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Bestwood Winding Engine House

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Old pump House!

Nice historical pumping building - a peaceful nice place to go for a trek or long walk! It was... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Oyinkansóla M

Went for a afternoon out with our little granddaughter We had chance to visit inside the winding... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Bestwood Colliery Park Road | Bestwood Village, Nottingham NG6 8ZA, England
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Bestwood Colliery Park not only offers great walks and an opportunity to unwind with your family and pets, it also gives you the chance to find out about Nottingham's rich heritage in the mining industry. Its free to visit on Saturdays and is well worth...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Nice historical pumping building - a peaceful nice place to go for a trek or long walk! It was easy to locate with assistance of the GPS!

Thank Oyinkansóla M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Went for a afternoon out with our little granddaughter We had chance to visit inside the winding house Put on the hard hat and went up the lift to the top it was very informative, I would recommend it But only when the winding house...More

1  Thank MandyAnne14
Reviewed 9 June 2017

you get a guided tour which is cool, Also model of how it used to be, you realise how many people it used to employ and the local affect on housing etc

Thank pan40
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The story is - there were plans to demolish the winding engine house, and a group of volunteers stepped in and stopped them. One big funding grant and hundreds of hours of volunteer work later, the building is a proud testimony to generations of miners....More

Thank RadioGuyNottingham
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Looking for somewhere different to go we came across the reviews for here and thought we'd give it a try. The volunteers obviously loved the place and enjoyed showing it off to us. I would definitely recommend going on a Saturday between 10-12 whilst the...More

Thank jilise2016
Reviewed 18 February 2017

A very important site with loads of interesting information given by the enthusiastic volunteers. The site is very well kept and is free to visit Saturday mornings are a good time and also on event days.

Thank William R
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Sadly it was closed when i went by with the dog. Just wish it was open more during the day but understand that it is all ran by volunteers. Talking of the volunteers, it was nice to see the gates of the winding house decorated...More

Thank Traveller_Steve_Ling
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went on a pump day. There was lots to do. The volunteers were really enthusiastic and helpful and we learnt lots of facts and had a go at a few things too. Food a bit basic though. Next time we would take a picnic....More

Thank m m
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a very well maintained site of a historic winding house of a former pit. It is run by volunteers, all of whom worked in the pits in Nottingham, and are enthusiastic about the site. Bestwood village, too, has pit houses and other memorabilia,...More

Thank Sheila R
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