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Found a leaflet for this museum at a campsite. Free admission and had a tour of the pumping Station... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Carol E
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Really good

Went a few years ago with the family and found it informative and fun for the kids.there are a few... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Adrian S
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West Marsh Road | A16 at Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3UW, England
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All reviews pumping station local history free admission well worth a visit fens drainage boiler marsh curator land machinery dykes video wheel chap demonstration volunteers
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Found a leaflet for this museum at a campsite. Free admission and had a tour of the pumping Station by a very knowledgeable man. They have a brilliant collection of items used by the people who built the dykes to drain the land. Learnt so...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Went a few years ago with the family and found it informative and fun for the kids.there are a few nice walks near here too that’s a must to walk.

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 28 October 2017

A fens drainage pumping station that has open days and is also open sometimes during the summer months - check before you visit. It is staffed by volunteers - maybe actually just 1 volunteer! It is a piece of Fenland history that reveals how and...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Went several times on the wrong day, but was so pleased to finally make it. The chap who took us round was so knowledgeable and it was a fascinating vist. As we live nearby was able to learn so much about the river we live...More

Thank merle t
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The NHS in Spalding were surprisingly efficient I left the hospital almost an hour before the anticipated time; so as I turned back onto the A16 and saw the brown sign pointing toward the Pinchbeck engine museum we thought ‘why not’? We have passed this...More

1  Thank boston b
Reviewed 23 August 2017

A lovely unspoilt 1830s installation of a condensing beam engine and scoop wheel. The curator/guide greeted us and asked if we just wanted to look around, or would appreciate his explanation. You MUST accept his offer! I guarantee that however much you know about the...More

Thank FLMWm
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The Pinchbeck Engine Museum is situated just off the main A16 just outside Spalding as you head towards Boston. A brown sign points down a single track road and you can park, for FREE, right outside. Its free admission and you can even brew up...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Despite our satnav taking us to a road in the middle of fields we found this fascinating pumping station. A delightful guide showed us around and was full with information. There was also a comprehensive collection of equipment and machinery. Well worth a visit.

Thank Val W
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Pumping Station is part of the reclamation process which has become the Fens. The high Council Tax we pay is in great part due to the flood defenses and a visit to this museum shows what is and has been involved.

Thank ian6890
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have only a passing interest in steam and a slightly greater interest in Late Georgian and Victorian engineering. I also have an interest in local history and an insatiable appetite for trivia. I spent just over an hour here and thoroughly enjoyed every moment...More

Thank Pete S
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