Jul
12

Steampunk at Papplewick Pumping Station

Date and time

Jul 12, 2018 to Jul 13, 2018

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location

Rigg Lane
Ravenshead
Nottingham NG15 9AJ

Contact

0115 963 2938

Description

The 1884 twin James Watt Beam Engines are in full steam this weekend, along with the Galloway Boiler, Robey Winding Engine, miniature working steam engines and passenger carrying railway, landscaped gardens and woodland play area, picnic area, café and gift shop.   Free Parking opposite the station.

One not to be missed – a mix of Victorian eccentricity, technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery!  Author Rob Harkness will be present both days both lecturing and Q&A sessions, master class artefact painting with the Cog Detective, have a go leatherwork sessions, performances by the Black Pig Morris Dancers and the David Straker Good Time Band, pop-pop boat races, have your photo taken in authentic Steampunk surroundings and join in with tea duelling and witness the facial hair competitions.

Come along and see the amazing 1879 underground reservoir with its Cathedral style ceilings.  Regular trips to the underground reservoir throughout the day.  (Weather permitting)

Located in the north of the Borough between Burntstump Hill and Longdale Lane, Ravenshead.  Papplewick Pumping Station is Britain’s finest and most ornate working Victorian water pumping station.

As seen on BBC1s Country File.