Welcome to our online museum and archive.
Saturday & Sunday
October 30th & 31st
(10.00am - 5.00pm)
The station is also open for static viewing every Saturday & Thursday.
See below for details.
We are pleased to inform you that the station has re-opened for static viewing on Saturdays & Thursdays.
• All visits will be guided tours only, commencing at 11am and 1pm.
• Tour routes may be affected by building and engineering works.
• On arrival, all visitors MUST report to the Stoker's Rest Cafe.
• Tight spaces, such as the ‘bathroom’, will not be included in the tour.
• Pre-tour safety briefs will be given by tour lead.
• There will be limited Cafe facilities, but visitors may consume any food & drink that they have brought with them.
We kindly ask you to be vigilant and respectful of social distancing as we are still learning how to operate the site with these new circumstances.
Please keep coming back to this website for further updates.
|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 (4,600 at the last count). As this is a long term project it was decided to publish work done so far. This facility has been rewritten during 2020. (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 28th September 2021
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Registered Charity No. 1030331, Accredited Museum No. 2334