Claymills Victorian Pumping Station
One of Britain's largest restored Victorian Steam pumping station. Two operational beam engines and 26 other steam engines. There is also a steam driven workshop with blacksmith's forge.
Be transported back in time to when steam powered engines were a common sight and were being used in all aspects of Victorian life. The Claymills Pumping Station was opened in 1885 to improve public health in Burton upon Trent and its surrounding area. Before 1885 more than half the households in Burton were still using buckets for all their toilet needs; this household waste, along with industrial waste from the town’s famous breweries, flowed through open drains into the River Trent!
Meet at 2.00pm
The Pumping Station will be in steam on this day. Subject to how busy it is on the day, we should be able to have a guided tour.
All parking is free. On steaming days, the on-site parking is reserved for disabled visitors, however ample parking is available approximately 220 yards from the site.
This is May Bank Holiday Monday