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Steam toys in spotlight at Abbey Pumping Station

Steam toys of all shapes and sizes will take centre stage at Leicester’s Abbey Pumping Station this weekend (Sunday 6 March).

See our engines in steam and enjoy the many toy steam engines, boats and trains on display.

The Steam Toys in Action day is one of the country’s largest gatherings of steam-powered toys, featuring 25 exhibitors and hundreds of miniature steam engines, boats and trains.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy rides on the narrow gauge railway and see the pumping station’s giant beam engines in steam.

As well as traditional steam toys, there will also be a visitor experience that’s bang up-to-date. Using headsets, people will be able to enjoy ‘Paint to Pixels’ – a 10-minute virtual reality show that brings the art of graffiti to life.

Steam Toys in Action takes place on Sunday 6 March, from 12 noon to 4.30pm. Admission is £4 for adults and free for accompanied children, although there is a small charge – 50p – for train rides.

Refreshments will be available.

Please note that only cash payments can be accepted.

Event Location

Abbey Pumping Station Corporation Road Leicester LE4 5PX

The Narrow Gauge Railway at Abbey Pumping Station Museum will be running from 12.00 to 4.00pm. Refreshments will be available.

Tickets cost 50p per person for the railway. (cash only)

Tickets will be issued on a 'first come' basis and there will be social distancing measures in place during rides. Passenger carriages will go through a cleaning regime before each ride.

More information about the Steam Toys in Action day is available at

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