Tees Cottage Pumping Station
From 1849, Tees Cottage Pumping Station revolutionized water supply in Darlington and Teeside by supplying cleaner, piped water to inhabitants who had previously relied on wells and rainwater tubs.
On Open Days you can experience the 1902 Lancashire Boilers, 1904 steam Beam Engine and 1914 Gas engine, all operated and explained by a group of dedicated volunteers. We also have a working Blacksmith's Shop and a Miniature Railway- a favourite with children. Enjoy our pleasant grounds and superb Victorian buildings.
Industrial heritage site
11.00-17.00 on the following dates:
Sat 9th & Sun 10th May 2009
Sat 13th & Sun 14th June 2009
Sat 12th & Sun 13th September 2009
Sat 10th & Sun 11th October 2009
OAPs and children (aged 5 to 15): £2.00
Small additional charge for the Miniature Railway.
Car Parking and Children's Play Area available in Broken Scar Picnic Area, next door to Tees Cottage.
Please inform us if you plan to bring a large group to an Open Day. We may be able to organise a guided tour for you.
Groups can arrange a static opening of the site at times when we are not normally open. Please contact us via our website.