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GCR Industrial Heritage Trail

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Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester

Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester

Address

Corporation Road,
Leicester,
LE4 5PX

Details

Visit Leicester's Museum of Science & Technology which is located in a late 19th century sewage pumping station. Discover beam steam engines, exhibitions, enjoy family friendly events and delve into 200 years of science and technology. A display of knitting frames that once played a large part in Leicestershire's industrial heritage.

Trail: GCR Industrial Heritage Trail

Waypoint: 7

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Level access is available in the grounds, museum displays and railway. Wheelchair loan is available on request and audio interpretation and hands-on displays are featured throughout the exhibitions. A staff assisted lift allows access to the beam engine house. There is an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Level access is available in the grounds, museum displays and railway. Wheelchair loan is available on request and audio interpretation and hands-on displays are featured throughout the exhibitions. A staff assisted lift allows access to the beam engine house. There is an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 589067  Lat: 52.65484 Long: -1.13071

Abbey Pumping Station is about 1 mile north of Leicester city centre near Beaumont Leys. Situated on the Riverside Walk and Sustrans cycleway, it is adjacent to the National Space Centre.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 km from Leicester station