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Papplewick Pumping Station

Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottingham. NG15 9AJ • (0115) 963 2938
Papplewick Pumping Station, Nottinghamshire
Papplewick Pumping Station, Nottinghamshire

This beautiful place was designed in the early 1880s to pump millions of gallons of clean fresh water every day to the rapidly increasing population of Industrial Nottingham. Today you can still experience the most spectacular, preserved water Pumping Station in the British Isles.

Now protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, the highest preservation order that can be bestowed upon a site in England, the Pumping Station holds regular steaming events throughout the year, wedding ceremonies and education visits enabling the The Papplewick Pumping Station Trust to continue the essential preservation of this important site for future generations.

The Pumping Station is in steam eight times a year with all engines running including the James Watt beam engines, the Linby colliery winding engine and miniature railway. When not in steam the Station is open to the public every Sunday.

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No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

April to October: 11am-3pm Wednesday and Sunday only. The Pumping Station is in steam on certain days during the year (please see the website for these additional dates).
Adult £4, Child Free, Senior £4. Steam Days: Adult £11.50, Child Free, Senior £10.50.


Advance booking is not required.


Located to the north of Nottingham, north east of Hucknall.

Getting There:

Difficult access by public transport. The Trent Barton 'Pronto' bus service runs regularly from Victoria Bus Station to Mansfield via Burntstump Hill/Seven Mile Inn, the closest stop to Papplewick Pumping Station.


Free onsite parking available.

Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottingham. NG15 9AJ • (0115) 963 2938

Last Updated Tuesday 7 June 2022

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