The Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum of Steam Power and Land Drainage is a small industrial heritage museum dedicated to steam powered machinery at Westonzoyland in the English county of Somerset. It is a Grade II* listed building.
The museum is housed in an 1830 brick-built pumping station which was the first of several similar pumping stations to be built on the Somerset Levels which are prone to flooding. The main attraction is the 1861 Easton and Amos steam engine and pump, the only one still in its original location and in working order. The museum, which is run by a charity, also restores and displays a number of other steam engines and pumps. The steam for the moving exhibits is provided by a Marshall portable boiler. The Westonzoyland Light Railway, a short 2 ft (610 mm) narrow-gauge railway runs the length of the site and is used to carry wood for the boiler.
|Sunday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
Ian Downes | Dec 9, 2017
A great little museum with lots to see and do. When we went there were a number of engines running including the old pump to drain this part of the levels and a narrow gauge railway. The volunteers are more than willing to explain or demonstrate the steam engine / pump that they are with. There is also a gift shop and cafe as well as free parking on site.
Banner Hampton | Feb 22, 2018
Westonzoyland is a small village on the Somerset Levels, a few miles from Bridgwater. It is the home of Somerset's earliest steam-powered pumping station (built 1831), once a hard-working guardian of the flatlands, now a museum displaying the largest collection of stationary steam engines and pumps in the South of England. Pride of place goes to the station's pumping engine, the Easton and Amos. It is still in the main engine house, built in 1861 to replace an earlier engine that had been carrying out the pumping work since 1831. Other exhibits include a Wills engine, Lancashire boiler, the original forge and a Lister diesel generating plant, to name just a few. A large number of restored engines can be seen in action on Steaming Days. Dates for these are posted on the Events page. Volunteers work during the morning to get the boiler operating and generating enough steam power to run the exhibits, including the large Easton and Amos.
andy roberts | Apr 12, 2018
Brilliant visit, the kids loved the train rides, we will be visiting again soon
Peter Goater | Sep 29, 2017
Lots of working steam engines and pumps. Moving parts and the smell of oil. Great for a visit, especially on steam days. Interesting to learn about the life of those who operated these pumping stations too.
Caroline Knight | May 28, 2017
Very interesting for history buffs and those interested in engineering. Restaurant was nice. Books for sale. Beautiful surroundings
Martin Warriner | Jun 14, 2018
Well worth a visit when they have the big Easton & Amos pump in steam.
Christine Holyoake | May 20, 2018
Brilliantly interesting place. Flat shoes needed if overflow car park in use, it's a field!
Andy P | May 25, 2018
Love it.. a combination of real history and local enthusiasm.
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