British Motor Museums

Abbey Pumping Station

Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester's Museum of Science and Technology, displaying Leicester's industrial, technological and scientific heritage. Situated adjacent to the National Space Centre, the two attractions tell the story of over 200 years of science and technology from the early days of steam and industry, to the space exploration of today. Museum is open 11.00am - 4.30pm daily from February to October, except for special event days when opening times may vary. During November to January the museum is open for special events only

There are two cars, a very rare 1908 Clyde, made in Leicester. A 1964 Mini Estate electric car. Obtained new and converted as an experimental electric vehicle by the Electricity Council and South West Electricity Board. This is in running order and is shown on event days.

The Museum has Commercials, a 1939 AEC Renown 6 wheel double deck bus, a 1958 Leyland PD3 d/d bus, both from the Leicester City fleet, 1958 Leyland Tiger Cub with Yeates of Loughborough body and in the livery of Delaines coaches of Bourne.

A 1911 Leyland truck with tower wagon bodywork, ex Leicester City Tramways; a 1937 Bedford lorry with fish and chip body by Goddards of Oadby, Leicester - on open days it dishes out chips to a never ending queue. A 1947 Austin K2 brewery lorry. There are Several fire engines and industrial vehicles, plus a steam roller and and various petrol and diesel rollers. Most are in running order.

Emergency Services Appreciation Day is on Sunday 29th April 2018, 1.00pm - 5.00pm. Meet the people who we rely on to help us in an emergency and see their vehicles from the past and present.

Leicester made 1908 Clyde car


Abbey Pumping Station
Corporation Road




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