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Fab place, lots to see and do.

Visited today when it was in full steam. Absolutely amazing to see, spent a good couple of hours... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kim c
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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😊 Lovely informative afternoon. 😊

My partner and I have often thought to visit Papplewick Pumping Station and today we did! We spent... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Victorian fresh water pumping station that is now an industrial heritage attraction and wedding venue.
Papplewick Pumping Station Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ, England
+44 115 963 2938
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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Reviewed 4 days ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out with family . Interesting, good stalls enjoyed model boat club. Will visit again £10 to enter but this covers for 1 years entry to events

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cracking afternoon out, very informative, excellent machinery in action, would highly recommend especially when in Steam.

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For years I've been saying I must visit Papplewick pumping station but have only recently got round to it. Car parking is free but admission for 'steam' events is £10 for adults and free for under sixteens. They do have concessionary rates for seniors and...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This place is an absolute gem! We have been twice now for special events but as the £10 entry fee for steaming days now lasts a year, we shall be going more regularly. First visit was for the WW1 weekend, where I was able to...More

Thank Lindsay T
Reviewed 13 July 2018

So why would you want to visit a pumping station? Well this is a very ornate building within beautiful grounds, although a functional building the Victorians knew how to show off. It is an important part of history run by volunteers, they have planned steam...More

Thank Anthony N
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I took my dad here on fathers day and we got lucky with a guide. The very nice gentleman walked us round the whole place, and was so knowledgeable. Dad adored it so that was great. We want to go back on a weekend when...More

Thank GPopIrl
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This place is quite simply...amazing. It is stunningly beautiful inside - only the Victorians could make something so stunning when the public was probably never meant to see it. The tour is done by the volunteers who work here to keep this incredible place going....More

Thank Sandi M
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We are new to the area and stumbled upon Papplewick Punping station by chance. What a place! The volunteers are fab and very welcoming, from the minute we got out of our car until we left. Great history and very informative signs and videos. We...More

Thank Lisa F
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Ian B
25 August 2016|
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Response from Bobob B | 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.
26 May 2016|
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.
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