Tees Cottage Pumping Station

The Beam Engine House, Tea Room and fountain
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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.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

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Admission charges

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Additional info

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.

Tees Cottage Pumping Station
Coniscliffe Road



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