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
SPRING BANK HOLIDAY - MAY Sun 24th / Mon 25th
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Textile Exhibition - May 3rd to August 31st 2015
Between May 3rd and August 31st Papplewick will host a textile exhibition
by Nolitex entitled ENGINEERED.
The exhibition is an interpretation of the industrial and social history of the Pumping Station using the medium of textiles. The exhibition can be viewed every Sunday when the Station is open to the public and also during steaming events.
For further information please click on the flyer.
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