SJ8398 : The Pump House (People's History Museum)

taken 8 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

The Pump House (People's History Museum)
The Pump House (People's History Museum)
The original entrance to the Edwardian Pump House.

The pump house opened in 1909 and was the third and last station of the hydraulic pumping network in Manchester. The other two stations were situated on Whitworth Street and Pott Street. The station used to supply power to the mills and warehouses that dominated the city at the beginning of the 20th century. Legend has it that staff at the Pump House kept fish and swam in the large water tanks on the roof of the building. In 1972 the station closed when hydraulic power was superseded by electricity. It is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.

Since 1994, the pump house has been the home of the People's History Museum. This view is from the more recent extension to the museum. The pump house's water tanks are to the right hand side of the walkway.

See SJ8398 : The Pump House, Manchester for an external view.
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Tuesday, 21 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 22 January, 2014
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Energy infrastructure  Educational sites  City, Town centre  Industry 
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