Heritage Open Days: Abbey Pumping Station Guided Tours

Lectures & Tours
13 - 16 September 2021
11:00 - 16:00

Free Event

Places available : 10

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Event Description

Enjoy a behind the scene look at this fascinating venue.

Heritage Open Days: Abbey Pumping Station Guided Tours


We plan on having two simultaneous hour-long tours at the Abbey Pumping Station:



  • Beam Engine Tour

  • Transport Shed Tour


Leicester Museums Technology Association (LMTA) volunteers will conduct the tours to the Beam Engine house detailing the various construction and operation aspects of the Beam Engines, including the historical significance at the time of its manufacture.


The Transport Shed Tour includes viewing the heritage vehicles in the APS Transport shed including but not limited to Aveling & Porter Steam Roller, Bagnall Steam Locomotive “Leonard”, Leicester Corporation busses, Dennis Fire Engines F8 and F7 and many more. Story of every exhibit will be detailed by the LMTA Volunteers.


Maximum capacity for each tour is 10.


Tours are suitable for children who are accompanied by an adult.




Access requirements


Abbey Pumping Station is not fully accessible: Disabled Car Parking Available (Call in advance 0116 299 5111) Ramped or Level Access, Accessible Toilet facilities, Platform Lift and Evacuation chairs in use.

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