Welcome to our online museum and archive.
August Bank Holiday:
Sunday & Monday
August 27th & 28th
(10.00am - 5.00pm)
Saturday & Sunday
July 1st & 2nd, 15th & 16th
The station is also open for static viewing every Thursday & Saturday (10.00 am - 5.00 pm)
Restoration work on the engine has been taking place over the last five years and the rapid work on it has been most impressive. It has required major restoration work to allow it to return to steam operation.
A and B beam engines were stopped by the Corporation in 1969, two years before full closure of the steam pumping station and the house was left to deteriorate over many years.
By the time the Trust showed an interest in preserving the site and then managed to gain access, the house had fallen into a poor state with weather getting in through the roof and windows.
Parts of the engines had been removed, the most significant missing part being the governor removed from B engine and taken as a decorative feature for the new treatment works and later scrapped.
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After several years of hard work, Boiler 5 is back in steam. Both boilers 4 and 5 will be in use until 4 is withdrawn from service later this year.
Book 2 of the famous Ratty Tails is now here. Following on from their adventures as they find their new home, fighting off the evil Gripper on the way, the rats are now happy at Claymills, living in peace with all around.
But... Gripper always wants what he can't have, and he wants to be King of Claymills, so he plants a DOUBLE AGENT amongst them. Discover how the rats find out, and what they do about it, in the second thrilling instalment!
Click here for further details.
This web site gives you a taste of what you can see if you visit us. We have four beam engines by Gimson of Leicester 1885, Five boilers Thompson 1936-37, Steam driven workshop, Forge and a 1930's dynamo house with early (1890's) Crompton dynamo driven by a Buxton and Thornley steam engine.
To give you a quick visit to the museum to show what we have in our care and the activities that volunteers can get up to!
This is a database engine with scanned images of archival information about and from Claymills and the Burton on Trent area. The site has its own dedicated search engine which just requires key words to search. It provides access to all the pictures and documents that have been scanned so far (841 at the last count). As this is a long term project it was decided to publish work done so far. Note the new catalogue page and document index on the search results page. (comments please).
See what is happening in our current restoration work and major projects.
For details of forthcoming events, opening times and admission prices.
Map and Directions
For details of how to get to the pumping station by road and public transport.
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Site last updated 21st June 2017
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