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
Mayday - Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd May - Morris Dancing
Sunday - Maids of Clifton (at 12.30pm and 2pm)
Monday - The Dolphin Morris (at 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2pm and 2.45pm)
The Pumping Station will be in steam and tours to the underground reservoir will also be available. Open 11am-5pm both days.
Web site updates - 2016 Events