Leicester

Welcome to Leicester

Leicester is a city in the East Midlands that is situated on the River Soar. With a population of over 330,000, the county town of Leicestershire is the 10th largest city in England and holds a historic association with the production of textiles, clothing and shoes. The city is close to the M1 making it easy to get to by road. You can also fly into East Midlands airport or arrive by train. This modern city is diverse in culture and religion, with a history stetching back to the Iron Age and Roman settlement.

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Upcoming Events

7 Dec 2014Christmas Toys and Steam Day

Join us once again for the start of the Festive Season’s fun – listen to the live band play your favourite Christmas tunes in the engine house as the mighty beam engines turn. Marvel at the collections of toys from Christmas past, take a train ride and listen to the jolly fairground organ play. The museum’s collection of vintage vehicles will also be on display. When the cold starts to bite, why not come into the warm and enjoy the refreshments on offer at the LMTA café. 
 
Abbey Pumping Station Museum. 1.00pm - 5.00pm. Admission: Family £8.00; Adults £3.50; Children/Concession £2.50.
 
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