This is Britain's finest Victorian Water Works and the only one in the Midlands to be preserved as a complete working water pumping station. Papplewick Pumping Station was built between 1882 - 1884 to supplement the water supply for the growing city of Nottingham.
In the main building there are two massive beam pumping engines, thought to be the last built by the famous firm of James Watt & Co. of Soho Works, Birmingham and London.
See these engines working under steam on our Steaming Days - see Dates & Times
Next Steaming Weekend is
July - Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July -
Steampunk Sunday at Papplewick on 10th
“The Blackpig Border Morris” will be dancing on both days.
The Pumping Station will be in steam and tours to the underground reservoir will also be available.
Station Open 11am-5pm both days.
Web site updates - 2016 Events