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Abbey Pumping Station

Abbey Pumping Station

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Address

Corporation Road,
Leicester,
LE4 5PX

Details

The Beam Engine House is a truly impressive space and the adjoining Electric Switch (Education) Room is more functional. Direct access to both from the grounds is available (via a small number of steps).

For a larger presentation or event, a gazebo or marquee can be erected in our extensive grounds, including the private Paddock area which can be used for outdoor teambuilding activities.

During the day (February-October) the museum is open to the public.

The venue is next door to the National Space Centre and we can work with them to facilitate your event.

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

Mobile phone coverageChildren welcomeDisabled accessVenue approved for civil marriageWedding receptions

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
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions

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