Steam with the Team November 2023

Lectures & Tours
25 November 2023
11:00 - 16:00


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Event Description

An exclusive tour of the Beam Engine in action

Steam with the Team November 2023

Come and join an exclusive Tour of the Beam Engine in action, at Abbey Pumping Station Museum.

A rare opportunity, to descend into the depths of the hidden workings, whilst the massive engines turn above you with the hiss and heat of real steam!

Taking you into normally inaccessible areas:

- Down into the deep basements.

- Explore the magnificent pumps on all the different levels.

 -Learn spectacular stories about the site, Museum and history of the Pumping Station


  • Saturday 25th November

Tour Times:
11am / 11:30am / 12:00pm / 12:30pm / 2:00pm / 2:30pm / 3:00pm

Tickets £6.00 - Advance booking required – tickets will be released a few months prior to the event.

Tours will last approximately 1 hour , suitable for ages 10+. Each tour can accommodate 20 visitors.

Café for light refreshments will be available.

To know before you book tickets:

- Not suitable for children under 10 years of age.

 -Since these are running engines and the tour involves going to the basement, under the running engines, there’s a possibility of droplets of water, oil or grease in the surroundings. This is beyond the control of the organisers or the operators of the engine. Please be aware of this and wear appropriate clothing.

Access requirements: Abbey Pumping Station is not fully accessible: Ramped or Level Access, Accessible Toilet facilities, Platform Lift and Evacuation chairs in use. For these Guided Tours, unfortunately there is not wheelchair access to upper or lower levels of the Beam Engine.

Advisory: The gates to Abbey Pumping Station Grounds and Museum, will be open at 10.45am for participants in the tours, ready for you to commence your tour at 11am. The Museum will be open for you to explore as well, before or after your tour.

Please note, there is no car parking on site. Nearest parking is at the adjacent pay and display car park in the Space Centre.

Alternatively, come on your push bike and lock it up in our covered bike rack.

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