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Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ, England
+44 115 963 2938
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Great afternoon out

Popped in to see the Pumping Station in action, along with a visit to the craft fair. Both were... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Domdomdomdom_13
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
A grand day out

A friend and I visited during the 1940s Weekend in October. Many people were attired in military... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Graham D
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Mountsorrel, United Kingdom
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Victorian fresh water pumping station that is now an industrial heritage attraction and wedding venue.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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"victorian engineering"
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"underground reservoir"
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"beam engines"
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"steam days"
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"pump house"
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"dedicated volunteers"
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"bank holiday"
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"steam driven"
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"beautiful victorian"
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"model boats"
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"stained glass windows"
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"craft fair"
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"unexpected delight"
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Popped in to see the Pumping Station in action, along with a visit to the craft fair. Both were excellent. The station displays a true experience of industry in Victorian times, clearly explained by welcoming staff. Also available are a children's playing area and mini...More

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PapplewickPS, General Manager at Papplewick Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

A friend and I visited during the 1940s Weekend in October. Many people were attired in military uniform - we spotted British, German, American, Italian, Russian... - which made for a great atmosphere. There were so many highlights: the rather scary German Checkpoint where -...More

Thank Graham D
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PapplewickPS, General Manager at Papplewick Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Pumping Station, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Papplewick Pumping station today as we had heard that there was a 1940s weekend. Celebrating the era with music, classic cars, WW2 battle re-enactment, information and generally lovely lovely people. You could go around the pumping station and learn how life used to...More

Thank MrsW-andFamily
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PapplewickPS, General Manager at Papplewick Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Pumping Station, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

The Saturday that we visited the pumping station was in steam which really brought an architectural and engineering gem to life. And our trip was made even more enjoyable because it was the 1940s Week-end. The amount of detail that people put into their costumes...More

Thank Martin W
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A lovely afternoon. The 1940’s day added an extra special touch. People dressed up and singers entertaining the crowds. Lots of stalls to look around. The battle re-enactment was loud and fun. The pumping station itself is magnificent a real sight and to see it...More

Thank MartiGirl
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PapplewickPS, General Manager at Papplewick Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Wife and I,staying at daughter's for weekend and as Papplewick,which was 12 miles away and having a steam weekend,I decided to make a solo visit.Very friendly volunteers,from the guys manning the car park to the volunteers on site.It was a vision to behold the ornate...More

Thank Nick A
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We got married in this beautiful pumping station in august this year, the building and grounds are absolutely beautiful and the staff cant do enough for you, highly recommend this place for anyone looking for an unusual wedding venue or an interesting day out

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PapplewickPS, General Manager at Papplewick Pumping Station, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad everything was to your liking for your wedding at the Pumping Station and hope you will come back to visit us soon. Best wishes to you both.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

What a lovely encounter we had here. It was bank holiday so the steam event was on with a craft fair and entertainment. Lovely buildings with very friendly and informative staff. The pump house was very interesting and my husband found everything was well signed...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This place seems a bit different from a city museum, or a rural natural trust property. It feels very worldy in it’s approach. Would definitely recommend going on one of the steaming days; the pump house is a site to behold when it’s working. There’s...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We were on our way out to somewhere else when we spotted a sign on the road that the pumping station was active this weekend for the bank holiday. I am so glad we popped in and supported it all. The volunteers were very friendly...More

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Thank you for your review and for visiting the Pumping Station, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Please tell your friends about us.

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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.
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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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