The Pumping Station, resembling a Victorian Chapel in style, was built in 1900 to house two massive steam-driven beam engines. The beam engines were built by Renshaws of Stoke to pump sewage as part of Shrewsbury's new sewerage system. The coal-fired pumps were used until 1970. Ownership of the building and pumps was transferred to Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council in 1974. Shrewsbury Steam Trust was founded in 1992 to restore the steam engines. One boiler was commissioned in 2002 and the second in 2004. 'Steam-up' is now a regular feature of Open Days.
Open Days for 2015 Beam engines will be operating and extra attractions present on all open days. Doors open at 10.00 and the building closes at 16.00. Sunday 12th April Sunday 17th May Sunday 14th June Saturday 12th September Sunday 13th September Sunday 25th October
Adults £2.50 Child £1.00 OAP £1.50 Family £5.00
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Facilities and services
- Education facilities available
- Wheelchair access to all public areas
- Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
- Direct teaching services for schools
- Events and resources for children and families
- Member of staff available with responsibility for education
- Pre-booking service for groups
- Primary school education service available
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