Welcome to our online museum and archive.
Sunday & Monday
April 12th & 13th
It is with regret that, following the recent advice from HM Government, the Trust has made the decision to close the site to visitors until further notice and to cancel our next two public steaming events scheduled for Easter and for the Early May Bank Holiday. We have made these decisions in order to protect both the public and our volunteer force, in line with the Government advice.
We hope that we will be able to steam for the public at the planned late May steaming, 24th and 25th May, but we will make a decision on this toward the end of April when perhaps the situation will be clearer. A further steaming event may be added for the period end June / early July – please keep coming back to this website for further updates and for further information regarding when we will be open again for static viewing by the public.
|Before Covid-19 started, the Trust ordered two new crown valves and placed a contract for the alterations to the steam pipes from the boilers to the original steam main.
The total cost of this work will be £11,500 which will leave a sizeable hole in the Trust's reserves as we have no income until the virus can be controlled and the museum will be able to open again.
If anyone feels they can donate towards the expense of this project, you can send a cheque to the address on our contact page or pay through PayPal on our donations page.
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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| Visitors since 1st March 2015
Site last updated 4th April 2020
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