Welcome to our online museum and archive.
Coal and lime used to be delivered by railway to the Pumping Station every week. The locomotive that brought the wagons on the main line was not allowed into the sidings, so the wagons were moved around the site by hitching them to an endless wire rope driven by the winch engine.
Although we only have a short section of track left in the station, we have the original winch engine and we can now demonstrate the engine moving a wagon through the boiler house.
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 7th April 2016
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