2020 Volunteer Organized Events

Admission Charge for Special Events
Admission charges & times are shown against each event

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

Admission charges are shown against each event details.

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

Re-opening of the Abbey Pumping Station Museum

All events for 2020 were cancelled due to the Corona virus. The museum is however opening to the public once again on Thursday 27th August 2020. For the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers there is a need to manage the number of visitors within the museum. It is therefore essential that you book your timed tickets in advance of your visit to enable us to maintain safety at the pumper. Tickets are free and can be booked from here on the City Museums web site.

The Museum is open from 12.00 noon until 4.30pm Thursday to Sunday until the end of October 2020. We are closed from 1st November 2020 to beginning of February 2021 except for special event days when opening times may vary. Currently there are no events scheduled for 2020, but do keep an eye on our events page for any special events and their opening times.

Before your visit please view the Covid-19 museums website notice and FAQ.

You can still see the beam engines working by clicking here to view the "you tube" video of the 4 beam engines steaming in 2014.

Railway Running Day
Saturday 3rd October 2020 12.00 noon - 4.00pm.

Admission to museum free (Small charge for train rides. Parking available on the National Space Centre Car park).

The Narrow Gauge railway will be running on Saturday 3rd October from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm using a diesel hauled train. Tickets will be issued on a 'first come' basis with up to 5 family groups on each run. Trains every 20 minutes. Carriages have been split up into compartments for up to 6 and are cleaned after each run to maintain Covid-19 secure conditions. You must wear a face mask or covering.

Click here to view "YouTube" video of Leonard working.

The site narrow gauge railway will be running subject to weather and also with access to the museum.

School Holiday event
Thursday 22nd October 2020 12 noon to 4.00pm.

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

Leicesterís only narrow gauge railway will again be giving rides, so come and enjoy a ride.

The site narrow gauge railway will be running subject to weather.

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