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Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum - Steam Power and Land Drainage

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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 1830), once a hard-working guardian of the flatlands, now a small museum displaying stationary steam engines and exhibits of land drainage history. 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 number of the restored engines can be seen in action on Steaming Days. Dates for these will normally be 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.

Town:
Westonzoyland Village

Visit Website:
http://www.wzlet.org

Facilities:
Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum - Steam Power and Land Drainage facilities include Disabled Access Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum - Steam Power and Land Drainage facilities include Parking Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum - Steam Power and Land Drainage facilities include Picnic Area Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum - Steam Power and Land Drainage facilities include Refreshments Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum - Steam Power and Land Drainage facilities include Shop Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum - Steam Power and Land Drainage facilities include Toilets Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum - Steam Power and Land Drainage facilities include Dogs Welcome 

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