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Shore Road Pumping Station

CH41 6DN
Tel: (0151) 650 1182
Admission Free

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The home of the ‘Giant Grasshopper’ engine, a working example of the giant steam pumps built in the 1870’s and used to clear water from the Mersey Railway Tunnel. A video presentation tells the story of the construction of the Mersey Railway Tunnel, the Pump and the building itself, and ends with a view of the ‘Giant’ in action. A period 1901 Birkenhead Street scene completes the visit. 

Shore Road Pumping Station - Grasshopper

Summer: Saturday & Sunday 1pm – 5pm
Winter: Saturday & Sunday 12 noon – 4pm (November – March)

Monday to Friday (except by appointment) Tel: (0151) 666 4000

School Holidays: (Easter, Spring Half Term & Summer)
Open: Wednesday – Sunday Times as above
Closed: Monday & Tuesday (except Bank Holidays)

Check for Christmas/New Year opening

Admission Free


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