The Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester’s museum of science and technology. It displays and gives complete justice to the city’s industrial, technological and scientific heritage.
It was opened in 1891, and it pumped the city’s sewage to the specific treatment works at Beaumont Leys.
The Abbey Pumping Station is a very aesthetically pleasing building and has decorated beam engines which were at some point a cause of great civic pride.
You can also find a combination of informative educational displays (water and sewage), an old - fashioned film theatre and collections of artifacts and pictures ranging from domestic appliances to trams.
For visitors that are interested in vintage vehicles, The Abbey Pumping Station museum has a collection of vintage road vehicles such as fire engines, an 1894 Aveling and Porter steam roller, several diesel rollers, a Bedford fish and chips van and an Austin K2 brewery dray lorry with ales.
They host a number of events throughout the year to engage and educate people from all across the country. Get Arty at the Museum, Open Air Theatre, Railway Gala Day are just a couple of examples.
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