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Clay Mills Steaming Day

Clay Mills Steaming Day

Britian’s most complete Victorian Pumping Station, in Burton upon Trent and step back in their museum or enjoy guided tour.

Steaming Days 10:00am – 5:00pm (Last admission 4:00pm)

October:                                                                          26th & 27th        26th / 27th Oct, Steam punks on site. Excellent photo opportunities                                                                                                                                    26th / 27th Oct, Burton u3a Ukelele group performing in the 130 house at                                                                                                                        lunch time.

 

Open Days (Non steaming days) 10:00am – 5:00pm (Last admission 4:00pm)

Model Steam Engines:                                                 15th & 16th June              15th/16th June, Model Steam Engines on display across the site

Model Railway & Engineering Exhibition:               13th & 14th July                13th / 14th July, Model railway exhibition, plenty of models of                                                                                                                                              various sizes including a model of Burton Brewery  Railways                                                                                                                                                (unique chance to see this visiting display which is coming from                                                                                                                                        York)

Land Rover Day:                                                            11th August                      11th August, Range of Land Rovers on site, varying ages

Heritage Open Days:                                                    7th & 14th September     7th & 14th Sept, Heritage Open Days events – a chance to see                                                                                                                                               Clay  Mills at Night time, doors open 19.30

 

 

The Museum is also open for static viewing
• Thursdays (10:00am – 4:00pm)
• Saturdays (10:00am – 4:00pm)

 

Steaming Days

People sometimes wonder what’s the difference between a Steaming Weekend, and static viewing?

Static viewing you can do any time our double gates are open; we’ll be happy to welcome you, let you wander round or give you a guided tour, but you won’t see the thing that makes Claymills come alive; the engines working.

We raise steam 7 times a year; if there’s a Bank Holiday, our weekend is Sunday and Monday, if not, plain old Saturday and Sunday. It takes 3 days of hard work by the boiler men and £1,000 worth of coal per day to raise that steam in our 30ft Lancashire boilers – they’ve been known to appreciate visitors taking a hand at stoking!

The steam drives our Victorian workshop, all 4 five-storey-high beam engines that used to pump all the sewage and brewery waste away from Burton, (don’t worry, we don’t do that anymore,) more than 20 other smaller ancillary stationary engines, our working dynamos, (the oldest in the country,) and even heats the water in our Victorian bath-house.

Whilst the boiler men are raising steam, the front of house team are preparing the children’s activities, welcoming visiting exhibitors, and making sure that our Stoker’s Rest café is well stocked with snacks and cakes.

You can stop for a cuppa and get a light meal before (or after) walking around the site taking in the sights, sounds and smells, (hissing steam, hot oil, our Whispering Giant beam engines,) and talking to our very knowledgeable volunteers, who, of course, are the ones who bring the place to life at a steaming.

 

Guided tours

Let our expert knowledgeable guides tell you all about the station, answer your questions and take you to a couple of special off-limits locations.

On Steaming Days: 11:00am & 1:30pm – meet at the Gatehouse

Non-steaming days: 11:00am & 1:00pm – meet in the Stokers Rest Café

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Clay Mills Steaming Day

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Meadow Lane
Burton upon Trent
DE13 0DA

Dates & Times:

26/05/2024 - 27/05/2024 - 10:00 - 17:00

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Britian’s most complete Victorian Pumping Station, in Burton upon Trent and step back in their museum or enjoy guided tour.

Steaming Days 10:00am – 5:00pm (Last admission 4:00pm)

October:                                                                          26th & 27th        26th / 27th Oct, Steam punks on site. Excellent photo opportunities                                                                                                                                    26th / 27th Oct, Burton u3a Ukelele group performing in the 130 house at                                                                                                                        lunch time.

 

Open Days (Non steaming days) 10:00am – 5:00pm (Last admission 4:00pm)

Model Steam Engines:                                                 15th & 16th June              15th/16th June, Model Steam Engines on display across the site

Model Railway & Engineering Exhibition:               13th & 14th July                13th / 14th July, Model railway exhibition, plenty of models of                                                                                                                                              various sizes including a model of Burton Brewery  Railways                                                                                                                                                (unique chance to see this visiting display which is coming from                                                                                                                                        York)

Land Rover Day:                                                            11th August                      11th August, Range of Land Rovers on site, varying ages

Heritage Open Days:                                                    7th & 14th September     7th & 14th Sept, Heritage Open Days events – a chance to see                                                                                                                                               Clay  Mills at Night time, doors open 19.30

 

 

The Museum is also open for static viewing
• Thursdays (10:00am – 4:00pm)
• Saturdays (10:00am – 4:00pm)

 

Steaming Days

People sometimes wonder what’s the difference between a Steaming Weekend, and static viewing?

Static viewing you can do any time our double gates are open; we’ll be happy to welcome you, let you wander round or give you a guided tour, but you won’t see the thing that makes Claymills come alive; the engines working.

We raise steam 7 times a year; if there’s a Bank Holiday, our weekend is Sunday and Monday, if not, plain old Saturday and Sunday. It takes 3 days of hard work by the boiler men and £1,000 worth of coal per day to raise that steam in our 30ft Lancashire boilers – they’ve been known to appreciate visitors taking a hand at stoking!

The steam drives our Victorian workshop, all 4 five-storey-high beam engines that used to pump all the sewage and brewery waste away from Burton, (don’t worry, we don’t do that anymore,) more than 20 other smaller ancillary stationary engines, our working dynamos, (the oldest in the country,) and even heats the water in our Victorian bath-house.

Whilst the boiler men are raising steam, the front of house team are preparing the children’s activities, welcoming visiting exhibitors, and making sure that our Stoker’s Rest café is well stocked with snacks and cakes.

You can stop for a cuppa and get a light meal before (or after) walking around the site taking in the sights, sounds and smells, (hissing steam, hot oil, our Whispering Giant beam engines,) and talking to our very knowledgeable volunteers, who, of course, are the ones who bring the place to life at a steaming.

 

Guided tours

Let our expert knowledgeable guides tell you all about the station, answer your questions and take you to a couple of special off-limits locations.

On Steaming Days: 11:00am & 1:30pm – meet at the Gatehouse

Non-steaming days: 11:00am & 1:00pm – meet in the Stokers Rest Café

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