Abbey Pumping Station Museums
Corporation Road, Abbey Lane
Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester's Museum of Science and Technology, displaying Leicester's industrial, technological and scientific heritage. Situated adjacent to the National Space Centre, the two attractions tell the story of over 200 years of science and technology from the early days of steam and industry, to space exploration of today.
Opened in 1891, the Abbey Pumping Station pumped Leicester's sewage to the treatment works at Beaumont Leys.
The grand Victorian building and beautifully decorated beam engines were a cause of great civic pride. When it closed in 1964, the site was preserved because of the four magnificent beam steam engines that were used to pump the sewage.
The engines were built in Leicester by Gimson. S and today are rare examples of Woolf compound rotative beam engines. Three of the four engines have been restored back to working condition.
AddressCorporation Road, Abbey Lane, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, LE4 5PX
Opening times10am - 5pm
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