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Bella Street Pumphouse - Thames

@Bella Street Pumphouse

Bella Street Pumphouse, Museum of Technology, Thames is where visitors enthralled with the industrial age will want to visit. There are working scale models, the original massive counter balanced pumping quadrants still in place over the main mineshaft, the recreated five metre diameter flywheels and the recently unearthed fourteen tonne crankshaft. The comprehensive photographic displays and the very informative narrative delivered by museum volunteers will help take you back through all those years.

It is a worthwhile place to visit for visitors fascinated by the endeavours of the 19th century with horse drawn wagons hauling massive pieces of equipment into place. It is obvious safety is very much a 21 century concern.

Opening hours

Saturday and Sunday however check beforehand to avoid disappointment. Admission fees and/or donations are welcome


You can contribute to the rebuilding of a Poppet Head and get your name inscribed on part of the structure.

This museum is part of the heritage trail in the Coromandel Peninsula. Check the Coromandel Guide for more information.


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