Coordinates: 53°23′43.5″N 3°0′45.5″W / 53.395417°N 3.012639°W / 53.395417; -3.012639
Shore Road Pumping Station Birkenhead

The Shore Road Pumping Station, Birkenhead

The Shore Road Pumping Station is a pumping station situated in Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, England. It contains the pumps which removed water from the railway tunnel under the River Mersey. When it was built in the 1870s the pumps were driven by steam beam engines.[1]

Electric pumps subsequently replaced the beam engines; however one of the original pumps, the 'Giant Grasshopper', remains on display.[1][2]

In 2009, as part of its Strategic Asset Review, owners Wirral Borough Council planned to close the museum.[3]

As of mid-2010, the museum is temporarily closed, but ownership is being transferred to Merseytravel who plan to re-open it 'soon'.[4]

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  3. "Shore Road Pumping Station". Visit Wirral. Retrieved on 29 June 2010.


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