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Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester

Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester

Address

Corporation Road,
Leicester,
LE4 5PX

Details

Abbey Pumping Station provides a truly unique setting for your big day. From the moment you and your guests enter this magnificent 120-year-old building, you will be transported to a bygone era of fine Victorian engineering.

Small wedding ceremonies can be held in the Beam Engine House, a truly impressive space with four magnificently decorated steam-powered beam engines restored to working order.

You can choose to hold your drinks reception in the adjoining Electric Switch Room, which is a bright and airy space with catering facilities.

Alternatively, for an outdoor reception, a gazebo or marquee can be erected in our extensive grounds.

Photographs may be taken in front of exceptional backdrops, and unusual features - including a narrow gauge railway - leaving a lasting impression on your guests.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

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
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

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

Directions

See location of Abbey Pumping Station on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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: 4.8 km from Leicester station