Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester's Museum of Science and Technology, displaying Leicester's industrial, technological and scientific heritage. Situated adjacent to the National Space Centre, the two attractions tell the story of over 200 years of science and technology from the early days of steam and industry, to space exploration of today.
2014 is a very special year for the Abbey Pumping Station museum as it's 50 years since the beam engines became redundant. Since 1972 a team of volunteers and museum staff have not only been working to build a technology museum which Leicester could be proud of, but have also been working on the restoration of the four massive Gimson beam engines.
All of the four massive beam engines were seen working together by over 4,000 vistors to the museum during the 2014 Leicester Vintage Festival.