thank SteveMarkBull
PapplewickPS, Manager at Papplewick Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Mr Bull, thank you for your review. I am sorry you had difficulty in getting into our car park on the Sunday Oct 21st. The numbers attending were much larger than any previous day and was not anticipated (our 300 space car park was...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018

Well worth a visit to learn about the history of the pumping station - amazing Victorian building. Sadly it was not a 'steam' day - worth looking at the website to find out special events too.

Thank Alemap88
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Visited for a private photo shoot - amazing place with lots of interesting nooks and crannies. If you can visit the underground reservoir - the steps were a little hard and the walls downstairs not very clean - but what a fabulous place to see....More

Thank ianBerkshire
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Visited today when it was in full steam. Absolutely amazing to see, spent a good couple of hours here and still didn't see everything. Lots for children to do finding all the cats, visit the park, go on the train, walk around the lake. There...More

Thank kim c
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

My partner and I have often thought to visit Papplewick Pumping Station and today we did! We spent a few hours bumbling about all the various stalls and vintage cars on display whilst listening to a female singer which was pleasant. We then took a...More

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Ian B
25 August 2016|
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Response from bobobb2015 | Reviewed this property |
When we got married I'm sure they said dogs were allowed on the grounds on leads but not inside the attractions, but to be sure contact Ashley there he is in charge and very accommodating.
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Spoddy12
26 May 2016|
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Response from RichCroka | Reviewed this property |
I think its open all the time but its only running on special steaming days and its not nearly as impressive when its not running.
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jmac90
3 October 2015|
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Response from PapplewickPS | Property representative |
Dear Jmac90, our beam engines are very quiet, you can have a conversation quite easily whilst they are running. On steam days we also have the miniature railway and tours of the underground reservoir. This weekend, Oct 10th... More
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