2018 / 2019 Events

Admission Charge for Special Events
Admission charges shown against each event
Standard event times 1.00pm - 5.00pm, (unless shown otherwise).

Some events are organised by the Leicester Museums Technology Association in conjunction with Leicester City Museums Service and some events are organised solely by Leicester City Museums Service. All site admission charges go to Leicester City Museums Service. The events listed below are subject to availability and weather. Due to health and safety issues certain areas of the museum have a restriction as to the number of visitors allowed in at a time.


Admission charges are shown against each event details.

Parking on the National Space Centre car park is £3.00 per vehicle.
 

Steam With the Team
Saturday 24th November 2018 11.00am - 3.45pm
Admission to the museum is free. For the guided tour of the museum which takes approximately 45 minutes there is a charge of £5.00 per person. Tour not suitable for children under 10. (Parking available on the National Space Centre Car park).

Your chance to take a full guided tour of the Beam Engine House, including the basement whilst one of the beam engines is running. (Not suitable for children under 10). Tours at 11.00am, 12.00 midday, 2.00pm and 3.00pm. The LMTA café will be open for refreshments.

Numbers per tour are limited so please pre-book your ticket in advance. Tickets available from all Leicester Museum sites, "Visit Leicester" in Gallowtree Gate or email to operations@abbeypumpingstation.org to avoid disappointment.

Click here to view "youtube" video of Beam Engines working.


Christmas Toys and Steam Day
Sunday 2nd December 2018 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Admission charges: Adult £3.50, Children / Concessions £2.50, Family £8.00. ( Parking available on the National Space Centre Car park. Small charge for train rides). .

Start the festive season with a visit to the Abbey Pumping Station Museum. Enjoy listening to the Christmas music whilst taking in the festive environment. When the cold starts to bite come into the warmth and enjoy the refreshments in the LMTA café.

Christmas would not be Christmas without a visit to the APS Steam Day!

The site narrow gauge railway will be running subject to weather and also one of the Beam Engines with access to the beam engine floor only.

Steam Toys in Action
Sunday 3rd February 2019 1.00pm - 5.00pm

Admission Adults £3.00 accompanied children free (Plus small charge for train rides. Parking available on the National Space Centre Car park).

This is our 29th year of this popular event – See our engines in steam and enjoy the many miniature steam engines, boats and trains on display. Leicester’s only narrow gauge railway will be giving rides. Enjoy a hot cuppa and a cake in the LMTA café, a perfect end to a perfect day.

The site narrow gauge railway will be running subject to weather and also one of the Beam Engines with access to the beam engine floor only.

Click here to download an exhibitors application form.


Further 2019 Events

A full events program for the Abbey Pumping station is currently being prepared and will be released soon. Tickets and dates for the guided tours of the beam engine house will be released soon.
Click here to view "youtube" video of Beam Engines working.


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