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Private Visits

Discover a unique and diverse collection at Westonzoyland Pumping Station for your Society, Social Club, Business or School! 


Learn about the History of Land Drainage on the Somerset Levels including how the development and introduction of steam powered pumping stations changed the landscape and impacted those who lived and farmed the surrounding land. 


Immerse yourself in industries long past from industrial steam pumps, brewery engines, educational engines and steam generators. 


Ride on the 2ft Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway and see how these small lines supported river and flood defence works, peat extraction and other industries across Somerset and the wider country. 


Highlights of a Private Visit as Non-Steam:

- Introduction Talk on the History of Land Drainage on the Somerset Levels and the Trusts History of Preserving the First Pumping Station on the Somerset Levels

- Guided Tour of the Museum (split into smaller groups dependant upon numbers)

- Our Diesel Exhibits will be run including a large 31litre single cylinder Crossley, WWII Search Light Generator & Others

- Our electric powered exhibits including deep well pumps and water wheel exhibit running

- Rides on our 2’ Narrow Gauge Railway & Tour of our new Locomotive Shed

Additional Highlights of an In-Steam Visit:

- All of the above plus...

- Our Marshall Boiler in Steam

- All our running steam engines in operation (around 30 engines)

- The opportunity to hands on run our Steam Winch

- A full steam running of the Easton Amos Land Drainage Machine

2023 Private Visit Prices



Non- Steam Private Visit (Sunday)

Non-Steam Private Visit on a Public Opening Sunday

£5 Per Person

Paid in Advance in Full


Non-Steam Private Visit

Non-Steam Private Visit on any Closed Day Monday - Saturday

£10 Per Person

Minimum 10 People, Paid in Advance in Full


In-Steam Private Visit

In-Steam Private Visit on any Day (Except Public Steaming Events)

Fixed Fee £500 

No Limit on Numbers, £100 Deposit

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