Westonzoyland Pumping Station

Westonzoyland Pumping Station
The Pumping Station,
Hoopers Lane,
Westonzoyland,
nr Bridgwater,
Somerset
Westonzoyland
TA7 0LS
England

Website

Events and open days

www.wzlet.org

Books for sale

www.wzlet.org/events&news.htm

www.wzlet.org/bookshop.htm

E-mail

steamteam@wzlet.org

Telephone

General enquiries and website

01275 472385

backup contact for general enquiries

01934 414325

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Westonzoyland Pumping Station is one of Somerset's smallest and most isolated museums, housing a fascinating collection of stationary steam-powered engines including a restored and working 1861 Easton & Amos land drainage engine.
The original pumping house is a Grade 2* listed building, built in 1830 and still in need of restoration.
The museum holds steaming days every month during the tourist season, allowing visitors the rare chance to see these old machines working as they used to....with steampower.

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Every Sun all year, except where it falls at Christmas or Boxing Day.
Also (in normal circumstances) All Bank Holidays Mon and New Year's Day.
IMPORTANT: 2011 in-steam events are all subject to confirmation, so please check the website.
In steam: 1st Sun each month April-October/November 2011; 13.00-17.00. The first and last months may vary.
Also in steam All Bank Holiday Mon. and New Year's Day, also Good Friday 13.00-17.00.
All other Sundays. Non-steam display, open 13.00-17.00

Closed: Mon-Sat (except all the Bank Holidays Mon.)
Christmas Day, Boxing Day.

Admission charges

In-Steam Days:
Adults £5.00
OAP £4.00
Children £2.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children under age 16) £13

Non-steam days:
Adults £3.00
OAP £2.50
Children £2.00
Family (2 adults + 2children under 16) £8

In both cases, children under 5 go free; and ages 5-15 count as children.

Getting there

Nearest train station is Bridgwater, 6 miles.
From M5 motorway, enter Bridgwater and
follow the A372 Langport Road into Westonzoyland village. At the corner shop, turn sharp right and follow the tourist signs via Lake Wall for about a mile and then turn left into Hoopers Lane. The museum entrance will be found on the right hand side in about quarter of a mile.

Additional info

Parking: The site can accommodate a few Minibuses such as 12-seater types, but if bringing a large coach like a 52-seater, it is best to check first with a museum contact, to ensure that space is available..
Refreshments: available according to volunteer manpower.
Pre-booking service for groups: please see website for pricing. Also open to schools but the museum has no comprehensive educational facilities.
Mail-order service: for books and dvds from the shop (often printed on demand).

Steam-powered pumps and engines from various industrial, agricultural and waterboard sites through the 19th and early 20th centuries; focusing mainly on Somerset. Some are the last survivors of their type, and many are in working order. Somerset land drainage history is represented by a fully-restored Easton and Amos water-pump, in situ in the original engine-house on the banks of the River Parrett.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Industry, Science and Technology

Key artists and exhibits

  • James Easton
  • Easton and Amos
  • Easton and Johnson
  • Lister
  • Crossley
  • Lancashire boiler
  • Land drainage
  • Steam power
  • Somerset Levels
  • Parrett
  • Rivers Authority
  • Wills
  • Pumping station

Getting there

Nearest train station is Bridgwater, 6 miles.
From M5 motorway, enter Bridgwater and
follow the A372 Langport Road into Westonzoyland village. At the corner shop, turn sharp right and follow the tourist signs via Lake Wall for about a mile and then turn left into Hoopers Lane. The museum entrance will be found on the right hand side in about quarter of a mile.

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