Cambridge Museum Of Technology

Cambridge Museum Of Technology
The Old Pumping Station
Cheddars Lane
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB5 8LD
England

Website

www.museumoftechnology.com/

E-mail

General

info@museumoftechnology.com

Telephone

Recorded Information

01223 500 652

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Hathorn, Davey steam engines.
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Sited on the bank of the River Cam, the Museum is housed in the Old Pumping Station which was built to pump Cambridge's sewage out to the sewage works at nearby Milton.

The steam operated pumps were originally powered by burning all the city's rubbish - a green project before 'green' was invented!

A major feature of the museum is the two Hathorn Davey pumping engines installed in 1894 to pump the sewage from the well beneath the engines. These are the only engines of this type still running in the world!

There is also a display of objects produced by local industries including Pye and Cambridge Instrument Company.

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Easter - October
every Sun 14.00-17.00
plus every Wednesday 10.00 to 13.00 in July and August

November to Easter
first Sun in the month 14.00 - 17.00

Admission charges

Adults: £3.50
Children: £1.50
Concessions: £2.00
Under 7s: Free
Members: Free

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Our collections include:

* The pumping station's original equipment and other engines.
* A number of products manufactured by W.G. Pye of Cambridge.
* Letterpress-printing equipment ranging from early hand operated presses to power machinery.
* Instruments from Cambridge Instrument Company.
* Information and artifacts from local industries.

Collection details

Archaeology, Industry, Land Transport, Science and Technology, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • working museum
  • pumping station
  • victorian
  • hathorn davey
  • steam engines
  • Thomas Evans Leatherworks
  • JI Headly
  • Gas works
  • River Cam
  • Mumford
  • National gas engines
  • internal combustion
  • Crompton Parkinson
  • Pye
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Albion
  • Wharfedale
  • Columbian
  • Adana
  • proof presses
  • hot metal casters
  • George Clymer
  • Fred Dibnah
  • chimney
  • Blackstone
  • electron microscope
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
model railway

Model Railways Day

  • 5 October 2014 11am-5pm

Model railways and more! We've got a number of layouts including one with live steam plus some very special meccano exhibits. We're also running family activities which should make it a super day out for all ages!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £3.50, Concessions £2.00, Children £1.50. Children under 7 admitted free.
Elastic Locomotive Family Activity £1 per child (under 7s free)

Website

http://www.museumoftechnology.com

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