Coleham Pumping Station

Coleham Pumping Station
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The Pumping Station, resembling a Victorian Chapel in style, was built in 1900 to house two massive steam-driven beam engines. The beam engines were built by Renshaws of Stoke to pump sewage as part of Shrewsbury's new sewerage system. The coal-fired pumps were used until 1970.

Ownership of the building and pumps was transferred to Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council in 1974. Shrewsbury Steam Trust was founded in 1992 to restore the steam engines. One boiler was commissioned in 2002 and the second in 2004. 'Steam-up' is now a regular feature of Open Days.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Open Days for 2015
Beam engines will be operating and extra attractions present on all open days.
Doors open at 10.00 and the building closes at 16.00.

Sunday 12th April
Sunday 17th May
Sunday 14th June
Saturday 12th September
Sunday 13th September
Sunday 25th October

Admission charges

Adults £2.50
Child £1.00
OAP £1.50
Family £5.00


Collection details

Land Transport, Science and Technology, Social History

Coleham Pumping Station
Longden Coleham




01743 361196

Group bookings

01743 281205

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