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
Model Submarines & Flower Show April 1st Sunday /2nd Monday
The Pumping Station will be in steam and tours to the underground reservoir will also be available.
Station Open 11am-4pm both days.
Sat Nav Post Code - NG15 9AJ.
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Nottingham Gaussfest, March 17th 2018, 10am-4pm.
Papplewick Pumping Station is proud to be the host to Nottingham Gaussfest 18
Gaussfest is an informal meeting of people interested in building High Voltage equipment teslacoils, high voltage multipliers, van de graaffâ€s, wimshurst machines, violet ray machines, induction coils. Such devices will be demonstrated, experimented and tested during the day inside the Engine and Boiler Houses and the event is open to visitors and anyone interested or curious in high voltage or building/repairing high voltage equipment. An entrance fee of Ł5.00 applies for all adults, children go free.
The Pumping Station, grounds and tea room will also be open during the day.
If you are interested in exhibiting please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the event please visit the Extreme Electronics website http://www.extremeelectronics.co.uk/nottingham-gaussfest/
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