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Very Interesting - very helpful staff

Visited on a kids go free steam day with 2 grandsons. The staff were very helpful & the kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Torrington, United Kingdom
Interesting, even for non pump enthusiasts

Visited on a very windy and wet day. The volunteers were so pleased to answer any questions and... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Bath, United Kingdom
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Westonzoyland Pumping Station Hoopers Drove | Westonzoyland, Bridgwater TA7 0LS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a kids go free steam day with 2 grandsons. The staff were very helpful & the kids enjoyed the eye spy trail. It was a shame that they seemed to be the only kids there. There are some minor improvements that would make...More

Thank marion_bevis
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Visited on a very windy and wet day. The volunteers were so pleased to answer any questions and explain how all the different pumps worked. Got a lovely little tea rooms with delicious cakes and hot drinks. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Lizbry
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Totally run by very friendly volunteers. Full of the the machinery,atmosphere and smells of days gone by. Loved the little cottage and the leaning toilet. This is a wonderful place to visit both for young and old. We will definitely be making a return visit.

Thank Mamaafrica06
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The dedication and skills of the volunteers needed to bring these wonderful old pumping engines back to life can only be imagined. A unique attraction, no ghastly commercialisation, and friendly and helpful staff always up for a chat - even letting our Grandson have a...More

Thank Littlejohn67
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Without the hard work and sheer dedication of volunteers this important industrial site in the middle of the Somerset levels would have likely fallen down and been lost. Westonzoyland is a small village on the Somerset Levels is the home of Somerset's earliest steam-powered pumping...More

Thank RobininBRISTOL
Reviewed 15 May 2017

If you like to see how steam machinery looked, worked and smelt this is the place for you! Delightful museum and outbuildings show the history of life at a water-pumping station in days gone by. Despite its small size, there's plenty to see, especially on...More

Thank EmzCH-82
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I visited for their Steam on the Levels event. It's only a smallish museum but has plenty of interest, today there were many other exhibitors for the event. Everyone was helpful, pleasant and happy to talk about the place and its engines and pumps. Worth...More

Thank AndrewSG51
Reviewed 1 September 2016

You cannot be disappointed by a Steam Up Day at the Pumping Station as it is an illuminating insight into the incredible inventiveness of a bygone steam induced engineered world where machines were adapted and designed to fulfill so many tasks in generating and pumping...More

1  Thank CHARLIE4841
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We visited the pumping station on a steam day, there is a charge on steam days but well worth it - what is better than the smell of steam an oil. In addition to the original 1860's land drainage pump there are a host of...More

1  Thank Ian L
Reviewed 29 May 2016

One of the few remaining sites of its kind in western England. Good little steam and diesel museum and a tiny narrow-gauge railway. Visit when in steam and see the big pump working--impressive..Its down a tiny lane S.W. of the village-watch for the small signs.--right...More

1  Thank Roger K
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Keith B
8 August 2017|
Response from RobininBRISTOL | Reviewed this property |
Yes I can't imagine why they would not welcome dogs. Probably not inside the pump house - too hazardous - but nice grounds around and you could always have a nice dog walk on the bank of the river