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Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Welcome to our online museum and archive.

Tripadvisor #1 of 26 things to do in Burton upon Trent

This web site gives you a taste of what you can see if you visit us.
We have four working beam engines by Gimson of Leicester 1885, Steam driven workshop, Forge and a 1930's dynamo house with early (1890's) Crompton dynamo driven by a Buxton and Thornley steam engine.
In total, we have 33 original steam engines supplied from two of our five boilers made by Thompson's 1936-37.

  • Claymills across the lake

    Claymills across the lake

  • C engine flywheel

    C engine flywheel

  • C engine governor and gauges

    C engine governor and gauges

  • C engine steam cylinders

    C engine steam cylinders

  • Lancashire boilers

    Lancashire boilers

  • A engine - now working after restoration

    A engine - now working after restoration

  • Dynamo room

    Dynamo room

  • Engineering heritage award
  • Ratty Tails - for children and families

    Ratty Tails - for children and families


Spring Bank Holiday:

Sunday & Monday
May 26th & 27th
(10.00am - 5.00pm)

See below for details


The station is also open for static viewing every Saturday & Thursday.
See below for details.

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Spring Bank Holiday Steaming

Sunday & Monday May 26th & 27th

All engines will be running: 4 giant beam engines, steam powered workshop, working steam hammer & Britain’s oldest working generating set ! Plus over 25 other running engines. Kids go free & free car parking. We hope to see you all there.
On Sunday, we will be joined by a display of Classic Cars and Motorbikes.
On Monday, there will be a display from the Gowrie Locomotive Trust.

Here is the event poster

Static Viewing

The station is open for static viewing on Saturdays & Thursdays (10:00am - 4:00pm).

• Guided tours are available 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.
• There will be limited Cafe facilities, but visitors may consume any food & drink that they have brought with them.

Online Tour
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 (over 6,000 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.

Links to other sites

Contact Us
         Visitor count  Visitors since 1st March 2015

Site last updated 17th May 2024

© Claymills Pumping Engines Trust
Meadow Lane
Burton upon Trent, DE13 0DA
Registered Charity No. 1030331
Accredited Museum No. 2334